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2018 YEARBOOK


CONTENTS 4 CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 6 CEO’S REPORT 8 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 9 2018 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS 10 MARKETING OUR GAME 11 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING 12 FACILITIES & ADVOCACY UNIT 14 VALENTINE SPORTS PARK 16 SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM 17 CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 18 FEMALE FOOTBALL WEEK 20 STATE CUPS 21 ALDI MINIROOS 22 NPL NSW MEN’S 24 NPL 2 NSW MEN’S 26 NPL 3 NSW MEN’S 27 STATE LEAGUE MEN’S 28 NPL NSW WOMEN’S 30 NPL 2 NSW WOMEN’S 32 WARATAH CUP 34 FFA CUP 36 FOOTBALL4ALL 38 POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL 40 NATIONS OF ORIGIN 41 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 42 NATIONAL CP FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 43 WALKING FOOTBALL 44 SUMMER FOOTBALL 46 FUTSAL COMPETITIONS 48 NATIONAL FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 50 FOOTBALL NSW STATE TEAMS 51 FOOTBALL NSW INSTITUTE 52 COMMUNITY COACH EDUCATION 53 ADVANCED COACH EDUCATION 54 REFEREE DEVELOPMENT 55 SCHOOLS 56 FOOTBALL NSW ASSOCIATIONS 82 PLAYER COMPARISON 83 AGE COMPARISONS 84 GENDER COMPARISONS 86 FUTSAL REGISTERED PLAYER COMPARISON 88 NUMBER OF CLUBS COMPARISON 89 AWARDS & LIFETIME MEMBERS 90 HONOUR ROLL 96 FOOTBALL NSW FINANCIALS


CHAIRMAN’S REPORT ANTER ISAAC We often talk about the size and scale of football’s participation base. Of course, those numbers are down to the hard work of our Associations and Clubs. In 2018, we were presented with an opportunity to demonstrate unequivocally how big football is through the introduction of the NSW Government’s Active Kids Voucher Scheme. Whilst we appreciate that the Scheme caused added burden to volunteers, the outcome for football families was nothing short of outstanding. The Office of Sport confirmed that 167,000 vouchers were redeemed by football participants across the state, well beyond our original expectation of 150,000. In simple terms this means that there was a total of savings to families of $16.7m in making our sport more affordable. It is worth noting that the next most popular sport had 58,000 vouchers redeemed. The massive uptake in vouchers for football has given us an incredible platform upon which we have increased our investment in, and promotion of, collective advocacy across all levels of football to Local Councils, State and Federal Governments on the need for greater investment into grassroots community football facilities. A key component of this is gathering, analysing and presenting key data to support our collective case for increased investment. To support our position, we commissioned an independent Community Impact of Football report that demonstrated football’s annual benefit to the NSW economy is $520m. This is expected to surpass $1b by 2025. Having conducted a state-wide Facilities Audit to provide much needed data and empirical research of our collective needs, we have now commenced a 12-month long project to develop a state-wide 10-year ‘NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy’ that will also include a plan for every Association. It was particularly pleasing to see our Associations and Clubs receive much-needed grants for facility development. We were able to transfer the final instalment of the Asian Cup Legacy Fund, totalling $4.2m. Of significant importance was our ability to, for the first time, allocate funding directly for facility development through the Let’s Light up Football Fund. As part of the FFA’s community investment fund, we were able to allocate grants that turned $300,000 into $2.3m in lighting projects. The initiative assisted in FFA being awarded the Gold standard by the Asian Football Confederation for its work at community level. In 2018 we consulted extensively to develop our Strategic Plan and Vision for 2030. This is in the final stages of development to guide us through the next four years. We have completed our schedule of competition reviews. You will recall that from the outset, Football NSW’s overall objective in this process was to continue to improve competitions for the benefit of everyone involved in football across the state, and I believe we have achieved this outcome. The Women’s/Girls’ changes were implemented in 2018 and the Men’s / Boys’ review is completed and due to be introduced in 2019. Our futsal competition changes were also implemented in 2018 with the key recommendation to streamline the number of leagues to allow Football NSW to administer two outstanding, high-level competitions with a consolidation of quality venues, referees, coaches and players.

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This decision understandably caused disappointment for those clubs that missed out, however the feedback we have received from clubs that participated in 2018 is that they believe the level of futsal has improved as a result of the changes. We continue to refine how football is delivered at the Skill Acquisition Phase. Football NSW remains committed to working with our Associations to improve and implement SAP-based programs at clubs within their competitions. It is essential that as many players as possible across our membership have the ability to develop according to the SAP principles. There were some significant accolades awarded to football in 2018. At the NSW Sports Awards -the night of nights for sport in NSW - it was pleasing that our nominee Julie Dolan was one of five inductees into the Hall of Champions. Football had finalists across six categories and was the only sport to claim multiple winners with our Cerebral Palsy team winning team of the year with a disability, Sydney FC team of the year and Jo Fernandes administrator of the year. Earlier in the year Linda Cerone, the General Manager of Nepean Football Association was named FFA’s female administrator of the year and Lindal Whitton was recognised by the Premier for her long service to football. Also recognised this year was Bonnet Bay Football Club from the Sutherland Association that were named NSW Community club of the year, Bangor Football Club’s Barry Jones awarded the prestigious George Churchward Medal and Mark Robertson the Charles Valentine Medal. Football NSW has a proud history of producing some of the best referees in the country. In 2018 Kurt Ams (Referee) and Lance Greenshields (Assistant Referee) have been added to the FIFA Referees Panel for 2019. This is due recognition for their great performances at state and national level. Our commitment to improved transparency and accountability saw a significant change to our financial systems in order to gain a better understanding of the business and drive improved value to our members. I extend my sincere thanks and congratulations to the members of our various Standing Committees, Disciplinary Committee and Tribunals who contribute immensely. I would like to acknowledge my fellow directors for the commitment and wisdom they bring to Football NSW and thank former director Chris Gardiner for his service. Football NSW has been an active participant in the reform process of Football Federation Australia over the past two years, resulting in a significant shift in the congress and governance of FFA. There are now new members of the FFA Board and an updated constitution. I would like to acknowledge the contribution of Frank and Steven Lowy as the previous Chairs of the FFA and the incredible contribution they have made to Australian football. Thank you for your continued trust and support.


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CEO’S REPORT STUART HODGE Whenever I see the Socceroos, Matildas or any of our national teams play, it gives me a great deal of pride to know that many of those players started and developed through NSW. Collectively, we all play a vital role in developing players as they progress through association clubs, NPL clubs, development programs and representative teams. With 50% of the overall registered player base in the country located in NSW, we play a vital role to ensure that opportunities for players to reach their potential are provided, whether that be national teams or to be the best they can be for their local club. We know that the success of our national teams continues to drive interest and grassroots participation, and to support the pathway, we established two programs in 2018. In conjunction with the FFA and NSWIS we commenced the Future Matildas program which has been established to provide a tailored training environment for some of Australia’s most talented female footballers and support Matildas that are recovering from injury or have chosen not to play for a club overseas. This program is designed to supplement the development work being done at NPL clubs and within the Football NSW Institute. We are also providing greater individual development to our most promising young players, through the introduction of the Talent Support Program (TSP). The TSP is providing supplementary training that is delivered locally – through the establishment of several hubs across Metropolitan NSW (North, South, East, West, Far North and Far South) and within key areas of Country NSW. It is designed to reduce the need for players (and their parents) to travel long distances to participate in a centralised program. The TSP also plays a key role in facilitating a long-term selection process of players for our representative teams that competed in the FFA National Youth Championships. Importantly, we undertook a comprehensive review of the landscape of private academies and external providers and did an analysis of the reasons why there has been a proliferation of these operators in New South Wales, particularly in metropolitan Sydney. The Review received more than 60 submissions from representatives of Member Associations, clubs and private academies, interested members of the public (mostly parents) and other key organisations. The Final Report was presented to the Board who approved all of the Review’s recommendations. Our commitment to driving modified forms of the game continued with the introduction of pilot programs for Waking Football. The rollout was so successful that FFA will now introduce the programs across all states, thanks to a joint FFA and Member Federation submission that resulted in a federal Government grant. TAFE NSW Summer Football also continues to go from strength to strength with almost 50,000 players now enjoying the format across 90 centres. Key to the growth has been the support of TAFE NSW, who joined us as a partner in 2018. Our partners are growing as we continue to demonstrate return on investment by joining with NSW’s largest participation sport. I would like to thank our major partners TAFE NSW, PUMA and Ultra Football. We once again pushed the boundaries of live streaming of our NPL matches with the addition of commentary, graphics and statistics.

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We will take this further in 2019 by streaming 445 matches including all Men’s and Women’s NPL first grade games and look to develop our own ‘Over the Top’ platform that will become the home of NPL football. The growth of streaming will offer us the opportunity to increase our audience and enhance the commercial offering of the NPL. We continue to operate and maintain Valentine Sports Park – a wonderful asset of our membership. We will look to further develop the precinct through the development of a Master Plan in 2019. Our shared commitment to inclusion continues to gather pace. In 2018 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Nova Employment Football4All Gala day. I am aware of a number of Associations and Clubs that have rolled out all abilities programs and I thank and congratulate those that are doing so. A new initiative, Community FC, will be implemented with the support of the NSW Government in 2019, to introduce people from culturally and linguistic diverse and indigenous communities to football. Valentine Sports Park is now the home of our NSW Powerchair Football Premier Leagues. We were delighted to have contributed to the successful bid to host 2021 Fédération internationale de Powerchair World Cup that will take place in Sydney. Recognising the need to continue to develop Female leaders within our sport, we conducted two Women in Football Leadership programs. Over 50 participants from Football NSW, FFA, Associations and the Women’s Standing Committee were involved in the program and included a Masterclass session, monthly follow up sessions, individual coaching and online support. Focusing on having gender equity in decision making roles within Grassroots Clubs and Associations, a component of this program was targeted at future female leaders within Association clubs. Developing female leaders is part of our commitment to building capability within our Associations and Clubs. As part of our capability building initiatives, in 2018 we focussed on sports medicine/science, sponsorship, social media, personal health and wellbeing and sessions to provide information and resources that parents need to help make sport a healthy, positive, and rewarding experience for their children. I would like to pay tribute to the hard-working staff at Football NSW who often go above and beyond and to those who so generously volunteer their time to support us and the game. Finally, I want to thank the directors of Football NSW for the wisdom, advice and support they provide.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THANK YOU Football NSW would like to thank the members of its Disciplinary Committee, General Purposes Tribunal and Appeals Tribunal for their contribution to the effective and efficient conduct of grievance and disciplinary matters in 2018. The members share a passion for our Game and volunteer a considerable amount of their time to assist Football NSW in ensuring a level playing field for all participants. In 2018, the members of the Disciplinary Committee, General Purposes Tribunal and Appeals Tribunal were:

ANTER ISAAC Chairman

JAMES CHETCUTI Director

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ROB LAWS Deputy Chairman

LOUIE APOSTOLOVSKI Director

STEPHEN HAYES Director

JEANETTE JONES Director

CARLOS GONZALEZ Director

FIONA LANG Director

DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE Barry Hoare Clive Cachia Stan Alla

Geoff Leverton Theo Wisman Aaron Koelmeyer

GENERAL PURPOSES TRIBUNAL David Lewis (Chair) Anthony Scarcella (Vice-Chair) Louis Fayd’herbe Duncan Tweed Alex Brown Robert Iaconis

Ben Jones (Vice-Chair) Marcelo Valerio Mendo Cklamovski Courtney Scallan Ray Lovat Adrian Canceri

APPEALS TRIBUNAL Anthony Lo Surdo SC (Chair) Graham Turnbull SC (Vice-Chair) Peter Mulligan Julia Sorbara Ivan Griscti

Iain Todd (Vice-Chair) Zali Steggall OAM (Vice Chair) Iain Rennie David Stanton Michael Holmes


2018 HIGHLIGHTS SEASON PARTICIPATION

338,865

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS

PLAYERS

CLUBS

304,519 COACHES

REFEREES

18,745

5,257

GENDER PROFILE 5-11 YRS

42.1%

727

MALE 77% 12-17 YRS

26.1%

VOLUNTEERS

10,344

FEMALE 23% 18+ YRS

31.8%

OUTDOOR

SUMMER

FUTSAL

SCHOOLS

234,346

41,604

7,750

20,819*

Western Plains Amateur Soccer Association

*Players in programs delivered by Football NSW in schools, does not include school competitions.

All figures as at 31st October 2018.


MARKETING OUR GAME

JOIN US Register at PlayFootballNSW.com.au As has been the case for the past several seasons, Football NSW coordinated a strategic multi-channelled marketing campaign to promote the registration of players, coaches, referees and volunteers with the objective of increasing the recruitment and retention of participants across the state.

AN INFLUX OF NEW VENUES SPRAWLED ACROSS NSW ENSURING OUR BEAUTIFUL GAME WAS PLAYED ALL YEAR ROUND Working alongside each of our Associations as well as Football Federation Australia in 2018, a range of support was made available to administrators including social media graphics, posters and banners that were all personalised for each of the clubs. Newspaper advertorials and advertisements placed in local Fairfax and News Local newspapers allowed for a targeted approach to the recruitment element of the campaign whilst radio advertisements on 2DAY FM maximised reach. Consistent artwork, tone and creative 10

across all mediums strengthened the Play Football message, ensuring a clear and confident brand. Targeted social media advertising via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, electronic direct marketing (eDM) and a text message to last year’s participants made for cost effective solutions to reach out to the football family with the aim of increasing our numbers across a vast number of areas. Summer Football player numbers have increased yet again as well as the influx of new venues sprawled across NSW ensuring our beautiful game was played all year round. There were also targeted campaigns for not just our players, but referees, coaches and volunteers who all continue to play a vital role in the development of our game as well as keeping our game moving forward for the better.


SOCIAL MEDIA footballnsw.com.au

4,184,955

WEBPAGE VIEWS

1,098,633

summerfootball.com.au

localfutsal.com.au

playfootballnsw.com.au

70,906

31,693

nplnsw.com.au

136,090

144,872 LIKES*

10,215 FOLLOWERS

11,797 FOLLOWERS*

4,969 SUBSCRIBERS

REACH

20,480,689

VIDEO VIEWS (FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE)

2,415,700 Statistics above for the period 1st January 2018 - 24th November 2018

2,631,189 378,289 *Football NSW and NPLNSW


FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

In its third year of operation, the Facilities and Advocacy Unit continued its role in providing guidance to Football NSW and Northern NSW Football Clubs, Associations and Zones on facility development, funding opportunities, and overall advocacy for greater government investment in our game.

The Let’s Light Up Football campaign saw grants totalling $300,000

The need for more and improved facilities is still the biggest issue confronting clubs across NSW and with football being the most popular sport in terms of participation rates, demand has never been higher and far exceeding current supply.

million worth of lighting projects across the state. Given the success

2018 was a momentous year with several key projects and initiatives announced and delivered. The Unit’s most significant initiative was the Let’s Light Up Football campaign. Made possible through support funding from the FFA’s Community Investment Fund, the campaign was the first ever grant fund provided by Football NSW to local grassroot clubs and councils. Football NSW recognised that floodlights play a pivotal role in the running of a football club - put simply without lighting a football club cannot provide a safe and inviting experience for players.

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being awarded to 17 football clubs across the state. The campaign resulted in football fields being upgraded to meet minimum Australian Lighting Standards for training and competitions through additional lamps, poles and infrastructure. Through supplementary funding from Associations, Clubs and local Councils, the initial investment of $300,000 from the Let’s Light Up Football Fund was turned into $2.3 of this campaign, a further round of funding will be rolled out in 2019. The highly successful Asian Cup held in 2015 was still delivering benefits at the grassroots level in 2018 with recipients of Round Two of the NSW Asian Cup Legacy Fund announced. Round Two saw a further $2.3 million distributed to 19 facility projects across the state (14 from Football NSW and five from Northern NSW Football). The two rounds of the NSW Asian Cup Legacy Fund have seen a total of 35 projects across NSW receive $4.13 million worth of funding. This funding has resulted in several synthetic fields being built, floodlighting improved and upgraded, multiple field renovations, several new amenity buildings and several other worthwhile facility

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This empirical data helps us advocate to all levels of government, and other key stakeholders, the valuable contribution football makes to communities in NSW and the overall wellbeing of our participants. The Unit’s core mission is to improve the football experience for all. The Unit achieves this by helping members increase the capacity and improve the quality of local football facilities. The key part of improving the football experience is through education. In 2018 the unit conducted four association-based Club Football Facilities Forums with Manly-Warringah Football Association, Gladesvilleprojects. It is these facility projects that make a significant impact at the grassroots level each week. Facilities are recognised as a key factor in keeping and attracting players by providing spaces that not only enable play, but also inspire people to play. Football NSW and Northern NSW Football would like to thank the NSW State Government and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres for providing this funding opportunity for football clubs in NSW. As part of the ongoing advocacy role that the Unit plays, we continually work with and encourage the State Government to provide a similar funding opportunity in the future for the largest sport in NSW and Australia. The Unit’s major focus over the past 12 months has been state-wide football facilities audit. The 2018 Football Facilities Audit was a collaborative venture between Football NSW, Northern NSW Football and Capital Football and overseen by the unit. It was principally designed to establish what facilities football currently utilises and in turn identify the future needs of the game and subsequent gaps and priorities. Over 1000 venues were audited with the details of over 2,200 pitches collected over the 12-month period. The Unit worked closely with Associations, Clubs and Councils to capture the most up to date set of facilities data, which in 2019, will be used to form the basis of the NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy 2020 – 2030. This strategy will develop an integrated and strategic approach to the future provision and investment in football facilities across New South Wales over the next ten-year period. The strategy will build on the details of the audit, combined with a state-wide need’s assessment and stakeholder input to prioritise the sport’s future needs.

