TFA, as a National Sporting Organisation (NSO) sees this a fantastic opportunity to provide to schools and students as it will be of great assistance to the overall growth of the sport at both a school, community and high-performance level.
In order to ensure that TFA is endorsing high quality courses that reflect the opportunities to students, but also reward the school for their commitment to Touch Football, certain criteria must be attained in order for a course to be officially endorsed by TFA. Furthermore, the endorsement process ensures that these courses provide a clear set of outcomes and are promoting community pathways for Touch Football participants.
APPLICATION FOR ENDORSEMENT
On application (see Endorsement Application form) a school shall be required to provide an overview of their Course/Program to TFA for assessment. Further, the school will need to meet all four standard criteria below.
CRITERIA FOR ENDORSEMENT OF SCHOOL BASED TOUCH FOOTBALL PROGRAMS, SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE IN TOUCH FOOTBALL, PROGRAMS AND/OR CENTRES OF ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT
1.The Course Co-ordinator or Head Teacher/Coach should be both, an accredited coach with a minimum Talent Level or above accreditation, and a TFA accredited course facilitator. This person should be the person responsible for program outcomes and be involved in the delivery of same.
2.The course should provide students with an ability to receive TFA approved accreditation in either or both (preferred) of the following – Level 1 Refereeing and/or Foundation Level Coaching. Accreditation course costs are to be covered by the school. Please contact Anthony Jennings on the below email address for further information.
3.The course should provide demonstrated links to community competitions including elite pathways for players and/or official. A school will need to detail how this occurs.
4.The Course Co-ordinator or Head Teacher/ Coach reports the number of students who participate in the course (for TFA Participation Reporting purposes).
A school will receive endorsement for two years with an audit conducted at the end of this period to determine future endorsement. A school needs to verify that they continue to satisfy the criteria. (e.g. teachers move schools etc.) in order to continue to be endorsed.
Should the school not meet the criteria outlined below there are still opportunities to be involved in Touch Football. The Sporting Schools Program is a national program administered by the Australian Sports Commission with TFA partnering to deliver quality Touch Football participation opportunities in schools. All schools with primary school aged students can apply for funding, while for secondary schools it is limited to those schools selected by the Australian Sports Commission.
For more information on the Sporting Schools Program in general please click here.
For specific information on the Touch Football Sporting Schools Program please click here.
ENDORSEMENT APPLICATION FORM
For a copy of an endorsement application form please email the Education & Policy Manager, James Sharp on firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS ARE CURRENTLY ENDORSED BY TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA: