Indigenous Football Week kicked off on the right foot at Football NSW headquarters on Tuesday at Valentine Sports Park as various select coaches from the John Moriarty Foundation were treated to a special session that featured the Westfield Matildas.
The successful group session labelled “Ground Up – Developing Indigenous Coaches” saw Football NSW Coaching staff members put each coach through their paces with an ALDI MiniRoos coaching course to commence their grassroots coaching journey.
Assisting in what was a memorable day for everyone involved were team members of the Matildas squad including Lydia Williams, Emma Checker, Amy Harrison, Aivi Luik, Jenna McCormick and Sarah Willacy. The Matildas are in town as they prepare for their friendly clash against Chile this Saturday at BankWest Stadium.
The coaches had the pleasure of meeting and greeting their heroes as well as seeing support by John Moriarty Director Craig Foster, FFA’s National Participation Manager Matt Rippon as well as John and Ros Moriarty.
The knowledge for all coaches continues at Valentine Sports Park as Wednesday and Thursday will feature Football NSW coaches pushing each participant to their limits in securing their ‘Still Training and Game Training Coaching Certificates’.
Currently staying at the Valentine Sports Park complex, each John Moriarty coach will not only complete coaching courses and attend valuable workshops, but they will each be part of the sold out Football NSW State Coaching Conference taking place this weekend.