Hornsby Football Association, Hills Football Association and Granville & Districts Soccer Football Association. As a continuation of Football NSW’s Capability Building Program and strategic direction to service the football community, these forums are a great opportunity to provide general facilities information and valuable advice on government relations and funding opportunities to the grassroots community. These forums support our members, stakeholders and the football family through effective governance, strong

leadership,

transparent

communication,

professional

administration as well as a clear strategic direction. Further forums will be conducted with interested Associations in 2019. To support the long-term growth of football, strategic planning is imperative to enhance the quality of experience at all levels of the game. The Unit continued to support Associations and Clubs by providing crucial strategic feedback to several council, community and sport and recreation strategies. Responses to major strategies (e.g. the NSW State Infrastructure Strategy, the Greater Sydney Sports Plans and the Office of Sport’s Regional Sport and Active Recreational Plans) were submitted throughout the year. Looking ahead, 2019 is going to be an important year for the Unit and football stakeholders with the upcoming State and Federal elections and the development of our NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy. This strategy will provide all NSW Associations and Zones with a blueprint for the future to ensure our game can continue to grow and remain the number one participation sport in NSW.

During 2018, the Unit also looked at the wider benefits of football in our society. Football NSW’s initial 2015 ‘Community Impact of Football’ study highlighted football contribution to the community across three key areas: economic, social and health. The study was repeated in 2018 to understand the improvements over the past 3-4 years and to demonstrate to all levels of Government the measurable contribution our game makes to the NSW community. Key points from the 2018 study were: • football’s total community impact of football is now worth $519 million per annum - up 23% from 2015. • at this current growth rate, the total community impact of football in NSW is expected to reach $1 billion by 2025. • the lifetime health contribution of football to the overall health of NSW has grown 42% since 2015.

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1,565 CHANGE ROOMS

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VALENTINE SPORTS PARK

Valentine Sports Park has been a hive of activity in what has been a thoroughly busy 2018 season.

backdrop while the likes of Woolworths, Samsung, Powerade, UNICEF

The venue has played host to the full spectrum of the football family in elite and grassroots for outdoor and Futsal competitions as well as servicing the sporting and recreational needs of the local community on top of providing an avenue for numerous other sports to experience the high-quality facility via its accommodation.

The 2018 year also saw various facility upgrades as renovations took

and Qantas all utilised the fields for various television commercials. shape at fields 4 and 5 while scoreboard installations were major features along with Advantage Aquatics undertaking renovations in joining the pool building to the changeroom facilities. The venue hosted in excess of 1643 separate events and it is estimated over 93,000 people passed through the venue in 2018.

A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL GUESTS HAVE ALSO GRACED THE VALENTINE SPORTS PARK PRECINCT

Some of the major highlights for the 2018 season included:

• SAP Gala Days

• Football4All Gala Day 10th Anniversary

• Four Corners Tournament

• Champions of Champions

• Grassroots Football Friday

• School Championship Events (CIS, CCC, CHS, AICES, PSSA,

• State Cup

• TSP Mini Tournament

• NPL 2 NSW Women’s Grand Final

• NPL NSW Women’s Grand Final

• Girls Conference League

• Men’s State League Grand Final

• NPL 3 NSW Men’s Grand Final

• State Titles

• Western Sydney Sports Festival

• Futsal Premier League

• Futsal Cup

• Summer Football Champion of Champions

• National Paralympic 7-a-side Football Championships

All Schools Tournaments, St Andrews Cathedral Cup) A number of International guests have also graced the Valentine Sports Park precinct with the likes of the Vanuatu National Team, Chinese Taipei Women’s National Team as well as the Indian National Under 20’s team using the facility. Various programs such as the Pararoos and National Blind Football Training Camps on top of the Football NSW Girls and Boys Country Camps also took place at Football NSW’s headquarters. Both the NSW Powerchair team as well as the newly created Future Matildas Program were both debutants at the VSP facility while the filming of various movies as well as commercials also headlined what was a successful year for the park. The Australian film “Back of the Net” staring Disneys’ Sofia Wylie used Valentine Sports Park as a

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SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM & GIRLS SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM

This year saw an increased number of participants in the Skill Acquisition Program with three additional clubs being approved to deliver the program. The Girls Skill Acquisition Program saw an increase from 14 clubs to 23 clubs and also increase from 2 to 4 age groups, therefore exposing more players to a higher level of training and also having the opportunity to be identified for further pathway advancement. Unfortunately weather and available facilities created issues with the Gala Day’s which reduced the number to just one per age group and unfortunately none in some instances. Due to limitations we were

THE GIRLS SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM SAW AN INCREASE FROM 14 CLUBS TO 23 CLUBS not able to see teams from outside the area participate, however we are looking at options to have them included in coming Gala Days. With more than 4,000 players being involved in Skill Acquisition Program and the Girls Skill Acquisition Programs, we look forward to seeing the next group of players enter this area of development.

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CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

The 50th anniversary of Football NSW’s Champion of Champions finals were played at Valentine Sports Park on Sunday 21st of October with nineteen highly entertaining matches that rocked the state governing body’s headquarters.

Eastern Suburbs Football Association stole the show on Finals Day as they had three teams triumph in their respective age groups with successes in the All Age Men via Coogee United while Dunbar Rovers scooped two titles in the Over 35 Men and All Age Women.

The ‘Home of Football’ in NSW played host to grassroots football’s most prestigious tournament as teams from all over NSW wowed spectators in what was a wonderful day for the round ball game that proved to be a hit with players, managers as well as the referees and officials on the day.

Canterbury, St George, Southern Districts, Sutherland, Northern Suburbs and Football South Coast all took out two titles each while Hills and Manly took out the solitary one.

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2018 FINALS RESULTS 12 Boys

Northbridge FC (Northern Suburbs) 1 v Balmain & District FC (Canterbury) 2

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Arncliffe Aurora (St George) 2 v Lake Heights JFC (Football South Coast) 0

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Auburn District (Granville) 1 v Kemps Creek United (Southern Districts) 4

15 Boys

Auburn District (Granville) 3 v Castle Hill United (Hills) 1

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West Pymble (Northern Suburbs) 1 v Castle Hill United (Hills) 2

17 Men

Glenmore Park (Nepean) 0 v Lansvale (Southern Districts) 1

18 Men

Pendle Hill (Granville) 1 v East Bankstown FC (Bankstown) 1 (4-1 Pendle Hill won on penalty shootouts)

21 Men

Cronulla Seagulls (Sutherland) 3 v Norwest FC (Hills) 1

All Age Men

Coogee United (Eastern Suburbs) 2 v West Pymble (Northern Suburbs) 0

Over 35 Men

Dunbar Rovers (Eastern Suburbs) 2 v Como West Jannali (Sutherland) 0

Over 45 Men

St Michael’s (Northern Suburbs) 1 v Hurstville City Minotaurs (St George) 2

12 Girls

Lindfield FC (Northern Suburbs) 2 v Manly Vale (Manly Warringah) 0

14 Girls

Lowland Wanderers (Nepean) 0 v Shellharbour JFC (Football South Coast) 4

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Wakehurst FC (Manly) 0 v Earlwood Wanderers (Canterbury) 5

16 Women

Mt Colah (Northern Suburbs) 1 v Avalon SC (Manly) 3

18 Women

Glenmore Park (Nepean) 0 v Cronulla Seagulls (Sutherland) 1

21 Women

Northbridge FC (Northern Suburbs) 3 v Connells Point Rovers (St George) 0

All Age Women

Dunbar Rovers (Eastern Suburbs) 2 v Albion Park SC (Football South Coast) 1

Over 30 Women

Russell Vale WFC (Football South Coast) 2 v Wakehurst FC (Manly) 1

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FEMALE FOOTBALL WEEK

Football NSW was proud to again support and promote Football Federation Australia’s national program Female Football Week in March 2018. This year’s Female Football Week (FFW) objective was to celebrate the immense growth of women’s football at all levels of the game and acknowledge and promote the important roles women play in developing football. With football’s long-term goal of reaching a gender split reflective of the population, FFW offered a platform to spark discussions around gender equality to ensure new and existing programs remove barriers for women and girls at all levels of the game with a focus on retaining female players, administrators, coaches and referees.

THE 2018 PROGRAM SAW AN INCREASE IN ACTIVATIONS DELIVERED BY FOOTBALL NSW ASSOCIATIONS, CLUBS AND ASSOCIATED FOOTBALL AND SPORT ORGANISATIONS Throughout the course of FFW 2018, over 7,300 participants were involved in Football NSW initiations as players, coaches, administrators and officials across more than 60 different activations. The 2018 program saw an increase in activations delivered by Football NSW Associations, Clubs and associated football and sport organisations. 18

As part of the National campaign, the FFA again called for nominations in the Female Football Week Community Awards. The awards were established to identify players, coaches, administrators, referees and male champions who have gone above and beyond in women’s football. Football NSW was delighted when Linda Cerone, General Manager of Nepean FA, was announced as the winner of the Female Administrator of the Year. It was thoroughly deserved recognition for Linda’s long serving and tireless work in the football community. Linda was presented with the award at an FFA function in Melbourne.

Futsal Premier League Finals and Futsal School Championships: various dates 2-15 March Football NSW promoted FFW to hundreds of spectators at the Finals, plus to hundreds of futsal players at the School Championships. This was to increase awareness about FFW and women’s football in general. Signage was displayed and some FFW items were used as giveaways.

Proctor Park Challenge: 3-4 March Conducted by Western Branch of Football NSW annually, in conjunction with Bathurst Football the tournament attracted 59 girls’ teams (885 players) from metro and regional areas, along with hundreds more teams and event officials, plus spectators.

Girls Only Skills Clinic: 7 March Conducted by Southern Districts SFA, Football NSW coordinated and funded a guest appearance by Matildas player Amy Harrison at the event.

Female Only C-Licence Coaching Course: 9-11 March Football NSW promoted and funded a special FFW initiative for the course – participants received a $200 subsidy. Twelve female coaches attended the C-Licence course, which was held at Valentine Sports


Park. The coaches provided especially positive feedback about being able to attend a female-only course.

Female Only Level 4 Referee Course: 10 March Westfield W-League Referee Katie Patterson conducted the course at Valentine Sports Park, for budding young referees. Participants enjoyed having such an experienced female referee and mentor to provide guidance on the female referee pathway. Participants of this initiative also received a subsidy.

Football NSW Institute Opening Match: 11 March Football NSW Institute hosted the opening round at Valentine Sports Park. Football NSW promoted FFW on match day with signage and giveaways. As for the entire WNPL round, players wore purple shoelaces – and some also wore purple hair ribbons – to celebrate FFW. Hundreds of spectators throughout the day saw the promotions.

Girls Get Active Day: 13 March Football NSW coordinated and funded football activities for the Sport NSW Girl’s Get Active Day, including providing FFW giveaways for the showbags, coaches delivered sessions plus Matildas star Caitlin

Foord made a guest appearance as an elite athlete panel member.

Sportswomen for Change Leadership Forum: 13-17 March Football NSW supported Football United in the delivery of their Sportswomen for Change Leadership forum. Eight female delegates from overseas football organisations and eight Australian delegates connected for the forum that focused on event coordination, leadership and sports development for women. Football NSW provided significant funding support for the forum and organised for the attendance of three women from the football community.

Multicultural Female Football Festival: 15 March Football NSW supported Football United’s festival that attracted 140 high school girls, many who were playing football for the first time. It was an overwhelming success. The Young Matildas and Thailand youth women’s national team, who were staying at Valentine Sports Park at the time, were very popular when they visited during the day. Thank you to the Football Associations, Community Football Clubs, Football NSW WNPL & NPL Clubs, Hyundai A-League Clubs and our Community partners who activated during FFW. We look forward to working with you again in 2019. 19


STATE CUPS

STATE CUPS

Thirty New South Wales association clubs braved the brisk cold conditions on Sunday the 22nd of July on the quest for championship glory, as Valentine Sports Park played host to the 2018 State Cup Finals. Thousands packed the concourse and grandstands at the home of football in Glenwood, as the battle for not only bragging rights but cup glory took over, as fifteen new championship winners were crowned in the iconic Football NSW State Cup. Four age groups were named after former administrators, players and football advocates who have assisted in the development of the game in NSW. The 12 Boys were playing for the Frank Broughton Cup, the 12 Girls the Cheryl Salisbury Cup, the 21 Men’s the Robertson Cup while the All Age Men fought it out for the Bill Cullinan Cup. Sutherland Shire Football Association’s own Sylvania Heights kicked off proceedings with a well-deserved victory against the Canterbury Football Association’s club the Concord Juniors to be awarded the Cheryl Salisbury Cup. While the Frank Broughton Cup was taken out by Nepean Football Association side Glenmore Park FC, who defeated Canterbury’s Enfield Rovers SC in thrilling fashion 4-0. The Robertson Cup, for the fourth year running, retained its residency within Sutherland, as the Crounlla Seagulls FC kept to tradition, defeating their opponent’s Balmain & District in a 5-0 whitewash. While the highlight of the day didn’t come from a prestigiously named age group, but rather the U18 Men’s final between the Earlwood Wanderers FC and Pendle Hill FC. The Granville Association Club were able to revive themselves from a 2-0 deficit to level the score, before the side quickly found themselves chasing the scoreboard again, as Pendle Hill were able to reclaim the lead. Although both teams were able to find the back of the net before the final hooter in extra time, sending the game into penalty shootout. The fairy-tale unfortunately wasn’t to be for the Earlwood side, as Pendle Hill broke the hearts of many, securing the Championship glory in the final shot of the shootout to win 4-3. Concluding the day’s accolades, the Bill Cullinan Cup was taken home by the Kirrawee Kanagroos FC in what was a thrilling display of football. A game forced into extra time saw the Kanagroos break the hearts of their opponent Coogee United FC, but claim the victory in a game that had spectators on the edge of their seats for more than 90 minutes. It was the Sutherland Shire Football Association that grabbed the plaudits on a great day for the Association as they recorded five club victories in various age groups, as well as three new pieces of esteemed Football NSW silverware to add trophy cabinet. Hills, Southern Districts, Canterbury and South Coast Football Association followed up with two victories while Manly, Northern Suburbs and Granville each had a team that celebrated a Finals victory. Congratulations to everyone involved in what was a glorious day for Football in NSW.

