In a first for Football NSW, Valentine Sports Park played host to the inaugural Department of Education Teacher Professional Learning Day as 30 teachers from different schools across NSW took part.
The majority of teachers were from Primary Schools (23) while the remaining (7) hailed from Secondary schools.
As part of what was an insightful day for all involved, the FFA’s Community Coach Educational Manager Les Bee attended to provide support with Football NSW Coach Education Manager Oscar Gonzalez conducting the seminar.
Lucky teachers were treated to a very special guest on the day as former Socceroos boss and the first coach to lead Australia into a FIFA World Cup way back in 1974 in Germany, Rale Rasic was also on hand and provided his experiences on the world stage.
“To have Les Bee from FFA there offering his words of wisdom and support for the students was fantastic, as well as offering me guidance and support.
“Rale was brilliant in his recount of what made the Socceroos great and what is needed from teachers of the future to better engage with the youth of today.
“I am not sure if these students will ever get an opportunity to have such an intimate discussion from an Australian Football Legend.
“His energy and enthusiasm belies his youthful 83 years.”
|Natalie Blood||Hornsby Heights Public School|
|Lacey Borg||Londonderry Public School|
|Rachel Carter||Samuel Terry Public School|
|Michael Clarke||Matthew Pearce Public School|
|Lucy Codrington||Kings Langley Public School|
|Bernadette Dibley||Wattawa Heights Public School|
|Erle D’SOUZA||Homebush Public School|
|Elise Falkner||Crestwood Public School|
|Daphne Fernandez||Regentville Public School|
|Emily Furey||Mount Colah Public School|
|Anthony Kalinovski||Arncliffe Public School|
|Matthew Luttringer||Kellyville Public School|
|Courtney McAndrew||Kulnura Public School|
|Hayley Ninnes||Freemans Reach Public School|
|Tristan O’Neil||Croydon Park Public School|
|Kelsey Pearson||Arncliffe Public School|
|Ellie Reaby||Condell Park Public School|
|Lindsay Roberts||Beecroft Public School|
|Michelle Seers||Homebush Public School|
|Bradley Sheedy||Caddies Creek Public School|
|Jana Todorovic||Colyton Public School|
|Yaschodinie Wanigasekara-Mohotti||Illawong Public School|
|Scott Woodhead||Crestwood Public School|
|Scott Carpenter||Heathcote High School|
|John Gaal||Fort Street High School|
|Tony Giorgio||Picnic Point High School|
|Grant Keyes||Erina High School|
|Ken Mackenzie||Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus|
|Garth Pereira||Richmond High School|
|Elysha Soper||Punchbowl Boys High School|