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» 26/05/11: Junior Football Licence
» 23/05/11: NCF 11 Boys State Titles Team
» 03/05/11: FFA Regional C. Licence

                   » 16/04/11: FFA National Championships for 13 yrs girls
                   » 12/04/11: Postponed Grassroots coaching course

                   » 24/03/11: School Holiday Coaching Clinics - April
                   » 14/03/11: Grassroots Week - April

                   » 15/02/11: Junior Football Licence
                   » 11/02/11: Centre of Excellence - February Update


» Previous Coaching & Development News / Info

26/05/11: Junior Football Licence




North Coast Football will be conducting

a JUNIOR FOOTBALL LICENCE course

at York Street, Coffs Harbour
on Sunday 19th and Sunday 26th June.




The course will be from 9.00am to 4.00pm each day and the cost will be $90 which includes the assessment and certificate.

The course is designed for coaches who are working with children in the 8 to 11 years age group.

Candidates can register their interest by contacting the NCF office on 6651-2159
or email: coaching@northcoastfootball.com.au



Richard Evans
Football Manager Coaching and Development
North Coast Football
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23/05/11:
NCF 11 Boys State Titles Team


On Sunday 15th May at Lismore the NCF 11 Boys State Titles Team played a tough game against the squad from Football Far North Coast resulting in a 6 all draw.

With players from various areas training together once a week a friendly game was a great way for the players to form some combinations and learn to play together as a team. This was only the second outing for our boys and it was good to see the team putting some of their training into practise.

After a hesitant start the NCF 11's gradually warmed into the game and played some positive attacking football. The players obvious individual skills gradually blended with team mates to produce a well rounded team display that provided a good base to build on for the upcoming State Titles in June.

Goal scorers on the day were Nathan Hollis, Xavier Spoule, & Jacob Ellis. There were also a very large number of near misses, which shows that the NCF 11's can create more than enough chances to win a game, and just need to be much more clinical at finishing these chances. With further practice, game time, and team bonding we're sure the boy's will reach their full potential and perform well at the State Titles.

A special thankyou goes to Brad and Jeremey Chambers for staying back from their NCF Development Gala Day to fill in for the injured Travis Lee and sick Riley Keogh.

































































































































- Report & Photos supplied by Rod Purkiss (Coach) & Mark Evans (Manager)

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03/05/11:
FFA Regional C. Licence


click here for Northern NSW Football
Northern NSW Football has been

approved to run a Regional C. Licence

commencing in July 2011




North Coast Football Director of Coaching Richard Evans, a FFA accredited coaching instructor, will conduct the course commencing on the weekend of 16-17 July in Coffs Harbour.

The course will be conducted over three weekends and a number of midweek sessions as per the FFA framework for course delivery and includes a mixture of practical and theory sessions, culminating in final assessments in October.

David Smith NNSWF High Performance Manager stated, "We have had a number of coaches and Zone personnel contact us about re running our own C. Licence course and we are very fortunate to have a course instructor of Richard's calibre located in Coffs and with the support of North Coast Football available to run the course on behalf of FFA and Northern NSW Football"

"We hope that those interested will now register and take the next step forward and join the advanced coach education platform", participation on this course will not only assist the coaches own professional development but also teams that the participant coaches are working with and long term with the FFA National Curriculum implementation.

To register for the course, please click on the link Regional C. Licence registration form and return the form to NNSW Football fm@northernnswfootball.com.au , payment needs to be included with the application.

For an outline of the course content, please click here

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16/04/11:
FFA National Championships for 13 yrs girls


Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) under 13 Girls head coach, Ryan Campbell, has announced Sophie McConnachie as the sole North Coast Football (NCF) representative in his 16 player squad for the 2011 Football Federation Australia (FFA) Girls National Under 13 Championships in Canberra this week.

Sophie, a year 7 student at John Paul College, plays with the Sawtell 14 years girls but was identified for the elite tournament through the NCF 13 years Junior Development Program, which has been training this year on a Wednesday night with the State Youth League teams.

The FFA 13 years nationals for girls is held in Canberra over three days: Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th April and provides each team with two matches per day.

The NNSWF team has been in a three day camp in Newcastle preparing for the tournament and travel to Canberra as a squad on Sunday.

click on photo to enlarge Photo: Sophie McConnachie - Photo by Terry Allen

Sophie has been picked in the forward line where she will most often be found on the left wing.

For the second year in a row, FFA will award points to teams for not only winning their matches, but for the way they play as well. This caused controversy last year for NNSW when their squad went through the tournament undefeated, only to see the title of National Champions go to NSW Metro who were judged to have played the game the way FFA likes to see it played.

FFA Technical Director Han Berger, who came up with the new system, believes the championships are an important part of the Talented Player Pathway within the National Football Curriculum.

"If we want to take our football in Australia to the next level, our youth development programs should focus more on development instead of results," Berger said last year.