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2018 STATE CUP FINALS RESULTS 12 Boys

Glenmore Park FC (Nepean) 4 v Enfield Rovers SC (Canterbury) 0

13 Boys

Castle Hills United FC (Hills Association) 2 v Epping (Gladesville-Hornby) 0

14 Boys

Kemps Creek United SC -1 (Southern Districts) 3 v Rouse Hills Rams (Hills Association) 0

15 Boys

Hornsby Heights Football Club (Northern Suburbs) 2 v Castle Hill United FC (Hills Association) 3

16 Boys

Wakehurst Football Club Inc. (Manly Warringah) 0 v Collaroy Cromer Strikers FC (Manly Warringah) 4

17 Boys

Kemps Creek United SC (Southern Districts) 1 v Lansvale United Sports Club (Southern Districts) 2

18 Men

Earlwood Wanderers FC-1 (Canterbury) 3 v Pendle Hills FC (Granville) 4

21 Men

Balmain & District FC (Canterbury) 0 v Cronulla Seagulls FC (Sutherland) 5

O35 Men

Leichhardt Tigers Junior SC 3 (Canterbury) v North Sydney United (Northern Suburbs) 2

AA Men

Coogee United FC -1 (Eastern Suburbs) 1 v Kirrawee Kanagroos FC (Sutherland) 2

12 Girls

Sylvania Heights FC (Sutherland Association) 2 v Concord Juniors (Canterbury) 0

14 Girls

Lowland Wanderers SC (Nepean)1 v Shellharbour Junior SC (South Coast Football) 3

16 Girls

Concord Juniors SC (Canterbury) 0 v Gymea United FC (Sutherland Association) 2

18 Women

Lilli Pilli FC (Sutherland Association) 0 v Cronulla Seagulls FC (Sutherland Association) 5

AA Women

Albion Park SC (Football South Coast) 4 v Northbridge FC -1 (Northern Suburbs) 0


ALDI MINIROOS

ALDI MiniRoos Football designed for kids of all abilities, aged 4-11 years, saw an increase in participation in various programs across NSW. The nation-wide initiative uses short, game-based sessions to introduce the sport of football to newcomers in an inclusive way. It focuses on learning new skills, being active, making life-long friends and, potentially, unearthing the next generation of Socceroos or Matildas. 2018 saw just under 97,000 ALDI MiniRoos participants take the field during the Winter Club Football Season, an increase of 3,137 (+ 3.34%) from 2017. The smaller fields, modified rules and fewer players mean a more enjoyable experience with more opportunities to touch the ball and more opportunities to score goals both on weekday training nights and weekend match days. Out of these total playing numbers, the For Girls space saw a spike in participation with 20,819 (+ 7.9% from 2017) MiniRoos aged girls striving to become the next batch of Matildas. Our most active Member Clubs were able to engage with FFA, Football NSW and ALDI to receive a Club Coordinator Pack including footballs, ball carrier bags and ALDI MiniRoos Pitch Markers to ensure that each game day experience was of the highest quality and consistent across the country. Football NSW and Member Associations also worked hard to provide volunteer coaches with the ALDI MiniRoos Coaching Certificates throughout the year. The free 3-hour course continues to be the most popular course throughout the state; introducing the fundaments of a player-centred and game-based approach to coaching. Football NSW ensured continued support to these ALDI MiniRoos coaches through the weekly coaching session plans that were sent through email and promoting the Club Coach Coordinator model for Member Clubs. Following the successful implementation of the MiniRoos Servicing Scheme (MSS) in 2017, Football NSW continued to support targeted Member Associations with the aim to introduce more boys and girls to football through the ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program and associated initiatives. With more than 1,050 Kick-Off participants stemming directly from the seven actively engaged associations, and each of these associations recording a healthy increase in Club Football registrations it is evident that the MSS is a huge success for transitioning new participants to Club Football. Further clarification can be seen when comparing Kick-Off registrations in 2016 (Pre-MSS) to 2018; with a total increase of 520% from 460 participants in 2016

to 3,152 in 2018. Other key outcomes from the promotion of ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off programs include: an increase to 834 registered females (up from 301 in 2017), 19 For Girls programs (up from 6 in 2017), and a total of 172 programs (up from 63 in 2017). With FFA providing more and more support to increase female football participation, 2018 also saw the development of specific ALDI MiniRoos For Girls promotions and marketing material, assisting our Member Clubs and Associations to provide more incentives for more girls to have a go at being the next Westfield Matildas. Running in unison with the For Girls promotion, 2018 also saw the multicultural community receive more programs through assistance from the FFA Multicultural Grant. The MiniRoos Settlement Project allowed Football NSW to support and deliver more programs to recently arrived migrant and refugee communities at a subsidised cost. Football NSW with the support of our Member Associations successfully ran five programs in 2018, introducing more than 450 children from diverse backgrounds to football at our local clubs. Football NSW decided to expand the ALDI MiniRoos reach by introducing ALDI MiniRoos Holiday Programs at VSP this year. The first of 2 successful programs ran in line with the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with more than 150 participants across both programs being provided with an exclusive ALDI MiniRoos #GoSocceroos Jersey, ALDI MiniRoos ball and a special gift bag with Football NSW and NAB goodies. The success of our Football NSW community team and ALDI MiniRoos support can be seen by the numerous community events that our team support and visit throughout the year. With our always popular ALDI MiniRoos Shooting Target, and new Football NSW Dartboard and Street Football Pitch; our team visited more than 120 Member Association and Club based events such as game days, presentations, gala days, and many more. Our community team continues to provide our members with a value add through the countless giveaways we provide at local events and once in a lifetime opportunities to be involved in Socceroos/Matildas, HAL/WWL, FFA Cup and NPL fixtures as ALDI MiniRoos Mascots and Half-Time Heroes. With an increase in participation and engagement in football throughout NSW, Football NSW congratulates our Member Associations’ and Clubs’ staff and volunteers for their countless hours on the ground providing children and families with a safe and fun place to learn to play football. 21


NPL NSW MEN’S NSW MEN’S

It was one of the most tightly contested National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Competitions in recent history with the Premiership going down to the final minutes of the regular season.

with a eight goal thrashing of Rockdale and then claiming their revenge with a

Sydney Olympic and APIA Leichhardt Tigers had been

heroics.

locked in a duel to finish the season in top spot, but a

It was heartbreak for APIA but pure elation for Sydney Olympic as they secured

dramatic final round saw the Belmore boys come from behind to lift the premiership trophy. It was a tough result for APIA who set multiple league records this season with their blistering attack which was hands down the competition’s best.

penalty shootout win in a rematch against Sydney United 58. When it came to the big dance Olympic proved the stronger team as they raced out to an early lead before holding on for a 3-1 win thanks to some Alex Sanchez

an incredible premiership and championship double. APIA’s Japanese import Tasuku Sekiya capped off an amazing season with the Inner West club by clinching the 2018 Gold Medal Player of the Year award, a plaudit that will live long in the memory of the pint sized attacker.

The finals spots were as hotly contested with Blacktown

OF TEAM THE YEAR

City, Sydney United 58 and Rockdale City Suns qualifying for the post season. For the others, Marconi Stallions were unlucky not to play finals football in their first season back after earning promotion from NPL 2 NSW Men’s competition, while Hakoah Sydney City East and Manly United also narrowly missed out.

WHEN IT CAME TO THE BIG DANCE OLYMPIC PROVED THE STRONGER TEAM It was tough year for Sydney FC, Sutherland Sharks and Bonnyrigg White Eagles but they all played admirably in what was a long campaign. Sydney Olympic secured their place in this season’s

COACH: SAAD

decider after only one game with an emphatic 4-0 win

SUBSTITUTES

against Sydney United 58 in the major semi-final. For APIA it was a much tougher journey to the grand final. Billy McColl’s side suffered a shock loss against Sydney United in the preliminary semi-final, before bouncing back

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STAMATELLIS

GIBBS

CHOLAKIAN

JESIC

HENDERSON


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NPL 2 NSW MEN’S 2 NSW MEN’S

The National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Men’s 2018 competition was one of the best to date and one to remember for all involved. It has been another year of full of action and drama from kick-off until the final whistle. Mt Druitt Town ran away with the Premiership this year, leading the league for the entire year through all 26 Rounds and finishing first by a whopping 16 points. The lads in green and yellow played no-nonsense football and coach Aidan Desmond had his side regimented to focus solely on the task at hand as they swept aside the competition and claimed the Premiership and Promotion along the way. Despite finishing second on the ladder, St George would live up to the pre-season hype and go all the way this year, being crowned NPL 2 NSW Men’s Champions in a dramatic shootout against Mounties Wanderers. A final filled with drama, both on and off the field, it was a surreal fixture as both sides over the course of the year were coached by Terry Palapanis after he left St George early in the year and moved to Mounties. Both Mariners sides were strong opposition and potential contenders to topple Mt Druitt from their perch as the rounds edged towards the back end of the season. Neither side could keep up the momentum and finished in the top 4 places before both being knocked out in the first round of the Finals. Mid-table seemed to become a beast in itself swallowing teams with no breathing room in sight. Northern Tigers and Mounties made the biggest push from the teams that battled in the mid-table madness. Rydalmere, Hills United and Spirit all proved they were tough customers, each side picking up crucial wins during the back half of the season to keep their hopes of a finals berth alive.

it seemed at least one of these sides would secure a finals berth. Unfortunately injuries began to take a-hold as well as call ups for the Wanderers, and each side’s form began to slump doing just enough

IN A RESULTS-BASED BUSINESS, EVEN WINNING SOMETIMES DOESN’T GET WHAT YOU WANT

to keep themselves away from the call of the wooden spoon. For those who had been watching the NPL 2 NSW Men’s competition all season would be shocked to tell you that Macarthur Rams completed the biggest magic trick of the year. After being firmly cemented in last place, the Rams found some form in their bag of tricks and late in the year grabbed crucial points on the road to rise above the spoon and finish in twelfth position.

Indeed, they would be in the mix for a finals spot, and all 5 teams played with fire on the last day of the season. In a results-based business, even winning sometimes doesn’t get what you want. On the final day Hills, Mounties, Tigers and Spirit all won their fixtures however as all sides were so close, 6th spot would only just be awarded to Mounties by goal difference. Bankstown Berries and Western Sydney Wanderers looked to have so much promise during the season especially at the midpoint where 24

Parramatta FC and Blacktown Spartans never really got going this season. The Spartans fought and fought, they had their moments of little wins, but in this cutthroat league little wins are not enough and consistency is paramount to success. It will be back to the drawing board and mapping out a new season as they will look to write this one out of their history books as quick as they can. After a disappointing start to the season, it seemed the Eagles had turned a corner and were set to soar for the finals. It is a sad story to tell that there would be no flight left in their wings and the once mighty club fell hard and fast ending up with the dreaded wooden spoon.


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NPL 3 NSW MEN’S 3 NSW MEN’S

The National Premier Leagues 3 NSW Men’s competition was one to live long in the memory banks for St George City FA especially after clinching the double taking out the Premiership and Championship in the 2018 season. It has been an entertaining season of football to say the least, with goals like never before – 755 of them, in fact, across 182 games, at a healthy average of 4.14 goals per game. St George City FA must take the plaudits for a remarkable season, winning the 1st Grade Premiership, Championship and the Club Championship, whilst the club was also represented in all three grades on Grand Final day taking out two of the three categories in a job well done.

IT HAS BEEN AN ENTERTAINING SEASON OF FOOTBALL TO SAY THE LEAST, WITH GOALS LIKE NEVER BEFORE Congratulations also to Gladesville Ryde Magic, SD Raiders and Hawkesbury City, who all managed to have all three grades reach the Top Six and Finals football. Michael Gaitatzis of Gladesville Ryde Magic, and Jayden Russell of Camden Tigers, went hammer and tong for the Golden Boot, sharing the top spot during the season, with Gaitatzis finally taking the gong

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with a remarkable 6 goal haul in the final game of the season, ending up on 35 goals compared to Russell’s 29. Gaitatzis was to add the icing on the cake by being crowned the best player in the competition as voted by the clubs in a remarkable year for the talented attacker. It has been a long season, with 14 teams meaning a home-and-away competition of 26 Rounds and an incredibly competitive competition with almost any given team on their day able to spring a surprise. Grand Final day was a true indication of how far this league has come with St George City FA flexing their muscles defeating the SD Raiders 2-0 in front of a boisterous crowd at Valentine Sports Park that all but ended an amazing NPL 3 NSW Men’s season with the 2019 set to be a bigger year – let’s wait and see.


STATE LEAGUE MEN’S STATE LEAGUE

IN THE BIG ONE, CENTRAL COAST UNITED WERE THE TEAM THAT TOOK THEIR CHANCES IN A BACK AND FORTH FINALE TO THE SEASON The 2018 State League Men’s season will be remembered as being one of the closest finishes in the competition’s history.

For Balmain Tigers it was a nightmare return to the State League finishing eleventh and Wagga City Wanderers although valiant couldn’t compete with the travel as well as being a regional side.

Bankstown United and Central Coast United could only be separated by a solitary point in both the first-grade standings as well as the club championship after the regular season.

So, by the time the finals came around, we were in for a treat.

It wasn’t always looking that way, as particularly UNSW FC caught the eye with a flamboyant style winning their first eight games.

In week one, Nepean FC stated their intentions emphatically comfortably beating Prospect United whilst Central Coast United punished UNSW FC who were weakened early courtesy of a red card. Week two wasn’t short of drama either with Bankstown United and Central Coast United playing out possibly the game of the season finishing 3-3 after extra time with Bankstown United going through on penalties. In the other semi, once again UNSW seemed to shoot themselves in the foot and went down to Nepean.

Perhaps the surprise packets of the season, Prospect United were solid throughout earning a fourth placed finish above ‘big brother’ Nepean FC whose season was quite the rollercoaster.

That set up a preliminary between Central Coast United and Nepean FC. In the end, United proved to be too clinical and ran out 3-1 winners.

Outside the top five, Hurstville FC proved they could match it with the better sides, their best result being a 4-1 win over Prospect.

In the big one, Central Coast United were the team that took their chances in a back and forth finale to the season coming out on top by a 2-0 margin over premiers Bankstown United.

So, it was perhaps fitting that both came away with silverware with Bankstown United claiming the Premiership and Central Coast the Championship.

Western Condors and FC Gazy Auburn improved on their efforts last year. Hurstville City Minotaurs struggled throughout the second half of the season whilst South Coast Flame did the complete opposite and improved as the season went on.

On the awards front, it was great to see joint winners in the Player of the Year awards as Bankstown United’s Japanese import Toshihisa Saikawa and Central Coast United skipper Daniel McFarlane who both grabbed the big trophy.

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NPL NSW WOMEN’S NSW WOMEN’S

2018 gave us another enthralling National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s season with many thrills and spills. The Sutherland Sharks and Bankstown City were the new girls in the competition and they found the going tough first-time round. The North Shore Mariners were the early pacesetters but they dropped off after the opening rounds. This allowed for the usual suspects to take charge as Sydney University, Macarthur Rams, Illawarra Stingrays and 2017 Champions Manly United battled for the Premiership.

IT WAS A SEASON TO REMEMBER FOR THE MACARTHUR RAMS, FINALLY OVERCOMING THEIR GRAND FINAL HOODOO It was the Students who deservedly took out first place in the end with Nikki Flannery and Cortnee Vine standout performers. Courtnee Nevin and Susan Phonsongkham set the Football NSW Institute on an incredible run and charge to the playoffs. These five then set off to battle for the elusive grand final and championship. The Institute and University girls battled it out for a place in the big dance in possibly one of the best footballing displays of the season, 28

with the Premiers advancing by the odd goal to take on the Macarthur Rams. Step up an inspiring Kylie Ledbrook who led her Rams team mates to glory, setting up the winner for competition top scorer Georgia Yeoman-Dale. It was a season to remember for the Macarthur Rams, finally overcoming their grand final hoodoo to record an enthralling 4-3 extra time win against University. It was also a great finish to the season for Institute’s Courtney Nevin and the Rams’ Ledbrook who both received the Player of the Year accolades for an outstanding season at the Gold Medal dinner awards.


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NPL 2 NSW WOMEN’S 2 NSW WOMEN’S

2018 was a fantastic year for the National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Women’s competition. We welcomed a handful of new clubs into the fold, but it was an old friend that dominated. Sydney Olympic FC completed the double, taking the premiership by nine points powered by towering striker Lieke De Bever who also claimed the Player of the Year plaudits at the Silver Medal dinner.

Despite not making the finals series Gladesville Ravens sophomore season saw them make it into double digits in the win column, to rocket up the ladder in sixth. Inter Lions started the season slowly but found their groove in midseason to mount a challenge, as did the Marconi Stallions led by coach Matt Turvey and Western NSW Mariners. UNSW FC started the season four games undefeated before they

The Blues didn’t have it all their own way in claiming the crown.

struggled to put together consistent performances, although they did

Central Coast Mariners were gallant challengers, with their golden boot winner Candice Phelan finishing with 44 goals as the youthful side made huge strides from their low finish in 2017.

For St George FC and Southern Branch FC, it was a tough season,

Rounding out the rest of the contenders, SD Raiders and APIA Leichhardt, both making their first steps in the NPL 2 NSW Women’s competition, brought some excitement in their style of football and ability to work through a long season to make the finals.

have some bright moments, including beating Gladesville 8-1.

but some late heroics ensued that both go into 2019 with promise of better times ahead. After the entertainment of the regular season, the championship series brought a fitting post-script for Sydney Olympic FC’s time in the NPL 2 NSW Womens competition. They battled past the SD Raiders in the major semi-final 2-1 then were clinical in sweeping Central Coast

AFTER THE ENTERTAINMENT OF THE REGULAR SEASON, THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BROUGHT A FITTING POSTSCRIPT FOR SYDNEY OLYMPIC FC

Mariners aside in the Grand Final, taking it 3-1 and avenging their defeat the previous year. For SD Raiders, they ran out of steam in the end, beaten by Central Coast Mariners in the preliminary final to break their hoodoo, which was extended in a 2-1 victory in the first week of the finals. Whilst APIA Leichhardt got through a torrid penalty shootout with Nepean FC before a late Gabrielle Blanch goal eliminated them on a

Joining them was experienced outfit, Nepean FC who were inconsistent across the season but when it counted, dug deep, producing some wonderful displays to steal the final spot in the top five on a frantic final day of football action.

