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Regional Development Officer 

Little Athletics is a uniquely Australian sport for children aged 5-16 years. As the name suggests, it is based upon the sport of athletics (track and field) and the events are specially modified to suit the ages and abilities of children. A wide range of running, jumping, throwing and walking events is conducted. Little Athletics is the Foundation for all Sports . It offers young people activities and skills that will stand them in good stead for their sporting future. Each year across NSW, approximately 40,000 boys and girls enjoy the activities that Little Athletics has to offer.

The Regional Development Officer will represent and grow the Sport of athletics in the region by providing support to clubs and centres and through engagement with schools, councils and other relevant community groups. The role will also provide direct support for athletes and their parents as required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Centre and Club Support – Provide first point of contact support for local centres and clubs
  • School Programs – Engage with local schools to provide programs and support services to include participation in the sport and increase membership at local centres
  • Participation Programs – Working with the Participation Team to pursue opportunities for increasing participation at all levels of the sport
  • Coaching – Engage with centres, clubs and schools to assist in the attraction and retention of coaching staff
  • Regional carnivals – In association with the Zone Coordinators assist in the running of regional carnivals
  • OneSport – Assist in the development of athletics in NSW within the regional area
  • As the local eyes and ears on the ground provide information and feedback to relevant LANSW and ANSW staff regarding what is happening in the local community to assist in the strategic development of service provision in regional areas

To see full job listing click here or for more information contact Kathy Moran at kmoran@lansw.com.au

 

 

LAPS (Little Athletics Program for Schools) Coach

We are seeking accredited coaches who are interested in coaching in schools as part of the Little Athletics Program for Schools.

LAPS coaching involves conducting practical athletics sessions for classes of school children during school hours. Most LAPS sessions are conducted at primary schools. Payment for LAPS coaching begins at $30 per hour (payment for a minimum of 3 hours).

A typical LAPS coaching session will last between 30-60 minutes and involve a class of up to thirty students. Multiple sessions may be conducted at a school throughout a day. One event is usually coached per session. The events offered to schools include sprints, relays, long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, and sometimes hurdles.

An aspiring LAPS coach can apply to work within the program by completing the LAPS Coach Expression of Interest Form. Additional training and development will be offered according to the needs of each individual coach.

Click here to apply

For more information, call Darren Wensor (Little Athletics NSW Head of Coach & Volunteer Development) on 02 9633 4511 (Ext 108) or email dwensor@lansw.com.au.

 

Workforce Development Team

Help People Develop the Confidence to Contribute in a Role and at a Level to Which They Aspire

Are you:

  • Wanting to inspire others in the Athletics industry?
  • Keen to help develop the sport’s coaching workforce?
  • Committed to your own continuing professional development?

The NSW Athletics Workforce Development Team Program aims to build and maintain a group of passionate and committed individuals who are skilled at contributing to the development of others.

We are seeking passionate coaches and officials with relevant experience to apply to become part of our team that delivers our growing list of professional development workshops throughout NSW.

Presenters are matched with the workshops that most align with their skills, passion and personality and undergo a comprehensive induction for each workshop that they aspire to present.

Opportunities also exist for new workshops to be built around a presenter’s specific skill and interests.

Application

If you feel that you meet the NSW Athletics presenter criteria, please let us know by completing and submitting an Expression of Interest form.

If you are passionate about the prospect of becoming involved, but feel you don’t quite yet meet the criteria, contact us to discuss what you can do about it (Darren Wensor 02 9633 4511 – Ext 108).

Please note: All prospective presenters must have relevant experience/training in engaging audiences as an educator, presenter, facilitator or public speaker, or be prepared to undertake such experience/training.

All aspiring NSW Athletics presenters will map out an individualised development plan with a lead presenter. Once they have become a member of the team, all presenters enter a process of self-directed and prescribed ongoing professional development.

Click here to view the NSW Athletics Workforce Development Standards

Coaches – Click here to apply

Officials – Click here to apply

You are welcome to apply for both!

For more information, call Darren Wensor (Little Athletics NSW Head of Coach & Volunteer Development) on 02 9633 4511 (Ext 108) or email dwensor@lansw.com.au.