Westfield Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic will host a Newcastle Permanent Community Coaching Master Class for community coaches at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility (LMRFF) on Sunday December 13.
Stajcic will then attend the highly anticipated ‘double header’ between the Newcastle Jets Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League sides as they take on Melbourne City at Hunter Stadium later that day.
Stajcic’s Newcastle appearance comes as his side prepares for their Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 – Final Qualification Round with a blockbuster against world number four ranked and reigning AFC Women’s Asian Cup Champions Japan on 29 February 2016 at Kincho Stadium in Osaka, Japan.
With six countries vying for just two spots at the 2016 Olympic Games, the qualifying tournament to be held in Osaka from 29 February until 9 March 2016 will see each team faced with the extraordinarily tough task of playing five matches in the space of ten days.
For the Westfield Matildas it doesn’t get much tougher than a first up assignment against Japan, the team that knocked them out at the Quarter Final stage at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup before finishing runners up to eventual champions USA.
No doubt Newcastle Jets current Matildas Tara Andrews, Georgia Yeoman-Dale and Chloe Logarzo will be eager to impress the National coach with a strong performance at home at Hunter Stadium on Sunday against Melbourne City, who come into the match undefeated in their Westfield W-League campaign to date.
Stajcic will take over 50 community coaches from Northern NSW through the Newcastle Permanent Master Class with female Emerging Jets players in a 2 hour session at LMRFF, before joining coaches for lunch.
Stajcic will then head to Hunter Stadium for the 2pm kickoff for the Jets women as they take on Melbourne City in the ‘double header’ fixture that will then see the Hyundai A-League side kick off at 5pm.
For coaches wishing to attend, to register, please click here.
About NNSWF’s Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent: Newcastle Permanent is the major partner of Community Football across Northern NSW and has partnered with NNSWF since 2008, supporting the High Performance Program and Junior Football Program. Newcastle Permanent’s investment in football is one of its most important community partnerships and reflects the financial institution’s commitment to supporting the local community. The Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent includes recognition programs such as Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Club of the Year, training tools for community coaches and volunteers, as well as the distribution of nearly 10,000 to young players.