Capital Football announce Club Coach Coordinator Program

Capital Football is proud to today announce the launch of its new Club Coach Coordinator Program (CCC). Run in conjunction with the Football Federation Australia (FFA), the program was born from an initiative of the FFA and the Australian Sports Commission and is to be a nationally rolled-out program.

The CCC aims to create a positive impact on player retention, satisfaction and experience by providing community coaches with the skills, resources and support to deliver fun, well-structured learning environments (training sessions).

The CCC will support clubs via bench-marking best practice coaching structures and deploying experienced coach developers to local club grounds at times that are convenient to the volunteer base that is the lifeblood of grassroots sport.

Capital Football have employed two Club Coach Coordinators to facilitate the program in the ACT region.

Mat Byrne will oversee the program in the Southside region, while Steve Ujdur will oversee it in the Northside region.


Objectives and Outcomes of the Program

The CCC aims to provide support to local coaches via;

  • Deployment of our experienced coach educators to support local clubs and their coaches with “on the job” training
  • Develop and deliver on-line resources to aid in ongoing accessible education for coaches
  • Establish a network of Club Coaching Coordinators to broaden the workforce promoting healthy lifestyle choices and delivering best practice learning environments


The outcomes the program seeks to achieve include;

  • Increase in participant satisfaction
  • Increase in standard and ability of local coaches
  • Bench mark best practice
  • Establish multi-faceted support channels via face to face contact, online resources, social media support networks etc. 


The CCC will support the growth and development of individual coaches and consequently the local clubs.


About Our Club Coach Coordinators

MAT BYRNE: Mat played football for local club Tuggeranong United for more than thirty years and is still going strong. A former Premier League player with Canberra City, Monaro Panthers, Tuggeranong and Colts United (Bendigo) Mat also represented Bendigo in the Victorian Country League. A level 2 qualified referee, Mat holds a coaching C-Licence and has been coaching at different levels for a number of years.

Mat Byrne: Southside CCC Coordinator

STEVE UJDUR: Steve started playing football at the age of 5 with Belsouth and counts Croatia Deakin (now Canberra FC) as one of his former teams. He joined Gungahlin United 8 years ago when his children started playing football and quickly got involved in the club's more responsible functions such as grading and Club Academies. Over the last 2 years Steve has assumed the Community Club Coach Coordinators role at GUFC. His primary duty in this position is to support the development of coaches from under 5’s to senior men’s and ladies.

Steve Udjur

Steve Udjur: Northside CCC Coordinator

Should you believe your club can benefit from the CCC program please register your interest in attending our Club Coach Coordinator workshop, details below:


What: Club Coach Coordinator program (Northside)

When: Wednesday  8th March, 2017

Where: Venue TBC



What: Club Coach Coordinator program (Southside)

When: Thursday 9th March, 2017

Where: Venue TBC