• Michael Barritt

Ards FC Academy Director

The Club would like to invite applications for the role of Ards FC Academy Director

As the first team starts a crucial period in this season, under interim manager Warren Feeney, the

Academy is looking ahead positively to next season with the following news

Exciting Opportunity: Youth Academy Director

Ards Football Club Academy has an opening in the Coaching Team for a Part-time Youth Academy

Director. The successful candidate must have experience of working in a sporting environment.

Applicants must be in possession of one or more of the following UEFA Licenses: Pro License, A

License or currently gaining UEFA A License.

Main purpose of the role:

• Overseeing the implementation of the club philosophy and coaching


• To develop coaches so that they improve and perform to the best of their potential and are

consequently able to maximise the potential of the players that they work with.

• Managing coaches & managers within the Academy structure.

Football role & responsibilities:

• Decision maker in the recruitment and allocation of team coaches and managers

at the above mentioned ages.

• Continuous Education and guidelines for coaches and managers.

• Maintain/enhance football coaching competence

• Coach occasionally to maintain `hands on` competence.

• Viewing games at the weekend and evenings during the week of the appropriate ages.

• Overseeing the development pathway of both team and individual players.

• Support the team managers with any parent/player issues that may arise.

• Organize dates for trials in pre-season and support the allocated

managers/coaches in recruiting new players.

• Parental education, introductory meetings at the start of the season regarding

payment structure, subs & parental behaviour and club ethos/values.