Last week, Football NSW assisted John Moriarty Football in their outstanding work in Dubbo and the surrounding areas in a number of special activities.
A number of Community Coaching Workshops were conducted as a part of a week-long dedication to football at both the Narromine Sports Complex for the Narromine Soccer Club and the Westside Panthers Club.
An additional trip was made to the township of Peak Hill, where JMF led a range of school holiday clinics for excited youngsters.
The Football NSW team who attended the event were headed up by Football NSW Technical Director Warren Grieve and Regional Football Manager Andrew Fearnley, with former Matildas and current Football Ferns coach Tom Sermanni appearing as a special guest.
Coaches from the Narromine Soccer Club and the Westside Panthers Club were treated to information evenings aimed at further developing and upskilling them with a focus on fostering natural development.
Enthusiastic grassroots coaches in attendance had the opportunity to discuss with the technical staff key points around the ‘Discovery Phase’ (coaching children aged 5-9) for the upcoming grassroots season.
Football NSW has actively supported John Moriarty Football’s coaches in recent years with tailormade coaching development courses focused on guiding them through their Indigenous clinic-based programs and providing development workshops targeting best practices on and off the pitch.
In a sign of the growing popularity of the game and of the immense work being done by John Moriarty Football, club officials and volunteers, Peak Hill FC will field a number of MiniRoos teams in the competition based out of Parkes for the first time in 15 years.
“Whilst supporting the JMF coaches, it has also been a great opportunity to provide regional clubs and communities with discovery phase workshops tailored to providing safe, fun, and engaging training sessions,” Football NSW Technical Director Warren Grieve said.
Football Ferns boss Tom Sermanni, who is currently preparing his side for their Tokyo Olympics campaign, reaffirmed the positive and enjoyable atmosphere of the experience.
“The week has been great. I have had a fantastic few days at the JMF clinics and seen some terrific talent on display across all ages.”
“Furthermore, the various coaches involved and their ability to teach, motivate and interact with the players was outstanding and I look forward to hearing of how they progress in the coming years on their own coaching journey.”