A significant value of BBAFC is having quality qualified coaches. We invest in our coaches to provide and implement outstanding programs for our players.

​We encourage our coaches to continue to up-skill themselves in their qualifications and we assist them in their development journey.

​The New Zealand Football (NZF) Coach Education consists of two pathways, “Community” and “Advanced”, allowing coaches to learn knowledge and skills that are specific to their situation in an appropriate learning environment. Players require very different coaching at different stages in their development and these two pathways aim to provide support at each stage. 

​Beginning coaches can enter the Community pathway at Introduction level or, if they believe that previous playing and coaching experience provides them with a higher base of knowledge, can immediately enter the Advanced pathway.

If you are currently coaching or interested in coaching and wish to purse further qualifications please contact our Director of Football.


Coaches at the community level are the ‘backbone’ of the coaching family and crucial to increasing participation and laying the foundations in developing the basic skills and intrinsic motivation that players need to have a lifelong passion for football.

​This pathway provides the volunteer coach, who may have varying levels of football knowledge or experience, with learning to ensure that they engage the players in a highly stimulating way. Coaches can access courses without the need for assessment or accreditation in a range of methods to suit the needs of the social, fun football players.


The Advanced Pathway provides coaches with a structure to become a professional, ‘expert’ coach. New Zealand Football recognise that the game needs expert coaches at all age groups in the talent pillars (Perform and Excel).

​The philosophy of all of the coach education courses is to provide ‘authentic’ and realistic task-centred learning where candidates ‘learn through doing’ and by recognising and defining football problems. New Zealand Football’s approach is to get learners involved with football-related tasks and work to find solutions to these problems in a logical way. Getting coaches involved with realistic coaching situations will facilitate the ongoing application of the newly-acquired knowledge and skills. To allow coaches time to ‘apply and adapt new learning’ into their own environment, distance learning forms an integral part of coach education courses at all levels and provides candidates with an opportunity to practically adopt and apply theoretical aspects covered in courses and learn through self-reflective practice in their own unique environment.

"I love football so when I finish playing I would like to still be involved in it somehow and a manager would be my first choice"

Wayne Rooney

NZF Beyond Football

NZF Whole of Football Plan

NZF National Curriculum

NZF Junior Framework

NZF Youth Framework