Head of Delegation Nominations


Head of Delegation (HOD) - Gymnastics WA State Team

HOD Nomination Forms are due into Gymnastics WA by 4th February 2019.   For additional information regarding the Head of Delegation position on the 2019 State Team, please contact Melissa Read stateteams.events@gymnasticswa.asn.au or 9228 9399.

There are three Head of Delegation (HOD) positions on offer in 2019:

HOD Week One - Men's & Women's Gymnastics (MAG & WAG)

HOD & Assistant HOD Week Two - Rhythmic, Aerobic, Trampoline & Acrobatic Gymnastics (RG, AER, TRP & ACR)

The HOD is a fully-funded position which is appointed by the Gymnastics WA Board.

The 2019 Australian Championships are being held from 20th May - 4th June at Hisense Arena, Melbourne.  Draft dates for each week are as follows:

Week 1 (MAG & WAG) - 20th to 26th May 

Week 2 (RG, AER, TRP & ACR) - 29th May - 4th June

Note: The above dates are competition dates, not travel dates.  Travel dates are likely to be a day or two either side of the competition dates for each week.

HOD Nominees must:

  • Have demonstrated ability or have previous experience in a Team Management or Head of Delegation role
  • Demonstrate leadership ability
  • Show qualities of empathy, patience and initiative
  • Have the ability to multi-task
  • Have any other qualifications and/or skills which may contribute to a successful team experience
  • Be willing to apply for a Working With Children Check (WWCC) if successfully selected (if a valid card has not already been obtained).  Note: Gymnastics WA will reimburse the cost of WWCC applications lodged on behalf of the WA State Team.
  • Be willing to apply for a Federal Police Clearance if successfully selected (if a valid clearance has not already been obtained).  Note: Gymnastics WA will reimburse HOD's for this cost.
  • Fulfil any other criteria as outlined in the HOD Job Description (attached below)

Successful applicants will be notified shortly following selection at the February 2019 Gymnastics WA Board Meeting.

Gymnastics WA State Team Policies

The following documents can be found on the Policies page on the Gymnastics WA Website:

  • State Team Policy (includes selection criteria)
  • Discipline & Appeal Policy (include Injury Petitions)
  • Member Protection Policy Part D - Code of Conduct
  • Social Media & Communications Policy

All nominees for the HOD must be familiar with the content of each policy, so please take the time to review them every year prior to submitting a nomination form.  Updates to Gymnastics WA Policies occur annually (Jan/Feb). Should changes to any of the above policies occur, all nominees will be notified accordingly and will need to agree to any amendments and / or additions.

State Team Uniforms

Successfully selected HOD's will get the opportunity to order State Team uniform along with the remainder of the team in April 2019.  The dates for the uniform try-on sessions, as well as a list of uniform items required by each State Team member can be found on the Uniforms page on the Gymnastics WA website.  Gymnastics WA will reimburse all HOD cand

State Team Management Meetings

The Head of Delegation is required to attend State Team Planning Meetings along with the Gymnastics WA staff and the Team Manager / Head Coach for each gymsport.  Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday 17th April (HOD, Head Coach & Team Manager)
  • Wednesday 8th May (HOD & Team Manager only)

Please mark these dates in your diary now, as it is essential that the Head of Delegation is present at these meetings.

Team Management Roles & Responsibilities