Coaching Conference Speaker Confirmed: Gareth Long

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Football NSW are delighted to announce Gareth Long as a guest speaker at the 2023 Football New South Wales Coaching Conference. 

Gareth Long is an experienced educationalist, coach, and coach educator. Having worked at the English FA as the PE & Coaching in Education Coordinator for the South West of England, Gareth now works at the Australian College of Physical Education at Sydney Olympic Park. When at the English FA Gareth helped design their Primary Teacher’s Award and has recently written the Sporting Schools Primary School Program for Football Australia.   

Gareth currently holds his UEFA B Diploma qualification and has coached across a range of contexts including as a Youth Development Phase coach in an English Football League academy and as the Youth Development Phase Lead for an NPL club. Gareth has written the new Bachelor of Football (Development, Management & Performance) for the Australian College of Physical Education. More importantly, Gareth coaches the U14s at Glebe Wanderers FC a community club within Eastern Suburbs Football Association. 

Gareth will be delivering a practical session on Day 1 of the Football New South Wales Coaching Conference themed around providing ownership to your players during your session.  

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 Diploma reaccreditation as per the AFC Coaching Convention.

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

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