Football NSW scores big at 2024 NSW Community Sport Awards

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Football NSW had a hugely successful night at the 2024 NSW Community Sports Awards, picking up four awards in a state-wide sporting celebration held at CommBank Stadium. The 2023 NAIDOC Cup event was named Inclusion Achievement of the Year, Canterbury Football’s Enfield Rovers picked up two community awards, while Armando Gardiman AM was recognised for…

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Join us to kick off NAIDOC Week with Indigenous Round

To kick off NAIDOC Week in 2024, Football NSW will mark the weekend of competitions from the 5 – 7 July as ‘Indigenous Round’, with Clubs and Associations invited to celebrate First Nations culture and football participants.  NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with the 2024…

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Be Heart Healthy in 2024

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Following another successful Heart Health Round in April, Football NSW continues to encourage players to complete heart health checks in 2024.  Getting your car serviced and attaining a pink slip is something most of us action on a regular basis to ensure our cars stay on the road. Despite our health being vastly more important,…

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Football NSW statement

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Football NSW has today sought guidance, support and leadership from the Federal Minister for Sport, the Hon. Anika Wells MP and key government agencies, around gender diversity in sport. Football NSW is an active and supportive organisation when it comes to equality and inclusion, continually striving towards making football accessible to all who wish to…

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Football NSW Annual General Meeting – 27 March 2024

On 27 March 2024, Football NSW held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in respect of the 2022-23 financial year at Valentine Sports Park.  During the AGM, Football NSW Chair, Gilbert Lorquet, provided a year in review, acknowledged the support of his fellow Board members and thanked former Board member, Morris Iemma (resigned 10 August 2023),…

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Make it Red for Heart Health in 2024

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Heart Health Round is back for its second year with Clubs and Associations encouraged to ‘Make it Red!’ from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2024. An initiative of the Heartbeat of Football Foundation, the national awareness campaign aims to turn sporting grounds across Australia RED for heart disease and sudden cardiac arrest. Funds raised…

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Shellharbour Junior Football Club named national Club of the Year

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Football South Coast’s Shellharbour Junior Football Club has been announced as an inaugural Club Changer Club of Year. Over a year from the launch of Club Changer, Football Australia’s Club Development Program, more than 1,000 community football clubs have engaged with the program while over 700 have acquired their 1 Star recognition for work in…

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Applications open for $200 million Play Our Way Sports Grants

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Applications for the Australian Government’s $200 million Play Our Way program are now open. To support organisations with their applications, there will be an important webinar being held from 1pm to 1:30PM, Friday 22 March, 2024. This webinar will go through any and all details pertaining to the grant, including information on eligibility criteria, assessment…

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Football NSW community a major beneficiary of Growing Football Fund Grants

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Fifty-two Football NSW Clubs & Associations have been announced by Football Australia as inaugural recipients of the Growing Football Fund’s Community Grants. Representing 45% of the national total of women and girl participants, the Football NSW family was successful in receiving a significant investment from the fund. A diverse group of 121 Clubs and Associations…

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No Respect, No Game

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Football NSW reminds everyone involved with our game of their responsibility in creating a safe, inclusive and supportive environment across all football activities. Whether as a player, official or spectator at a match, you have a responsibility to ensure that the game is played in a fair, competitive manner without the escalation of abuse, intimidation…

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Football NSW Referee Branch Seminar kicks off the year

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Last Saturday, Valentine Sports Park played host to the first Football NSW Referees Branch Seminar since the amalgamation with the NSW State League Branch in late 2023. The Seminar signalled the start of a new year for referees across NSW, as members gathered to hear about the season ahead, engage in educational workshops with their…

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Football St George’s journey to empowering female coaches

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Football St George (FSG) is making significant strides in breaking down gender barriers and promoting inclusivity through their Female Coach Mentoring Program. With diversity among coaching staff remaining a challenge, FSG have been proactively seeking solutions at a local level and the NSW Football Legacy Program, funded through the NSW Government, has enabled them to…

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2024 Australia Cup Entries Now Open

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Club applications to participate in the Australia Cup 2024 NSW Preliminary rounds have officially opened. In what will be a massive year for Australia’s most prestigious knockout Cup competition, Football NSW is formally inviting teams from across the football family to participate, with a chance to progress to the Australia Cup 2024 Final Rounds. Football…

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Brighter Fields, Brighter Future for Gunners Soccer Club

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In the world of football, the success of a club extends beyond the triumphs on the pitch; it lies in the infrastructure that supports its growth. Gunners Soccer Club, a thriving and rapidly expanding club, recognised the need for additional support to accommodate its ever-growing membership.  Campbelltown City Council, with the support of Gunners SC,…

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Daughters and Dads Football continues momentum 

The award-winning Daughters and Dads Football program continues to grow, with over 1,000 participants taking part across NSW since the first pilot programs in late 2022. Aimed at 5 – 12-year-old girls and their fathers (or father figures), the program is delivered in collaboration with the University of Newcastle and the NSW Office of Sport,…

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Reserve your seat for the inaugural FNSW Club Development Conference

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Football NSW is delighted to be hosting its inaugural Club Development Conference at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday, 17 February 2024. The Conference is designed to empower community clubs, equipping them with valuable insights, information and tools to help foster increased capacity and ongoing participation growth.   Community members can now take advantage of early bird…

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Football NSW sets sights on record numbers for 2024

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In the wake of a monumental year for Australian football with the success of the Matildas and Socceroos on the world stage, now, more than ever, Australians are set to be inspired to play football. The newly launched 2024 Play Football campaign aims to connect not only players of all ages and backgrounds to their…

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NSW Government opens stadiums as screening sites for Matildas semi-final

