Mid North Coast and NNSWF Newcastle SAP win the First Touch Football Supplies State SAP Championships
An outstanding championship performance has seen the 11 Years Northern NSW (NNSW) Newcastle SAP squad and the 12 Years Mid North Coast squad take home the winning title of the First Touch Football Supplies (FTFS) State SAP Championships.
The three (3) day tournament was played over the long weekend at the multi-million dollar upgraded C.ex International Stadium, Coffs Harbour.
With the winning teams based off points, the final day of matches had the crowds on edge as tournament leaders played off for top position on the ladder.
Leading the table from the previous day, the 12 Years Mid North Coast team kicked off the first game, championing the NNSWF Select SAP squad 6 nil.
The squad remained undeterred by its competition playing the final match of the day, facing off against Macquarie with a winning result of 3 nil.
An extremely tight game played between 11 Years NNSWF Select SAP and NNSWF Newcastle SAP saw the latter secure a victory of 1 nil.
Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) Technical Advisor, Leo Bertos stressed the importance of providing young, talented players the opportunity to attend this tournament and similar events.
“It is vital for the development of NNSW’s talented football players to be afforded opportunities to compete at events such as the First Touch Football Supplies State SAP Championships, and we need to think of more ways we can increase these opportunities,”
“The NNSWF technical group and I found it very interesting to see how players performed during the tournament while managing an added pressure that the usual SAP environment does not have”,
“I witnessed a lot of talented players struggle to perform at their expected level due to not being able to handle this pressure,”
“Players we identified performed no matter the situation and this is a good characteristic of top-level players we look out for,” Bertos said.NNSWF Senior Officer – Match Official Administration and Development, Brad Carlin commended the performance of the selected referees over the tournament, who were undertaking the Talented Official Program (TOP) Camp.
Carlin along with his assessors, named Layton Farley, from NNSWF Referees as the 11 Years Match Official Champion and Joseph Morris, from NNSWF as the 12 Years Match Official Champion.
CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS AND FULL DAY THREE RESULTS:
8:30am 12 Years Mid North Coast 6 (C. Page 13′, 20′, 33′ & 35′, F. King 26′, E. Cross 31′) def. NNSWF Select SAP 1 (P. Kerry 9′)
9:25am 11 Years NNSWF Select SAP 0 def. by NNSWF Newcastle SAP 1 (C. McFadyen 12′)
9:25am 12 Years Northern Inland 1 (J. Bender 27′) def. Hunter Valley 0
10:20am 11 Years Hunter Valley 1 (A. Zouein 18′) def. Northern Inland 0
10:20am 12 Years Macquarie 1 (X. Trahair 20′) def. North Coast 0
11:15am 12 Years NNSWF Newcastle SAP 1 (L. Jackel 40′) def. 11 Years Emerging Jets 0
12:10pm 11 Years Mid North Coast 0 draw North Coast 0
12:10pm 12 Years NNSWF Select SAP 1 (T. Dogan 6′) def. Northern Inland 0
1:05pm 11 Years Hunter Valley 3 (D. Baker 2′ & 24′) def. Macquarie 1 (A. Wallwork 15′)
1:05pm 12 Years Macquarie 0 def. by Mid North Coast 3 (L. Drew 12′, T. McKibbon 25′, C. Page 35′)
Talented football players are identified for National Youth Championships
After 39 action-packed matches over the past two days, Northern NSW Football’s (NNSWF) technical group have identified the top talent at the First Touch Football Supplies (FTFS) State SAP Championships played at the C.ex International Stadium, Coffs Harbour.
Day Two (2) of the three day tournament has seen leader emerge, with the 11 Years NNSWF Select SAP and NNSWF Newcastle SAP squads, and the 12 Years Mid North Coast, Macquarie and Northern Inland at the top of the ladder.
NNSWF Technical Advisor, Leo Bertos comments, “The NNSWF Select and Newcastle SAP squads are performing very well, which will make tomorrow’s match where they will both face off against each other very interesting.”
Regional teams Northern Inland and Mid North Coast in the 12 Years division played an outstanding game of football with both sides showing extreme competitiveness and skill.
Despite a 1 nil result to Northern Inland, both teams were recognised by the NNSWF technical group as a highlight of the day.
Bertos commends the progression of the tournament with a number of individual goals being scored throughout the day by players across both divisions.
“This is a key component the technical group and I are looking for, and we have identified many potential players for State teams at future National Youth Championships,”
“These identified individuals have been very effective consistently over the past two (2) days,” Bertos said.
