Coaching Conference Profile: Skye Eddy

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Football NSW is delighted to have Skye Eddy as one of the keynote international speakers for the 2024 Football NSW Coaching Conference. Skye Eddy is the founder of Soccer Parenting, with a mission of inspiring players by empowering parents. A former professional player, Skye was a collegiate and youth All-American goalkeeper, Defensive MVP of the…

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2024 Coaching Conference Tickets now on sale

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Early Bird tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Coaching Conference, to be held at Valentine Sports Park on the 23rd and 24th of November. After a fantastic return of the conference in 2023, this year’s event aims to build on that success with an impressive collection of local and international presenters. Coaches will once…

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Corporate Kick-Off set to launch at Valentine Sports Park

It’s been a long time coming, Football NSW is set to launch its brand new ‘Corporate Kick-Off’ lunch league competition for local businesses and workers at its spiritual home, Valentine Sports Park. The small-sided (7 v 7, 25 minutes per match) football competition on FIFA certified fields with balls supplied by Deploy, will provide a…

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Baker highlights League One Women’s football on the rise

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Known to many as one of the most lethal attackers in the women’s game in NSW, St George FC star striker Jordan Baker has seen a huge change in the level of competitiveness in League One Women’s football. “I came into this league five years ago and the step up each year has been incredible.…

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Important ATO Information for Not-For-Profits

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From the 2023-24 income year onward, non-charitable not-for-profits (NFPs) with an active ABN will need to lodge an annual NFP self-review return to confirm their income tax exemption status. The new reporting requirement was introduced in the 2021–22 Federal Budget to enhance transparency and integrity in the tax, super and registry system by ensuring only eligible…

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Football NSW acknowledges National Reconciliation Week

Football NSW acknowledges National Reconciliation Week, kicking off on Monday, May 27th and concluding on Monday, June 3rd. It’s a week where all Australians learn about the shared histories, cultures and achievements as well as exploring how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.  These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jason Marfia

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Throughout National Volunteer Week, Football NSW is highlighting the contributions of various members of grassroots football that have been nominated by their local community. Jason Marfia is the lifeblood and backbone of the Bossley Sports Soccer Club, and to be perfectly honest, we wouldn’t have such a successful club if it wasn’t for Jason. In…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Young

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Throughout National Volunteer Week, Football NSW is highlighting the contributions of various members of grassroots football that have been nominated by their local community. Chris joined the Sutherland Shire Football Referees branch in 1997 and from an early age showed incredible promise as a highly talented referee that would one day be going places. His…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joshua Lang

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Throughout National Volunteer Week, Football NSW is highlighting the contributions of various members of grassroots football that have been nominated by their local community. Joshua’s tenure as president of our football club has been nothing short of transformative. Taking the reins during a turbulent period in 2021, he steered the club away from the brink…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Terry Wong

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Throughout National Volunteer Week, Football NSW is highlighting the contributions of various members of grassroots football that have been nominated by their local community. Terry is our Coaching Coordinator and a committee member at the club. Terry started coaching with the club more than a decade ago, when his oldest child started out in under…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bradley Peryman

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Throughout National Volunteer Week, Football NSW is highlighting the contributions of various members of grassroots football that have been nominated by their local community. Bradley’s dedication to Condell Park FC is truly remarkable. Starting his journey playing at just six years old to today at age 28 still playing and continuing through various roles and…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Schneider

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Throughout National Volunteer Week, Football NSW is highlighting the contributions of various members of grassroots football that have been nominated by their local community. In the bustling world of our club, one name stands out for her unwavering dedication, tireless efforts, and remarkable leadership – Lisa Schneider. As we reflect on the past year, it’s…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Luke Bingham

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Throughout National Volunteer Week, Football NSW is highlighting the contributions of various members of grassroots football that have been nominated by their local community. Luke Bingham has been a cornerstone of our local football regional community in Millthorpe, dedicating over two decades of volunteer service with unwavering commitment. He began his journey coaching his older…

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Artist Wanted for Reconciliation Action Plan

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Football NSW, in partnership with the Football NSW Indigenous Advisory Group (FNSWIAG), are in the process of developing a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We are seeking to commission a First Nations artist to design the artwork for the RAP. If you are interested in designing the artwork for our RAP, please complete the following…

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Valentine Sports Park hosts Female Football Week events

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As part of 2024 Female Football Week celebrations, Football NSW delivered a series of events at Valentine Sports Park to support the various sectors of our football community. On Monday May 6th, Football NSW hosted a hosted a technical session for referees on foul recognition and sanctions, using video footage from female football games. Referees…

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Lighting Strikes for Collaroy Cromer

Collaroy Cromer Strikers Football Club (CCSFC), a thriving football community bursting at the seams with almost 1,800 members, recently took a leap towards improving their facilities and enhancing the football experience for their players. The club’s decision to apply for funding under the NSW Football Legacy Fund – Round 2 was driven by the continuous…

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Football NSW Female Football Week Awards Announced

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As part of our Female Football Week celebrations, Football NSW is celebrating the contributions of dedicated individuals within our community! The following Award winners were nominated by members of the local community and are in contention for the national Female Football Week Awards to be announced on Friday, May 10th. Female Referee of the Year:…

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Creating Positive Environments For All

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With the start of the season underway it serves as a timely reminder to reflect on why we do what we do and what part we play in ensuring safe, fun and inclusive environments for the future of tomorrow to grow and develop. Every year we see too many young players walk away from the…

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Sapphire Cup Round 3 Draw Released

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The Round 3 draw of the Sapphire Cup has now been completed, with Round 2 winners from the FNSW League One Women’s and local associations now being joined by teams from the NPL Women’s NSW competition. View the summary of the draw below. Check the Football NSW Match Centre for confirmed fixtures.