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crisp night at Marconi Stadium. Overall, 2018 brought some fantastic women’s football action, some exciting match-ups and the promise of 2019 taking that a step further as team’s settle into the groove of the NPL 2 NSW Womens football.


WARATAH CUP Watch the grand final

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Deservedly beaten by Hakoah Sydney City East in the 2017 Final, there was to be no giant-killing this time around as the APIA Leichhardt Tigers strolled to a 3-0 victory at Lambert Park to be crowned 2018 TAFE NSW Waratah Cup Champions. Jordan Murray’s brace did the damage for the Tigers striking early in both halves. When the Tigers’ frontman clinched his brace with a superb bullet header five minutes in the second half, the match as a contest was all over. It was in stark comparison the cup final of a year ago. Hakoah entered that contest as huge underdogs, but capitalised on a complacent showing from the Tigers with a fantastic display. Although Gavin Rae’s side approached this encounter with the same diligence they were mercilessly dispatched by the overwhelming favourites. Anthony Bouzanis had earned man of the match honours from the club’s 2017 win and the Hakoah goalkeeper was once again at the forefront of the action in keeping the underdogs from eastern Sydney in the contest. But the Hakoah number one will lament a horror error early on for Murray’s opener, with a miscommunication between captain Mitchell Stamatellis allowing the Tigers’ frontman to nudge the Tigers in the lead. The APIA striker has notched 18 goals in the NPL NSW Men’s this season and should’ve doubled the lead fifteen minutes later after racing onto Tasuku Sekiya’s pass, only for Bouzanis to stand tall.

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WARATAH Cup

Bouzanis’ heroics continued up until the half time whistle with strong saves from Sean Symons, Nathan Millgate and Sekiya. Millgate was rarely troubled at the back for the Tigers and supplied the killer diagonal ball for Murray to plant APIA’s second past Bouzanis five minutes after the interval.

ANTHONY BOUZANIS HAD EARNED MAN OF THE MATCH HONOURS FROM THE CLUB’S 2017 WIN AND THE HAKOAH GOALKEEPER WAS ONCE AGAIN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE ACTION IN KEEPING THE UNDERDOGS FROM EASTERN SYDNEY IN THE CONTEST Hakoah coach Rae threw caution to the wind later in the second half but his side was unable to carve a way through a resolute Tigers backline, and were nullified by APIA at each attempt. Their desperate attempts to get back into the match saw the Tigers add gloss to a dominant display late on, when Sean Symons combined with Franco Parisi and unleashed an unstoppable drive from outside the box.


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FFA CUP

National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clubs were once again well represented in the 2018 FFA Cup as the APIA Leichhardt Tigers, Bonnyrigg White Eagles, Hakoah Sydney City East, Marconi Stallions and Rockdale City Suns all taking part in Australia’s Premier Cup knockout competition.

been a massive Cup shock, the Sky Blues then flexed their muscles

The Round of 32 draw saw two of our five NSW teams progress to the Round of 16 with an all NPL NSW Men’s affair that took shape at the Bonnyrigg Sports Ground where the hosts the White Eagles defeated Hakoah Sydney City East 2-1. Aaron Avery and Asmir Kadric sent Bonnyrigg on their way to the next round not before a late consolation by Mitchell Stamatellis which wasn’t enough to give Gavin Rae’s men a spot in the Round of 16.

Bonnyrigg White Eagles hosted the Western Sydney Wanderers in

APIA Leichhardt Tigers kicked off its FFA Cup campaign with a hard fought 1-0 victory over the Port Melbourne Sharks in Melbourne. The hero of the evening was Japanese import Tasuku Sekiya who scored late in the first half to gift Billy McColl’s side a spot in the Round of 16.

scored the winner and the killer blow that knocked out the NPL NSW

as Daniel Da Silva, Ben Warland and a double from Alex Brosque all but assured Steve Corica’s men would progress albeit with a late goal scored by Toufic Alameddine. The Round of 16 was a little tricker with some huge ties set as the front of a packed Marconi Stadium. The Red and Black coached by Markus Babbel drew first blood as Alexander Baumjohann struck first but the White Eagles fought tooth and nail and got a just equaliser from fan favourite Tynan Diaz from a spectacular set-piece. A boil-over looked on the cards but White Eagles hearts were crushed when Wanderers skipper Brendan Hamill Men’s side. Leichhardt Oval was the other scene setter as the APIA Leichhardt Tigers hosted 2017 A-League Champions Melbourne Victory. On paper, the Victory boys coached by Kevin Muscat looked odds on

A HEROIC GOAL SENT THE TIGERS THROUGH TO THE QUARTER-FINALS OF THE FFA CUP – A NIGHT THE CLUB WILL NEVER FORGET

to take the win with no hassle – boy where they wrong. The stage belonged to Sekiya as the pint-sized attacker scored a memorable double that put the APIA boys in the box seat. The Victory however showed their class and Kenny Athiu stepped up and also scored a double with the game destined for extra time much to the dismay of the thousands of APIA fans that flocked the Oval. Up stepped Tigers maestro Franco Parisi whose accurate delivery hit the head of a marauding Nathan Millgate with the defender celebrating

It was a night to forget though for the Marconi Stallions who were devoured by a hungry Avondale FC outfit in Melbourne as they lost out 4-1. Down 1-0, James Andrew equalised in the 5th minute but it was the second half that hurt the Stallions side as Avondale FC piled in three goals that sent the Melbournians to the next stages of the Cup. Finally, Rockdale City Suns played host to 2017 FFA Cup Champions Sydney FC and Paul Reid’s men got off to a flyer thanks to an early goal via Harris Gaitatzis. Instead of going on with what would have 34

a heroic goal that sent the Tigers through to the Quarter-Finals of the FFA Cup – a night the club will never forget as APIA knocked out one of the giants of Australian football. Trying to repeat their Round of 16 efforts, APIA would meet A-League side Adelaide United at Leichhardt Oval – was another shock on the cards? Unfortunately not as the Reds ran out 2-0 winners with goals in the second half to Craig Goodwin and Mirko Boland that all but ended APIA Leichhardt Tigers’ courageous run in the FFA Cup.


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FOOTBALL4ALL

The NOVA Employment Football4all Gala Day celebrated its ten-year anniversary at Valentine Sports Park as over 400 participants took part on a wonderful day of football.

Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge acknowledged the amazing feats

It was a festival like atmosphere with over 35 teams participating in small-sided games, off-field activities, celebrations and lunch put together by NOVA Employment.

anniversary for an event that has lived long in the memory for many

The brisk morning saw the weather turn into nothing but blue skies and perfect conditions all round, for a day filled with festivities and joy.

the Football NSW calendar with the event growing yearly in both size

The day also featured appearances from Kevin Connolly, State Member for Riverstone, the well loved Pararoos team and coaching staff also who enjoyed what was an amazing day.

alongside Capital Football’s “Football Connect” on top of the 40 that

There were also player appearance from Hyundai A-League Clubs the Western Sydney Wanderers with the Baccus brother Kearyn and Keanu along with Abraham Majok as well as Central Coast Mariners’ Jacob Melling and new recruit Jack Clisby. Local FC’s very own Chad Gibson also made an appearance with each guest playing a part in posing for photos and lending a hand in giving out medals and showbags to our participants.

disabilities to participate in football as players, coaches, referees or

Socceroos Mascot ‘Maloo’ also made a guest appearance and was a hit with each and every participant giving high fives all round as well as starring in a number of selfies. 36

Football4all has reached throughout its ten-year journey. “It was amazing to see so many happy faces at our ten year involved since its introduction. “The day itself has constantly been one of the showpiece events on and media coverage. “This year we saw well over 30 club programs across NSW participate have registered for the day. “Football NSW is committed to supporting opportunity for people with administrators and we are committed to developing an environment where accessibility and diversity are valued and nurtured. “NOVA Employment Football4all is a fantastic initiative which Football NSW will continue to grow and develop for years to come.” A big thank you to NOVA Employment who had the barbeque running for several hours and raised over $900, which in conjunction with the gala day raffle tickets saw over $1200 being contributed to the Pararoos which will aid in their development.


FOOTBALL NSW CEO STUART HODGE ACKNOWLEDGED THE AMAZING FEATS FOOTBALL4ALL HAS REACHED THROUGHOUT ITS TEN-YEAR JOURNEY Powerchair Football were also in attendance for the sixth successive year with over 40 players who showed off their talents on the day. Football NSW wishes to thank all the clubs, associations, staff and volunteers who were involved in making the day such a success and

would like to especially congratulate all the participants, coaches and family members for their inspirational support for the 2018 NOVA Employment Football4all Gala Day.

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POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL

Powerchair Football continues to grow from the grassroots to the Australian national team with a World Cup thrown into the mix. The Sydney competition continues to grow from strength to strength, with the Newcastle Jets winning this year’s title on the final round with a victory over Sydney FC in September. The Western Sydney Wanderers also reached the final of the Australian Club Championships, narrowly going down to the Brisbane Roar. New South Wales were also runners-up at the National Titles held in Brisbane in October, with Queensland once again claiming the title in a tight Grand Final 4-3. The Powerchair Football Development Squad has seen the program expand to a group of 30 players who train and compete prior to premier league matches at Valentine Sports Park. Due to the growth and success of the program, play-off matches have taken place with the first in Canberra hosted by Capital Football. The Football NSW squad came out on top with a 2-0 win against Capital Football. Powerchair football in 2018 saw Sydney get granted the hosting rights for the 2021 FIPFA World Cup and came out on top against England to host the tournament. This will be a major opportunity for the Australian Powerchair Football Association (APFA) to showcase our major city and to put Australia on the map with not only Powerchair Football but across all Powerchair sports.

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2018 NSW SQUAD Jacob Cross

(Western Sydney Wanderers)

Ben Keyte

(Western Sydney Wanderers)

Dimitri Liolio-Davis

(Newcastle Jets & Australian National Team)

Abdullah Karim

(Sydney FC & Australian National Team)

Chris Suffield

(Central Coast Mariners & Australian National Team)

Jordan Crane

(Sydney FC & Australian National Team)

Chris Turnbull

(Central Coast Mariners & Australian National Team)

James Kim

(Newcastle Jets)

Andrew Kim

(Central Coast Mariners)


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NATIONS OF ORIGIN

THE EVENT HAS BEEN HELD ANNUALLY SINCE 2012 WHICH HAS NOW GROWN INTO ONE OF THE LARGEST YOUTH SPORTING INDIGENOUS EVENTS IN NSW On Tuesday 17th July the annual PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club) Nations of Origin Football 5’s Indigenous tournament kicked off again at the Lake Macquarie Football Facility with 25 teams competing across the Under 14 boys’ and girls’ competitions. This annual event hosted by Northern NSW Football saw teams from 25 Aboriginal Nations compete in an Under 14’s boys and girls competition in a 5 v 5 format during NAIDOC week. The event itself uses sport to address areas such as education, reconciliation, cultural identity and increasing school attendance to showcase that this is not just an Indigenous sporting event. Participants are also provided with the opportunity throughout the tournament to engage in leadership, citizenship, sporting and well-being programs to build capability and character. The event has been held annually since 2012 which has now grown into one of the largest youth sporting Indigenous events in NSW. The 2018 tournament brought together 1,200 participants competing across various sports. 40


NATIONAL INDIGENOUS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The National Indigenous Football Championships (NIFC) is the largest Australian Indigenous football tournament for all ages and Indigenous Nations. The event is run by Wreck Bay Sharks FC who have been hosting the event at the South Nowra Football Complex for the last three years. In 2018 NIFC hosted its largest event yet with 400 players across 38 teams compete in All Age Mens, All Age Womens and an Under 14 boys and Under 14 girls competition. The event was kicked off by an ALDI MiniRoos schools clinic which hosted 110 local school students who participate in ALDI MiniRoos skills and games as well as being the first to use the Football NSW Street Football inflatable pitch. This schools clinic was run by Football NSW staff in conjunction with Shoalhaven District Football Association.

Jade North’s ‘Kickin with a Cuz’ program was launched in conjunction with Luke Wilshire and Wollongong Wolves coaching staff. The Under 14’s competitions were also dedicated to Jade North and his contribution to Indigenous football. David Gallop also made the trip down and competed in the first Elders Walking Football display during NIFC. The display saw local Elders compete in the new Walking Football initiative which has kicked off all over the state. Saturday’s finals action saw the Illawarra Bungarras defeat the Yuin Black Cockatoos in the Women’s competitions, and the Yuin Black Cockatoos defeating Wirrigas United in the Men’s Grand Final. Each team was congratulated with $10,000 prize money.

This was followed by the first Grassroots Coaching Course conducted during NIFC, spanning across two nights which also touched on capability building components for Indigenous people in the Community. 25 Indigenous people are now accredited to train players aged 5-9. Competition matches kicked off on Thursday 1st November and Friday 2nd November which showcased not only local talent but travelling teams also. Competing teams came from the likes of Alice Springs, Tamworth, Orange, Mount Druitt, Newcastle, Dubbo, Armidale and the host town of Nowra. The 2018 NIFC was the largest one yet due to the inclusion of an Under 14 boys and girls competition held on the second day of the tournament. The Under 14’s competitions showcased up and coming talent from local and travelling teams. The Newcastle All-Stars took out the U14 boys title and Djuwin Walimburra secured a grand final win in the girls competition. 41


NATIONAL CP FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2018 saw growth within the grassroots space of CP Football as well as the NSW State CP Football team again dominating at the National CP Football Championships. CP 7-aside Football is a modified version of the game and is specific to athletes with Cerebral Palsy (CP), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), or symptoms as a result of Stroke. Australia’s National tournament for CP 7-Aside Football occurs annually and Football NSW have been lucky enough to have hosted the event here at the ‘Home of Football’ – VSP, for the last three years. NSW has won 14 of the last 15 National CP Football Championships, who also took out the title in style in 2018 defeating Victoria 3-0 in extra time. Victoria held off NSW until the 7th minute of extra time which saw youngster Daniel Campbell take the lead, which was followed by goals from Jack Williams and Connor Marsh. NSW Player Connor Marsh was a joint winner with Ben Roche for the Golden Boot Award scoring ten goals each, as well as the Goalkeeper of Tournament being awarded to Chris Pyne, and The Young Player of the Tournament going to Daniel Campbell – all NSW State Team players. To reconfirm the efforts of the NSW team each year, the team was awarded the Sport NSW Team of the Year with a Disability at the NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony. Football NSW would like to thank the tournament staff, the FFA, Spot on Video and Tony Tannous for again live streaming the grand final with great commentary, Damian Briggs Photography and our volunteers for their continued support of this event. At a grassroots level, The Pararoos Development Centre (PDC) was established in 2018 to develop a pathway for young athletes with CP, ABI or symptoms resulting from stroke. The first PDC was run by Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA) at the North

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Turramurra Recreation Area (NTRA) who held monthly sessions for a group of 30 players. To emphasise that this initiative is to develop a pathway for players towards the NSW State Team and the Pararoos, one player from the PDC debuted for the NSW State Team during the 2018 National CP Football Championships. Keep a look out in 2019 for more PDC sites and centres across NSW.


WALKING FOOTBALL

A modified football program aimed at getting NSW ageing population active was announced in 2017 by Football NSW in collaboration with NSW Government – Family & Community Services.

Pilot and Social Programs -2017/18

Rationale

• Nepean FA

Football NSW officially launched its Walking Football programs in collaboration with several Football NSW Associations. Walking Football programs are facilitated to provide male and female players the opportunity to continue playing or participate in football for the first time in a fun, sociable and inclusive environment. The program focuses on passing rather than speed/running; flexible with its formats and accessible to the community and prospective players. The partnership between Football NSW and NSW Government – Family & Community Services will develop sustainable and ongoing programs to encourage older people to make exercise a normal part of their routine.

• Bankstown Football / Canterbury DSFA

THE PROGRAM WILL HIGHLIGHT THE HEALTH, WELLBEING AND SOCIAL BENEFITS OF REGULAR FOOTBALL AND EXERCISE ACTIVITIES FOR OLDER PEOPLE What is Walking Football • The Football NSW Walking Football programs are a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at over 50s (male and female). • Matches are played on weeknights with modified formats (5v5/6v6) on smaller pitches with shortened game times; • Walking Football is non-contact with the Walking Rule defined as ‘always having one foot on the ground’

• Football NSW Walking Football programs are designed to help people maintain an active lifestyle; and promote participation of the beautiful game in a fun, inclusive and social environment.