Day three (3) of the tournament commences Monday 10 June, with the first kick off at 8:30am.
The presentation ceremony will conclude the three-day event with a scheduled start time of 2pm.
FULL DAY TWO RESULTS:
8:30am 11 Years North Coast 1 (N. Light 27′) def. by NNSWF Newcastle SAP 2 (OG, K. Barrett 35′)
8:30am 11 Years Emerging Jets 1 (R. Butler 5′) def. Hunter Valley 0
9:25am 12 Years North Coast 0 def. by Mid North Coast 2 (C. Page 7′ & 18′)
10:20am 11 Years Northern Inland 0 def. by Macquarie 2 (B. Hine 20′, M. Anderson 29′)
10:20am 12 Years NNSWF Newcastle SAP 1 (T. Aslett 27′) draw NNSWF Select SAP 1 (A. Edwards 10′)
11:15am 11 Years NNSWF Select SAP 3 (N. Marolly 20′, V. Solomon-Ferguson 23′, C. Levey 40′) def. Hunter Valley (A. Zouein 9′)
11:15am 12 Years Northern Inland 1 (J. Bender 32′) draw Macquarie 1 (X. Trahair 28′)
12:10pm 11 Years NNSWF Newcastle SAP 1 (B. Kidner 27′) draw Northern Inland 1 (R. Jones 37′)
12:10pm 12 Years Hunter Valley 1 (L. Miller 11′) North Coast 2 (M. McCarthy 8′, H. Watson 13′)
1:05pm 12 Years NNSWF Select SAP 1 (P. Kerry 28′) draw 11 Years Emerging Jets 1 (O. Cockle 15′)
2:00pm 11 Years Hunter Valley 2 (A. Zouein 12′, D. Baker 27′) def. Mid North Coast 0
2:00pm 12 Years Macquarie 4 (X. Trahair 15′, 36′ & 40′, W. Dugomanov 38′) def. NNSWF Newcastle SAP 0
2:55pm 11 Years Macquarie 0 def. by NNSWF Select SAP 1 (C. McLeod 21′)
2:55pm 12 Years Mid North Coast 0 def. by Northern Inland 1 (B. Kollosche 10′)
3:50pm 11 Years Northern Inland 0 def. by North Coast 1 (L. Henry 15′)
3:50pm 12 Years North Coast 2 (J. James 21′, H. Johnson 32′) def. 11 Years Emerging Jets 0
4:45pm 11 Years Hunter Valley 1 (K. Boldery 40′) draw NNSWF Newcastle SAP 1 (L. Campbell 3′)
4:45pm 12 Years Macquarie 1 (W. Finlayson 28′) def. Hunter Valley 0
5:40pm 11 Years NNSWF Select SAP 0 def. by Mid North Coast 1 (H. Bell 5′)
5:40pm 12 Years Northern Inland 0 def. by NNSWF Newcastle SAP 1 (T.Aslett 11′)
Coffs Harbour hosts Northern NSW’s emerging youth football talent
Day One of the First Touch Football Supplies (FTFS) State SAP Championships begins with the most talented 11 and 12 years boys squads competing at the C.ex International Stadium, Coffs Harbour.
Northern NSW Football’s (NNSWF) technical group will be keeping a watchful eye on the stand out performances over the weekend to identify players for future opportunities including the upcoming National Championships or the Newcastle Jets Academy teams.
NNSWF Technical Advisor, Leo Bertos says the tournament is off to a good start with a lot of close competition between teams but he would like to see players taking some more risk to showcase their skills.
“This is the biggest weakness of football in Australia, and I would encourage players to express themselves and display their individual and creative skills,” Bertos said.
The standout performances of the day that caught the interest of the technical group included the 12 Years match between NNSWF Select SAP v Macquarie and the 11 Years Emerging Jets v 12 Years Macquarie.
“These teams played very well technically with equally controlled possession in tight affairs.”
Overall Bertos was pleased to see the style of play implemented by the majority of the teams with controlling the ball and playing good football.
The next two days of competition will prove interesting with more talent to be watched as the weekend unravels.
Day two (2) of the tournament commences Sunday 9 June, with first kick off at 8:30am.
