The National Club Development Program (NCDP) is alive and kicking as Football NSW was excited to see the likes of Northern Tigers FC, Berowra Football Club, St Ives FC, Lane Cove FC and Hornsby RSL FC completing the program.
Football NSW recognises that community-based football clubs play a key role in the development of football in Australia.
To raise the overall standard of club administration and operations at all levels of the game, Football Australia has established the NCDP to provide a clear model to develop and maintain a successful football club.
Football NSW’s Club Development and Participation Coordinator, Trevor Huxley reiterated the important role NCDP plays in the development of the game at grassroots level.
“NCDP presents all levels of football, from clubs to Associations and Football NSW to Football Australia, with the opportunity to promote best practice.”
Proud Northern Suburbs Football Association CEO Ed Ferguson was delighted with the news his clubs were awarded for their high standards delivered to its members this year.
“The NCDP health check allowed us to take a step back from our day-to-day operations that consume much of our time to consider how we can grow as a club and service our members and wider community better.
“From the NCDP we have identified 11 key areas of focus for 2021 and are working diligently to ensure we meet our milestones to create a better club.”
Fellow NSFA Association club Berowra FC were a prime example, highlighting the achievements coming out of the football mad area, as Club President Brad Rayner echoed the sentiments to Football NSW.
“NCDP was a great tool to show me there were many opportunities ways to improve the club.
“Since undertaking the NCDP we have developed additional programs for our participants, by adding Summer and Walking Football programs, alongside Mini kick-off programs.
“This has allowed us to cater to participants from age 4 to 74, all year round. I encourage all clubs to complete the NCDP to assist you in finding ways your club can improve.”
While finally, Lyle Hudson President of St Ives FC backed the NCDP and its place across the football landscape.
“Since completing the NCDP and receiving feedback the club has improved its website and Social Media pages to better capture enquires, questions and feedback.
“This has meant the registration communication process has been easier and have had signification grown in new players to the club. Another focus has been on Female football with growth in Junior girls’ teams.”
Football NSW applauds Northern Tigers FC, Berowra Football Club, St Ives FC, Lane Cove FC and Hornsby RSL FC for their commitment to the development of their Clubs for the ultimate benefit of their members.
For more information on the NCDP, please contact Trevor Huxley on email@example.com