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Coaching and Officiating Coordinator

Edmund Rice Centre WA


The Edmund Rice Centre WA has a proud history and an ongoing commitment to assisting people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Established in 1998 to provide essential settlement services and community education activities in the northern suburbs of Perth, the Centre services have expanded widely throughout the metropolitan area with a particular emphasis on young people and youth leadership as a way of ensuring a positive future for all. The Edmund Rice Centre WA is recognised as one of Australia’s leading service providers by community groups, government and other agencies in the field.


The Coaching and Officiating Coordinator is responsible for training new coaches and officials through the ERCWA sporting programs and ensuring access to opportunities to practice their newly acquired skills. They will also work with Sports Program Coordinators to ensure a good standard of coaching is maintained across all programs, particularly the Pathways Projects. The Coaching and Officiating Coordinator will also be responsible for promoting the Go for 2&5 Healthy Lifestyle message across ERCWA programs. Over the years, the Coaching and Officiating Academy has produced over 80 coaches and more than 70 officials.

A major component of the role is running the ERCWA Multicultural AFL Umpiring Academy. The Academy was founded in 2017 by then 14-year-old Ugandan teen, Brenda Amito, to promote the transition of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) youth into mainstream AFL Umpiring. Bringing cultural diversity into AFL Umpiring has been an objective of the AFL for a long time, but it was not until the launch of this program that this was made possible. The program is smashing cultural barriers by introducing AFL umpiring to multicultural young people. Our umpires have broken cultural stereotypes, inspired mainstream Australians with their professionalism and skill and brought a greater sense of cultural harmony to the community. The Academy is the first of its kind in WA, perhaps Australia. Brenda's efforts and passion have earned her the 2019 WA Young Person of the Year!

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