Becoming a Coach


We are very proud that OJFC have more attendees at coaching development courses than any other club in Wellington, the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa or Kapiti and we would love to keep this trend going.

Onslow Junior Football Club is run by volunteers. This includes the coaches.  In the majority of cases we rely on one or two parents/caregivers within a team to be the coach of that team.

You don’t need to know anything about football – for the Junior grades it’s all about having fun and being enthusiastic. The club provides a huge range of courses and resources to assist you in becoming a Coach.

If new to coaching Football you are best to attend an Introduction to Junior Coaching Course. This is a FREE NZ Football endorsed Coaching Course run by Capital Football and are held throughout the year.

A significant Coach training program is provided by the club who have an expectation that coaches of teams will attend to improve the quality of the coaching available to our players.

All coaches are required to be vetted by the police.

For coaches of Grades 10, 11 and 12 travel leagues, Capital Football require that they must have at least NZF Junior Level 2 (tactical) coach certificate.

For Grades 13 and 14/15 travel leagues, Capital Football require that the team’s coach must have at least NZF Youth Level 2 (tactical) coach certificate.

If you are already a Football Coach, you might like to increase your Football knowledge or qualifications, by attending NZ Football endorsed Coaching Courses run by Capital Football.

Football topic specific courses run in conjunction with Onslow Football Academy professional Coaches are also offered throughout the season.

All fees for OJFC Coaches attending these Capital Football and/or OJFC Coaching courses will be paid for by OJFC.