Over 160 coaches took part in last Sunday’s successful sold-out Football NSW State Coaching Conference held at Valentine Sports Park.
Designed as one of the means for coaches to meet the required four-year revalidation requirements in order to keep their accreditation valid, the day featured a number of keynote speakers with the likes of Australian Under 17 Joeys Head Coach Trevor Morgan, FFA’s Girls Football Development Manager Debbie Fisher, Professor Damien Farrow and former Hyundai A-League coach Phil Moss who all took part in presentations.
FoxSports’ Adam Peacock, a budding coach himself, was also in attendance and presented a course on media as well as Football NSW’s Head of Football Peter Hugg.
Australian Football royalty also graced the conference as former 1974 Socceroos coach Rale Rasic was one of a few key figures that took in what were great insights into the coaching world today.
Football NSW’s Technical Director (Men’s/Boys) Warren Grieve was delighted with the how the Conference unfolded and stated his intent to bring more workshops and presentations in 2019.
“Valentine Sports Park turned into a hub of learning for over 160 coaches from across the football community for the state coaching conference and it was great to see such a healthy turnout.
“Coaches from all levels of the game were treated to presentations from key staff from FFA, the AIS as well as other leading figures from the game here in Australia.
“To see a room full of coaches looking to learn and develop themselves shows that the passion for improving the game here in NSW is alive and well.
“We aim to use 2019 as an opportunity to take more workshops and presentation into the member associations and NPL clubs.”
-Photos supplied by Jackson Dwyer