Coaching Conference Speaker Confirmed: Greig Paterson


Football NSW are delighted to announce that Greig Paterson, Head of Coach Education & Development for the Scottish Football Association, will be heading to Sydney to present at the 2023 Football NSW Coaching Conference. 

Greig Paterson is a UEFA Pro Licence holder and Coach Educator for all levels for the UEFA coaching pathway.  Greig’s current role sees him responsible for the national strategic vision to support and develop the coaching workforce at all levels through the design and implementation of the Scottish FA coach education and coach development modernization plan as part of the Scottish FA Strategic Plan.

In 2021 Greig and his Scottish FA team were awarded the UEFA GROW Award for Creativity & Innovation in Organisational Development for their successful transition and delivery of Coach Education courses to thousands of people across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. The UEFA Grow Awards recognise off-field excellence in national associations’ strategic development, as well as providing a Europe-wide platform for sharing best-practice models and strategic initiatives from across UEFA’s 55-member national associations  

Prior to working for the Scottish FA Greig was Coach Education Manager for the Football Association of Ireland leading coach education within the National Association supporting coaches of all levels. Greig is also a United Soccer Coaches (USC) consultant for the delivery of Coach Education & Development in the USA and is a PhD student at Edinburgh Napier University studying efficacy and effectiveness of Coach Education   

Greig will be presenting 2 different keynote sessions on both days at the 2023 Football New South Wales Coaching Conference. Whilst in Sydney he will also be working with stakeholders across the game in New South Wales to support Coach & Player Development. 

“To have someone of Greig’s experience across all parts of the football world from Grassroots through to elite football is a fantastic addition to this year’s conference,” said Football NSW’s Coach Development Manager Chris Adams. 

“Coaches of all levels will gain valuable insights into coaching from Greig to then apply into their relevant coaching environment be it in an NPL youth or senior environment to a volunteer coach at a local association club.”

The 2023 Football New South Wales Coaching Conference will be held at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November. The two-day event, hosted by well-known football personality Stephanie Brantz, will see keynote presentations given by international and domestic special guests, with a raft of experience across all levels of the game. 

Coaches will once again have the opportunity to sculpt their own learning journey through a series of theory and practical break-out sessions allowing you to choose topics most relevant to your specific interests. 

Football New South Wales are also pleased to confirm that ticket prices for the event will be frozen and remain the same from the 2019 conference as a commitment to coaches having access to professional development opportunities. 

Coaches can purchase a one-day attendee pass (25 CPD Points) or a two-day weekend pass (50 CPD Points). 

Full attendance at each day earns participants 25 points per day towards FA/AFC licence reaccreditation as per the AFC Coaching Convention.

Tickets are on sale now, with Early Bird pricing available until 5:30pm Friday, September 29th!

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If your club wishes to book a club package for your coaches, please contact to organise.

More event speakers and schedule will be revealed over the coming weeks.