For the 2022 season, MWFA Coach Development Manager Eugene Lawrenz and several Coach Mentors will be visiting MWFA clubs over the next few months to support coaches at their training sessions with their teams, and occasionally matches too. This is to provide coaches with direct assistance ‘on the job’ as a compliment to the courses and workshops we offer, as well as provide ongoing learning opportunities in a realistic setting.
Training support and guidance is by far the most popular request from coaches in terms of what they feel would benefit them the most in their role, and these Coach Mentors will allow us to have a greater reach in terms of the number of coaches we can directly assist, as well as support CCCs (Club Coaching Coordinators). A detailed schedule of club visits has been put together and these have already been happening for several weeks, while MWFA will also be delivering parent education workshops at several clubs as part of these visits.
Steve Hurd is originally from London, and enjoyed his playing days there with a number of semi professional clubs.
He moved to Sydney in 2008 and completed his A-Licence here.
Steve has worked across all groups as a coach, including senior men in the state league and with Northern Tigers, where he was most recently the Technical Director of their SAP program. He has also worked with the NSW Institute program, and has been delivering community coaching courses with MWFA since 2019.
He is looking to add his experience to help encourage the growing number of coaches within the MWFA.
For more information about coach development and support in MWFA, including courses, workshops and resources, please see the coaching section of our website: www.mwfa.com.au/category/coaching-news/