Football NSW and Football Victoria successfully held its first ever Regional Coaching Conference at Boomers FC in Albury-Wodonga FA on Saturday 22nd of February.
Forty coaches attended the Regional Coaching Conference and each participant gained expert tips and knowledge from a number of quality presentations and sessions.
Led by the expertise of Football NSW’s Technical Director for Boys and Men Warren Grieve, the Conference covered the ‘Domains of Understanding’ in coaching players and also featured sessions of attacking play. Grieve was supported with updates from Football NSW Coach Development Manager Chris Adams and Football NSW Development Manager Regional Football Andrew Fearnley. Football Victoria’s Craig Moore and Helen Winterburn also presented sessions to the candidates throughout the day.
Importantly, part of the Conference also included a module on Goalkeeping led by Socceroo Legend Jim Fraser who was assisted by Football NSW Head of Goalkeeping Liam Dedini.
Football NSW’s Andrew Fearnley was happy with how the inaugural Regional Coaching Conference unfolded.
“It was a great opportunity for regional coaches to have access to a high-level coaching conference which would assist all the coaches in their coaching journey in preparation for their upcoming seasons to assist in developing and challenging players.
“It was pleasing to see the number of coaches we had attending from a range of football levels and also to see coaches from outside the Albury-Wodonga area attend.”
In addition to the State Coaching Conference for November 2020, following the success of the Regional Coaching Conference, Football NSW’s Warren Grieve understood the importance of bringing such events to these areas.
“We will now look at being able to have the Regional Conference as part of the Annual Calendar and roll out the concept across all the Branches.
“We look forward to re-visiting the Riverina Branch for 2021 and schedule in Conferences for each Branch, more details will be announced shortly.”