The Darling Downs Panthers are a HART Series Ruby franchise and are seeking expressions of interests from experienced coaches to fill the positions of 

  • Ruby Head Coach

  • Future Panthers Coach

The Darling Downs Panthers are a country netball entity and the successful applicants must be prepared to travel throughout the region in the discharging of their duties. Previous representative coaching netball experience is desirable and a knowledge of regional netball operations and its issues is a must.


The successful applicant must have a Blue Card prior to the commencement of duties and must also have their own transport. All applicants will be asked for coaching references to attest to their prior experience and the impact their programs had with other similar organisations.

Applicants should send  a covering letter and their Current Netball CV to opsmanagerpanthers .

The covering letter should address the following criteria and state which position is being applied for

1. Outline previous experience in country and regional netball programs

2. Outline your coaching philosophy and how this would be adapted to the Darling Downs Panthers program

3.  Three key objectives you would implement if you were successful in your application 

4. Your knowledge of regional netball and the issues it confronts in preparing elite programs

All applicants must submit their applications prior to Tuesday 1st December 9pm. No late applications will be considered or taken. All applicants will be required to attend a panel interview either in person or via electronic means.

By applying for the position you are giving permission for the Darling Downs Panthers interview panel to contact the referees you have listed in your application.


For further information please contact Graeme Thomas mob 0412 230 387

Ruby Head Coach Position Description Document

Our Position Vision

Ruby Head Coach

The desired applicant will have a drive for creating a positive progressive culture that is conducive to building long term success for the franchise. The applicant will be expected to be able to successfully integrate with the Futures Panthers Coach, ETP Coaching Teams and our Darling Downs Cubs program. They will be expected to oversee and aid these programs in there operations and provide technical advice as required.


The Ruby Head Coach will be required to recruit the Assistant and Trainee Coach, whilst providing both education and practical experience to develop these individuals throughout the season. The Ruby Coach is required to possess a minimum of  Advanced  level coaching accreditation.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver on set key performance indicators and provide active feedback to the board throughout the season on both performance and team welfare issues.


The suitable candidate will also be expected to work with our media team for the provision of match reports, interviews or any other material that may be required throughout the season. Strong communication skills are essential.

We are looking for inspirational leaders, who are passionate about regional netball. They must be resilient and believe in both regional and country netball and its future. A knowledge of the Darling Downs is desirable but not necessary.  This position is both a emotionally and physically demanding and we ask all applicants to think seriously before applying.


Future Panthers Coach

The role of the 2021 Futures Panthers Coach is suitable for someone who has a passion for netball and can drive a positive performance culture whilst seeking to make their mark in the netball world.


This role will involve extensive travel and time commitment.  Your task will be to prepare the next generation of Panthers. This will include both training, participation in carnivals and regular weekly games.  These weekly games may involve travel to Brisbane so careful consideration should be given prior to application submission.

We are looking for effective communicators with previous experience at a representative level. A minimum coaching accreditation of Intermediate is required. The applicant must be able to work within a broader framework providing support to both the Head Ruby Coach and the Cubs junior program as required. Individuals must also be willing to engage in active learning and feedback whilst in this position.

The successful applicant must have a Blue Card prior to the commencement of duties and must also have their own transport. All applicants will be asked for coaching references to attest to their prior experience and the impact their programs had with other similar organisation

This position plays a key role in our organisation as it will act as a facilitator to enable the progression of players from our Cubs program to the Panthers team. It requires a high degree of dedication and commitment. A strong background in youth sports is desirable as well as a proven track record in enabling young athletes to balance sporting commitments with other aspects of their life.


As with all our positions a belief in regional and country netball is a must. The Panthers believe in country netball and as such all applicants must align with these values.

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