Following the Matildas’ heart stopping win over France in the quarter-final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, the NSW Government will open two Sydney stadiums as screening sites to ensure more football fans can cheer on the team in the semi-final. The Matildas will face England in their knockout clash on Wednesday 16 August at Stadium Australia,…

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Iemma resigns from Football NSW Board

Football NSW can announce that Morris Iemma has resigned from its Board of Directors. Morris was first elected to the Football NSW Board in March 2020, playing a role in helping the organisation navigate through two years of COVID-19 interruptions. As the former Premier of NSW, Morris also provided valuable knowledge and insights within the…

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Coaching Expos extend into the Riverina Branch

Football NSW has continued its Regional Coaching Expos by running Workshops with the Griffith and Albury-Wodonga Football Associations on Sunday, 30th and Monday, 31st July respectively. Over 40 coaches attended the two workshops, where coaches could attain 10 CPD points, while a pleasing number of community coaches also joined in, representing a strong range of…

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NSW to go green and gold as Matildas score Sydney final

Following the Matildas’ triumphant win over Canada in their final pool match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, the NSW Government is getting behind the team in the lead up to their round of 16 match on Monday, August 7 which will be played in Sydney at Stadium Australia. Buildings will turn green and…

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 Females First for Nepean football clubs

Nepean Football Association (NFA) clubs are poised to benefit from multiple successful grants stemming from Round 1 of the NSW Football Legacy Fund (Infrastructure stream). Off the back of Hawkesbury Sports Council’s pursuit of funding, three transformative facilities projects are planned for Bensons Lane, Icely Park, and Woodlands Oval to support gender neutrality and cater…

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Football NSW extends Goal Post Partnership with PILA

Football NSW has announced the renewal of PILA as its long-standing Official Goal Post Partner, with the relationship extending to a sixteenth year. PILA is Australia’s largest manufacturer of commercial sports field hardware and streetscape products, including goal posts and flag poles, with their high-quality Australian Made football goal posts built at their Sydney and…

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Optimise Sports Physiotherapy & Performance partners with Football NSW

Football NSW has announced Optimise Sports Physiotherapy & Performance as its Official Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning Services Supplier. Owned and founded by Football NSW Institute and Talent Support Program Head Physiotherapist, Chris El-Hayek, Optimise operates out of the Charles Valentine Building at Valentine Sports Park. El-Hayek aims to combine his passions for strength and…

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Futsal Premier Leagues 2023 season schedule now live

The countdown to the 2023 Football NSW Futsal season is on with the action kicking off on Saturday, 16th September 2023. Fourteen rounds will make up the regular season for the Futsal Premier League, Futsal Premier League 2 and the Futsal Development League, while the AWD Futsal League will consist of eight home and away…

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Coach Development Expos travel to Western NSW

Over 50 regional coaches took part in Football NSW’s recent Coach Development Expos which hit Dubbo and Bathurst on the 17-18 July. With a focus on the inclusion of goalkeepers and support from the Principles of Play, the Expos were led by Football NSW’s Coach Education Manager, Chris Adams, and Regional Football Development Manager, Andrew…

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2023 Winter Futsal League Men’s champions crowned

The 2023 Winter Futsal League (WFL) Men’s competitions came to a conclusion on the weekend of the 15-16 July with two new champions crowned in the division 1 and 2 Grand Finals held at Valentine Sports Park. Mosaic Metros Sports Club proved too strong for Canterbury Bankstown Futsal Club, finishing as 6-0 victors in the…

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Round 24 Review – League Two Men’s

The Football New South Wales League Two Men’s season reached 80% completion this week in Round 24 with the top teams flexing their muscles as the race for the top two continued. The Match of the Round this week saw Gladesville Ryde Magic get back to winning ways in style at home against Hurstville FC…

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Bonsoir Les Bleues: Valentine Sports Park welcomes French national team

Football NSW’s Valentine Sports Park was a hive of activity on Sunday following the French Women’s National Football Team’s exclusive training session ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ (FWWC2023). The session allowed for limited dignitaries and representatives of the football community to take in the sights and sounds of…

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Update: Western Sydney Wanderers FC spectator incidents

Football NSW provides this update on its investigation into repeated incidents involving the ignition of flares and fireworks by spectators at Western Sydney Wanderers FC (WSW) Football NSW League One matches during the 2022 Premiership season. Following its investigation into these incidents, Football NSW has imposed the following sanctions on WSW: A fine of $6,500;…

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Broadlex announced as official partner of Football NSW NAIDOC Cup teams

Football NSW is excited to announce Broadlex Cleaning and Property Services as the official partner of our inaugural 2022 NAIDOC Cup teams. On Wednesday 6th July 2022, Football NSW and Northern NSW Football will participate in the very first NAIDOC Cup event, taking place on Awabakal land at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility. Broadlex…

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COVID-19 Update – 14 March 2022

As of the 14 March 2022, the NSW Government’s rules and restrictions around sport, exercise and outdoor gatherings are as follows. Anyone can participate in sport, exercise, and outdoor gatherings. You are not required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence COVID-19 Safe Check-in is not required Face masks are not required. Gyms and…

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Return to Football Update – 8th November 2021

The NSW Government have published an Amendment Order to the Public Health Orders which have come into effect as of Monday, 8 November 2021. Most notably for the Football NSW community are the following updates: Indoor recreation facilities can now operate at a maximum capacity of up to 1 person per 2 square metres. Outdoor public…

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Return to Football Update – 19 October 2021

With NSW reaching the 80% double vaccination target, an updated Public Health Order (PHO) has been published, with the updated restrictions having come into effect from Monday, 18 October 2021. Based on the current PHO and guidance from the Office of Sport, Football NSW provides this update on the conditions under which football activities can…

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