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Coaching Commission Chair

About the Federation of International Touch

The Federation of International Touch (FIT) purpose is to facilitate and nurture the development of Touch globally by working closely with Member Associations and key stakeholders.

FIT activities provide international pathways for Member Associations (players, coaches, referees, selectors, administrators and volunteers) and also facilitate the holding of quality international events, the availability of resources and the delivery of development programs.

FIT undertakes its activities in accordance with the objects, powers, requirements and proceedings as described in the FIT Constitution 2011 (the Constitution), and with a commitment to high levels of ethics and integrity.

The FIT Constitution states the composition of the Board shall comprise of seven members: the President, Secretary General, and Finance Director; and two Directors who shall be elected under Rule 29; and two Directors who may be appointed under Rule 30. The current Board composition and governance structure can be found at the Federation website. In addition to their governance and operational responsibilities as a Board member, each Director is responsible for leading a specific portfolio area and undertaking the role of Regional representative or correspondent.

Primary Objectives of the Position

The Coaching Commission Chair plays a lead role in the ongoing development of Touch globally, with a commitment to continuous development and innovation in the coaching programs and approaches that are facilitated and delivered by FIT to Member Associations (National Touch Associations (NTAs)).

The position works closely with NTAs to progress coaching development within their respective region by providing expert advice, FIT endorsed courses, programs and resources, and facilitating networking opportunities to share ideas and experiences.

The Coaching Commission consists of the Chair and a maximum of 10 members (2 maximum per region), representing the FIT regional structure.

The Coaching Commission is responsible for setting global standards that underpin:

The position of FIT Coaching Commission Chair is a voluntary position.

Length of Term

The Coaching Commission Chair shall be appointed from the date of appointment to one month after the next election of Board members at the World Cup (approximately four year cycle). In the event that the FIT Board does not appoint the FIT Coaching Commission Chair and Members prior to the expiry of their individual terms of appointment, the Chair and Members may continue in office past the expiry date of appointment to maintain continuity of service until the FIT Board makes new appointments.

Appointments made during the four year cycle and between Annual General Meetings will conclude as per the timeframe detailed above.

Meetings and Time Commitment

The Coaching Commission Chair may be required to spend an estimated 15 hours per month carrying out the position and undertaking responsibilities, however this may vary subject to particular activities, events and tournaments that may occur from time to time.

Annual activities and time commitment include the following.

Commission meetings

Meetings with the Sport Development Director

Attendance at FIT World Cup Event and possible attendance at Regional Championships

Developmental and educational activities

The Coaching Commission Chair will be required to travel internationally.

Expenses incurred through undertaking the responsibilities of the position are subject to reimbursement and/or payment by FIT in accordance with FIT Financial Policies.

Key Position Relationships

Internal relationships include:

External relationships include:


As defined in the FIT Delegations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Qualifications and Other Requirements

Mandatory Qualifications

Other Requirements:

Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Attributes

Additional Information

Contact Person

Enquiries regarding this Position Description are to be directed to the FIT Sport Development Director.


This document has been authorised by:

Approval Authority
Responsible Officer
Secretary General
Date first approved
6 June 2016
Date last amended
3 September 2016
Effective start date
6 June 2016
Date to be reviewed
1 October 2017