Carlya Harrold may only be 25, but the dedicated Kellyville Kolts Premier League Manager, who has also been part of the club’s committee for the past seven years wears her heart on her sleeve for her beloved club.
Playing the world game for the past ten seasons, Harrold first got into football thanks to her father’s influence.
“I’d say my love of football came from my dad.
“He played all his life and has coached me for the past 10 years.
“He’s currently the President of the club and his dedication and passion has been a huge inspiration to me to give back to the community as much as possible.”
Wise words from the young gun, Carlya has held numerous volunteer positions at the Kolts further educating her on what’s expected to run a grassroots football side.
“I’ve served on the committee in various roles during my time at the club.
“Previously I have been the ladies co-ordinator and served on the Hills Football Inc female football subcommittee.
“I currently manage the Men’s Premier League team, coach the under 14 girls division 1 side, coach super soccer (the clubs special needs program), and coach in the club ball mastery program.”
With 32 volunteer committee members and 230 club coaches and managers at the club, the Kolts are definitely doing things right in the Hills Football Association area, but one things for certain, it’s the volunteers that have steered the club into a positive direction.
“Without volunteers, grassroots football wouldn’t be able to run as well as it does.
“Volunteers that give up their weeknights and weekends to ensure our kids get on the field and have the best experience possible are the unsung heroes of the football community.”
Moving forward, the Kolts are kicking massive goals on and off the pitch as the 2021 season has seen the implementation of a Technical Director and well known figure in the Australian football circles in former Australian Youth International Corey Gameiro.
“This year the club has put a massive focus on player development with the appointment of our new Technical Director and former A-League player Corey Gameiro and the implementation of our Monday night coaching programs for goalkeepers, strikers, and U10-U13’s in ball mastery.
“It’s the way of the future and we hope it will create and develop future football stars of our game at all levels across both boys and girls categories.”
Who knows, from her passion and dedication for the sport we may well see Carlya follow in the footsteps of her father in becoming the club’s President one day.