Ice Hockey Australia National Team Coaching Positions open

Attention: IHA Accredited Coaches

Ice Hockey Australia is currently seeking “Expressions of Interest” from IHA accredited Coaches for following Head Coaching Positions for the 2018 World Championships:

National Senior Men’s Team

2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Senior Men World Championship Division II Group A 
In Tilburg, Netherlands, 23-29 April 2018 
Participants: Netherlands, Australia, Serbia, Belgium, Iceland, China

National Junior Team

2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III 
In Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-28 January 2018 
Participants: Australia, China, Iceland, New Zealand, Israel, Bulgaria

National Youth Team

2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A 
In Tallinn, Estonia, 1-7 April 2018 
Participants: Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Korea, Great Britain, Australia 

National Women’s Team

2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A 
In Bled, Slovenia, 7-13 April 2018 
Participants: Netherlands, Great Britain, DPR Korea, Slovenia, Australia, Mexico 

National U18 Women’s Team

2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B 
In Krynica, Poland, 6-12 January 2018 
Participants: France, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain, China, Australia 

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 and National Coaching Director.

Suitable applicants may be interviewed by members of the selection panel and IHA Board 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 Officers Duties and Responsibilities document for your general information.

Applications for this position close on 16 June 2017 (COB).  For any further enquiries, please contact me at

Kind Regards,

Mark Stephenson
National Coaching Director