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Volunteer coaches are the lifeblood of any football club.  The primary goal of all FC Twenty11 coaches is to engage and encourage all players to enjoy the game.  Building lifelong friendship, comradery and resilience.

Please find below a list of resources available to all new coaches:


The New Zealand Football Coach Education Pathway has courses available at all levels of the game including Junior, Youth and Senior. Each course provides coaches with age appropriate learning to enhance their players experience and development in the game. Find out more about each course and what it offers by clicking here.  For more information relating to Coach Education, please contact alan.walker@mainlandfootball.co.nz.

For those parents wanting to get a better understanding of the ‘Law of the Game’, Mainland Football offers a series of Community Based Referee Courses.  These are free 3-4 hour course taking a basic view of the ‘Law of the Game’. This course is suitable for those who want to become Community Referees, or just want to gain a better knowledge of the Laws of the Game. Click here for further information.

Coaches wanting to attend specific courses should make contact with our Football Development Manager, Ollie Hawkins (ollie@fctwenty11.co.nz) well in advance so details can be discussed, considered and or attendance budgeted and planned for.


2019 Coaching Calendar – Click Here

NZ Football Junior Level 1 Coaching Award

  • VENUE     Upper Riccarton Domain
  • DATE        24th March 2019
  • TIME         9.00am – 1.00pm (4 hours)
  • COST        $65.00



2019 Community Referee Courses – Click Here

NZ Football Junior Community Referee Courses

  • VENUE    English Park Function Room
  • DATE        Thursday 20th June 2019
  • TIME         6:00pm-10:00pm (4 hours)
  • COST        Free



Mainland Football offer a variety of different courses to provide anyone with an interest in the game to referee. One of these courses is even FREE, the four-hour community based referee course. If you would like more information on how to get involved with refereeing, visit http://www.mainlandfootball.co.nz/referees-1/referee-courses.