Inclusivity Through Football in NSW

Community FC Programs

The FNSW Community FC program is an initiative developed to provide playing, coaching, and leadership opportunities to aspiring individuals from:

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups
  • Newly arrived migrants and refugees
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The aim of Community FC Programs is to use football as a vehicle for social change and to ensure that those that are inactive due to their lack of access to grassroots football are provided with the same opportunity as others.

This is a free program for all participants with programs running for a minimum of 8 weeks. All programs are run and supported by our member Clubs and Associations around NSW with players transitioning into club football at the completion of the program.

Types of Community FC Programs Available

Community FC Youth ‘Future Champions’ Program

This program is specific to participants aged 12-18, male or female. Participants within this program will go through training sessions each week covering components such as:

  • First Touch
  • 1 v 1
  • Striking the Ball (passing)
  • Running with the Ball

Community FC Senior ‘Just Play’ Program

This senior program for participants aged 18+ provides small-sided playing opportunities to targeted groups. Weekly training sessions involve variations of small-sided matches which will allow participants the opportunity to connect with fellow peers and form new social networks.

Community FC Female ‘Girls United’ Program

This female only program is specific to targeted disadvantaged groups who are aged between 12-17 and 18+. Much like the Community FC Youth Program, the program run for the younger female participants (aged 12-17) will involve weekly training sessions focusing on individual and team skill development as well as small-sided game play. The older age group (18+) will be involved in weekly sessions in the form of small-sided-games, much like the Community FC Senior Program. These participants will play inter-group matches each week with a variation in match formats.

Community FC ‘Emerging’ Coach Mentorship Program

One selected aspiring coach per Community FC site will be selected to progress through their coaching journey by completing community coaching courses. Once completed, their skills will be used to assist in the coaching of various programs in their corresponding Community FC site. Upon completion of these coaching courses, coaches will be required to complete certain exercises to demonstrate their progression and leadership skills. Selected coaches can be male or female and must be 16 years or older.

Community FC Locations

Sites can be found all around NSW with most found in the following areas:

  • Dee Why
  • Fairfield
  • Illawarra
  • Rooty Hill
  • Smithfield
  • Toongabbie
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Yennora

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Charlotte Ercil on or (02) 8814 4459.