The end of Season 2014 aligns with the conclusion of Northern NSW Football’s (NNSWF) inaugural Strategic Plan (2010-2014). The code as a whole has made huge progress towards our collective vision of being recognised as the number one sport throughout Northern NSW. The fact that participation at the grassroots is at an all-time high since the establishment of Football Federation Australia is a clear indicator of the sport’s rising status in our region.
An evaluation of the organisation’s performance in relation to our stated goals and objectives paints a positive picture of growth and improvement underpinned by the invaluable support of our dedicated stakeholders at every echelon of our vast game. NNSWF’s gratitude is extended to the member zones, clubs, sponsors, media partners, match officials and every level of government for partnering NNSWF’s committed Board, Executive and staff throughout the planning and implementation of the numerous initiatives, competitions, programs and services throughout the last four years which have aimed to grow, develop and promote our great game.
There is still much work to be done if we’re to achieve our vision. Subsequently, we need to lift our game in relation to improving the standard of grassroots facilities, assisting match officials, empowering club volunteers and coaches to deliver a better all-round football experience and the identification and subsequent development of future champions. The next phase of the sport’s evolution starts this weekend with a strategic retreat for member zones in Coffs Harbour where members will be provided with an opportunity to shape the sport’s strategic direction and priorities for the ensuing four years.