The Coaching Commission Chair plays a lead role in the ongoing development of Touch globally, with a commitment to continuous development and innovation in the coaching programs and approaches that are facilitated and delivered by FIT to National Touch Associations (NTAs).
The Coaching Commission is responsible for setting global standards that underpin:
- Development of coaching frameworks;
- Coaching education and training programs;
- Global coaching competencies;
- Coaching assistance and assessments; and
- Coaching performance and appointments.
Sports Development Director - Mr. Peter Topp
Coaching Commission Chair - Mr. Peter McNeven
Peter McNeven has had a long involvement in Touch Football as a player, administrator, manager, selector, coach and mentor coach at local, state, national and international levels. . He continues to be actively involved across all levels of coaching.
Peter is a Level 3 High Performance accredited coach and has coached at club, city, state, national and international levels. He was the Australian Mens Open coach for 10 years and was successful in winning three (3) FIT World Cups. Peter was the first coach to be inducted into the Australian Touch Football Hall of Fame. He was also has been awarded “Mens Coach” 30 years of Australian National Championships. A medal was struck in his honor for coaching excellence is presented annually to the Touch Football Australia “Elite 8’s Mens Coach of the Championship”.
Peter has undertaken mentoring roles at the international level assisted Japan and South Africa coaches in preparing their teams for FIT World Cups.
In recognition of Peter’s contribution to Touch Football he has been awarded Life Membership at local and state levels.
Coaching Commission Members
Coaching Commission Members assist the Coaching Commission Chair in the international development of Touch globally. The coaching programs are facilitated and delivered by FIT to National Touch Associations (NTAs) in consultation with the Commission Members. The role works closely with NTAs to progress coaching development within their respective region by providing expert advice, FIT courses, programs and resources, and facilitating networking opportunities to share ideas and experiences.
|Chair||Mr. Peter McNevenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chinese-Taipei||Ting Fan|| email@example.com|
|South Africa||Labeeb Levyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Coaching Commission (Registrar) - Mr. Patrick Carroll
Patrick Carroll has been involved in Touch since 1973 when he played in the first Brisbane competition for Melbourne Magpies, and is now in his 43rd consecutive year as a player.
Patrick is a Level 3 High Performance Coach and has coached at Club, State and National level and has received a Graduate Diploma in Sports Coaching. Along with his strong coaching background, he has also been the Chairman of the Queensland Touch Association, a Life Member of Queensland Touch and numerous associations in the region.
Looking after member nations from the Americas, which is currently USA, Chile and Argentina, with Canada and the Cayman Islands working towards FIT memberships, Patrick is hoping that the sport will grow further in the region leading up to an Americas Championship. Patrick not only works within the coaching structure of each nation but also in areas of governance and strategic planning so each nation will become self-sufficient and have a stable platform to achieve their goals.
Coaching Commission (Singapore) - Ms. Anne Goh
Anne Goh looks after the Asian region within the Coaching Commission, and is thrilled at the rate that Touch is developing in Asia. Anne is an advance qualified coach of the Federation of International Touch, as well as a coaching and referees Course Presenter, and actively coaches all age groups in schools from 11 year olds to tertiary and club levels. Currently, she drives the coaching scene in her position as Coaching Director for her country, and helms the Women 20s Singapore National team.
Alongside her extensive coaching qualifications, Anne is also a qualified national selector for Singapore, the first referee in Asia to have attained her level 4 refereeing badge, and has represented Singapore in four Touch World Cups, topping the end of her career as a Womens Open player by winning the Bronze medal in her last World Cup tour.
With the upcoming Touch World Cup set in Malaysia, Anne is extremely excited to meeting developing coaches and players as she travels across Asia delivering coaching courses and workshops.