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Junior Manager/Coach Wanted - July 2000

Skiing Australia Cross Country (SAXC) is seeking expressions of interest for the position(s) of manager/coach for the Australian Junior Ski Team for the 2000/2001 international season.

The preliminary plan is for the Australian Junior Ski Team to travel to a central European location for 6-8 weeks, in preparation for the 2001 World Junior Championships in Karpacz, Poland. The main aims of the tour are for the junior skiers to gain valuable international experience, and for those junior skiers qualified to compete at Karpacz. The person(s) appointed will be responsible for the management of the team throughout the tour.

The 2001 World Junior Championships run from January 30 to February 4. Final tour dates and locations will be negotiated in consultation with the SAXC High Performance Manager. For some periods the junior team may be co-located with the Australian senior team. It is expected that additional coaching and waxing staff will be available to support the team at the World Junior Championships.

It should be noted that funding for the Australian Junior Ski Team tour has not yet been finalised. It is the intention of SAXC to cover all expenses of the manager/coach during the tour, with the possibility of a small amount of remuneration on top, however there is no guarantee of funding. Expressions of interest are welcome from people wishing to take on separate positions of coach and manager, however it is unlikely that there will be sufficient tour funding to cover the expenses of two persons.

Expressions of interest should indicate:

  • interest in taking on both positions or only one
  • team management experience
  • coaching qualifications and experience
  • period available to travel overseas

Further information is available from Finn Marsland at the contact details below. The full responsibilities of the manager/coach throughout the tour will be made available prior to the successful applicant being appointed.

Expressions of interest should be sent by August 18 2000 to:

Finn Marsland
C/O Australian Institute of Sport
PO Box 176, Belconnen
ACT 2614
marslandf@ausport.gov.au
Phone: 02 6214 7940 - Fax: 02 6214 1713


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