65 Brown Street
Maycomb QLD 4067
M: 0411 111 111
H: 07 4444 5555
Mr Jason Long
Greg Taylor Aquatic Centre
Maycomb QLD 4067
Dear Mr Long
I wish to apply for the position of Assistant Coach as advertised in The Maycomb Daily newspaper on 19 June 2009. My knowledge, skills and experience make me the perfect candidate for this role.
I am currently working full time as assistant store manager for a bicycle store but my ultimate dream is to be able to coach triathlon on a full-time basis. I participate competitively in the sport of triathlon on a regular basis and have extensive experience training and coaching young people in a variety of sports as a part-time activity.
My recent completion of the Diploma of Sport (Development) at Queensland TAFE has fully equipped me with all the necessary skills and knowledge, including management, teaching techniques, recovery and training programs. Equally beneficial for the role is my experience as a part-time swim coach and my time working as a camp counsellor in America – both of these jobs involved working with children in a leadership role. Furthermore, my job at the bike store has given me extensive knowledge about bikes, equipment and technical skills.
I am enthusiastic, reliable, organised and hardworking. My motivation, great sense of humour and positive nature enable me to relate to people at all fitness levels and ages, and I often prove to be a great role model for young triathletes. I have competed many times in team challenge events and therefore work well in a team environment.
I have attached my resume, including race results for 2008, for your perusal. If you need any further information please feel free to contact me or go to my website – www.tomsmith.com.au. I look forward to meeting you and discussing this further.