• Football South Coast • Hills Football • Gladesville Hornsby FA • Wreck Bay SC – National Indigenous Football Championships – Elders Showcase

Key Outcomes Following several successful ‘pilot’ programs inclusive of a full competition program, Football NSW engagement with both participants and program facilitators, key findings included; • Preferred model of social/non-competitive on weeknights. • High stakeholder satisfaction in ‘individual’ registrations being assigned a weekly team on arrival (social outcomes) • Current winter players stated enjoyment in informal play “without the pressures of 11v11 competitive football” • Facilitated engagement of local club members and volunteers outside traditional means • High satisfaction with adaptable model of formats (i.e. 4v4/6v6), goalkeeper/no-goalkeeper and various goal sizes catering to participant desires. Walking Football has been a huge success since launching back in 2017 providing male and females over the age of 50 the opportunity to continue playing or participate in football for the first time in a fun, sociable and inclusive environment. Football NSW has led the way in providing modified participation options to new and returning participants. Walking Football programs have continued throughout 2018 and the 2018/19 Summer Season. The consistent growth in popularity of Walking Football suggests the format will become mainstay within community football structures. 43


SUMMER FOOTBALL

Thanks to all the efforts of Football NSW, Member Associations and club staff, Volunteers, Referees and players, the 2017/18 Summer Football season was yet again another successful year. This year we experienced more growth in Summer Football participation; with player numbers increasing from 37,277 to 41, 604 in 2017/18, thus making the season our largest ever! The 2017/18 Summer Football program aimed to improve and increase the additional support to the Member Associations and clubs that hosted competitions. The initiatives included a comprehensive marketing package including promotional Facebook banners and signage, registration campaign with MFC, insurance and a flexible approach to the resource support accessible by competition hosts (i.e. equipment vouchers and referee subsidy). The 2017/18 Summer Football framework provided by Football NSW supported the Member Associations and clubs delivering competitions with; • marketing and competition management resources, • best practice delivery guidelines, • equipment and • a disciplinary structure This framework was designed to ease the administrative workload on competition hosts and improve the experience for players and referees.

REGISTRATION BREAKDOWN Registration – Male V Female (30,427) 73% of the 2017/18 Summer Football participants were male. (11,177) 27% of players were female, which is a slightly higher 44

summer football

champion of champions


rate than compared to winter football where the ratio of female registrations in 2017 was 22%. Registration – Junior V Senior 63% (up 4%) of the 2017/18 Summer Football participants were junior (18 years of age). 37% of the 2017/18 Summer Football participants were Senior In real numbers, significant growth was measured in the Junior age groups with over 3,300 participants. Registration – 2017 Winter Existing V New to 2017/18 Summer Football Analysis of player registrations shows that a significant number of summer football participants are not regular winter football players. Consistent with previous season approx. 30% of all summer football players had not registered to the 2017 winter football season. This equated to over 11,000 new players to football. 70% of all 2017/18 summer football players were registered to the 2017 winter football season.

Increase in affiliated Summer Football Centres There were 92 Summer Football centres in the 2017/18 season. This represents an increase in host centres from the previous season by a 10% increase (consistent with participant growth at 11%).

PARTICIPATION NUMBERS

The majority of competitions were delivered by Grassroots Clubs (52 of the 92) with 24% (22 centres) of all Summer Football centres being located within regional branches.

Marketing Feedback regarding the marketing collateral provided by Football NSW was positive; however, as centres continue to grow in participation and increased competition from non-affiliated commercial entities, the preference is to execute and create greater awareness of competitions earlier in the season. Emails and text messaging sent to players located within a competitions association allowed local players to be aware of what their local summer football competition was. • From May 2017 to January 2018 the Summer Football site had 124, 651 visits • Video – Had over 15,000 views across various Football NSW social media platforms

Growing the Social Football Experiences The strong participation outcomes from 2017/18 season and prior to, have continued into the 2018/19 season. Although the current season is still ongoing, the increased involvement from Community Clubs and Associations, implemented growth and marketing strategies and increase competition support from Football NSW and TAFE NSW has resulted in current participation numbers already surpassing previous seasons to a record figure of just below 50,000 participants.

FEMALE SENIOR 4,762

11%

41,604 32,041

37,277

FEMALE JUNIOR 6,515

16% 48%

2017/18 PARTICIPATION BREAKDOWN 25%

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

MALE JUNIOR 20,009

MALE SENIOR 10,318

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FUTSAL COMPETITIONS

Football NSW Futsal action never disappoints and the state’s Premier, State and AWD league seasons all produced plenty of it in a terrific year of tense competition.

SELECT Futsal Premier League 2

SELECT Futsal Premier League

and finally take a seat at the top table.

After 11 years of trying Eastern Suburbs Hakoah climbed the division two mountain to grapple the Premier League 2 club Championship

A mammoth effort from Mountain Majik saw them claim NSW Futsal’s grandest prize – the Premier League club championship, holding off perennial giants Inner West Magic.

The Premiership races were won by Boomerangs (Open Men, 15

It truly was a club effort from the Mountaineers, who only claimed Premierships in the 15 and 13 Girls competitions and went on to add the 13 Girls and 17 Girls Championship trophies on a spectacular grand final day at Valentine Sports Park.

Girls) and Sydney Futsal Club (12 Boys).

Premierships went to Dural (Open Men, Youth Men), Inner West Magic (Open Women, 14 Boys), Mascot Vipers (16 Boys, 12 Boys), Mountain Majik (15 Girls, 13 Girls) and UTS Northside (17 Girls). Championship day was spread as Dural Warriors (Open Men, Youth Men) and Inner West (Open Women, 15 Girls) also picked up two cups, while Mascot Vipers (16 Boys), Campbelltown Quake (14 Boys, from fourth place) and Enfield Allstars (12 Boys) bagged one each. But it was all eyes on the big guns as Magic triumphed over Warriors 2-1 in a scintillating women’s decider before Dural returned fire in the Men’s with a destructive 4-2 victory against Inner West.

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Girls), Raiders (Youth Men, 18 Women), Eastern Suburbs Hakoah (Open Women), Sydney City Eagles (16 Boys), Phoenix (14 Boys, 13

The

Open-Men

playoffs

were

mouthwatering

as

premiers

Boomerangs were knocked out in the semis and Sydney City Eagles swept aside Phoenix 7-2 to claim their first senior trophy since winning the Inaugural Premier League Grand Final in 2007/08. Championship day belonged to Boomerangs who won three titles (15 Girls, Open Women, Youth Men), Sydney City picked up two (Open Men, 17 Boys), while Raiders (18 Women), Sydney Futsal Club (12 Boys), Phoenix (13 Girls in a penalty shootout) and Eastern Suburbs Hakoah (14 Boys) took one apiece. A stunning occasion was punctuated by an 11-goal 16-Boys thriller where Eagles held off Sydney FC 6-5, Jonathan Lynch scoring all five FC goals.


NSW State League

AWD Futsal Leagues 1 & 2

SD Raiders did a great job all summer to hold up the State League Club Championship.

AWD once again offered a tough competition as South Coast Taipans won their second straight division one Premiership-Championship double, beating Sydney City Eagles 6-1 in the decider (Taipans have lost just one of 21 games across two summers).

It was a familiar setting in the open men’s as SD Raiders won a second-successive Championship after West City Crusaders finished first past the post. Championship accolades went to International Football School Futsal (Open Women, 18 Women, 15 Girls), St George City (Youth Men, 16 Boys), West City Crusaders (14 Boys, 12 Boys), SD Raiders (Open Men) and Sutherland Sharks (13 Girls).

International Football School Futsal also sealed a premiershipchampionship double in division two, scoring a whopping 93 goals in 10 unbeaten matches.

BUT IT WAS ALL EYES ON THE BIG GUNS AS MAGIC TRIUMPHED OVER WARRIORS 2-1 IN A SCINTILLATING WOMEN’S DECIDER

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NATIONAL FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The FFA National Futsal Championships once again delivered on its healthy dose of action, talent and glory as teams from across Australia as well as the national team of the Solomon Islands gathered in the nation’s capital in Canberra to decide the country’s Champions. Three braces from three players took the Solomon Islands to a

Esteemed performances from both goalkeepers saw the game remain close, but Thunder slowly began to take over the game in the second half and Abdul Massih’s second inside the final ten minutes saw them break the game open. She rounded off her hat-trick six minutes later with a great goal, but Vos restored some pride to the scoreboard with a goal in the last

thrilling 6-5 win over FNSW Thunder in a sensational U/12 Boys Grand

minute for the lightning.

Final.

New South Wales Thunder overcame NSW Lightning 6-4 in a thrilling

The Islanders got off to the perfect start as Paul Ruaewa fired home

Under 13’s Grand Final.

in the 7th minute, and five minutes later he had his second as they

The see-sawing affair saw the sides trade leads before a three-goal

raced out of the blocks. But Connor Stamatis stemmed the tide and cut the deficit back just one minute later, however from there on in the Islanders dominated the half. Paul Francis scored two goals in a minute after Tony Ainifiti grabbed his first, and the Solomon Islands lead 5-1 at the break. Thunder scored two in the first four minutes of the second stanza as Leonardo Maksimovich and then Stamatis struck, before Ainifiti’s second goal looked to seal it. The Thunder would not go away though, and Daanish Awaz’s goal eight minutes from time and Rhys Youlley’s penalty in the dying stages set up a grandstand finish, but the Solomon Islands held on to take a famous win. The FNSW Thunder took out the 2018 FFA NFC U/13 Girls title with a 3-1 win over FNSW Lightning.

flurry ensured Thunder would end the match as champions. Underdogs Lightning shocked the Thunder early on with a goal to Clayton Taylor. Thunder quickly called a timeout and whatever was said in the huddle had the desired effect as the they immediately went ahead courtesy of goals to Jake Girdwood-Reich and Dimitri Makapagkal. Lucas Kotevski pulled back equal standing in the 11th minute, but goals to Jared Macerola and Fenn Hodgson-Yu gave Thunder a commanding 4-2 lead heading into the break. Two minutes after the resumption and Thunder gained what would prove to be a crucial goal through Hodgson-Yu. Lightning rallied and scored their own quickfire double, Marcus Mallard and Taylor bringing it back to 5-4 however Jake GirdwoodReich struck five minutes from time to ensure Lightning were up

In an evenly matched clash, Ella Abdul Massih’s hat-trick was too big

against it to get a result and it proved too much of a task with the

to overcome for the Lightning despite a late effort from Saska Vos.

final whistle leaving the score as it was.

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New South Wales Thunder were crowned Under 14’s champions after comfortably beating NSW Lightning 6-0.

Lightning pushed hard in the dying stages but were unable to find a way through as Thunder took the chocolates.

Despite the final scoreline, the match was for the most part a tense affair. Thunder got off to the perfect start through Stevan StanicFloody’s goal two minutes in and that was how it would stay for the remainder of the half.

Rocco Musumeci’s winner with five minutes to go sealed the Open Mixed AWD title for FNSW Thunder in a 4-3 thriller.

THE SEE-SAWING AFFAIR SAW THE SIDES TRADE LEADS BEFORE A THREE-GOAL FLURRY ENSURED THUNDER WOULD END THE MATCH AS CHAMPIONS Whatever was said at the break clearly worked as Thunder unleased attack after attack on Lightning’s goal, battering their brothers in blue. Stanic-Floody got his second in under five minutes and another brace, this time from Peter Grozos, put the result beyond doubt. Late goals from Sam Tzanakes and Edward Caspers rounded out a perfect outing for Thunder who thoroughly deserved their big victory. New South Wales Country North took out the Under 15 Girls division title, beating Queensland by a goal to nil. Brooke Kennedy’s goal a minute before the break was enough to secure the championship for the sky blues who continue a day of celebration for NSW. A goal mouth scramble ended when the ball popped out and into the path of a grateful Kennedy who tapped home before being mobbed by her teammates. The win was no doubt testament to NSW’s excellent game management. Capital Football pulled off an upset beating FNSW Lightning 3-1 in the final of the Under 15s boys division.

Andrew Hoatson initially stunned the heavy favourites when his goal gave Capital Football the lead early, before MVP of the Final Bradley Southwell stole an errant pass and finished truly to restore parity. The match was a see-sawing affair from there as Mark Olivier once more gave Capital Football the lead only to see an own goal cancel that out. All square at the break it was an Olivier strike that again gave Capital Football the lead and hope that they could go on and win it. However a brilliant effort from Southwell with ten minutes to go and Musumeci’s well-timed winner ensured that the Thunder finished with the result they expected. An early goal from Ashlie Crofts proved enough in the U/19 Womens Grand Final as the FNSW Thunder finished 1-0 winners over FNSW Lightning. Thunder were on the front foot early looking to take the ascendancy and did so as Crofts slid home a finish after just eight minutes. A goal from Carlos De Oliveira gave FNSW Thunder gave his side the advantage six-minutes into their Grand Final clash with state-rivals FNSW Lighting in the U19’s category. Thunder began the second-half similar to the first. A quick goal from attacker Ahmed Sweedan doubled his side’s lead. But not even a minute later Hayden Macerola netted to bring Lightning back into the tie. Riding high from his semi-final hat-trick, attacker Bradon Clissold restored Thunder’s two-goal advantage with only six-minutes remaining. Thunder were as good as champions with 30-seconds remaining, that was until Lightning’s Joshua Ross scored to set up a tense final half-minute. But it wasn’t enough as FNSW Thunder ran out the clock and were crowned U19 Men’s champions.

Zach Barbatano dribbled the ball past a couple of NSW defenders and placed it perfectly into the top right-hand corner to hand the hosts the lead. Substitute Leon Michi then doubled their lead via the woodwork as his shot nestled into the bottom left-hand corner. Nicolas Bakopoulos pulled one back but Nikola Jadric replied shortly after to ensure the trophy remained in the city. Victoria took out the Under 16’s championship with a convincing 2-nil victory over New South Wales Lightning. Two second half goals at the AIS Arena were enough to send the title south. The navy blues ramped up their efforts after the interval and were finally rewarded in the 31stminute when Thomas Fogarty struck true. Buoyed on by a loud and passionate following Victoria held off several NSW attacks with some heroic goalkeeping being at the centre of proceedings. Chasing the game in the dying minutes NSW threw caution to the wind and Victoria pounced when Josh Allen buried a chance into the back of the net to secure the title. FNSW Thunder claimed the 2018 U/17 Girls National Futsal title with a one-goal win in a cagey Grand Final encounter. Both sides traded half-efforts early on in the piece, but it was the first real chance of the match that saw the only goal. A good move down the left side from the Thunder saw a slide-rule ball to the back post find Lauren Pruscino with all the time and space to knock the ball home and give her side the lead. 49


FOOTBALL NSW STATE TEAMS

Girls and Boys National Youth Championships

Girls NTC Challenge

The National Youth Championships are FFA’s primary national

The National Training Centre Challenge is a national identification tournament for girls aged 17. In 2018, one team represented Football NSW in the under 17 girls.

football competition for the 13 and 14 years boys, and 14 and 15 years girls. In 2018, Football NSW was awarded a third Metropolitan team in the boys, and a second Metropolitan team in the girls. The competition was represented by teams from each of the Member

The National Training Centre Challenge remains an important part of the player development pathway for girls by providing:

Federations who competed over five days. The FFA National Youth

• Environment for the “the best playing the best”

Championships for Girls took place in July and for Boys in September. A total of 14 teams represented Football NSW at the FFA National Youth Championships in 2017. U13 Boys, Metropolitan (3) and Country (1) U14 Boys, Metropolitan (3) and Country (1) U14 Girls, Metropolitan (2) and Country (1) U15 Girls, Metropolitan (2) and Country (1) U14 Metropolitan Girls White – Group B winners U13 and U14 Metropolitan Boys Blue – Member Federation National Champions Morrie Kamara – U13 Metropolitan Boys named Player of the tournament.

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• Talent identification of individual players and profiles • Measure progress of implementation of the national curriculum/ elite programs • Pre-talent and talent identification/selection for junior national team representation The NTC competition differs in format to that of the NYC. In the first three days, players perform with their member federation team. Following these games, the FFA technical study group (TSG) analyse players from which teams are established considering biological maturity. NSW players performed outstanding and demonstrated strong football attributes across all aspects of the game. Several players have been recognised and identified for national teams as a result of performances at the NTC challenge.


FOOTBALL NSW INSTITUTE

Girls Institute The Football NSW Institute program had yet another encouraging year in the development of talented young players and providing them a best practice, high performance training and playing environment. All teams found the National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s competition challenging which is rewarding for the program. In addition to the National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s competition, the teams played some competitive matches against boys during the year. Players and coaches will continue to work and develop in a high performance environment, maintaining players aspirations to the overall goal of progression to Westfield W-League and ultimately, any of the various national teams.

