Touch Football Australia


Australia, South Australia, Adelaide

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

23 Apr 2023

Job Description

About the business

Touch Football Australia Incorporated (TFA) is the governing body for the sport of Touch Football in Australia. TFA has a strategic alliance with the National Rugby League (NRL) through the Australian Rugby League Commission, hence the sport being known as NRL Touch Football.

Touch Football is a sport that is thrilling, enjoyable and accessible to all. TFA is responsible for the overall leadership, management, administration and development of Touch Football across the nation and has over 675,000 people participating annually.

TFA has four operating principles; we rip in, stick tight, take the high road and are forward focused. Operating with these principles, our core focus is to enhance the experience and grow the sport.

About the role

Primary Purpose of the Role

  • Reporting directly to the State Manager (or equivalent), the Community Sports Coordinator is responsible for the support of Touch Football Affiliates within the state / territory and the coordination, administration, delivery and expansion of the sport’s programs throughout the community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to all Affiliates within the state / territory.
  • Assist Affiliates in the promotion, management, delivery of their competitions.
  • Assist in providing support to Affiliates on all governance matters associated with conducting Affiliated competitions – including but not limited to guidelines, rules / conditions of entry and disciplinary matters.
  • Assist in providing a high level of communication with Affiliates and their members to ensure they are up to date with current trends, administration and initiatives.
  • Assist with providing inclusive participation opportunities for Indigenous, Multicultural, All Abilities and LGBTIQ communities.
  • Continually evaluate and benchmark all Affiliate competitions and develop enhancement strategies.
  • Ensure technical programs and educational aspects are conducted for all competitions in line with current national platforms and advice.
  • Provide competition software support to Affiliates.
  • Attend Affiliate meetings, competition and award nights where required.
  • Enhance the opportunity for members to enter the representative pathways within the state / territory.
  • Actively service and assist in the delivery of junior clinics, gala days and events.
  • Assist the development and delivery of Sporting Schools Programs and overarching school strategies with an aim to transition participants into community competitions.
  • Support and integrate programs within existing Affiliate and community structures.
  • Provide innovative options to the membership through modified formats in delivery and game types.
  • Assist in the education, training and resources to support volunteer workforce planning and development for the Affiliate network.
  • Assist in the delivery of local, state and national events.
  • Attend courses for personal and professional development where required.
  • Provide support and undertake responsibilities required by the organisation.

Key Relationships

  • Provide elevated customer service to Affiliates, key volunteers and officials of the sport, including referees, clubs and participants. 
  • Work closely with and under the direction of the State Manager.
  • Work closely with the TFA network and member states in the growth of participation. 
  • Liaise with relevant Council and government agencies where required.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated success in the delivery of sporting programs, events and competitions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills supported by interpersonal skills of a high order.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and competence in particular excel and database tools.
  • Excellent understanding and application of customer service principles.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse team to achieve planned outcomes. 
  • Proven experience or willingness to work with volunteers in a non-profit environment.
  • Sound understanding of the structures and needs of the TFA community.
  • Demonstrated ability to observe strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate the promotion of Touch Football and the brand of the NRL internally and externally by upholding all organisational values. 
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to supervise and manage volunteers.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-management with high problem-solving skills. 
  • Willingness to work within a specific budget, operational plans and strategic plans.
  • Capacity to work outside of normal working hours and undertake travel as required.
  • Display a high quality of personal appearance and conduct.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Willing to work under the provisions associated with the Certified Agreement of TFA and abide by the policies of the organisation.

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