Female football is certainly on the rise in the Northern Suburbs Football Association and one of the major reasons has been down to the increase of female coaches participating with the Club Coach Coordinator (CCC) program.
NSFA’s Club Coach Coordinator program focuses on improving the coaching standard and experience assisting clubs in developing a positive inclusive culture and by ultimately providing players with an enjoyable football experience.
Running the Club Coach Coordinator program since 2018, the 2020 season focused on developing the female side of football via its players and coaches.
The rise of female football in the NSFA has been evident this year and this goes down to the efforts NSFA and their Club Coach Coordinators have accomplished through the season.
Just this year, NSFA were able to introduce and encourage six clubs in having a Club Coach Coordinator for both the male and female squads.
Club’s such as Lane Cove FC, Lindfield FC, Turramurra United FC, West Pymble FC, Hornsby Heights FC and North Sydney FC all participated in the special project with more set to join in 2021.
Chatswood Rangers FC proved to be one of the major success stories of the Club Coach Coordinator project who inspired eight members from its Under 16 Girls to take up coaching. The club has also encouraged these promising young coaches to push for their FFA Skill Training Certificate with the aim of offering them coaching opportunities within their MiniRoos squads.
NSFA representative manager Eilidh Mackay has been one of the main pioneers in promoting female football in the area for a number of years now has been excited with the continual growth of the women’s game.
“Creating an inclusive and empowering culture where female players and coaches flourish is a strategic priority for the NSFA laid out in the What’s Best For Her Plan.
“The Club Coach Coordinator along with Female Football Coordinator (FFC) are the football leaders on the ground positively impacting the player experience.
“They are integral to achieving our vision of having the highest number of female participants in the game.”
-By Adrian Talevski