Last week saw Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) Coach Education Coordinator, Tom Oldaker out on the road visiting Football Far North Coast (FFNC).
Oldaker spent time visiting Byron Bay FC, Dunoon FC and Tumbulgum FC to assist in the delivery of ALDI MiniRoos and Skill Training courses.
Oldaker said, “it is really important to visit the regional clubs and provide them with the support and resources required to develop coaches and players.”
The courses were well received by coaches and parents alike.
“We had 11 parents attend the ALDI MiniRoos course at Dunoon FC. We have been encouraging more parents to attend the ALDI MiniRoos courses as our MiniRoos coaches are predominantly parents. The course is great for first-time coaches as it simplifies MiniRoos football by just letting the children play while making it fun and engaging.” Oldaker said
Tumbulgum FC are located at the far northern end of New South Wales, only 30 kilometres from the Queensland border. The club have teams from under 6 to under 11 with a total of 58 children registered.
“It was a great experience for me to visit a club like Tumbulgum. Geographically it can be a challenge to get out to some clubs so it was a really good opportunity for both myself and the club” Oldaker said. “Nine coaches attended the MiniRoos course which is a fantastic achievement considering they only have 58 children registered for the whole club.”
The feedback from the coaches was all positive.
Tumbulgum FC president, Dan Purkis said “a big thank you to Tom for visiting Tumbulgum. His delivery technique was impressive and all the coaches are buzzing on moving forward at the next training session.”
NNSWF would like to take this opportunity to thank Byron Bay FC, Dunoon FC and Tumbulgum FC on hosting the courses.