FULL DAY ONE RESULTS:
8:30am 12 Years North Coast 1 (M. McCarthy 39′) draw NNSWF Newcastle SAP 1 (H. Walters 5′)
9:25am 11 Years Northern Inland 1 (L. Schmude 30′) draw Mid North Coast 1 (S. Masterantonio 11′)
9:25am 12 Years Hunter Valley 1 (C. Pollard 15′) draw Mid North Coast 1 (E. Egan 13′)
10:20am 11 Years NNSWF Newcastle SAP 1 (own goal) def Macquarie 0
10:20am 12 Years NNSWF Select Sap 0 def. by Macquarie 1 (W. Dugomanov 3′)
11:15am 11 Years North Coast 1 (W. Eames 20′) draw NNSWF Select SAP 1 (K. Mortimer 13′)
11:15am 11 Years Emerging Jets 0 def. by 12 Years Northern Inland 2 (J. Bender 17′, B. Cini 22′)
12:10am 12 Years NNSWF Newcastle SAP 0 def. by Mid North Coast 5 (C. Page 4′ & 8′, L. Drew 24′ & 26′, H. Eames 35′)
1:05pm 11 Years Mid North Coast 0 def. by Macquarie 3 (M. Morrison 2′ & 5′, O. Steadman 25′)
1:05pm 12 Years Hunter Valley 0 def. by NNSWF Select SAP 1 (C. Keane 39′)
2:00pm 11 Years NNSWF Select SAP 6 (N. Marolly 13′, B.Felton 16′, own goal, C. McLeod 28′, K. Mortimer 33′, V. Solomon-Ferguson) def. Northern Inland 0
2:00pm 12 Years Northern Inland 1 (A. Davis 7′) def. North Coast 0
2:55pm 11 Years North Coast 1 (L. Sambrook 20′) def. Hunter Valley 0
2:55pm 11 Years Emerging Jets 3 (R. Butler 16′ 20′, C. Prestwidge 25′) def. 12 Years Macquarie 1 (Z. Major 40′)
3:50pm 12 Years Hunter Valley 0 draw NNSWF Newcastle SAP 0
4:45pm 11 Years NNSWF Newcastle SAP 5 (L. Devine 6′, K. Barrett 11′, C. McFadyen 24′ & 32′, A. Hogbin 28′) def. Mid North Coast 0
4:45pm 12 Years North Coast 0 def. by NNSWF Select SAP 2 (D. Hampson 25′, T. Murphy 30′)
5:40pm 11 Years Macquarie 1 (D. Clarke 10′) def. North Coast 0
5:40pm 12 Years Mid North Coast 3 (E. Cross 4′, C. Page 9′ & 24′) def. 11 Years Emerging Jets 2 (O. Cockle 25′, C. Prestwidge 40′)
Northern NSW’s most talented 11 and 12-year-old male footballers are set to compete in the annual First Touch Football Supplies (FTFS) State SAP Championships in Coffs Harbour.
FTFS are proud to be announced as the new naming rights sponsor for the prestigious event which will be held on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th over the June long weekend.
The competition will take place at the newly renovated C.ex International Stadium currently undergoing a $13-million upgrade, where fifteen (15) teams made up from NNSWF’s seven (7) Member Zones will compete for the winning title.
NNSWF Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said the competition is vital in underpinning the development of young players through the implementation of Licensed Skill Acquisition Programs (SAP’s).
“These championships also provide us with the opportunity to identify potential players for future representative squads for Northern NSW Football at upcoming National Championships as well as monitor potential players for future Newcastle Emerging Jets Academy teams,” Haynes said.
NNSWF Technical Advisor Leo Bertos, who will be monitoring the players, is looking forward to witnessing the best players in the region compete across the three-day competition at the fantastic new stadium in Coffs Harbour.
“This is a fantastic weekend of football for both players and spectators involved competing in a different environment to the SAP gala days and weekend games, where players and teams are playing for points, ultimately to try to be the best team in the NNSWF region,” Bertos said.
“I would like to wish everyone the best of luck and I am confident we will see some great matches,” Leo concluded.
The FTFS State SAP Championships for Boys is the first of NNSWF’s major competitions held at the C.ex International Stadium during 2019.
Upcoming competitions include;
> Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls in July
> FTFS State SAP Championships for Girls in September
> FFA National Youth Championships for Boys in October
> Champion of Champions in October
The presentation ceremony for the Championships will take place at 2 pm, Monday 10 June.
Event: First Touch Football Supplies State SAP Championships for Boys
Venue: C.ex International Stadium, Coffs Harbour
When: Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th June 2019
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