JAMIE WHITMARSH

HEAD COACH

MY OBJECTIVE

To genuinely make a difference in football – I have a particular passion for youth development. I want to help young players realise their full potential by developing both the physical and mental aspects of their game.

Having recently being trained and completed my NZFA / OFC A Licence with a final assesment to be sent in 2019, along with my extensive technical and tactical coaching skills this provides me with the tools to achieve this. I always foster a positive team spirit and a winning mentality. I command respect from all ages and am able to communicate at all levels. My international experience has allowed me to develop a coaching plan that is based on individual player development to the highest level.

Recent successes include working extensively with players who have become International players for both the NZ U17’s and full Samoa team. Coaching the Men’s Premier team to their first championship in the club’s history.

As part of my continued professional development I have recently completed the League Managers Association – ‘Creating a Culture of Excellence’ course and have recently become a coach educator for New Zealand Football.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
  • LMA –CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE 2014
  • FIFA 11+ INJURY PREVENTION 2014 English FA UEFA A Prep 2013
  • English FA UEFA B License 2012
  • English FA 1st 4 Sport Youth Module 1 2012
  • English FA Safeguarding Children Workshop 2016
  • Southern First Aid Certified 2016
  • Full Enhanced CRB Clearance 2012
  • IRB Rugby Ready 2012
  • English FA Level 1 & 2 1st 4 Sport License 2009
  • English FA Understanding Coaching Children Workshop 2009
  • New Zealand FA Senior Men’s License 2008
SKILLS
  • UEFA B Coach
  • 15 years of coaching experience – junior/youth/mens/womens hockey, tennis and football to inner city schools to meet National curriculum requirements for all age groups across in North London. Coach for after school football for school sides in preparation for game days.
  • Holds a Clean NZ/UK Driving Licence
  • First Aid certified
  • Honest, reliable and punctual
  • Medically Fit
  • Ability to create meaningful targeted coaching programmes
  • Holds Club Management experience
  • Ability to manage Coaches and conduct ‘Train the Trainer’ education
  • Ability to manage multi age teams
  • Provision of Match analysis and development adjustment programmes
  • a Good people person – ability to foster a positive team spirit and have a winning mentality
  • Commands respect from all ages and communicates at all levels
EXPERIENCE

Football Development Officer and National Talent Coach U14’s New Zealand Football Association.
Jan 2014 – Present.

Manage programmes to develop youth and Elite players at NTC for both technical development and game understanding in readiness for national squad selections.
Manage local FTC (Football Talent centres in Central Otago) Establish ‘train the trainer’ programme to develop club coaches Creation of girls only camps and skill centres.
Create age group specific training manual incorporating technical and tactical development
Analysis of training using video for player improvement assessment

Queenstown Junior Club Manager & Head Coach | Queenstown Rovers FC Men and Women NZ. Jan 2014 – Present.

QJFC Manager, responsible for but not limited to, all junior teams including trials, team allocations, coach allocation and coach education for 300+ players. Home day logistics and end of season awards night organisation and presentations.

Southland Mens Premier Champions 2015

Responsibility’s include the creation of both pre-season and season specific programmes to ensure the readiness of both Men and Women first team squads for Premier league competition. Manage all game day activities including team selection. 2016 last 16 of national Cup (Chatham Cup) furthest in clubs history.

Football Coach | Regents Park FC February 2013 – present

Head Coach of the Regents Park FC U16 Team. Under my guidance the team qualified for The World Youth Cup in Gothia, Sweden and made the final 32.

Multi Skills Sports Coach | SCIS Sports Dec 2011 – present

Plan and deliver coaching sessions in multiple sports – cricket, hockey, basketball, netball, gymnastics, touch, football to Primary school children to meet National curriculum requirements for all age groups across inner London area. Manage and coach school teams entered into schools competitions – football, tag rugby and cricket.
Operate personal breakfast football club and after school clubs.

Football Development Officer | Regents Park FC December 2011 – December 2012

Develop programmes to retain players and teams
Create programmes to develop youth and Elite players
Establish ‘train the trainer’ programme to develop club coaches Create age group specific training manual incorporating technical and tactical development

Analysis of training using video for player improvement assessment Promotion of Female football within the club

Provide live match analysis for teams on match days to improve match performance and identification of key areas for development

Football Coach | Regents Park FC December 2011 – December 2012

Create and deliver high quality training to U12 Boys team. Team selection and tactical development awareness.

Football Coach | New York Red Bulls January 2011 – December 2011

Contracted by the New York Red Bulls to design, implement & evaluate a comprehensive development programme for 5 teams Boys U9/10/16 and Girls U9 /11.
Provide live match analysis for 4 teams.

Provide Goalkeeper specific training boys & girls aged 10+ Senior coach for summer camps including training execution and management logistics

Football Coach | Regents Park FC Sept 2010 – Mar 2011

Create and deliver high quality training to U12 Boys team. Team selection and tactical development awareness.

Multi Sports Coach PE Teacher | Non Stop Action
Sept 2010 – Mar 2011

Plan and deliver coaching sessions in multiple sports – cricket hockey, tennis and football to inner city schools to meet National curriculum requirements for all age groups across in North London. Coach for after school football for school sides in preparation for game days.

Womens Football Coach | Brunel University Sept 2010 – Mar 2011

Create and implement a technical and tactical football development programme for female players. Also BUFC 2nd Team Manager that required match day responsibilities including all logistics.

Club Manager & Head Coach | Queenstown Rovers FC NZ Feb 2010 – Aug 2011

Head Coach | Camden Town Borough Ladies FC UK Jun 2009 – Jan 2010

Club Manager & Head Coach | Queenstown Rovers FC NZ Feb 2007 – Feb 2009

Federation Rep age group Coach | COFA NZ SKILLS

PAULA NICHOLLS

HEAD COACH

BIOGRAPHY

Paula is currently a Primary PE Specialist and Sports Coordinator who has been involved in teaching and coaching a variety of sports for over 25 years. She is dedicated in her belief that participation in sport and physical activity can provide the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of all students.

Having grown up in Liverpool, UK, Paula has A BA(Hons) in Sports Studies and a Postgraduate in Physical Education. Paula originally trained as a Secondary Physical Education teacher and worked for several years in schools in the UK and Australia, before moving to New Zealand where she then moved into Primary Physical Education in Christchurch, and now Queenstown.

Paula holds a variety of coaching qualifications and is passionate about the development of fundamental movement skills which she believes are the building blocks of the more specialised, complex skills used in play, games and sports.

In 2016, she gained a Ministry of Education Primary Teachers’ Study Award leading to a research project in the UK to examine current Physical Education programmes in a variety of primary schools in the United Kingdom and New Zealand to see how they meet the learning needs of their students and their diversity.

In 2017, Paula was a National Assessor for the National Monitoring Project for Student Achievement for the South Island in Physical Education, Health and Science for South Island primary schools.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

* Athletics Coaching: Run, Jump, Throw | Athletics New Zealand
* Assistant Club Coach | British Athletics Association
* Volleyball Coach | English Volleyball Association
* Badminton Coach | English Schools’ Badminton Association
* Soccer Coach: Level 1 |  English Football Association
* Basketball Coaching: Level 1 | English Basketball Association
* Gymsport Gymnastics | Gymsport AUS
* Gymnastics Coach |  Gymsport NZ
* Netball Attack |  Netball NZ
* Netball Skills Analysis  |  Netball NZ
* My Team and I |  Netball NZ
* futureFerns Netball: Coaching Courses: Y1/2, Y3/4, Y5/6 and Y7/8 |  Netball NZ
* Current First Aid | St Johns, NZ

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