Regional Development Officer

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Football SA will deliver football programs in the regional areas, working collaboratively with affiliated associations, local clubs and other key stakeholders to drive participation growth.

We will appoint Regional Development Officers in;

  • Eyre Peninsula
  • Limestone Coast
  • Riverland
  • Establishing strong relationships with stakeholders to expand the offering in the region through Futsal and social football programs utilizing Indoor Recreation Facilities.


  • Work closely with the Football SA Development Team to establish a program of activity in schools, clubs and recreation centres throughout the region.
  • Work collaboratively with affiliated associations and Clubs to establish and expand football programs (Participation, Coaching, Refereeing) in the region.
  • Utilise the Women’s World Cup to create and sustain programs for women and girls.
  • Establish relationships with primary and secondary schools to create community connections with local clubs.
  • Meet a target of 250 new players in the region through the Football in Schools program.
  • Utilise Indoor Recreation Facilities as a hub for Futsal programs/competitions targeting 100 players annually.
  • Encourage retention and re-engagement through social football based at local clubs and recreation centres.
  • Deliver community coaching courses in the region (MiniRoos, Skill Training & Game Training) with a target of 90 coaches per year.
  • Manage and deliver sessions for 48 players selected across the region (boys and girls).
  • Work closely with the Football SA Development team to establish a series of school holiday programs throughout the year targeting a minimum of 110 players attending the sessions annually.
  • The successful candidate will be required to submit a monthly report to the Football Development Manager based on achievement of targets.
  • The successful candidate will be required to attend weekly Microsoft Teams meetings with the Football SA Development Manager to establish a weekly schedule of activities.

  • Well-developed written and oral communication.
  • Organisational skills, time management skills and ability to work positively under pressure and with changing work priorities.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team environment.
  • Be self-motivated and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in project management, and report writing.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of training plans, and ability to deliver training sessions.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Extensive grassroots football coaching experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Football Australia (FA) programs, and the sport of football.

  • Whilst not essential, a tertiary qualification in sports management/coaching, or a related discipline
  • There will be a requirement to perform tasks outside normal business hours inclusive of weekends including regional travel.
  • C License or higher or willing to obtain one.
  • Course Instructor.
  • A current working with Children Check

    Current Driver's Licence

    You must have full Australian work rights.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Applications to be submitted through seek and by 9 December 2022.


    If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact Jake Brindley (