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In The Technical Area with Stephen Bott

Stephen is currently Head of Football for the Gladesville Ravens NPL Women’s program. When did you first start coaching and why? I started coaching after I stopped playing at the age of 39 after an ACL injury. Football is a part of my DNA, so it was just a case of working out where I…

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Get the most out of game day!

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The game is the most exciting part of everyone’s football week, be it the over excited players who have been counting down the days since their last game on a weekend morning, or the equally excited parents and loved ones keen to see their sons and daughters emulate their heroes on the thousands of pitches…

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Inclusive Coaching Workshop held at Valentine Sports Park

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Last month Football NSW successfully delivered an Inclusive Coaching Workshop at Valentine Sports Park for coaches looking to further develop their knowledge in the inclusion space. The workshop saw Special Olympics Education & Training Manager Leisl Stimpson deliver an education session on coaching all abilities football. The education piece had a great presentation and practical…

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Football NSW Coach Education – March Wrap-Up

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March saw another milestone for the Football NSW Coach Education team, commencing the first Regional B Diploma course in Goulburn. Members of all three regional branches were in attendance, with the course being the culmination of several years’ work from Development Manager of Regional Football, Andrew Fearnley, building coaching capacity in regional areas through a…

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Dual registration reminder

Dual registration reminder – 2024 Update Playing for more than one club at a time (commonly known as dual registration) is prohibited under FIFA statutes, and that prohibition applies to every level of football. There are very limited circumstances under which Football Australia has provided exemptions from this prohibition. As a result, Football NSW is…

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Serenity with upgraded amenity for Liverpool Olympic

Southern District Soccer Football Association club Liverpool Olympic FC have been rewarded for their persistence with $60,000 from the NSW Football Legacy Fund Infrastructure Stream – Round 2. Liverpool Olympic FC has seen a spike in participation in recent years with growth of 12% between the 2021 and 2023 football seasons.  Notably, female participation has…

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In The Technical Area with Matt Stonestreet

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Matt is the currently a coach at Dubbo Devils and South Dubbo Wanderers.  When did you first start coaching and why? I started in 2015 when my son took up the sport. I had played as a junior when I was younger and understood the game and thought it would be a good way to…

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CPD Workshops Confirmed for April – June

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Details have been confirmed for a number of CPD workshops to be delivered in partnership with local associations during April, May and June in order to upskill local coaches. All workshops will contribute towards the CPD hours required for reaccreditation of qualifications required by Football Australia. Coaches who attend multiple workshops of the same CPD topic…

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Unlocking the benefit of your assistant coach

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How often do we see the assistant coach out on the grass standing with their hands folded next to the head coach observing training?  Maybe they are asked to move some cones or collect some balls. For those of us fortunate enough to have an assistant coach, are you unlocking the best of that resource? …

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Round 6 Preview – League Two Men’s

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With five rounds in the books, the Football NSW League Two Men’s competition is starting to take shape as it reaches Round Six. The Match of the Round this week sees Hawkesbury City FC look to build off their first win of the season when they host a high-flying Inner West Hawks FC.   Friday,…

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Round 3 Preview – League One Women’s

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Round 3 in the Football NSW League One Women’s competition is another fascinating weekend of action to enjoy across the town. We have seven games including some blockbuster clashes and it is headlined by Bankstown City Lions FC hosting Marconi Stallions in the Match of the Round. Let’s get onto the preview. Match of the…

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Round 6 Preview – League One Men’s

Another exciting weekend of FNSW League One Men’s action awaits with round six ahead of us this weekend. Plenty to talk about after a drama-filled weekend just gone, let’s preview what’s ahead across three days this weekend.   Match of the Round: UNSW FC v Rydalmere Lions; Saturday 16 February, 7pm, The Village Green Our…

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Football NSW Coach Education – February Wrap-Up

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With the grassroots football season picking up, Football NSW worked in conjunction with several associations in the delivery of local initiatives during February, including five C Diploma courses, a Foundation of Goalkeeping course and a Grassroots Coaching Festival. Valentine Sports Park played host to the first Foundation of Goalkeeping Course delivered by Football NSW, as…

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Australia Cup Preliminary Round 2 and Round 3 draws released

Clubs from Football NSW associations and the League One and League Two Men’s competitions have learned their first steps on the road to qualification for the 2024 Australia Cup Round of 32. Pairings for 44 matches featuring association clubs in Round 2 have been confirmed, with the winners progressing to Round 3. Representatives from the…

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Johnson makes A-League Women’s debut

Football NSW assistant referee Alexis Johnson has achieved another milestone in her promising career, making her A-League Women’s debut on Saturday afternoon. Alexis was appointed to the match between Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar at Maitland Regional Sportsground, alongside referee Beth Rattray and fellow Football NSW representatives Maggie Price (assistant referee) and Molly Godsell (fourth…

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