Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the 2019 National Football Camp with registrations closing on Monday the 14th of January.
This event is run by the Northern Inland Academy of Sport from the 20th-23rd of January at Sport UNE in Armidale.
There are live in and live out options offered with accommodation at the St Alberts College for the U11-17 athletes. In 2019 NIAS has opened the age groups to offer spots for U5-10 athletes that are interested in being involved.
The camp is supported by Newington College in Sydney who send Brian McCarthy (Head of Football). He has over 12-years’ experience with the Irish National Football team (4 European Championships, 3 World Cups, and the 2012 EURO Finals Series). Brian organises the theory, practical and the equipment used to assure that it is of the highest quality.
McCarthy will also run an educational coaches’ seminar on Saturday the 19th of January at St Alberts College in Armidale. He’ll run the clinic to educate coaches of all levels on the best ways to develop young athlete’s abilities.
It is intended that this Information will be spread through the clubs in our region from juniors to seniors and help develop the quality of our athletes across the board. This is a free event for any interested coaches from any level. If you are interested in attending, please notify NIAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6766 2526.
Head Coach Brian McCarthy says its opportunities like these that will see the quality of football increase across Australia. “Teaching an athlete to improve is one thing, but helping our coaches build around the region will have a flow-on affect which will see not just better athletes but better competitions and increase the expectation level around the country.”
Teaching an athlete to improve is one thing, but helping our coaches build around the region will have a flow-on affect which will see not just better athletes but better competitions and increase the expectation level around the country.
“I’d love to see as many coaches come to this evening, I know there are some very talented coaches in the region but there are some small adjustments that can be made that can lead to big changes.”
The Newington College will bring a further 6 coaches who will assist with running the weekend. They will team up with our own Northern Inland Football Technical Director, Howard Stubbs as well as NIAS coaches Dave Kollosche, Glen Boonstra, Adam Ramage and local SAP coaches Matt Endemi, Michael Cook, Taryn Ramage and Peter Browett.
There are three options for athletes at the camp. For U11-17 they can “live in” with accommodation at the St Alberts College, a short walk from the football fields, a “live out” option for athletes that have their own accommodation organized and then for the first time in 2019 we have an option for junior athletes with programs specifically targeted for U5-10 athletes that want to get an early start on their development.
National Football Camp Director and Northern Inland Academy of Sport CEO James Cooper says he’s excited to see the opportunity extended to the younger athletes. “We’ve often been asked if it’s possible to take the younger age groups and we’re grateful that we’ve got some experienced hands on board that can deliver a suitable program to assure the young athletes get the best out of the camp.”
For more information and the registration form go www.NIAS.org.au and follow the link to the NFC page.
Save the Date!
The 2019 National Primary Games is locked and loaded for the same weekend, 20-21 July and will again be held in Tamworth. The Northern Inland Academy of Sport is asking for teams, clubs and associations U8-14 to please get their registrations in as early as possible to help with organisation. Numbers are already rolling in fast and 2019 is looking to be bigger again as the event continues to grow with a big lure of teams from Sydney to Brisbane and everywhere in between. The NPG is grateful for the support from its major partners Macquarie Sport, the Australian Olympic Committee and the Tamworth Regional Council.