Manly Warringah Touch Association Inc. (MWTA) provides one of the largest touch football competitions in
Australia, catering for male and female participants from 7-70 years of age. Established in 1974, we are a
not-for-profit organisation, currently with around 4,000 active junior and senior playing members. Our
junior competition is the largest local touch football competition held in Australia with around 380 teams
competing each summer.

Since its inception, Manly Touch has grown to be one of Australia’s strongest and most successful touch
football associations. In recent times, Manly Touch have made significant improvements in the areas of
grassroots participation, player development, technical development, community engagement and
representative performance. This was recognised recently when Manly Touch was awarded ‘Affiliate of the
Year for 2021/2022′ at the 2022 NSW Touch Association (NSWTA) Blues Awards. This is the seventh year in a
row Manly Touch have won this award.

MWTA is responsible for the administration and management of touch football competitions,
representative pathways, events, game development and participation in the Manly Warringah region.
During the autumn/winter months we run senior competitions on Monday night and Sunday morning, and
in the summer months run competitions on Monday, Thursday and Friday nights and Sunday mornings for
both juniors and seniors. MWTA sends representative teams to Junior and Senior State Cup each year, and
participates in NSWTA’s Vawdon Cup. Our players, coaches and officials, via Sydney Scorpions, represent the
Sydney Region at Junior Regionals, National Youth Championships (NYC) and the National Touch League

Working closely with the MWTA Executive Committee, the Operations Manager is responsible for the
administration and management of touch football and its associated activities, events, local teams and
competitions, representative teams and their support to attend tournaments, member support,
communications, and service delivery within the Manly Warringah area.

The key roles and responsibilities of the position are:
● Operationally lead the creation, management and delivery of all Manly Touch competitions,
managing all competition administration and logistics including draw creation and management,
facility management, uniform and equipment management, player compliance, and referee, ground
and volunteer support management as needed;
● Build strong relationships with the membership base, along with internal and external stakeholders
paramount to the success of MWTA;
● Provide administrative support to the Executive and Management Committees;
● Manage the communication strategy of MWTA including social media, website, newsletter and
database management;
● Operate within the budgets and constraints set by the Executive Committee;
● Represent MWTA at events, conferences and meetings where required.

● Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or 1-2 years previous experience in touch football, competition
management or other sport administration.
● Excellent written and oral communication skills supported by interpersonal skills.
● Proven ability to problem-solve through innovative thinking.
● Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders.
● Must hold a valid Working With Children Check.
● Must hold a current driver’s licence.
● Expected to be available during peak periods August through December.

● Previous experience in event delivery and team logistics.
● Previous experience working with volunteers and Not for Profit Associations.
● Previous experience using ‘MySideline’ or similar competition management systems.
● Strong computer and IT skills including experience in database management.
● Strong knowledge of social media platforms, trends, and best practices.

Operations Manager Position Description

To be considered for this role, please submit a written letter of application addressing the key selection
criteria and your experience relating to the position description (2-page maximum) along with your current
CV (5-page maximum), to:

Kate Perrett
Vice President
Manly Warringah Touch Association
E: [email protected]

Please note that the written application may be considered as an example of your communication skills.