Join Leeds United: Become a Casual Academy Matchday Coordinator


Leeds United is seeking a Casual Academy Matchday Coordinator to oversee the smooth operation of home match days for its academy teams, ranging from under-9s to under-21s. This role is based at the club’s training grounds in Wetherby and offers a dynamic work environment ideal for those passionate about football and youth development.

Role Overview

The Casual Academy Matchday Coordinator acts as the central point of contact on match days, ensuring that everything from player arrivals to spectator management is handled efficiently. This position involves detailed coordination with Academy Operations and Coaching staff to ensure that all match day activities are executed professionally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating match day operations for Leeds United’s Academy teams at the Thorp Arch Training Ground.
  • Managing interactions with security, match day staff, visiting teams, and match officials.
  • Overseeing the access and movements of players, staff, and spectators within designated areas.
  • Enforcing the club’s health and safety, safeguarding, and welfare policies to ensure a safe environment for all attendees.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of safeguarding policies and best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse range of individuals.
  • FA Safeguarding Children Certificate and FA Welfare Officer Certificate are necessary for this role.


  • A background in a football environment, particularly in a Category 1 Academy, is highly desirable.
  • Experience in handling match day operations and familiarity with the Academy system and professional football culture.

Commitment to Equality and Safeguarding

Leeds United is committed to equality and diversity, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds. Additionally, the club takes safeguarding seriously and requires all staff to uphold these principles, promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

Application Process

If you’re driven, enjoy challenges, and are looking to impact the youth football scene, consider applying for this position. The role requires flexibility to work weekends and throughout the football season. Interested candidates should complete the online application by the closing date on 19th May 2024.

For more details and to apply, please visit the Leeds United official career page.

This opportunity is perfect for individuals seeking to enhance their career in sports management while contributing to the development of young athletes in a prestigious football academy setting.

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