COACHES + REFEREES
WHOLE OF FOOTBALL
Miramar Rangers is an enthusiastic supporter of the NZ Football-led national development structure. This approach aligns all our development programmes to provide a unified pathway into the game and delivers a consistent experience to our children. The goal of this plan is for everyone, regardless of age, gender or ability to enjoy a high quality of football that’s tailored to his or her needs. It also reduces the barriers to coaching and provides all coaches with the resources they need.
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
José Figueira is Miramar Rangers' Director of Footballand the Head Coach of Team Wellington. José has immersed himself with great success in the New Zealand football community over recent years, with roles with both the U17 women’s and men’s national sides, Auckland City Youth team and has also had a stint in USA with the New York Red Bulls as a youth and junior coach.
José came to Team Wellington and Miramar Rangers from Central United where he was Director of Football.
JUNIOR FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Scott Hales is the Junior Football Development Manager at Miramar Rangers.
Originally from Stratford-Upon-Avon, Scott left the UK for a stint coaching and playing in the United States, then came to New Zealand where he worked for Central Football in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay, before moving to Manawatu and the position of Central Football Development Officer.
Scott is also the Head Coach of the Miramar Rangers Central League side and holds a NZ Football/Oceania A Licence and UEFA B Licence.
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Stuart Widdowson is the Team Wellington Team Manager and the Head Coach of the Wellington College First XI.
Hailing from Harpole Football Club in Northampton and Reading University, Stuart is currently working towards NZ Football's Senior Level 3 and Junior Level 2 coaching awards and has a specific interest in tactics and the psychology of the game.
SUPPORT FOR COACHES
Miramar Ranger Junior teams rely on parent volunteers to coach teams. Coaching involves running training sessions and coaching from the sidelines at Saturday games. Some teams also appoint another parent as team manager to assist with scheduling, logistics and communication.
COACHING COURSES 2018
Within the Whole of Football programme there are courses to help our many volunteers to learn the rules and how to become confident coaches and referees. These courses are age/grade appropriate so you learn while your children are learning the game. Due to our numbers we try to facilitate these courses at our clubrooms and early on in the season. In the meantime, if you'd like to see what's available through Capital Football, check out their Coach Education page.
REFEREE COURSES 2018
Receiving some instruction on how to referee could be the best time you'll ever invest! For courses run by Capital Football, check out their Coach Education page.
USEFUL LINKS FOR COACHES
Miramar Rangers AFC will complete police checks on all new junior coaches to ensure the ultimate safety of all our junior players.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The Team Wellington Player Development Programme runs year-round during term time for kids who are interested in accelerating their football skills. This coaching is aimed at kids in premier league teams and depending on space, can be limited to invitation-only admission. Top sides in each grade have priority.
For more information, check out the Player Development Page of the Team Wellington website.