The Board of Football NSW has recently commissioned a Review in to Private Academies to address their position in the NSW football landscape.
To be conducted and overseen by Football NSW’s Head of Football, Peter Hugg, the Review will examine the various types of ‘academies’ that are in existence, the programs that they offer and costs involved and whether any regulatory mechanisms need to be considered by the sport’s governing body.
Organisations such as the FFA, other state Football Federations and several other sports will also be consulted for their perspective on the industry.
As part of the Review, Football NSW is keen to receive submissions from interested parties including Private Academies themselves (and any other Private Providers), Member Associations, Clubs or other interested individuals including coaches, parents/players. Private Academies may prefer to meet in person and such opportunities will be provided.
Whilst not wanting to limit discussion or the breadth of analysis, topics addressed in submissions may include:
- From Private Academies and Private Providers – programs offered and approximate costs, geographical footprint covered, coaching and staffing, football philosophy and coaching methods, and what support (if any) would they require from Football NSW;
- From Associations/Clubs – their formal position on Private Academies and whether they would like to see a relaxation of current regulations (around participation in the Champion of Champions for example) or some formal recognition of private providers and their role in supporting youth development and coaching of teams/individuals; and
- From participants (parents and players) – personal experiences and perceptions/views covering such aspects as cost, value for money, coaching development etc.
Anyone interested in making a submission is asked to do so by emailing Peter Hugg at [email protected] or contacting him on 0405 524360.
The closing date for submissions is 30 June 2018 with the Review expected to be complete and submitted to the Board at its September 2018 meeting.