Players of note Contracts with W-League and National Team identification: • Jada Mathyssen-Whyman – WSW and National team identification • Angelique Hrsitodoulou – Sydney FC and National team identification • Julia Vignes – Sydney FC and National team identification • Courtney Nevin – WSW and National team identification • Rachel Lowe – WSW and National team identification • Taylor Ray – Sydney FC and National team identification • Susan Phonsongkham – WSW and National team identification •M  elindaj Barbieri – Melbourne Victory and National team identification

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COMMUNITY COACH EDUCATION Community Coach Education looking to the future. Better Coaches, Better Players; so the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) Coach Education slogan reads. With this in mind, we understand that the quality of the coach ranks among the most important contributors to a player’s experience, with the all too familiar scenario of poor coaching listed as one the main reasons people may leave our wonderful game. We believe that good coaches breed life-long footballers that benefit from the social and health values of being involved in team sport. Member Football Associations (FA) and Branches, Futsal Centres, NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) as well as five Tertiary Institutions all benefitted from the involvement of Football NSW to deliver Community Coach Education courses. The programs are all designed to engage Community Coaches and teachers in formal Football and Futsal courses developed by FFA, which are then supplemented by a series of workshops designed to support coaches as they provide the face to face contact with their players. We believe these workshops to be an intricate part of the support provided by Member FA’s to assist coaches providing the best environment they can.

Goalkeepers was one of the main areas of focus with seven formal courses conducted throughout the state.

Coaching Resources Our highly successful “Coach’s Survival Kit” saw another increase in the both the number of coaches seeking the support and the engagement rate reaching an all-time high. The emails which are sent each Monday afternoon from March until September to around 20,000 coaches from Under 6’s to seniors and teachers amounts to over 500,000 emails over a 22-week period. This support is now being replicated around the country with member states now offering a similar level of backing. All the session plans are aligned to Football Federation Australia’s National Curriculum to assist coaches in providing a more consistent method to training, with the main aim of a sound and enjoyable learning environment for all players. With the roll-out of an updated coaching framework from FFA not far away, Football NSW will be overhauling all coach support content for 2019. This will include a filming involving all member FA’s Coach Development Managers so that we can unsure input from all stakeholders.

Each year all our Coach Development Managers (CDM) work tirelessly to offer around 300 courses to our community of coach’s in order to provide the best education, support, and advice they can to ensure all our players participate in a fun, best practice learning environment.

Working with the FFA and each member Football Association, the introduction of the Club Coaching Coordinator role (CCC) into clubs will assist in providing support of coaches at the coal face in their club environments where and when they need it most.

This year saw Canterbury District Soccer FA increase their investment in Community football to ensure that their players have the best possible experience with the engagement of a fulltime Coach and Development manager. On the Central Coast we have seen Central Coast Football and Central Coast Mariners join forces in order to deliver Coach Education and support for the coming year.

A promotional has been video produced by Football NSW and is aimed at club administrators to assist in the roll out.

It is the tireless efforts of all our volunteer coaches, Coach Developers and Club Coaching Coordinators (CCC) whom without training and games just wouldn’t happen.

Workshops

To all them we thank for commitment and dedication to ensuring our players are looked after throughout the year. Changes to regional football saw Andrew Fearnley promoted to the role of Development Manager Regional Football, and will now assume full control of coach development in regional NSW, this includes the Branches of Southern, Western and Riverina.

The video was designed to provide simple messages for club administrators with the support of Football NSW, and outlined steps in relation to an induction process, an outline of how the CCC might be selected and what to expect from them.

In an effort to provide complementary information from coaching courses, “Coach Training” or workshops in the shape of 60-90mins practical sessions are offered to coaches across the State. As Football NSW continues to build capacity across the state, local resources are now able to offer support at times and venues that are in keeping with the demand.

Coaching Courses

This year more than ever, each Football Association conducted more learning opportunities across a range of age groups, with workshops and training sessions offered all over the metropolitan area.

This year saw the highest level of courses conducted with 321 separate courses conducted to provide service to 3206 participants.

The long-term aim is that with the assistance of the CCC these will be made available at a time and place when coaches want those most.

The breakdown was as follows:

All workshops are intended to be practical in nature so that coaches can see the sessions in action with the aim that they can replicate the same in their own club environment.

COURSE NAME

NUMBER OF COURSES

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

ALDI MiniRoos

188

2139

Skill Training

65

577

Game Training

32

230

Senior Certificate

12

81

Futsal Certificate

6

79

Futsal Licence

3

49

Goalkeeper Course

7

51

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The interactive nature of these workshops allows the coaches to raise questions and get immediate feedback from the Coaching Development facilitator rather than a passive event such as a formal presentation. The practical demonstrations often use teams of players from the local Association are designed to further a coach’s learning and support their ongoing development, keeping their skills and approach to training and games current and relevant to the age group and ability they are coaching.


ADVANCED COACH EDUCATION

IT WAS EXTREMELY PLEASING TO SEE SO MANY COACHES SHOWING A DESIRE TO DEVELOP THEMSELVES Throughout the year there were many courses run across the State, and at our Home of Football namely Valentine Sports Park.

State Coaching Conference

VSP Played host to six ‘C’ licence courses, four of these were run in their normal format. There was one female only course, and one seven-day intensive course run for regional coaches only.

Football NSW State Coaching Conference had 160 coaches from around the State

Additional Courses were run this included the following: • Western Branch • Nepean • Griffith • Sutherland • South Coast

in many of the associations • Manly • Northern Suburbs • Sydney University • Hills Football

Designed as one of the means for coaches to meet the required four-year revalidation requirements in order to keep their accreditation valid, the 2018 in attendance. The one-day Conference featured a number of keynote speakers who are very familiar with the Australian football environment. The likes of current Australian Under 17 Joeys Head Coach Trevor Morgan, FFA’s Girls Football Development Manager Debbie Fisher, Professor Damien Farrow currently of the AIS and Victoria University and former Hyundai A-League coach Phil Moss were just some of the guests that delivered various presentations. There was also a presentation from FoxSports’ Adam Peacock on Football in the Media.

In total, there were 337 Coaches that completed their ‘C’ licence in 2018, in addition to the ‘C’ licence, Football NSW also offered two Level 1 Goalkeeping Courses and two ‘B’ Licence courses.

It was extremely pleasing to see so many coaches showing a desire to develop

To assist Football Federation Australia, VSP also hosted Part 2 of the ‘A’ licence.

for ongoing professional development and this is an area that Football NSW will

themselves. These conferences provided a great opportunity for coaches to learn and network in the off-season to prepare themselves for the following season. For us as an organisation, it also showed the demand from the football community continue to grow in 2019 for our members. 53


REFEREE DEVELOPMENT

Football NSW again worked closely with the Referee Branches, Football Associations and clubs to provide quality Match Officials. The key focus for 2018 was to improve the standard of Refereeing by increasing the qualification level of the Referees. As a result, Football NSW held 156 new and upgraded courses through 2018. This year also saw the introduction in some Associations of the sin bin for dissent towards a Referee. The sin bin has been a major revelation and saw a huge reduction in yellow cards, red cards and major incidents. Next season will see many Associations expand the new concept into other age groups to help curb abuse and ultimately keep Referees in the game.

Community Football The 2018 season saw Football NSW appoint Kearney Robinson to the role of Community Football Referees Coordinator to help the Referee Branches and Football Associations with recruitment, retention, education and identification of Referees. A key focus of 2018 was to enhance engagement with Football Clubs and to encourage more players to become Referees. Increasing the level of coverage across Community Football will improve the players Football experience and as a result will keep more participants involved in the game.

It’s been another successful year for the Football NSW Referees Academy. We have again topped the rankings at the Girls NTC (Naomi Peterson Manly), Girls NYC (Bec Mackie Manly) and the Boys NYC (Ivica Covic Manly). We had the largest ever representation at both the Girls National Youth Championship and the Boys National Youth Championship in Coffs Harbour with 8 girls and 6 boys attending. Our referees also officiated at the School Sports Australia High School Nationals at VSP and the Grand Final of the Bill Turner Cup. Because of the success of this year’s Academy members we have had unprecedented interest from up and coming young referees with 190 applications to join the 2019 group.

Elite Development Group During 2018, Football NSW in conjunction with the NSW State League Referees Branch created the Elite Development Panel. The group was established to provide 10 emerging Referees greater opportunity to officiate at a higher level. During the season the Referees where provided with monthly technical training sessions, weekly video analysis, extensive live match day coaching, mentoring and personalised training. The outcome saw 5 Referees make their NPL NSW Men’s 1st Grade debut and 4 where selected for the National Youth League Panel.

Referee Academy

Schools Engagement

The Football NSW Referee’s Academy was created in 2015 to provide talented Referees an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience to officiate in National Premier League’s NSW Men’s Youth top tier competitions.

Over the last 4 years Football NSW has implemented a Schools Referee program in conjunction with School Sports Australia.

Over the years, the Academy has helped produce three Westfield W-League Assistant Referees and twenty-one National Youth League Referees. Many of these Match Officials are now Refereeing in the NPL NSW Men’s and NPL NSW Women’s elite competitions.

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The program provides the students the skills, techniques and confidence to officiate matches. Football NSW continued its engagement with schools and once again supplied the Match Officials to the Girl’s PSSA State Championships in Kiama and the Boy’s PSSA State Championships in Kareela. Twenty-four student referees officiated the tournaments from the following schools: Bossley Park, Prairiewood and Marion Catholic College.


SCHOOLS

Football NSW conduct a variety of school’s programs that cater to players, referees and coaches annually. These programs are designed to introduce players to the game, provide transitioning opportunities to club football and support the local Football Association with referees and coaches.

Futsal Schools Championships 8,680 students from 300 schools and 1,084 teams battled it out in the 2018 Futsal Schools Championships. Like previous years, the competition has catered for students of all abilities to provide students the opportunity to compete against other participants from across NSW. The Futsal Schools Championships were conducted over 14 regions across Sydney metropolitan and regional areas, between the months of February and August.

2018 winners BOYS

GIRLS

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Mamre Anglican School

U13

Mamre Anglican School

U14

Endeavour Sports Hs

U14

Mamre Anglican School

U16

Mamre Anglican School

U16

Mamre Anglican School

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St Spyridon College

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Santa Sabina College

MiniRoos Gala Days Football NSW conducts MiniRoos Gala Days reflective of the football environment players experience during Club football match days. With a focus on participation and fun, these gala days see students partake in small sided games in a non-competitive format. In 2018 over 9,200 students participated in Football NSW delivered MiniRoos gala days.

Schools and Universities The relationship with the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) has gone from strength to strength. The Teacher Professional Learning program (TPL) allows teachers from all sectors of education to participate in the formal ongoing education process of teachers in NSW. All teachers are now required to accumulate 100 hours of professional development in order to retain their teacher accreditation, of which a minimum of half must be in the form of accredited hours. Football NSW offers three different fully accredited five-hour courses, which were delivered around NSW with the assistance of Northern NSW Football Federation based in Newcastle. In 2017 we delivered coach education to almost 200 teachers via the Teacher Professional Learning program. The NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge (PSC) which is funded by treasury has undergone a number of developments in 2017, continued to provide opportunities for school students through our

ALDI MiniRoos Coaching courses in the following programs: “Leading the Way” Years 9-10, “Leading through Change” Years 11-12. These courses provided coaching and leadership skills to around 700 secondary students across NSW in 10 different locations. The aim of the program is that the High School then though their community of schools provide sporting programs or experiences for primary school aged students. Universities such as University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, Australian Catholic University, Western Sydney University and the University of Technology Sydney continue to request our assistance in order to offer formal Coach Education courses. The purpose of taking this proactive approach, is the aim of positively influencing the understanding of undergraduate education students so that when they are placed in schools they will be better equipped to provide a quality football experience for their students. In 2017 we delivered coach education course to over 350 undergraduate and post graduate university education students.

The NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge (PSC) Football NSW proudly supports the NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge to empower students to take the first step in their coaching careers. In 2018 Football NSW have facilitated 31 Grassroots Football Certificates for circa 550 students across 11 events.

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Western Plains Amateur Soccer Association


BANKSTOWN DAFA

In 2018 Bankstown District Amateur Football Association saw over 6,000 registered players take the field, across 21 community clubs. The association saw a record number of Coach education participates in 2018, with over 100 new coaches qualified in the season. Highlights of the 2018 season include the redevelopment of Jensen Park Synthetic which will become the home of football in Bankstown, provide opportunities for all participants to access a state of the art facility. 2018 also saw the continued emphasis in BDAFA of growing Small Sided Football (SSF) with numbers also increasing across SSF.

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BLACKTOWN DSFA

The 2018 season saw Blacktown District Soccer Football Association celebrate its 40th Anniversary as a community sporting organisation providing organised football competitions and a development pathway for its members.

to Over 35’s. With approximately 10,000 registered players, 1,500

This year saw the BDSFA achieve a milestone by celebrating its 40th year of operation. The BDSFA started operation in 1979 and its first competitions commenced on the weekend of 12-13 April 1979. A total of 18 Clubs fielding 211 teams with 3,167 registered players, aged from Under 6 to All Age Division. It should be noted one of the divisions was for female players.

This season provided many great highlights which culminated in

THIS SEASON PROVIDED MANY GREAT HIGHLIGHTS WHICH CULMINATED IN A FANTASTIC GRAND FINAL WEEKEND AT THE BLACKTOWN FOOTBALL PARK PRECINCT Now the BDSFA administers grassroots/community competitions through its 23-member Clubs for both male and female from U/6’s

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coaches and officials and a reach of 45,000 people during each weekend organised football has a large presence in the City of Blacktown.

a fantastic Grand Final weekend at the Blacktown Football Park precinct. Sixty-two Grand Finals were played over the weekend. This year saw the second season of the combined Women’s competition involving BDSFA and Granville Association. The competition is branded the Phoenix League. This initiative proved an outstanding success providing female players from both Associations with a wonderful experience. The ALDI MiniRoos Gala Day was a great success with Clubs hosting an age group for the event. BDSFA is a unique organisation in that it provides both community and elite football programs. This provides our local community with a clear pathway – both for players and coaches. The elite development program does not only focus on player development, but also developing players ‘soft’ skills such as leadership, teamwork, and everyday life skills. That is also a critical component of our community football – the 23-member Clubs enable the opportunity for many to experience the teamwork and social inclusion a game of football provides to many of the local community.


CANTERBURY DSFA

2018 continued the Association’s quest on infrastructure upgrades of fields and facilities in the footprint of the CDSFA. For several years the existing infrastructure has struggled to accommodate player registration. Much time has been spent liaising with Local, State and Federal Governments regarding the benefit of investing in community football facilities to address aging infrastructure and facilities that no longer meet with community standards or were no longer “fit for purpose”. As a result of the proactive action of the Association and its members the following significant events occurred. • The official opening of the synthetic playing surface at Strathfield Park by Mayor Gulian Vaccari. Then the following announcement by The Hon. Craig Laundy of Federal Government funding of $1 million towards construction of a new modern and contemporary amenities building. • The opening of the new $1.8 million amenities building at Campbell Park by The Hon Craig Laundy and Mayor Angelo Tsirekas. • The announcement by John Sidoti of a State Government grant of $2.3 million to assist Canada Bay Council with $4 million commitment to construct a Synthetic Field, install LED Floodlighting and a new amenity building to accommodate football related activities. • An announcement by Scott Farlow MLC of a $2.6 million grant by the State Government towards the major renovation of playing fields, fencing, repurposing and modernisation of the existing

amenities building, installation of a mini synthetic playing surface and partial offsetting of the costs for 13 new floodlighting poles and LED Lighting at Henley Park. The overall project cost being in excess $4 million being driven by Mayor John Faker. • The further announcement by the Minister Stuart Ayres and Scott Farlow MLC of $150K to ensure the complete floodlighting of 4 full size playing fields, 2 mini fields and the synthetic mini field to competition and match practice standards. • Inner West Council commencing $2 million upgrade at Waterfront Drive, with seven new light towers erected with full floodlighting of the playing fields and commencement of the complete renovation of the playing fields including raising the playing surfaces and installation of drainage and irrigation systems. The Association acknowledges Mayor Darcy Byrne for his support. • Parry Park by the City of Canterbury Bankstown Council, and the completion of the full floodlighting at Parry Park. This new Council has inherited many decades of neglect of community sporting facilities in the former Canterbury LGA, however, Mayor Khal Asfour and the management team at Council have embarked on the development of a Sports Facilities Strategic Plan to address the litany of problems. This will include a specific plan for football. To deliver the best and most enjoyable experiences for players, team officials, match officials and spectators, games need to be staged at modern, contemporary facilities which meet community and participant expectations. Therefore, the CDSFA, and its Member Clubs are committed to working constructively with government at all three levels. Our focus is the future.

