Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) hosted their annual State Coaching Conference on the weekend with over 80 coaches from across Northern NSW attending.
During the conference there were formal presentations delivered from Football Federation Australia (FFA) Technical Director Eric Abrams, a Q & A session with Newcastle Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna, an update on the developments of the Jets Academy from Newcastle Jets Academy Technical Director Michael Cooper and presentations by NNSWF staff covering player development and session design incorporating a practical session.
NNSWF Technical Director, Michael Browne, was pleased with the delegates feedback and said that the presentations were well received.
“At events such as this there are obviously coaches present from different levels of the game, we had NPL Senior coaches, NPL TD’s, a W-League coach and community level coaches, which obviously makes it difficult to ensure that the content is relevant to all attendees,” Browne said.
“I believe that the presenters were all well received.
“Newcastle Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna gave a very open and informative talk regarding the recent takeover of the club and how he sees the club moving forward.
“Michael Cooper presented his vision on the academy and Eric Abrams updated coaches regarding national developments and also delivered a presentation regarding the principles of good practice design which was followed up by a practical session delivered by Jets W League coach Craig Deans.
“All in all, I was very pleased with the way the event was received and I am sure coaches who attended would have been able to take home some useful information,” Browne concluded.
The annual conference is presented as one of the key components for coaches to meet the required four (4) year revalidation criteria in order to maintain their accreditation and importantly to continue to develop vital skills and knowledge.
The two-day event equated to 50 points towards accreditation revalidation for attending coaches.