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.
Marilinda Winter started out as a parent volunteer 12 years ago, and has coached both her son’s team and now her daughter’s team, as well as in the WPL.
She was awarded the MWFA Female Coaching Scholarship in 2020, completing her C-Licence in 2021, while she was also a participant in MWFA’s Future Coaches Program in 2020 before returning in 2021 as a mentor.
Mim is currently the CCC (Club Coaching Coordinator) at Manly Vale, and has also been delivering community coaching courses with MWFA since 2021.
She has embraced the role of being a CCC at her club and has a passion for finding ways to keep junior girls engaged with playing football for the long term, and in particular, creating coaching development and training opportunities for teenagers. This is something she has been having some success with for the last 2 years at her club with the CAT (Coach Assistant Trainer) program she has set up there.
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/