Football NSW and NOVA Employment renew long-standing partnership

NOVA Employment Renewal FNSW

Football NSW has announced that Disability Employment Service and Registered NDIS Provider NOVA Employment, has renewed their long-standing partnership as the presenting sponsor of the annual Football4All Gala Day.

Established in 2008, Football4All is an initiative led by Football NSW aimed at providing people with a special need or disability an avenue to enjoy ‘The World Game’ with family and friends.

Run by Football NSW’s member Clubs and Associations, the Football4All programs provide inclusive playing opportunities in a safe and secure environment. All 44 programs from around NSW vary in their offerings depending on the players within, however all initiatives highlight the significance of inclusion, health promotion and skill development.

The partnership renewal sees NOVA Employment return as the naming partner for the NOVA Employment Football4All League and NOVA Employment AWD Futsal League in addition to the NOVA Employment Football4All Gala Day for both 2021 and 2022.

Football NSW Chief Executive Officer Stuart Hodge was pleased to have secured an extension of the partnership with NOVA Employment.

“NOVA Employment first joined forces with Football NSW back in May 2012. The almost decade long partnership has been crucial in our ability to support and grow our inclusion programs in New South Wales,” he said.

“We look forward to working with Martin and the NOVA Employment team over the coming years.”

NOVA Employment CEO Martin Wren echoed Hodge’s sentiments.

“We really enjoy being part of Football NSW’s Football4All program and feel privileged to be on board again for 2021 and 2022,” he said.

“NOVA Employment encourages participation in team sports and Football4All provides a safe, fun environment where lasting skills and friendships can be developed.”

NOVA Employment is a not-for-profit charity that aims to achieve the employment of people who have a disability in award wage work within the general community. They offer specialist job seeking assistance, post placement support and work exclusively with people who have a disability.

The NOVA Employment Football4All Gala Day will take place at Valentine Sports Park on Sunday June 27, 2021.

Football Queensland and Roar Football in the Community program to capitalise on growth

Football Queensland (FQ) have announced a partnership with A-League staple Brisbane Roar as the member federation continues to build towards their 2026 strategic growth plan.

The two organisations have combined to launch a community incentive, titled ‘Football Queensland and Roar Football in the Community’.

As a result of the collaboration, it is an Australian first – as no club across the country has experienced a feat  which is being exhibited in Queensland between the Roar and governing body.

This gound-breaking alliance has effectively reinforced the established relationship between the state and one of the country’s most renowned football clubs, drawing emphasis upon the strategy of building upon the ongoing development and support of football within Queensland.

Football Queensland and Roar Football in the Community will deliver a vast variety of grassroots football clinics, sessions, events and community engagement programs to young aspiring boy and girl participants.

FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci disclosed his assertiveness in FQ hitting the 2026 strategy plan, with the newly found partnership a step in the right direction.

“Combining our strong ties to the grassroots football community with Brisbane Roar’s connection to football fans across the state ensures we can implement best practice delivery methods to unite the game in Queensland,” he said via media release.

Brisbane Roar FC Chairman & CEO Kaz Patafta discussed his admiration towards the expansion of the Club’s reach in the new state wide opportunity.

“We’re delighted to expand Brisbane Roar FC’s reach throughout the Queensland football community as we continue working collaboratively with Football Queensland to pave the way for innovative and strategic opportunities for the game,” he added via press release.

This community program intends on introducing young boys and girls to the sport of football, in attempts to increase participation numbers.

It is a strict objective in which FQ are adamant in achieving, all in accordance to their 2024-2026 Development Strategy.

Additionally, the programs created are crafted for children across the state of Queensland, with a database featured on the community program website, allowing parents to navigate the closest programs within their respective area of the state.

Schools are also invited to become involved – find out more about Football in the Community here: https://footballqueensland.com.au/football-in-the-community/

Volunteers valued throughout nationwide week in their honour

Volunteers are the backbone of sports clubs across the nation, within the lifespan of a successful club, volunteers throughout generations are selflessly involved.

National Volunteer Week 2024 is an incentive created by Volunteering Australia (VA) who have continued the promotion of volunteers since their inception in 1991.

Founded under the National Secretariat Program, VA are the peak organisation for volunteers across the country.

National Volunteer week has officially began, with its conclusion occurring on Sunday.

Coaches, administrators, referees and team managers all fall under the plethora of volunteers in whom without it the day to day living organism of a club would cease to exist.

Selfless within the endeavours undertaken, volunteers dedicate time and effort at the betterment of a sports club.

Playing a pivotal role in various aspects of a sports club operations. They are the unsung heroes in building chemistry amongst players, club participants and officials.

Unifying a broader community under the umbrella of a sporting entity.

Football across the nation have showcased their appreciation towards volunteers.

Football NSW have swiftly acknowledged the continuous contributions made by volunteers throughout the state by disclosing their participation within the week.

As stated on their website, Football NSW CEO John Tsatsimas touched upon the importance in which volunteers possess.

“Every week we see thousands of dedicated volunteers, committed administrators, and mums and dads giving their time to ensure our players of all ages can enjoy the beautiful game.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our game – the grassroots appeal of our game would not be what it is without their passion for the sport and undying commitment to their local club and community.”

Football NSW are honouring the volunteers within the state through Football NSW Champion Volunteer Pieces, all to be presented across social media platforms and the NSW website throughout the duration of volunteer week.

Additionally, the theme for this year’s annual National Volunteer Week is “Something for Everyone”. Placing a firm emphasis upon recognition of diversity within the volunteering community.

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