Mount Colah FC receive grants to assist the junior programs

Mount Colah are a renowned football club within Hornsby, a suburb located on the upper west shore of Sydney. Founded in 1958, Mount Colah Football Club is one of the oldest football clubs north of Hornsby.

7 years after its inception, the club had finally found a place to call home with permission granted by the Hornsby Council, Berry Park was created, remaining as the clubs home ground.

Sixty years beyond the clubs foundation, the club have managed to fulfil substantial growth within the NSW football community. The club current boast over 500 members, with football programs across a diverse age demographic.

The Colts have MiniRoos representation, participating in the junior MiniRoos competition which is non-competitive, to the competitive Youth and Senior competitions.

Working in collaboration with “The Council of The Shire of Hornsby”, the club were successful with the acquisition of a grant on behalf of the NSW Local Sports Grant program.

A total of $11,025.00 was granted by the NSW government to elevate the junior clubs, the Colts upon the grant description disclosed its intentions upon the newly founded influx.

“To provide a quality development program for our junior female members to build skills, confidence and increase their love for football, and grow female participation.”

Mirroring the plethora of football clubs named upon the successful applications column, the Colts are yet another club on the wheels of the football machine, driving towards growth within NSW.

The club acknowledge that their current male football programs are operating at an optimal capacity.

Furthermore, noticing how the club have ventured in youth competitions within NSW on a state level, perhaps Mount Colah feel as if they are in striking distance of residing one of the nation’s next greatest footballing talents, primarily within the female football programs the club operate.

Newcastle Jets’ new owners add key pieces for upcoming season

Newcastle Jets’ new owners, Maverick Sports Partners, have hired Ken Schembri as General Manager of Football and Ben Hawes as General Manager of Commercial, Digital and Marketing for this upcoming season.

The appointment of Schembri and Hawes reaffirms Maverick Sports Partners’ intent to invest in high-quality resources, which should excite Newcastle fans for this upcoming season.

Schembri had previously worked with the reigning champions, the Central Coast Mariners, being an essential part of establishing the Central Coast Mariners Football Academy and their Centre of Excellence when he joined in 2014.

Schembri will manage the A-League Men’s roster, oversee player performance and development, and handle recruitment for all football departments.

The Mariner’s Academy has produced many young and exciting Australian talent including Garang Kuol and Max Balard who have all gone to join clubs in Europe after their time in Gosford. Schembri has most recently played a key role in Central Coast’s recent success as Head of Football.

Maverick Sports Partners Director Maurice Bisetto commented about the new additions.

“We are excited to have both Ken and Ben join the Newcastle Jets team. They will be integral to the strategy and direction of the Club’s New Era, providing expertise and support, on and off the pitch,” said Bisetto in a club statement.

These two joined the Jets after the club were bought by the Australian company only last month.

Hawes has prior experience in Sponsorship, Marketing and Content roles at the National Rugby League, Sportsbet, BlueBet and Sydney FC.

Hawes will focus on expanding and diversifying the clubs commercial revenue streams which includes growing the sponsorship portfolio. He will also deal with commercialising the club’s digital channels as well as implementing new marketing and fan engagement strategies.

Due to these recent moves, Newcastle have the potential to produce exciting Australian talent and grow its brand across the league which will help the club continue to improve both on and off the pitch and ultimately strengthen their stability for future seasons.

Football Coaches Australia and Martyn Buckie team up for ‘Benefits of Micro Coaching Sessions’

Football Coaches Australia (FCA) and Martyn Buckie will host an online session on Monday, July 29 at 7:30pm AEST.

As part of ‘Benefits of Micro Coaching Sessions’, Buckie will present insights on the benefits of micro coaching sessions for children and youth coaches.

Coaches will get a full understanding on what ‘Micro Sessions’ are and how to implement them into training sessions. He will explain the benefits they provide to both players and coaches and how to design effective ‘Micro Session’ practices.

Buckie is currently the ‘Grassroots Coach Education and Development Manager’ with the Scottish Football Association. He is a UEFA A Licence and Scotttish Advanced Children’s Licence holder. In addition, he is also the advanced Children’s Licence Tutor and Course Manager.

He has a wealth of practical coaching experience as Academy Coach at both Stenhousemuir FC and Falkirk FC.

Attendance to this event will qualify for one-hour CPD with Football Australia.

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