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VOLUNTEER

ACADEMY COACH – 2024/2025 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Our ‘Academy Coach Volunteer Internships’ are a unique opportunity for eager young football coaches to learn, lead and make an impact.

Launched in early 2018, the Play it Forward Academy provides talented young boys and girls with a scholarship that gives them high- quality football training and coaching and opportunities to play competitively at local, regional and national level. Players are also provided with educational bursaries, medical & nutritional support and are involved in a range of community centred programmes including HIV testing to literacy, coding, mentoring and support towards higher education and employment.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Play it Forward is looking for interns who are interested in playing a leadership role in the football academy. The ideal candidates will have playing and/or coaching experience in a club/academy environment and are eager to develop their coaching skills through working with some of the most talented young players in Zambia.

ROLES & OPPORTUNITIES

Deliver on the technical football direction, full football curriculum and support the youth academy’s overall training and education program.

  • Coaching responsibilities with the U20, U14 & U12 boys and girls teams.
  • Support and deliver individual player development plans and programmes.
  • Support coach education and evaluation programme for our other local coaches.

DURATION & CONDITIONS

  • We are looking for a minimum 1-month internship commitment. Longer internships (3-6 months) help with the sustainability of the programme and therefore are also encouraged.
  • Most hold at least an FA Level 1 Coaching in Football Qualification or equivalent.
  • Must undergo a basic DBS check
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for covering all costs associated with flights, visa, accommodation and food. You may wish to fundraise for this or alternatively cover the costs yourself.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please submit a cover letter and CV directly to: [email protected]

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