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News 2019

Posted 24th November 2019
Recruitment to: Assistant National Coaches, Head Regional Coaches and Assistant Regional Coaches.

Following the successful appointments of Ady Gray, Junior Leferve and Matt Handley to the National Coaching roles and Juliette Toney to the Assistant National Coaching role. We are now looking to conclude the Kumite and Kata coaching structures.

We are therefore looking to appoint National assistant Coaches and Regional Coaches (Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches).

The EKF is keen for it’s coaching teams to reflect its membership, therefore we would encourage applications from under-represented groups.

The changes to the structures for Kumite and Kata will also include creating a fourth region for Kumite by dividing the south region to create a South East Region and a South West Region. We will also introduce two Kata regions, North and South’ Regions.

From January 2020 the age for attendance at National Squad will be lowered to 12yrs. The Head Regional Coach will need to give consent for athletes to attend National Squad Training.

The closing date for all applications is 5pm on Monday 2nd December 2019.

Further information about the coaching roles and how to apply:

KATA
The National Head Kata coach would like to recruit into the following roles: 
Assistant National Kata Coach / Assistant National Kata Coach
2 x (North/South) Head Regional Kata coach
2 x (North/South) Regional Assistant Kata coach 

Basic expenses will be paid. 

The Assistant National Kata Coach would be expected to:

  • Assist the Head National Kata Coach with - National Squad training sessions, pre training sessions and also assist at selections for Senior and U21’s
  • Assist the Head Kata coach with any administration required
  • Deputise in the absence of the Head Kata Coach
  • Undertake duties as directed by the Head National Kata Coach

Reporting into the Head National Kata Coach, the Head Regional Kata Coaches would be expected to: 

  • Organise and run the Quarterly regional kata squad sessions
  • Select regional kata squad in line with the performance framework to be established by the Head National Kata Coach
  • Prepare the regional teams to compete in competitions as agreed by the Head National Kata Coach

Reporting into the Head Regional Kata Coach, the Regional Assistant Kata Coaches would be expected to:

  • Support the regional head coach and to coach at all regional squad sessions

All National and Regional Coaches will be required to hold a new DBS registered with the update service. All coaches will be responsible for scouting at local, regional and national championships.

To apply:
Please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your career history, key responsibilities and achievements relevant to the position. Please make clear the position(s) you are applying for.

You should also submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words outlining Your motivation for applying for this role.

We will recruit to the Assistant National Coaching roles first. 

Please address all kata applications to:  
Ady Gray Head National Kata Coach and Winston Williams EKF Performance Director by emailing: squadadmin@englishkaratefederation.com

KUMITE
The National Head Kumite Coach would like to recruit into the following roles: 
Assistant National Kumite Coach(es)
4 x (North/Midland/South East/South West) Regional Head Kumite coach
8 x (North/Midlands/South East/South West) Regional Assistant Kumite coach 

Basic expenses will be paid. 

The Assistant National Kumite Coach would be expected to:

  • Assist the Head National Kumite Coach with - National Squad training sessions, pre training sessions and assist at selections for Senior and U21’s
  • Assist the Head Kumite coach with any administration required
  • Deputise in the absence of the Head National Kumite Coach
  • Undertake duties as directed by the Head National Kumite Coach

Reporting into the Head National Kumite Coach, the Head Regional Kumite Coaches would be expected to: 

  • Organise and run the Quarterly regional kumite squad sessions
  • Select and develop the regional kumite squad in line with the EKF Performance Framework
  • Prepare the regional teams to compete in competitions as agreed by the Head National Kumite Coach

Reporting into the Head Regional Kumite Coach, the Regional Assistant Kumite Coaches would be expected to:

  • Support the regional head coach and to coach at all regional squad sessions and all regional activities

All National and Regional Coaches will be required to hold a new DBS registered with the update service. All coaches will be responsible for scouting at local, regional and national championships.

To apply:
Please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining your career history, key responsibilities and achievements relevant to the position. Please make clear the position(s) you are applying for.

You should also submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words outlining Your motivation for applying for this role.

We will recruit to the Assistant National Coaching roles first.

Please address all kumite applications to: Junior Leferve, Head National Kumite Coach and Winston Williams EKF Performance Director by emailing: squadadmin@englishkaratefederation.com

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