FFA scouting for new Technical Director

Football Federation Australia is seeking a new Technical Director to deliver Elite Player Development & Coach Education strategies.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced the start of the formal recruitment process for a new Technical Director, who will oversee Elite Player Development and Coach Education strategies.

The successful candidate will replace Han Berger, who has held the position since 2008 and will leave the job after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The role reports to the FFA Head of National Performance and National Teams, Luke Casserly.

FFA CEO David Gallop hailed the achievements of Berger in delivering a world-class National Curriculum for youth development in Australia.

"Han created an outstanding legacy for Australian football through his mentoring of the National Youth Teams players and coaches, the creation of an integrated National Talented Player Pathway and the restructuring of Coach Education," said Gallop.

“The National Curriculum is a hugely important piece of work, both on the philosophy and practical coaching of football. This provides a very solid platform for the new Technical Director.”

FFA seeks to develop a football culture ingrained with unique Australian characteristics. The goal is to produce technically gifted Australian players from an elite player pathway, based on world’s best practice.

FFA has appointed Sports Recruitment International (SRI) to manage a global search.

“Our commitment to find the best candidate is demonstrated by hiring SRI, which has an exceptional track record in sports recruitment,” said Gallop.

SRI’s Global Performance practice has managed the recruitment of Technical and High Performance roles for a number of International Federations & Associations, both in Australia and overseas.

The search will be headed by Alistair Milner, who leads SRI’s Global Performance practice in conjunction with Jonathan Harris, the Managing Partner for Australia.  “We feel very privileged to be engaged by FFA on this critical, senior appointment and look forward to helping them identify individuals with the expertise, vision and delivery to continue the development of the game,” said Harris.

Further details about both opportunities can be found on www.footballautralia.com.au and www.sportsrecruitment.com. Click here for the full job brief and to apply online.
For further information contact Alistair Milner on + 44 207 092 6966 or amilner@sportsrecruitment.com

About Football Federation Australia
Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body of football in Australia and is a member of FIFA and the AFC. With the strategic vision to make football the largest and most popular sport in Australia, the FFA governs all national teams (including the Socceroos and Matildas), the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League, and also leads State, community and grass roots football. Football in Australia is enjoying unprecedented popularity and has made the breakthrough into the mainstream of the nation’s sporting life. On the international stage, the Socceroos will play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, their third successive appearance at the FIFA World Cup Finals. The 2015 AFC Asian Cup will be hosted by Australia in January next year. In 2005 the FFA established Australia’s first ever professional national football league, the Hyundai A-League, which today consists of 10 Clubs. The Westfield W-League is the elite division of women’s football in Australia and was established in 2008. The league is composed of eight teams of which seven are affiliated with clubs in the A-League and their respective state federations.

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