RTC Group NNSWF Talented Indigenous Scholarship recipients announced


Northern NSW Football have announced the inaugural recipients of its RTC Group NNSWF Talented Indigenous Scholarships.

The scholarships were a Northern NSW Football initiative as part of its inaugural RTC Group Indigenous Round across its Premier Competitions in May, in conjunction with National Reconciliation Week.

The scholarships will assist eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recipients from the Hunter region and regional Northern NSW – including four players, one coach and three referees, with scholarships awarded to each recipient.

The RTC Group NNSWF Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Talented Player Scholarship will help recipients represent Northern NSW Football at the 2022 National Youth Championships with contributions towards club registration and identification camp fees as well as costs associated with Talent Support Programs and the National Youth Championships. The player recipients are:

– Violet Nicholson: Tamworth FC, Northern Inland

– Kruze Davidson: Charlestown Azzurri FC, NNSWF Premier Competitions (Hunter Region)

– Jardie Morris: Macleay Valley Rangers, Football Mid North Coast

– Lara Turner: New Lambton FC, NNSWF Premier Competitions (Hunter Region)

The RTC Group NNSWF Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ‘C’ Licence Coaching Scholarship will help recipients complete Football Australia’s ‘C’ Licence advanced coaching accreditation, with coaches to receive ongoing support from NNSWF’s Coach Development Officer and Female Participation and Inclusion Officer. The coaching recipient is:

– Dylan Hugo: South Cardiff FC, NNSWF Premier Competitions (Hunter Region)

The RTC Group NNSWF Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Talented Referee Scholarship will help recipients attend the 2022 NNSWF Referee Academy, with contributions also made towards registration fees and Talented Match Official Camp attendance. Referees will also receive ongoing support from NNSWF Referee Manager Brad Carlin and NNSWF’s Female Participation and Inclusion Officer Annelise Rosnell. The referee recipients are:

– Mahlia Hoskins: Football Mid North Coast

– Cayne Elford: Football Mid North Coast

– Gregory Kennedy: Football Mid North Coast

The scholarships, along with the inaugural RTC Group Indigenous Round, were the first steps towards connecting with the region’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage – according to Northern NSW Football CEO David Eland.

“I am delighted that we have been able to award these inaugural eight scholarships,” he said.

“These recipients will be role models for the next generation of Indigenous players, coaches and referees and will hopefully inspire others from their community.

“We want to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players, coaches and referees across football while creating more opportunities for them to engage in professional development and this is a chance to identify and showcase the next generation who have the potential to achieve at the highest levels of the game.

“I congratulate Dylan, Mahlia, Cayne, Gregory, Violet, Kruze, Jardie and Lara on their scholarships and wish them all the very best for their future in football.”

RTC Group founding director and executive chairman Richard Claut is part of an organisation with strong passion for helping the underrepresented achieve their goals.

“RTC Group has a proud history of supporting local sportspeople and we’re incredibly proud to be associated with these scholarships,” Claut said.

“Everyone at RTC Group congratulates the eight inaugural scholarship recipients and wishes them well. We look forward to seeing them progress in their football careers.”

Paramount+ to release Sky Blue: Inside Sydney FC documentary

Sydney FC

Paramount+ will debut the first of its locally produced sporting documentaries on Friday, 30 September, bringing Australian subscribers a four-part exclusive behind-the-scenes look inside Sydney FC.

Produced by Mint Pictures and narrated by Golden Globe winner and Sydney FC fan Anthony LaPaglia, the Paramount+ Original series will be titled Sky Blue: Inside Sydney FC. The series will take viewers inside Sydney FC men’s and women’s teams during the most transformational year in the club’s history – the club’s 2021/22 A-League campaigns.

Sky Blue: Inside Sydney FC is told through a cast of eclectic characters and those who matter most. Players, coaches, backroom staff and fans have all been captured exclusive on and off the pitch, with the documentary serving as the first time a documentary series has followed both the men’s and the women’s teams over the course of a tumultuous season.

The four-part series will give viewers real-life sporting drama that delivers triumph and disaster, hope and despair, agony, and ecstasy – the perfect binge-worthy football documentary ahead of the return of the Isuzu UTE A-League and Liberty A-League seasons.

Over the last 12 months, Paramount+ has been Australia’s fastest-growing streaming service and has hosted 981 hours of Australian entertainment content, 734 hours of Australian sport, and has seen 11 Australian commissions announced since its launch.

Football Queensland opens nominations for 2022 Football in Queensland Awards

Football Queensland

Football Queensland will celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and clubs at every level of the game as part of the 2022 Football in Queensland Awards.

A new integrated state-wide format for the 2022 season will see award winners recognised at regional level, across a number of categories before representing their region as nominees for the equivalent awards at the state level – to be presented at the Football in Queensland Awards Night.

“2022 has been an incredibly exciting year for football here in Queensland as we’ve seen the roll-out of connected competitions, providing brand new opportunities for players and clubs across every region as part of the Future of Football 2020+ reform implementation,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said in a statement.

“As we continue to unite the game across the state, Football Queensland is delighted to recognise the fantastic achievements of participants and clubs across each of our regions at local Grand Finals, before our highest achieving community winners are celebrated at state level at the Football in Queensland Awards Night.

“2022 will see a number of new awards presented at community level in each region, including the Protect Our Game Service Award for an individual and club and Service to Football Gold and Platinum Awards.

“In line with the introduction of the connected football pyramid, we’re also excited to present brand new awards at state level recognising the achievements of those from advanced competitions across Queensland including awards for Junior Player of the Year, Academy of the Year and Technical Director of the Year, among others.

“After another challenging year for all involved in our game with seasons extended across many parts of the state due to the weather, we’re looking forward to acknowledging the hard work and achievements of members of our football community, from players to coaches, volunteers and referees, with the 2022 Football in Queensland Awards.”

Nominations are now open for the Community and Service to Football Awards which will be presented at regional level, before winners go on to represent their region as nominees for the state awards.

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