COACHES, REFEREES & VOLUNTEERS

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.

COACHES

Miramar Rangers Junior teams rely on parent volunteers to coach, manage and referee their teams. Coaching involves running training sessions and coaching from the sidelines at Saturday games. To see how the Club supports volunteer coaches, check out the Coaches + Referees page.

MANAGERS

Most teams also appoint another parent as team manager to assist with scheduling, logistics and communication.

GRADE MANAGERS

The Junior arm of the club is run by a small committee made up of volunteer Grade Managers, the Junior Chairman (Andrew Wilson), Club Administrator (Rosie Telford) and Junior Development staff. This group meets monthly year-round and oversees the trial process, puts teams together, appoints coaches, and provides leadership for other club activities such as fundraising and community liaison and events.

REFEREES

For Grades 7 and 8, the kids are largely self-moderating as they learn the ropes. From 9th Grade onwards, all matches have on-pitch volunteer referees. From 10th Grade onwards, all JPL (or Premier) teams are required to provide a qualified referee. Capital Football runs refereeing courses through the season and there is usually at least one per season run at the club. For more information about referee training, check out the Coaches + Referees page.

OPPORTUNITIES TO ASSIST YOUR CLUB

Volunteers are the lifeline of any club and any assistance that can be offered, big or small is greatly appreciated by your club.If you are able to contribute in ANY way, please contact Andrew Wilson (Junior Chairman) email mrfcjuniors@xtra.co.nz.


RESOURCES & SUPPORT

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.

Information about the Whole of Football approach is available at New Zealand Football and Capital Football.

USEFUL LINKS FOR COACHES

Fit4Football Warm Up
Better Soccer
Coaching soccer 101
Footy 4 Kids
Capital Football - Skills Centre Syllabus (I)

COACHING COURSES 2019

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 2019

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.

POLICE VETTING

Miramar Rangers AFC will complete police checks on all new junior coaches to ensure the ultimate safety of all our junior players.


COACHING STAFF

José Figueira

José Figueira

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.

Scott Hales

Scott Hales

FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Scott Hales is the 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.

 

Stuart Widdowson

Stuart Widdowson

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.