Goldfields AFCA includes all coaches from clubs affiliated with the BFL, RDFL, CHFL, and the MCDFNL. As at the time of writing in April 2017 we have 833 coaches registered with our association.
All coaches of AFL Junior, Youth & Senior Teams must hold a current Level 1 Accreditation for the appropriate age group they are coaching. Fines and loss of match points are applicable to teams where the coach does not have a current accreditation.
In 2017 the Coach Accreditation Courses for the Goldfields Region were run in Ballarat on March 19 and Melton on April 2nd. A female only coach accreditation course was also run in Ballarat on April 19th.
A non compulsory Level 0 Auskick Course will also be run in Ballarat on May 7th at Saxon House and all coordinators from AFL Goldfields affiliated Auskick Centres have been invited to register.
All coaches who hold a current Level 1 Accreditation automatically become members of the Goldfields Australian Football Coaches Association and will receive:
Invitations to all AFL Goldfields Coaching Seminars
Newsletters from the Goldfields AFCA 3 times a year
Coach of the Month and Coach of the Year opportunities for AFL Goldfields
4 Years of Level 1 Accreditation
Invitation to re-accredit at the completion of their 4 year period