Team head coaches are scheduled to begin arriving in the first week of August 2016. The first head coach to be landing in Australia is Coach Kevin Magouirk of the Logan City Wolverines.
All head coaches will initially be based in Brisbane to work out of league offices, handling various administrative duties related to overall league and team administration. Before any team activities begin, coaches will also focus on the league’s community engagement and sport development projects.
The NGL has a strong commitment to the development and enhancement of American football in Australia. Also, the league has a focus on community engagement. The establishment of a professional league at this level is a challenging task. It requires a strong commitment of human and material resources outside of the on-field product over a longer term. Community engagement and developing the understanding of American football in Australia is an integral, long-term element of establishing the NGL brand.
As part of this commitment, the NGL is establishing several American football development programs as early as August 2016. These projects include various coach and player clinics and expanding the existing engagement with local schools. Several key coaching staff will be responsible for the delivery of these projects and programs.
While some coaching staff will remain in Australia during season time only, with a focus on team activities, many will continue to be on a long-term basis to concentrate on the development of the sport. It also extends to many players.
The NGL expects to make further detailed announcements relating to its community and development projects in the coming weeks, as selected coaching staff arrives. Organizations wishing to express an interest in participating in any league’s programs can contact the league via firstname.lastname@example.org