As many as 25 participants descended to Football NSW’s Valentine Sports Park to take part in a special Inclusive Coaching Workshop on Wednesday 8th May.
Each participant formed part of Football NSW’s football4all programs as well as various associations run by Football NSW’s Game Development Officer for Community, Charlotte Ercil and supported by Football NSW’s Advanced Coach Development Manager Christopher Adams.
The session also had presentations from Hills Football Association’s Eddie Palaci, Uniting Local Area Coordination Program’s Bek Mcalister and Pararoos’ Nick D’Amore.
An interactive group work component also followed where discussions around key barriers and challenges that coaches faced in this space were the topic of conversation.
The session then ended with an on-field component which showcased potential example sessions that coaches were able to use for their respective clubs.
Ercil was thrilled with how the evening and session unfolded.
“It was great to see so many coaches, clubs and association members come together to not only network but share ideas on what works and what doesn’t when coaching people with a disability.
“This is certainly not the last of our workshops as we will be running a few more during the course of the 2019 season so keep an eye out for that on our social media channels and our official website for more details.”
For any information surrounding Football NSW’s inclusive football programs please contact Charlotte Ercil on firstname.lastname@example.org