Level 1 AFL Europe Coaching Course a huge success

On Sunday the 5th of October, AFL Europe held a Level 1 Coaching Course run by Daniel Archer.

After the AGM on the Friday and the Axios Euro Cup – biggest Australian Football European tournament in history – on the Saturday, the AFL Europe weekend ended with a quality coaching course for the community. Attendees included representatives from Croatia, Spain, Wales, England, Austria, Germany and France.

Archer, the course leader, is a Level 3 AFL Coach, he coached at senior state level teams like the University of Sydney, Eastlake FC and NT Thunder. He was also the AFL NSW/ACT Coaching Director and NSW RAMS Assistant coach.

The day course began at the AFL Europe HQ with Archer presenting the coach role, objectives and skills. He insisted that the coach’s philosophy and influence is pivotal to the running of the club and success of the team.

The course then continued in Shoreditch Park, where the attendees were shown techniques and drills to be used in their trainings.

After the assessment of the participants workbooks, the attendees will get a Level 1 Coaching Accreditation.

The course will help the current and future coaches in order to add value and contribute to the success of their club.

If a group of 10-15 people is interested in hosting a coaching course please contact us and we will do our best to run one for you so your group will get the Level 1 coaching accreditation. This is also valid for umpire courses.

AFL Legend, Supercoach, ultimate promoter and all round nice guy Sheedy delivers AFL Europe Coaches Forum in London

Coaches from London and surrounds including the 2012 AFL London Premiers Nth London Lions were treated to a private AFL Europe Coaches Forum with AFL Coaching Legend Kevin Sheedy earlier this month. Sheedy and GWS Giants CEO David Matthews had generously offered their time to help develop the code whilst on a flying visit through London and to Manchester. They viewed the trip as a GIANT success (you can read more here) and enjoyed hearing the passion and enthusiasm towards developing our great game in Europe shown by the coaches present at the forum.

AFL Europe’s Commission also met with the GWS Giants supremo’s to thank them for their great involvement in Europe (4 brother clubs already in London, Sweden, Croatia and Ireland) and discuss additional projects for them to get involved in. The club showed particular interest in playing future matches in London and also in the development of our local talent through the various programs ran in 2012.

We hope to bring some exciting announcements in the coming weeks around how the Giants may be further involved in AFL Europe.

The following clubs were represented at the coaching forum: Reading Kangaroos, West London Wildcats, London Swans, Putney Magpies, Nth London Lions, Wimbledon Hawks and AFL England President Adam Bennett.