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CENTRAL COAST FOOTBALL

2018 BPL CHAMPIONS ‘KILLARNEY DISTRICT’

2018 BPL CHAMPIONS ‘KILLARNEY DISTRICT’

It was another year of growth for Football on the Central Coast (CCF) as our registration numbers surpassed 14,000 for the first time. The final year end number sat at 14,046. As this growth continues we still have major challenges around grounds to play football on. This year for the first time in a couple of years we saw our referee numbers increase and as the game grows the need for more referees continues. I would like to thank those on the first referee’s council for the guidance in particular Warwick Barwell and Richard Lorenc for driving the referees in 2018. Pluim Park was presented in impeccable condition and is one of the best football facilities in the state. This year CCF were able to get a grant from the Federal Government to allow us to upgrade Pluim Park and this work will continue over the summer months and by the time the 2019 season starts the facilities at Pluim will be significantly upgraded. Whilst there are many things to celebrate, we face challenges that need to be addressed. With a volunteer base that is in decline, how to engage the next generation to become involved is paramount. Without volunteers to meet CCF requirements the need for paid people is not far off; only to increase the cost of playing football. We would like to thank the staff and directors of CCF for their continued support in running Football on the Coast. This year has seen a change in the Board and over the season we also had the Chairman change, and in April Brett Scrine took on the role of Chairman. Most importantly I want to thank the volunteers in all our clubs, the players, referees and people in football on the Central Coast that make the game happen week in week out. Without you there is no game and your continued support is invaluable.

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WOMENS WPL PLAYER OF THE YEAR ‘JESSICA DOMINELLO’ OF GOSFORD CITY


EASTERN SUBURBS FA Football enjoyed a successful year in the Eastern Suburbs in 2018, capped off by three sides tasting victory in the Football NSW Champion of Champions – an ESFA record. With just shy of 9,000 players in our Association, we were the most successful Association at the finals. Coogee United FC clinched the AA Men for the second time, Dunbar Rovers won the AA Women for the second time and Dunbar Rovers won the O35 Men for the first time. We had strong growth in our U12-18 age groups, particularly in boys, and we saw good team numbers and good competitions. We had remarkable growth in women’s football, with five divisions offered in the 2018 season for the first time, and sensational growth in player registrations Our Clubs have once again been sensational, working hard to sign the players up, sort the shirts, pump up balls and put up nets so players get out on our parks. We have challenges – there is growing competition from private academies out there willing to run competitions outside the football family for private profit. These for-profit providers picked up a significant number of players from ESFA Clubs this year; we need to make sure that ESFA Clubs are equipped to fight back. There is the difficulty of ensuring players and parents know what their development options are inside the football family and ensuring that players who want extra coaching can get it from qualified coaches and for a reasonable price. We also need to find our way in pathway programs and ensure that players and coaches are given the opportunity to compete at the level that the highest level that their aspirations and ability allow. With a united Board of Directors, dedicated office staff and a determined army of club volunteers, we are ready to meet all challenges involved in community football head on, to make 2019 the best year yet for the Eastern Suburbs Football Association.

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FOOTBALL SOUTH COAST

In 2018, construction commenced on the first synthetic pitch in the Illawarra, we had wonderful success across player development and Summer Football player participation was at a record high. Player Development • In a continued show of strength of our grassroots football players, 4 teams made the Champion of Champion Grand Finals and 2 of our teams were State Cup Grand Final winners • Highly successful AYL and GCL programs with 6 out of our 7 teams making the Grand Finals, all three GCL teams were League Champions as was the U16 AYL • Implementation of Development Programs for boys youth age groups • Success and growth of a Women’s Youth League for players aged between 16 and 21 • A girls gala day was a massive success, with nearly 200 girls in attendance • Walking Football was launched in 2018 with growing numbers with this program.

Community • The FSC Knights is a program for junior players with a special need, this program continued in 2018 with the assistance of the Disability Trust • Funding was also obtained to commence a 10 week football program for refugees which entailed educational workshops for participants.

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Referee Development • A significant focus was placed on referee education and mentoring with a number of our referees selected for the Football NSW Referee Academy. • Shortages across competitions are being addressed, and appointments across our competitions were at an all time high.

Infrastructure Through financial contributions from the NSW Government, Wollongong City Council and Football South Coast, Ian McLennan Park will be developed with LED lighting, a synthetic pitch and perimeter fencing. In addition many clubs through their hard work and commitment have secured funding to improve drainage, lighting and amenities across a number of facilities in the region.

Sponsorship FSC has engaged a number of organisations to support and sponsor football. The level of sponsorships is growing each year and we are proud to have such supportive organisations involved with us.


GLADESVILLE HORNSBY FA

WE NOW HAVE ONE OF THE BEST FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY WITH EVEN MORE COMING WITH THE COUNCIL ANNOUNCING FUNDING OF $8.2M FOR STAGE 2 The highlight for GHFA this year was the re-opening of Christie Park and West Epping Oval which together provided four new synthetic fields to the Association. Facilities The big news for 2018 was the completion of Stage 1 of the Christie Park redevelopment, which was completed thanks to the funding provided by Ryde Council. We now have one of the best facilities in the country with even more coming with the Council announcing funding of $8.2m for Stage 2. The fields at West Epping were also opened, and we now have six synthetic fields in the Association.

Competitions Over 9,000 matches were played over 109 competitions, with just over 500 played each weekend. Consistent with our aim to provide more playing opportunities, there was an increase in total matches played in 2018 due to the move to 10 team competitions in AA, O35 and O45 competitions. We successfully introduced electronic teamsheets to all competitions from Under 12 and older, resulting in a considerable administrative time saving.

Referees With the support of our referee partner GHFRA, coverage of Saturday afternoon matches was an impressive 94% with an overall coverage of nearly 90%. Temporary Dismissals were introduced to U18 and older competitions successfully, resulting in a 25% reduction in in the number of dissent yellow cards issued.

Game Development Our Coach Education was taken to another level through the support of our GHFA Spirit FC coaching staff and the introduction of new Masterclass sessions. Coaching courses, Masterclasses and inservices were delivered to 530 club coaches during the year. The GHFA Academy continued to grow with 220 children from U8 to U16 participating in a weekly program at Christie Park from May to August. We also developed an additional 60 goalkeepers in our free regionalised goalkeeping program run by our GHFA Spirit coaching staff and players.

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GRANVILLE DSFA

Granville & Districts Soccer Football Association Incorporated are extremely proud of our Association and the history that comes with the title of the “Oldest Association”. This year special history was made as the Cottam Cup was won by a team from outside of our Association. The last time that happened was in 1913 and the Cup was then known as the Rawson Cup! The Final was played between Inter Lions of (Canterbury Association) and Granville Kewpies, with only a goal of the highest quality separating the teams, the cup and prizemoney are now residing with Inter Lions. We congratulate Inter Lions on snatching our Cup. The notoriety and significance of “our” Cup continues to grow outside of our Association and of course by doing so only serves to enhance the profile and respect of the GDSFA. We have a lot to praise as our Association has produced two Champion of Champions winners this season. Congratulations must firstly go to the under 18’s Pendle Hill Tigers team who remained undefeated in all competitions throughout 2018, Association Minor Premiers, Premiers, State Cup Champions and Champion of Champions CHAMPION’S! We congratulate coach Vince Scarcella and his team in what was a gripping penalty shootout Champion of Champions Final. His team showcased all that was good about our Association and and we are very proud of their performance. Our other success story was the Auburn Districts under 15’s team who comfortably defeated Castle Hill United in their Champion of Champions Final. Despite our reduced size, our Association has clearly demonstrated we have quality talent and much to look forward to in the future as we continue to produce champions.

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We continued our partnership with Blacktown & Districts Soccer Football Association this year with our combined women’s competition in the Phoenix League.

DESPITE OUR REDUCED SIZE, OUR ASSOCIATION HAS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED WE HAVE QUALITY TALENT AND MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE FUTURE AS WE CONTINUE TO PRODUCE CHAMPIONS We had great success with many of our teams reaching the semi finals and then progressing through to grand finals. We congratulate all our womens’ teams particularly the eight teams that took out the premiership. We look forward to continued success in 2019 for all our GDSFA teams and a strong viable future within our Association.


HILLS FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Second Year Syndrome? Hills Football has just completed its second year, and what a year it has been! As always, we have to thank our 21 member clubs, their executives and all volunteers who help make football what it is. We thank Football NSW and our Association colleagues for always lending a hand and helping us when issues arise. Building off the successes of our first year, the team was eager to help provide the Hills Community with the best footballing product we could.

Hills the Chairman’s award. Our Summer Football competition grew once again to 1,600 participants. Like all of us, limited field araciality is our biggest issue. One of our biggest achievements in 2018 was the success of our referees department. We set ourselves some high targets in the recruitment and education of new referees at the start of 2018. We are proud to report that in 2018 we had referee coverage of 95%, weekly training sessions, weekly assessments, weekly payment process, and a very low amount of abuse incidents towards referees. We have to thank Brad Shorrock, Phil Di Mateo and all of the volunteers in our

We launched our first three Development Programs:

referees committee for doing such a great job.

• Winter Development Program = 135 participants • STATS (Skill, Touch, Attack, Turn, Strike) = 20 participants • Summer SQUADZ = 90 Participants

The growth of Female Football is key for Hills Football. Early in 2018

In 2019 we will continue to grow this area as we look to offer affordable, high quality coaching options for our community.

FC, the Hills district will have its first FULLTIME GSAP & GCL program

Under the guidance of our new recruit Zac Ribeiro, we continued to drive our ALDI Mini Roos Kick Off programs. We are proud to say that we have had over 650 kids register from five clubs and five childcare centres. We see this as our future and urge all of our clubs and fellow associations to invest time into this great program. Our winter competition continued its growth with 11,488 participants. Hills Pumas FC took out our Club of the year honours and Baulkham

we hosted a Female Football Festival that encouraged female players to bring a friend and get a taste of football. Alongside Hills United in 2019. We have employed Aroon Clansey to manage our female football initiatives in both pathways and community participation. Congratulations to Castle Hill United under 13s & 15s for winning the State Cup, and Castle Hill united 16s for winning the Champion of Champions tournaments in 2018! 2019 sees us increase our focus on the growth and development of female football, coach education, player development programs and our ALDI Mini Roos Kick Off programs.

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MACARTHUR FA

The Macarthur Football Association (MFA) turned 35 in 2018 and celebrated a very successful year, capped off of course by the news that the Macarthur area will be hosting its very own A-League team in 2020.

This program will only become more successful as the teams benefit from experience.

The 2018 season was a successful one by any measurement with almost 10,000 players across 873 teams with approximately 437 matches being played each weekend.

• Macarthur Rams Women NPL 1st Grade Champions

The continuing rise in active registrations, including an increased take up across the representative programs, shows that football in the area continues to grow. This growth is a testament to not only the game’s popularity but also the significant efforts put in by the local clubs to promote growth from within their local areas. Growth is also due to producing a quality product and a fair and balanced competition and we believe that this is being achieved both at Association level and at club level. At a representative level, local club Camden Tigers joined the NSW NPL 3 competition with good results and Rams Women and Rams Men both having their own successes. The Association Development Program showed its quality which can be gauged by the number of players who have transitioned into both Association and Rams representative SAP and Youth teams. In 2018 the MFA conducted its first Skill Acquisition Program (SAP), and whilst it was a very tough season the kids managed to compete well against clubs that have been in the SAP space since its inception.

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We congratulate the following individual teams for their successes this year:

• Whilst MFA clubs performed well in the 2018 State Cup tournament and are congratulated for their efforts, only one team won through to the semi-finals, and we acknowledge St Mary’s Eagle Vale U16/1 for their achievement in falling just one match short of a grand final appearance • All MFA Clubs who participated in the 2018 Champion of Champions tournament did themselves, their Clubs and the MFA proud with their performance. Whilst no teams were present in the Grand Finals, three teams, being Mt Annan U14/1; Picton U17/1 and St Mary’s Eagle Vale U21/1 all progressed through to the semi-final stage of the tournament and special congratulations go to each of them on their efforts • Camden Tigers U14s are to be congratulated for taking out the U14s 2018 Bathurst Cup In addition to the normal competition matches and finals series, MFA also held its annual MFA City vs Country match with the Country Mens and Womens teams victorious in both matches. The end of season MFA Cup competition provided both a host of good football and was a fun way for the Club All age Teams to finish off the 2018 season.


MANLY WARRINGAH FA

2018 SAW SIGNIFICANT MWFA PLAYER GROWTH MATCHED BY FACILITIES INVESTMENT 2018 will go down as a year of growth for the Manly Warringah Football Association with an increase of more than 700 players to take our number of registered participants over the 18,000 mark for the first time – finishing at 18,020. This included a 30% female participation split. To ensure player increases is met with facility growth, the MWFA, Northern Beaches Council and the Clubs worked collaboratively to bring several facilities projects to life with around $6.8 million invested into sportsfield upgrades on football fields in the last 12 months. A new synthetic pitch at Cromer Park No. 2 with work starting a double synthetic at Lionel Watts, significant work at Seaforth Oval, Beacon Hill Oval and St Matthews Farm as well as improved lights at Killarney Oval, LM Grahams Reserve, Dee Why Oval and St Matthews Farm.

Wakehurst Football Club and Dee Why Football Club also led bids to receive Government Assistance for Lionel Watts ($150,000) and Dee Why Oval ($18,000) while Cromer Park No2 also benefited with new dressing rooms, as well as a refurbed warm up cage, scoreboard and storage shed – all thanks to grants from the NSW Government and Northern Beaches Council. The CCC Program continued to grow with 11 clubs taking part in the program, which will see growth in 2019 with MWFA investment ensuring more young players will be able to play under a quality coaching environment that increases enjoyment and learning. 2018 also saw the introduction of Electronic Match Sheets, which was a tremendous success, alleviating a significant amount of leg work for Club volunteers.

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NEPEAN FA

The 2018 season has been a challenging yet rewarding season for Nepean FA. Another strong season of participation for Nepean FA in 2018 with approximately 11,800 for the winter season, and over 1600 players over two venues (Penrith and Blue Mountains) for Nepean’s summer competition. Our first notable achievement was our very own General Manager Linda Cerone awarded FFA’s Female Football Administrator of the Year. In the same week, Linda was also awarded Lindsay electorate’s Sportswoman of the Year Award. To top it off, Linda was also acknowledged by the Association for 20 years’ service as an employee of Nepean FA, Congratulations Linda. Another highlight for the Association and the Nepean Referees Group was one of our own ranks officiating on the W-League. We congratulate Emma Kocbek who officiated on her first W-League game alongside another Nepean grown referee Sarah Ho on the first weekend in November. We have completed our 2013-2017 Strategic Plan with a high level of success. Areas of note are: Football all year round, Coach Accreditation, Promotion Acknowledgement, and the continued growth of Nepean Referees Group, Nepean Football Club and Nepean Dragons. In planning for the future, this season saw the formation of two subcommittees at the NFA to look at improving the premier league (men and women) as well as women’s football overall in the Nepean

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district. This has brought a new structure of the premier league competitions in both men and women for season 2020 as well as some changes to the women’s competition to encourage more senior players to our game. We are also currently working alongside State and Local Governments to achieve our first synthetic fields within the Nepean area. On top of this, we have commenced a Strategic Plan that will take NFA, NRG, NFC, Clubs and our members to 2022 and beyond. Our outcome will be a completed strategy for NFA in mid-2019 that aligns to parent bodies Football NSW and FFA. It will also give our members and clubs a sense of future and leadership in Football. We’re looking forward to continuing our goals and achievements in 2019.


NORTH WEST SYDNEY WOMEN’S FA

2018 was an exciting season for North West Sydney Women’s Football and our 27 member clubs. Our plan for 2018 as in most years was to grow MiniRoos Football. We managed to have a 13% increase which meant we fielded 95 MiniRoos teams every Sunday throughout the season. We continued with our Development Squad Program which is aimed to increase confidence and enhance the skills for our players aged from 7 to 12. Due to the success of this program, it is something we intend to offer every year now moving forward. This season we offered an 8-week Goal Keeper Program for all ages and abilities and this was delivered by our NWS Koalas First Grade Goal Keeper and former Chilean National Goal Keeper Romina Parraguirre. We also offered a 5-week Summer Skills Program for our 7-12 year old players who wanted more football. Our association prides itself on behavior and were pleased to see only 66 yellow cards and 8 red cards throughout the entire season. Congratulations must go to our players and the fantastic referees from Gladesville Hornsby Football Referees Association. We continued with our Football4All Pink Program, with the highlight being the Football NSW Gala Day in July. We held our Grand Final in early August and this was the highlight of the season. We played 17 competitive Grand Final games on the day and 48 non-competitive MiniRoos games. We presented 972 medals to the MiniRoos players and 544 trophies and medals to our Grand Final winners and runners up.

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NORTHERN SUBURBS FA

In 2018 Northern Suburbs Football Association made a significant step in improving the player experience with the launch of XLR8, a player development program for NSFA Community Clubs and Players. Throughout the season XLR8 delivered in-club programs to ninemember clubs in addition to a roster of association-wide programs that included holiday clinics, women’s skill training, goal keeper academies and pre-school programs. Fifteen clubs have already committed to XLR8 for 2019 with all profits re-invested back into the association. Registration numbers once again increased, with Summer Football in particular experiencing a 32% increase in team numbers from the previous season! The year-round appetite for football grows with each passing year. The country’s first-ever Pararoos Development Centre was established at our ‘Home of Football’ in North Turramurra at the beginning of the year, offering participants the chance to learn from current Pararoos players and Head Coach Kai Lammert.

