Football NSW recently hosted its final Coach Developer Workshop for 2019 at Valentine Sports Park, hosted by Gareth Long, as ten associations participated in what was a great learning experience for all involved.
The likes of Hills, Northern Suburbs, Nepean FA, Highlands FA, Southern Tablelands FA, Canterbury Districts SFA, Manly Warringah FA, NWSF formerly GHFA, Blacktown Disticts FA and Central Coast Football all had their technical directors and coach development staff memebers take part in the valuable Workshop.
Each staff member participated in the capability building Workshop themed around Sport Australia’s new physical literacy framework and how to implement its methodology and philosophy with grassroots football.
Football NSW’s Coach Development Manager Chris Adams was pleased to see each association involved, sparking engagement, as well as learning and taking in new ideas pushing them back into their own footprints.
“To have someone of Gareth’s stature delivering for our associations was fantastic for our coach developer network.
“To be able to up-skill them all as well as play a pivotal role in developing future coaches is what we all like to see coming off the back of these successfully run Workshops.”
Football NSW’s Technical Director for men’s and boy’s Warren Grieve was looking forward to building on these workshops in 2020 with more planned for upcoming season.
“This was our fourth association coach developer Workshop of the year and it was great to see associations such as Northern Suburbs FA bring along several key members of its network alongside their full time staff members.
“It was also pleasing to see regional representations from Highlands FA and Southern Tablelands FA.
“As we move into 2020, we are building a further calendar of these Workshops and will include our NPL NSW’s member Technical Directors as they play a pivotal role in supporting coaches within their own environment.”
For more information on Sport Australia’s Physical Literacy Framework visit – https://www.sportaus.gov.au/physical_literacy