Earlier this month the NSFA Club Coach Coordinator team reconnected after the off-season to begin preparations for the 2019 season.
The NSFA Club Coach Coordinator (CCC) program continues after the success of 2018 with further clubs joining the program in Prouille FC and Turramurra United FC.
With 20 clubs on board, NSFA becomes the largest CCC program in the Football NSW landscape, leading the way in coach development and the opportunities on offer to coaches in the community space. Ed Ferguson was joined on the night by CCC’s to share experiences, initiatives and create action plans for the season ahead.
“It was great to have all the clubs and CCC’s back together to enter our second year of the program. The intent from all clubs has been fantastic which can be seen in the growth of clubs on board, as well as the expansion of CCC’s within clubs, allowing us to have a greater reach and provide more support to more community coaches’.
The night kicked off with Ed sharing various NSFA initiatives for the 2019 season including the second annual NSFA Community Coach Education Expo, the announcement of a Female Coach mentoring program, release of a new Parent education and Game Leader education evening and the confirmation of the second annual Super League and Diamond League workshop. With lots on offer once again and many clubs making critical steps of their own, Ferguson opened the floor with Troy Sheather of Hornsby Heights FC and Luke Harris of Lindfield FC presenting.
Troy presented on the journey HHFC have faced since the inception of the CCC program, most vitally including the creation of specific MiniRoos, Youth Boys and Youth Girls CCC roles. Luke extended the discussion, sharing Lindfield FC’s process of developing and mentoring young coaches.
The evening proved a brilliant opportunity for Les Bee (FFA Community Coach Education Manager), Oscar Gonzalez (FNSW Community Coach Education Manager), Brian Dene (FNSW Womens Technical Director) and newly appointed Eugene Lawrenz (MWFA Coach Education manager) to gain feedback, understanding and recommendations on the CCC program. As one of the leading FNSW associations in the CCC program Ferguson proposed a new planning and accountability structure to help guide clubs. The proposed ‘levels’ concept encourages clubs to consider long term strategies for their coach development efforts, providing sustainability and consistency to achieve success.
The proposed levels helped direct discussion and planning as the 20 CCC clubs created their action plans for 2019 with many clubs taking vital steps towards building their capacity and capability.
‘The evening was a success and once again I am amazed at the passion, dedication and investment of the CCC’s in their local community club and the player and coach experience within NSFA. We have a tremendous team of role models and champions of the game that I believe will continue to create a better environment for our players and coaches, as well as being leaders of the grassroots game in the country’
Thank you to those clubs in attendance and part of the CCC program.
- Asquith SC
- Berowra FC
- Chatswood Rangers FC
- Gordon SC
- Hornsby Heights FC
- Hornsby RSL FC
- Kissing Point FC
- Lane Cove FC
- Lindfield FC
- North Sydney United FC
- North Sydney Boys High School
- North Turramurra FC
- Northbridge FC
- Prouille FC
- Sacred Heart Mosman FC
- Sacred Heart Pymble FC
- St Ives FC
- St Michaels FC
- Turramurra United FC
- West Pymble FC