Sherwood Magpies AFC Development/Assistant Coach – QFAW Div 1


Following the reappointment of Mitchell Merritt as Senior Coach and Anthony Sacco as Reserves Coach, the Sherwood Football Club is now seeking to appoint Assistant Coaches for the 2023 QFAW Div 1 season.

These are ideal roles for either credentialed coaches or experienced players seeking to transition into coaching / mentoring positions within a highly supportive and positive learning environment.

Full support with obtaining Level 2 AFL coaching accreditation is provided.

We are open to discussion on these coaching roles being either playing or non-playing.


We get it, coaching a football team can seem like a highly daunting prospect however with a supportive coaching team the workload can be shared making the experience sustainable and rewarding!

Coaches requiring some flexibility are encouraged to get in contact as we would like to work as a team to support each other throughout the course of the season. We are empathetic to family / work / life commitments which may mean you need to miss sessions or the odd match. We would prefer great people for some of the time rather than not at all, so let’s have a chat and see what we can make work.


Strength & Conditioning – Ignite Physical Performance (onsite gym at the club)
Recovery – Onsite ice baths
Physio – Lindsay Trigar Physiotherapy
Contingency Training Venue – Local school hall & gym
Video Analysis – Hudl
Rotation – Interchanger
Bistro 56 – Player Meals post training


Senior Women’s football returned to Sherwood in 2020 and has since delivered a timeline of sustained development and success.

2020 – Senior Women’s returns after multi-season hiatus, Senior Preliminary Final
2021 – Grow youth female pathway, Senior Premiership
2022 – Preliminary Final (Seniors) / Grand Final (Reserves), full female youth pathway achieved
2023 – Invest in youth pathway, 2nd season in QFAW Div 1

We have retained the majority of our playing list and have recruited both experienced senior talent and from our Div 1 U17’s who will progress to open age football in 2023.


Support the Senior & Reserves Coach with all operations of planning and delivery of training & matchday
Foster a positive and safe learning environment that helps to develop football skills
Provide input towards gameplan, opposition analysis and team selection


Please email applications to

For further information or a confidential discussion please contact Senior Coach, Mitchell Merritt 0401 282 059.

Please note, employment in this position is subject to the successful candidate holding a Valid Working with Children Check.

Applications close 29th October 2022

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