Nepean Football Association is making football more accessible than ever in 2020 with a range of new competitions and initiatives.
The addition of a new over-30s women’s competition, on the back of the hugely successful summer competition, will provide new and exciting opportunities to continue to play football in their local association, whilst at the other end of the scale, the NFA’s highly-rated skills academy continues to provide extra opportunities for players looking to improve their skills.
The MiniRoos program provides structured football learning in a fun, safe environment for children aged 4-9-years-old, whilst the NFA’s 31 clubs offer a range of teams of various levels of ability to cater for players older than nine.
NFA General Manager Linda Cerone said the association’s much-loved Championship Tournament will also return in 2020, providing a fantastic mid-week competition for clubs seeking more matches for their teams.
Tournament matches take place at night during the week and the competition is open to teams from the under-12s up in two-year age increments, up to the open age teams.
“We had record numbers enter in 2019, so once again its an aspect of our competition calendar in 2020,” she said.
“We expect a similar response this year. The tournament is open for boys and girls team and runs in under-12s, 14, 16 and all age men and women.”
Cerone said that the NFA continues to focus its efforts on ensuring there is an opportunity for locals to play football, regardless of their age or ability.
“We’re just looking forward to delivering great football to our district,” she said.
“We cater to all ages, both male and female and we have all abilities groups which will continue in the Penrith and Blue Mountains districts.
“We are hopeful, after a successful summer season where we had 14 over-30s women teams compete in our summer competition, to see this translate into a successful over-30s women’s competition in the winter season as well.”
The NFA has a fantastic new website which makes getting involved in football easier than ever.
Of course, the opportunities in football are not limited to playing, either. You can get involved in refereeing, coaching or even football administration.
Simply head to www.nepeanfootball.com.au and scroll down to “Get Involved In Football” to learn more about the different ways you can engage with football in 2020.