Football NSW are delighted to announce Football Australia’s Community Technical Lead, Louise McColl, as a guest speaker at the 2023 Football NSW Coaching Conference.
Louise started her official coaching journey back in 2005 whilst playing for Warrington Town Ladies FC in Northwest England. She moved to Australia in 2008 and started coaching junior teams in Bendigo, Victoria.
She started her involvement with coach education in 2014 by presenting grassroots courses for Football Victoria and then progressed to advanced course coach presenting after attending a FIFA Facilitators course in 2016.
Louise was awarded Rebel Sport Female Community Coach of the Year in 2019. She has been one of the head coaches at the Melbourne Victory Elite Girls Programme and was Coach Education Manager for the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League. She was also head of soccer at the Bendigo South East School Athlete Development Program.
Louise will be delivering a theory session as part of the Women’s Football breakout stream across both days of the 2023 Football NSW Coaching Conference providing key insights into creating female friendly football environments.
The 2023 Football NSW 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 NSW 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.
If your club wishes to book a club package for your coaches, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise.