World Cup 2018 Campaign Update: Assistant Coach, Dropbears Selection Process, and Selectors Applications

The next stage of the Australian 2018 World Cup campaign begins as we announce the appointment of an Australian National Team Assistant Coach, the timeline and process for team selection, and invite people to apply for the position of Team Selector.

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World Cup 2018 Coach and Manager Applications

Quidditch Australia are now taking applications for the manager and coach positions of our World Cup team in 2018. Below you’ll find the application criteria for each position as well as a brief description of their expected parameters. Be advised that the positions will be filled by separate people. Applications may be sent to admin@quidditch.org.au

Applications close April 17

Coach

Job Description

The Coach will be the overall leader of the World Cup team and will be a non-playing position. The coach will be expected to be responsible for (either directly or through delegation) the following duties:

  • Create and manage the overall vision for the team.
  • Train the team in order to achieve that vision, including scheduling training and team events.
  • Manage the personnel of the team in match situations, on the day of competition, and away from the field.
  • Discipline players and team staff as necessary subject to appeal to the QA board.
  • Hold a seat on the selection panel for both the training squad and the final team.
  • Assist QA in choosing the panel of selectors.

Applications for coach should contain the following:

  • Name, contact email, phone number.
  • A description of relevant coaching and/or leadership experience both within and outside of quidditch.
  • A list of any conflicts or responsibilities that may interfere with your ability to coach the team.
  • A plan for how you would fund your attendance at World Cup were you to receive no assistance from QA.
  • A minimum of two references from outside of the applicant’s current team
  • An essay answering the following questions:
    • Your vision for the team and what a world cup winning team would look like.
    • How you would go about achieving that vision including a rough training schedule, specific aspects of the game you would focus on and any other relevant information.
    • What can Team Australia do that would give us an edge over other countries?
    • Do you have any weaknesses and if so how would you mitigate those weaknesses?
    • Any other pertinent information.

Manager

Job Description

The manager is a subordinate to the coach expected to deal with off-pitch issues regarding logistics, planning and any responsibilities delegated by the coach at both training camps in Australia and at the World Cup itself. The manager is a non-playing person who is expected to specifically organise matters outside of on-pitch situations though may be delegated other responsibilities by the coach. The manager is expected to attend training camps and World Cup.

Applications for manager should contain the following:

  • Name, contact email, phone number.
  • Any relevant managerial or leadership experience both within and outside of quidditch.
  • A list of any conflicts or responsibilities that may interfere with your ability to manage the team.
  • A plan for how you would fund your attendance at World Cup were you to receive no assistance from QA.
  • A minimum of two references from outside of the applicant’s current team.
  • Any other pertinent information or experience.

Australian Nationals 2017 Bid Package

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Quidditch Australia (QA) is proud to present the Australian nationals bid package for 2017! QA will host the seventh annual Australian quidditch championship towards the end of 2017. The tournament is QA’s premiere event, serving as Australia’s national championship and the culmination of the 2017 quidditch season. It is predicted that a minimum of twenty-four teams and four hundred attendees will be competing at the 2017 Australian quidditch championship, with teams traveling from all across the country.

Teams, states, local councils, or cities are welcome to apply to host the national tournament later this year. Your application should be in the form of a Microsoft Word Document or PDF document and emailed to president@quidditch.org.au by end of day, March 31st 2017.

We look forward to expanding on last year’s fantastic tournament and providing another thrilling weekend of highly competitive quidditch!

Direct link – http://www.quidditch.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Australian-Nationals-Bid-Package-2017.pdf

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