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Becoming a Field Officer is one of the most rewarding ways in which you can have a direct impact in giving opportunities for young people to play Touch Football. Schools are apply for funding each term to have different sports delivered at their school during school lessons. Sporting Schools is a fully funded program by the Australia Government's and Touch Football has a First Try Program option for schools. 

We have seen a large number of requests throughout the year for programs to be delivered of which we would like to recruit additional Field Officers. Training will be provided and see below some frequently asked questions about Field Officers.

What is a Touch Football Field Officer and what do they do?

A Touch Football Field Officer is a casual coach who can deliver Touch Football Sporting Schools First Try Programs at Schools.


What type of person is suited to the Field Officer positions?

With multiple Field Officer positions available, the role is great for University students or those working part time. It is not limited to these categories though. If you are keen to assist in promoting the sport of Touch Football, we want to hear from you!


What qualifications does a Field Officer need?

To be a Field Officer you will need to have a current Working with Children Check and a relevant coaching accreditation. Both these accreditations can be completed with the help of your state Touch Football office.


Do Field Officers get paid?

Yes. Payments are based on the level of coaching accreditation the Field Officer holds. It is paid as an honorarium which varies from $35 - $50 per hour/session.


When are Field Officers required?

As schools request programs, Field Officers will be contacted in regards to their availability to deliver during the school Term.


Can Field Officers be allocated to specific schools?

We encourage Field Officers to promote Sporting Schools Packages to local schools. If a school requests a package based on that promotion, we are happy to offer that Field Officer the coaching position!


I am keen to deliver Touch Football Sporting Schools Packages! Where do I sign up?

If you are interested in delivering Touch Football Sporting Schools First Try Packages at schools or would like further information contact David Harris at

If you are involved with a school, how do you get Touch Football to deliver the First Try program at your school?

Schools go through an application process. Further information can be found at



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