Game Development Officers | Casual Positions | Multiple Locations

Applications Close: Thursday January 28 2021

Game Development Officers | Casual Positions | Multiple Locations

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is the peak Australian Football body in Western Australia that plays a key leadership, governance and funding role to football throughout the State whilst also driving the overall development and growth of the game. The WAFC is a not for profit organisation that plays an important role in funding the on-going development of football in all communities.

WA Football are now seeking motivated, passionate and driven Game Development Officers for our Metro Central (Demons, Royals & Swans),  Metro North (Lions, Falcons & Tigers), and Metro South (Bulldogs, Thunder & Sharks) Football Districts on a casual basis. 

The Game Development Officer position presents an excellent opportunity for those looking to enter and engage with the Sport and Recreation industry. At a broad level, the Game Development Officer is responsible in facilitating the delivery of the Auskick program, implementing strategies to enhance club volunteerism, and implementing strategies and initiatives to foster player retention and transition.

Game Development Officers may also be provided with opportunities to deliver various activations including NAB AFL Half Time, School Umpiring, Competition Event support, auxiliary football competitions such as AFL 9s and AFLX, and implement strategies to support and develop the transition pathway from primary and secondary schooling to organised football.


Key responsibilities:

NAB AFL Auskick

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Auskick center coordinators;
  • Visit Auskick centers weekly;
  • Promote and encourage coaches to attend Auskick information sessions and coaching seminars;
  • Review and provide regular feedback on program effectiveness to the Auskick Centre and complete online centre check in forms after attending sessions;
  • Attend required Game Development Officer training sessions ensuring a full understanding of the updated Auskick program and practices; and
  • Coordinate NAB AFL Auskick Centres if required.


  • Present and conduct school and/or community football clinics and promotional activities;
  • Coordinate AFL9s centres;
  • Umpire AFL 9s games and/or school football matches; and
  • Deliver Footy Fundamentals in line with curriculum and assist in other football activities during school holidays, carnivals and AFL halftime.


Key selection criteria:

  • Highly developed interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Australian Football/Auskick;
  • Willing to work weeknights and weekends;
  • Experience working with Primary school age children;
  • Experience and/or qualifications in coaching school aged children;
  • Experience with volunteer environments;
  • Current Working with Children Check, or the willingness to obtain;
  • Valid Driver’s License and vehicle; and
  • Coach AFL Membership or coach accreditation in relevant sport (desirable).

All applicants will be required to present a current Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance prior to commencement.

The roles will be offered as casual employment contracts.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter (outlining the district you are applying for) and resume online via SEEK. Applications close 9.00am, 28 January 2021.