The emphasis of the tournament is on skill and player development, not results and so NNSW will be playing for either a spot in the final match as National Champions or to have individuals selected in the All Stars team.

Day 1 – 18th April 2011
9.30am Northern NSW v VIC Metro
12.30pm NSW Metro v Queensland

Day 2 – 19th April 2011
2.30pm Northern NSW v Western Australia
5.30pm South Australia v Northern NSW

Day 3 – 20th April 2011
8.30am NSW Metro v Northern NSW
1.30pm All Stars Announcement
2.15pm All Stars v National Champions


Terry Allen
Media Officer
North Coast Football
Email: Terry Allen
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12/04/11: Postponed Grassroots coaching course

The Grassroots coaching course that was set down for Bellingen on the 6th April and
was duly postponed due to the rain has been re-scheduled for:

Wednesday 4th May
at Connell Park
commencing at 5.30pm.



Richard Evans
Football Manager Coaching and Development
North Coast Football
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24/03/11
School Holiday Coaching Clinics - April



NCF Fast Feet Super Skills

School Holiday Coaching Clinics




STRICTLY LIMITED PLACES FOR GIRLS & BOYS AGED 7-13 YEARS


Come along and participate in North Coast Football's School Holiday Coaching Clinic to enhance your speed and agility and to learn the moves that made the great players famous, while having heaps of fun.

Participants will receive:

16 hours of programmed technical development from NCF accredited coaches

a BBQ lunch will be provided on the final day for all participants

COST: $100.00

LOCATIONS & TIMES:

   WHERE       WHEN       TIME   
   Ayrshire Park, Boambee       11th – 14th April 2011       9am to 1pm daily   
   Yamba Sports Complex       18th – 21st April 2011       9am to 1pm daily   
   High St Fields, Woolgoolga       18th – 21st April 2011       9am to 1pm daily   

PLAYERS MUST BRING ALONG THEIR OWN BALL AS BALLS WILL NOT BE SUPPLIED

Application Forms are available for download below:
(to download, 'right click' on the filename & choose 'Save target as...')

FF Clinic - Boambee April 2011.doc
(Microsoft Word file, 36kb)

FF Clinic - Yamba April 2011.doc
(Microsoft Word file, 36kb)

FF Clinic - Woolgoolga April 2011.doc
(Microsoft Word file, 36kb)

Nominations to attend the clinics will be treated on an as received basis. Places are to be restricted to the first forty five (45) players that nominate. Don't delay, get your application in NOW!

NOTE: ALL APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE NORTH COAST FOOTBALL OFFICE BY THE CLOSING DATE (see document) AS LATE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:
North Coast Football
Email: admin@northcoastfootball.com.au
Ph: 6651 2159
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14/03/11: Grassroots Week - April

click here for info about Grassroots week 2011


During the week of the 4th April I will be conducting Grass Roots Coaching courses at Yamba Angourie Sports complex on the 4th April, Grafton City Soccer Club at Rushforth Park Grafton on the 5th April and Connell Park Bellingen on the 6th April.

And then on Thursday the 7th April and Friday the 8th April I will be conducting Instructor Referees courses at Polwarth Drive and Woolgoolga High Street grounds respectively.

The Grassroots courses will commence at 6.00pm and the Instructor Referees courses will commence at 4.30pm.

To register for the Grass Roots Courses please contact the respective clubs and for the Instructor Referees course please turn up at the venue and ask for Richard Evans.



Richard Evans
Football Manager Coaching and Development
North Coast Football
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15/02/11: Junior Football Licence




North Coast Football will be conducting

a JUNIOR FOOTBALL LICENCE course

on the 3rd and 10th April at Rushforth Park in Grafton.




The course will be from 9.00am to 4.00pm each day and the cost will be $90 which includes the assessment and certificate.

The course is designed for coaches who are working with children in the 8 to 11 years age group.

To register for the course please send all contact details to Ros at:
admin@northcoastfootball.com.au



Richard Evans
Football Manager Coaching and Development
North Coast Football
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11/02/11:
Centre of Excellence



click on photo to enlarge Photo: Brian Linsley with squad members in the Newcastle Permanent Centre of Excellence
- Photo by Terry Allen


The Centre of Excellence program, which has been run over summer, is run by Northern NSW Football and made possible through the generous sponsorship of Newcastle Permanent.

Brian Linsley has been putting selected junior footballers through their paces at the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park on Mondays and Wendesdays. This week, despite the rain, the drills were practiced at high intensity and with huge grins.

The program is timed to finish just prior to kick off in the North Coast Football winter season. With registrations being taken at all clubs this month, each of the Centre of Excellence participants are looking forward to putting what they have learnt into practice each Saturday morning around North Coast Football Zone.


Terry Allen
Media Officer
North Coast Football
Email: Terry Allen
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