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AJIHL Commissioner Expression of Interest

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA), seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the position of AJIHL Commissioner.

All applications are to be emailed to the Executive Officer, Ice Hockey Australia no later than July 11, 2019.

Team Manager Expression of Interest

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA), seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the position of Team Manager for the 2020 World Championships in the following teams;

World Men – Zagreb, Croatia 19-25 April
World Men U20 – Sofia, Bulgaria 13-19 January
World Men U18 – Tianjin, China 21-27 March
World Women – Akureyri, Iceland 23-29 February
World Women U18 – Eindhoven, Netherlands 17-22 January
All listed dates do not include a 5 to 8 day training camp prior to the Championship

Team Managers are responsible to the IHA appointed Team Leader and the IHA Board, refer to Position Description below. Team Managers must have a commitment to excellence and the skills to contribute to the overall success of the team.

Short-listed EOI’s will be assessed to ensure that they have the necessary qualifications, skills and experience for the position and that they are able to commit adequate time to the appointment.

Expressions of interest’s must be emailed to Paul Kelly, National Teams Operations Director and copy in Please include a brief outline of qualifications for the role and a resume.

All enquiries can be directed to Paul Kelly via the email listed above.

Expression of Interest’s close Monday 8th July 2019

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Head & Assistant Coaching Positions Expression of Interest

Ice Hockey Australia is currently seeking “Expressions of Interest” from IHA Accredited Coaches for the following Head and Assistant Coaching Positions for the 2020 World Championships:

National Senior Mens Team

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Senior Men World Championship Division II Group A 

  • In Zagreb, Croatia, 19-25 April 2020

National Junior Team

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III

  • In Sofia, Bulgaria, 13-19 January 2020

National Youth Team

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B

  • In Tianjin, China, 21-27 March 2020

National Womens Team

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A 

  • In Akureyri, Iceland, 23-29 February 2020

National U18 Womens Team

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A

  • In Eindhoven, Netherlands, 17-22 January 2020

While not essential, Ice Hockey Australia is seeking an applicant with experience in coaching at a National League, National Championship or World Championship level and currently holds IHA Coaching accreditation.

The successful applicant will be expected, in conjunction with the National Team’s Management staff, to plan, organise and attend a pre-tournament training camp prior to the World Championships. 

All applications will be reviewed by a selection panel consisting of the National Development Director, National High Performance Director, National Coaching Director and Members of the IHA Board.

Suitable applicants may be interviewed by members of the selection panel and asked to give a presentation or discussion of their goals, objectives and training plans for the tournament. 

Furthermore, in replying to this application, please include a current Coaching CV detailing your coaching experience and other information you feel is relevant to your application.

Please find accompanying this email, an “Expression of Interest” form which should be completed and submitted to Ice Hockey Australia at  In addition, I have included the National Team Coaches Job Description document for your general information.

Applications for this position close on 10 June 2019 (COB).  For any further enquiries, please contact me by return email.

Joe Mayer’s AIHL Officiating Milestone

Game officials quietly go about their business and try their best to blend into the background. That’s why as players took to the ice at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium on Saturday 4th May, a milestone quietly took place that most people within the stadium would not have realised. The game referee, Joe Mayer, was officiating his 100th AIHL game.

Joe commenced his AIHL officiating career as a Linesman in 2010 and progressed to Referee in 2013. Throughout his career thus far, Joe has officiated 30 games as a Linesman and 70 games as a referee. Joe has officiated in the AIHL Finals Series in 2014 and 2015, both times as a Linesman, and officiated the Goodall Cup (AIHL Grand Final) in 2014 and 2015 as a Linesman.

Joe is a mainstay of the officiating team in Sydney despite the pressure of officiating in the top league in the country.

Member Protection Officer Expression of Interest

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) Limited is the official national governing body of ice hockey in Australia and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. It was first established in 1908, making it one of the oldest national ice hockey associations in the world.

The purpose of Ice Hockey Australia is to encourage, promote, control and administer all forms of ice hockey in and throughout Australia for the mutual and collective benefit of the members and sport itself.

IHA is calling for EOI’s for multiple positions of Member Protection Officer (MPIO) which sits under the IHA Portfolio Director remit.

About an MPIO

Member Protection Information Officers are people trained to be the first point of contact within sporting organisations for any person considering making a complaint under the Member Protection Policy. MPIOs provide confidential, impartial and timely information and support. They act as a sounding board and provide information about the local complaint resolution options available to address the individual’s concerns. MPIO’s may also be called up to provide advice to administrators or complaint handlers regarding the Member Protection Policy and associated laws. MPIOs are not advocates but they may elect to accompany complainants, if requested, to talk with someone else.

What do MPIO’s do?

  • Listen
  • Act as an impartial support person
  • Provide information about discrimination, harassment and child abuse
  • Provide information about the Member Protection Policy and the options available to resolve the complaint
  • Provide information about relevant laws and the right to complain externally
  • Discuss possible strategies the individual can use to deal directly with the other person
  • Provide contact details for counselling or other referrals as appropriate or as requested

What don’t MPIO’s do?

  • Advocate
  • Take sides or judge
  • Give advice
  • Intervene
  • Investigate
  • Breach confidentiality

Key selection criteria: what qualities should an MPIO possess?

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal effectively with people faced with difficult or sensitive issues
  • An in-depth knowledge of the organisation’s Member Protection policies and procedures
  • A commitment to the principles of fair, safe and inclusive sport
  • An understanding and demonstrated commitment to the organisation’s values
  • An ability to provide confidential information about a range of sensitive issues as requested
  • A knowledge of a variety of conflict resolution options and the procedures available to members
  • Personal integrity with the ability to treat individuals and their circumstances with respect, sensitivity

To express your interest, please forward a half page pitch on your interest and suitability to the position, by 10 May 2019 to