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National Head Coaches - Deadline Extended

National Head Coaches - Deadline Extended

Following a very successful Touch World Cup campaign in 2015, England Touch has commenced the process to appoint Head Coaches for their National Squads. Coaching appointments will be for a two-year term – covering European Touch Championships 2016 and Home Nations 2017.

All head coaching positions are to be considered open for appointment.

It is highly desirable for Head Coaches for Open sides to be non-playing coaches. It is permissible for Head Coaches in Seniors/Masters divisions to be playing coaches (within their team), but if this is the case, the Assistant Coach must be a non-playing coach (i.e. not be playing for any team).Ben Smith and Pete Walters

This is a non-paid role. Time commitment will necessitate 2-10 hours of planning and review work on a week-to-week basis (the workload varies throughout the campaign) in addition to England training sessions and delivering additional coaching clinics with other teams/groups as required.

Unsuccessful applications will be held on file and reviewed for the Assistant Coach appointments.


Selection Panel

  • Ben Powell, England Touch Technical Director (co-chair)
  • Tim Osborne, England Touch High Performance Director (co-chair)
  • Anna Stibbs, former England Women’s Open captain
  • Steven Hughes, ACT Touch, England Touch TWC15 Assistant Coach
  • Sandra Hughes, ACT Touch, England Touch TWC15 Team Manager



  • 04 June 2015 – Job Advert and Job Description released
  • 02 July 2015 – deadline for submission of applications
  • TBC – formal appointments announced
  • TBC – Head Coaches meeting in Manchester


Head Coaching posts

  1. Juniors (potentially three separate positions: Mixed 18s, Boys 18s, Girls 18s)
  2. Mixed Open
  3. Men’s Open
  4. Women’s Open
  5. Mixed Senior
  6. Men’s 30s
  7. Women’s 27s
  8. Men’s 35s
  9. Men’s 40s
  10. Men’s 45s/50s


Required links

Job Advert - National Squad_Head Coach_Job Advert_ISSUE-150604Job Description - National Squad_Head Coach_Job Description_ISSUE-150604Application Form - National Squad_Head Coach_Application Form_ISSUE-150604


Closing date:

Applications close on the 18th June, 2015. Please send completed applications to: &


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