Competitions

Northern NSW Football clubs return to training

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has seen clubs able to return to training for the first time since March. The COVID-19 pandemic saw all football activities suspended more than two months ago. While the playing of matches is not likely going

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National Volunteer Week 2020: Gounis gives a lifetime of love to Olympic

It’s fair to say that Newcastle Olympic has been a massive part of Con Gounis’ life. He played in their first ever game against South Wallsend in 1976. He even met his future wife through the club, a cousin of

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Football returns to training from Wednesday, 27 May!

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has today announced that return to training will be permitted from Wednesday, 27 May 2020. NNSWF has released its Return to Training Guidelines that will underpin the return to training, with these guidelines developed over time

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NPL Profiles: Changes to help Charlestown back to finals

By James Ward There has been plenty of change at Charlestown over the off-season with the club hoping a new coach, a fresh roster and the return to the famous Azzurri name will inspire them to reach the NNSW NPL

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NPL Profiles: Magic look to dazzle with new tricks

By James Ward Luke Virgili is hoping a new coach and a handful of fresh faces will help Broadmeadow back to where they want to be in 2020. The Magic captain will lead a new-look Broadmeadow side when the delayed

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NPL Profiles: Cansdell-Sherriff back in the saddle and taking aim with Adamstown

By James Ward Adamstown Rosebud have received a huge boost with Shane Cansdell-Sherriff to come out of retirement to again pull on the boots but it is up front that the player-coach wants his side to make the most improvement.

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WPL Profiles: Hayes blazes trail for referees

By Andrew Parkinson When Ellie Hayes first picked up a whistle it was for the same reason as many football-playing teenagers – to simply get her hands on that extra bit of pocket money. But refereeing has taken her on

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NPL Profiles: Zane walks the line to return Eagles to their perch

By James Ward Edgeworth coach Damien Zane has attempted to walk the line between changing too little and too much as the Eagles look to continue on as the most dominant team in northern NSW into the new decade. The

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NPL Profiles: ‘Maitland can go back to back’ – Bolch

By James Ward Picture: @sproulesportsfocus Maitland coach Michael Bolch believes the Magpies have the ability to defend their Northern NSW NPL premiership when football resumes after the suspension despite losing a handful of players from their 2019 squad. Former A-League

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NL1 Profiles: Tippett not done yet as Kahibah eye finals

By Andrew Parkinson The suspension of football has given Rhys Tippett a glimpse of what life will be like when he eventually hangs up his boots. While the veteran striker has no intention of retiring just yet, Tippett understands that

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