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On the pitch, NSFA enjoyed phenomenal results in the Champion of Champions tournament, with a record seven teams qualifying for their respective finals. This success was further complemented by three teams qualifying for the finals of the State Cups. The Skellern Cup, a primary school girls tournament NSFA launched last year, experienced phenomenal growth with a 70% increase in team numbers across the two days at North Turramurra. Our commitment to providing the best possible playing experience to all our members has never been stronger.


SOUTHERN DISTRICTS SFA

A year to remember – two SDSFA member clubs were victorious at both the State Cup and the Champion of Champions event! #wearesoutherndistricts

Off the field, we as an association continue to strive for excellence in order to increase engagement within our communities in an effort to increase membership numbers.

Like many fellow member associations, Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc (SDSFA) was proudly represented on the field by several teams at this year’s Champion of Champions event and the State Cup.

The introduction of our Mum’s soccer competition is a true testament to this as our desire to include all community members in our great game will always reign supreme.

We would like to acknowledge the efforts of Kemps Creek (U14’s) and Lansvale United (U17’s) who were victorious at both events for their respective age group.

Through the strategic appointments of new office administration staff by our re-elected board, SDSFA will continue to work towards becoming the benchmark association within NSW in 2019.

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ST GEORGE FA

2018 has been a tremendously successful year for the Association, continuing to enhance our reputation as a progressive and dynamic football district that is delivering tangible outcomes for its community. We are immensely proud of the work we are collectively doing to take the game forward in St George and take a moment to reflect and recognise some of these achievements: • an overall increase of 4.3% in player registration numbers for the 2018 season. • our Association headquarters is now based at the district’s premium sports venue, Jubilee Stadium and continue to open up access for local grassroots an NPL content; • delivered the first synthetic facility at Ador Avenue for the Association, which opened in August; • intensified our government lobbying and advocacy work with all levels of government which will see millions of dollars invested in upgrades to local facilities in the next 2-3 years; • we were successful in applications for Clubs NSW and Asian Cup Legacy Fund grants which will provide important additional funds for major capital works projects. • our development and representative programs continue to evolve with promotion achieved for our youth (NPL1) and our seniors (NPL2) on the back of winning the senior NPL 3 club championship in 2018 with St George City; • our summer football program growth continues with registrations up by 70% from 2017, across both program sites; • we re-focused our attention on female grassroots football delivering a girl’s grassroots day at Jubilee Stadium, free grassroots clinics,

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female forum with Clubs and established new female football subcommittee to help drive it forward; • successfully completed a detailed facilities audit as part of statewide initiative providing the Association with access to data and reporting capabilities on all fields in the district. We want to again acknowledge our Club Delegates and Committees for your tireless work and efforts throughout the season. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the SGFA staff, office bearers, committee members, St George Warriors and Referees Association for your continued professionalism and hard work throughout the year.


SUTHERLAND SHIRE FA

The Sutherland Shire Football Association still remains the largest grassroots sporting association in this country.

WPL and our local juniors and hopefully being an inspiration to our female participants.

2018 was another very successful year as evidenced by 18,692 registered players played 14,174 local matches across 1,547 teams (with 97% of participants residing in the Sutherland Shire). Our local connection to representative football remains strong as evidenced by the development pathway that the SSFA provide local players via the Boys SAP/ Girls SAP, Association Youth League, Women’s Premier League and National Premier League competitions.

The SSFA has again led the way with female participation and inclusivity – with 5,977 female players (making up 31% of the total playing population). We remain the largest female participation base of any football association (across all codes) in the country.

Congratulations to the following teams that were successful in the respective Football NSW Tournaments in 2018: • Robertson, Cullinan and State Cups: Cronulla Seagulls 21A, Kirrawee AL1, Sylvania W12A, Gymea W16A, and Cronulla Seagulls W18A (beating Lilli Pilli W18A in the grand final) • Champion of Champions: St Patricks U17, Cronulla Seagulls 21, Kirrawee AL1, Gymea W14, Cronulla Seagulls W18A and Como Jannali O35. The SSFA continues to support local girls via the very well regarded SSFA Girls Academy, the Football NSW Girls Skills Acquisition Program and the Girls Only Skills nights (which is open to all interested parties) which underpin the Women’s Premier League and provide an opportunity for girls to continue to develop. More and more WPL Senior players are also heavily involved in supporting these girls programs as coaches, thereby ensuring a connection between the

The SSFA have also been very busy with Coach Development in 2018 delivering numerous programs to assist club coaches in enhancing their education and development: • 187 coaches accredited via FFA community coaching courses. • FDO program delivered to 8 clubs with 805 hours of coach development delivered to over 65 coaches (with all provided an opportunity to gain their coaching accreditation). • 2 FFA Advanced C-Licence courses delivered at Harrie Dening Centre with 43 coaches attending. Nine (9) clubs were supported by SSFA Shared Services in 2018. This strategic initiative is aimed at helping clubs overcome the ever increasing problem of too few volunteers available to undertake the growing administration that is required to run a football club. Thanks also to our commercial partners and sponsors, including Deploy, Tradies, Jubilee Physio, 5Sports, Strategic Fleet Solutions, JB Metropolitan and Southpest who provide us all much needed funds and products that support our game each and every week.

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RIVERINA BRANCH

RIVERINA 14 GIRLS STATE TITLES TEAM – COACHED BY ROD BUIK - COUNTRY CHAMPIONS

Football Riverina associations enhanchment of player and coaching development benefited our regions players in 2018. Our region’s players continued to develop with the Riverina Associations implementing on-going programs and opportunities through coaching and development for the areas of Griffith, Wagga Wagga, South West Slopes and Albury/Wodonga. This showed with results from the Branch Championships, Country Cup and State Titles Football Riverina 14 Girls were Country Champions at the State Titles and their overall results at the tournament were fantastic. The girls played superbly and were a credit to Riverina. Two wins, four draws and only two losses. After the first two days they had not lost a game and where unlucky on two occasions not to win but that is Football.

12 GIRLS STATE TITLES TEAM – COACHED BY MICK GODBIER

We had several players receive emails inviting them to trial for the Football NSW Institute of sport which was great to see, even though if selected the commitment was 4 nights a week training in Sydney and games on weekends. With 18 girls trialling for Country NSW 14 and 16 Girls squads in 2019. There were nine Boys Selected across the U13/14 age group. This all shows that our association’s concentration on development is producing great results for our young players across the region and can only continue into 2019 with the Riverina Rhinos and Wagga City Wanderers programmes offering another fantastic pathway for our young players across the Riverina and the TSP Hubs at Griffith, Wagga Wagga and Albury/Wodonga.

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12 BOYS STATE TITLES TEAM – COACHED BY SAM GRAY


WESTERN BRANCH

2018 was a positive year with all associations running successful competitions in a season less affected by weather. The Branch is pleased with an improved number of coaching courses/ certificates and also further assistance in regards to Coach Education in many forms including more involvement in schools. The Challenge Cup has grown immensely and has proven to be both a competitive and a positive pre-season event. The 2018 event was held by the Mudgee Football Club at Glen Willow Sporting Complex. The Mudgee venue also played host to the first ever A-League Competition Fixture within Western NSW when the Western Sydney Wanderers played Brisbane Roar. Hopefully the start of further

involvement of A-League clubs within Western NSW. There was continued growth in Futsal and Summer Football participation and we will be looking to increase the active futsal centres affiliated with Football NSW for 2018/19 and also growth areas for Summer Football. The Dubbo FA had a particularly strong year in the Western Youth League taking out all 5 Boys age groups. There was another group of coaches undertaking a Regional C Licence held at Bathurst and Orange, while there was a further group who attended the Regional C Licence at VSP.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS Western NSW Football Challenge Cup WINNER

RUNNER-UP

Men

Dubbo Bulls

Dubbo Macquarie United

Women

Dubbo Macquarie United

Dubbo RSL 78’s

Country Cup

Western NSW Youth League WINNER

RUNNER-UP

Under 12 Boys

Dubbo

Orange

Under 13 Boys

Dubbo

Orange

Under 14 Boys

Dubbo

Bathurst

Under 15 Boys

Dubbo

Bathurst

12 Boys

4th and 6th

16 Boys

1st and 4th

Under 16 Boys

Dubbo

Lachlan United

13 Boys

3rd and 4th

12 Girls

2nd and 3rd

Under 12 Girls

Bathurst

Wellington

14 Boys

1st and 3rd

14 Girls

4th and 5th

Under 14 Girls

Bathurst

Wellington

15 Boys

3rd and 5th

16 Girls

2nd and 3rd

Under 16 Girls

Dubbo

Lachlan United

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SOUTHERN BRANCH

THE PARTICIPATION NUMBERS FOR SOUTHERN HAS INCREASED IMMENSELY FOR BOTH MALE AND FEMALE Another successful season in 2018, Southern Branch would like to thank all the personnel involved within the sport. Everyone’s hard work and efforts as well as commitment to this very sport once again stood out in ensuring many football matches took shape across the football season. The popular and awaited Branch Championships took shape for 2018 and was held during the 9/10th of June in Wagga Wagga, Moruya and Mudgee. Representing their Associations with pride, we had teams representing the region from the U12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 Boys as well as the U12, 14, 16 and 17 Girls age groups. Country Cup once again provides our teams the opportunity to test their skills against Western and Riverina Branches. Finally, our very own Southern Branch FC, the pathway for elite football in the Southern Branch area, are constantly developing a strong presence within Football NSW competitions across various age groups and divisions and we hope that this will continue to ascend in bigger ways in 2019. The participation numbers for Southern has increased immensely for both male and female accomplishing 8,100 in total which is the best numbers Southern have ever seen. In 2018 the male participants hit 5,830 from 5,585 in 2017. Southern has seen a great increase in female participation this year as the numbers increased 28% from 2,057 to 2,270.

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REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Macquarie United Football Club was awarded the Dubbo District Football Association Club Championship and the South Dubbo Wanderers Football Club was awarded Junior Club of the Year. The 2018 Western Youth League competition was an outstanding one for the DDFA.

DUBBO DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Representative football was a highlight in the 2018 season for the Dubbo District Football Association. The youth teams of Dubbo competed in the Western Youth League, Country Cup, State Cup and Champions of Champions with great results from all. 2018 saw growth in the local Dubbo District Football Association Senior competition with the addition of two 1st and 2nd grade teams taking the total to 6 teams, Third grade consisted of 7 teams, and fourth grade was a strong competition with 8 teams. In the local Senior 2018 competition, the results were: All Age Men: 1st Grade – Dubbo Bulls Football Club 2nd Grade - Macquarie United Football Club 3rd Grade - RSL 78’s 4th Grade - Westside Panthers All Age Women: 1st division - Macquarie United Football Club 2nd division – Narromine

Dubbo District Football Association nominated 7 competition representative teams into the 2018 Western NSW Football Youth League. Age Groups were Under 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 Boys and Under 12 and 16 Girls. Under 12 Boys – 1st Place Under 13 Boys – 1st Place Under 14 Boys – 1st Place Under 15 Boys – 1st Place Under 16 Boys – 1st Place Under 16 Girls – 1st Place Under 12 Girls – 3rd Place The Dubbo teams played representative teams from Bathurst, Orange, Wellington, Mudgee and Lachlan Areas. As a result all 7 teams represented DUBBO (Western Branch) at the Country Cup Competition on the June long weekend (9th and 10th June) 2018. Teams travelled to Wagga Wagga (12 & 13 boys), Eurobodalla (14, 15, 16 boys) and Mudgee (12 & 16 girls).

“THE BOSS”

DDFA CLUB CHAMPIONS - MUFC AND 1ST GRADE WINNERS DUBBO FOOTBALL CLUB (BULLS)

UNDER 17 2018 CHAMPIONS - NEWTOWN

U16 BOYS WYL

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The under 14’s boys coached by Luke Cameron and under 16 boy’s coached by Paul Crain won the Country Cup Tournament undefeated. This is the second year in a row for both teams. Dubbo Newtown Soccer Club had two teams coached by Craig Moore represent in the State Cup. The Under 17 boys finished in the top four of the state and the under 16 girls placed in the top 16. The under 17 Dubbo Newtown Soccer Club boys won the Under 17’s Dubbo local championship ending their last junior year on a high. Dubbo District Football Association was also well represented in the first rounds of Champions of Champions, the clubs involved were Macquarie United under 13’s, South Dubbo Wanderers under 14’s and 15’s, Dubbo Rangers under 16’s and Dubbo Newtown under 12’s, under 17’s boys and under 15’s girls. The Dubbo Newtown under 15 girls made the top four teams in the state. The Dubbo Referee Association presented 6 awards for the 2018 season. • Senior Referee of the Year: David Lindenbaur • Most Improved Senior Referee: Tyler Rankmore, • Most Consistent Senior Referee: Michael Mallouhi • Junior Referee of the Year: Jake Veech • Most Improved Junior Referee: Jake Settree • Most Consistent Junior Referee: Jacob Clarke

EUROBODALLA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION The Eurobodalla Association enjoyed an exciting season in 2018. Our six clubs all fielded MiniRoos and junior teams whilst senior teams saw revived interest from the previous year. After not being able to run an All Age Women’s competition last season it was exciting to see them back this year. The success of our All Age Men’s league being played on a Friday night was the inspiration needed to kick start our Women’s league. The All Age Women played on a Wednesday night and was very well received. It was also inspiring to see the Moruya Royals field what would probably be described as an over 40’s team – but boy! They had some fun. Whilst it had some teething problems with the availability of grounds with sufficient floodlighting all credit to the senior team coordinators that hung in there together! We had lots of action from our MiniRoos with Clyde United in the north and Moruya, the central club of Eurobodalla, entered record number of teams in the Under Six and Under Seven age groups.

MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR REFEREE JAKE SETTREE

Whilst we struggled to keep our teenagers involved, we managed to run a successful Youth League for both boys and girls. Moruya were very strong in the mixed U/12 division fielding three teams but it was the Moruya blues that took out the Premiership as they did in the Youth Boys League. Moruya were also the champions in the Girls Youth League. Bodalla were the Premier in the Women’s division and after a nail biting penalty shoot-out, Narooma became the All Age Men Premier after defeating last year’s champions, Broulee. At our Annual Presentation Night we awarded the Player of the Year awards, Kyle Dixon from Narooma took out the honour in the men’s division whilst Peta Cottington from Clyde United was the winner in the All Age Women’s division. Barry King also from Clyde United was announced the Coach of the Year and John Selems from Moruya was voted the Volunteer of the year. The Club Championship award, not surprisingly, went the Moruya Club. We entered 6 teams into the Branch Championships with our U/15 Boys and U/14 Girls doing us proud by being Champions and our 13 and 14 Boys and our 12 Girls being runners up in the Branch Championships.

U14 DDFA WYL

We hosted the Country Cup for the 14/15/16 Boys age group, albeit the heavy rain and flooded fields made life quite difficult for us! However, the games were played and we all survived The Senior Branch Championship competition was contested again in 2018. Hosted by our Association at Broulee it was contested between Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven, Southern Tablelands, Highlands and the Far South Coast Associations. Games were played in great spirit and all players were acknowledged for their sportsmanship. Both finals were contested between Far South Coast and Shoalhaven, with Far South Coast lifting the Winner’s Cup in the Women’s divisions and Shoalhaven victorious in the Men’s competition. Congratulations! It was wonderful to see some great football to end a great season.

BULLS FIRST GRADE - 1ST GRADE WINNERS

Our thanks to all the volunteers that make it possible for our players to enjoy our beautiful game.

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REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS winter football. Many are teams from workplaces or extended family groups, some teams come back year after year. The Association headquarters at South Nowra is filled to capacity on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The juniors would have overflowed if not for the installation of floodlights on our new field providing

SHOALHAVEN ASSOCIATION

extra capacity. The field is equipped with state of the art LED lighting, funded with

The Shoalhaven Association’s summer competition has been running

assistance from the Asian Cup Legacy Fund. It is now the brightest

for almost 20 years, and the number of players continues to increase.

field in the Shoalhaven.

The year saw approximately 1300 juniors and 1300 seniors contesting

This season also saw the unveiling of a new $1.6 million amenities

ages from U9 to over 35’s. While many players are “year round

building. Queues for the toilets are a thing of the past, and the

football tragics”, approximately half of these players do not play

referees certainly appreciate their spacious new change rooms.

ALBURY WODONGA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Albury Wodonga Football Association took positive steps with the delivery of a new-look season launch. Kelly Park hosted part one of the launch, with QEII Square welcoming several more people the next day. AWFA president Mark Leman was very pleased with the response from the Border community to the inaugural event. “It went very well,” Leman said. “The association and the clubs got good exposure to the

“A lot of fun was had by a lot of people and it can only grow and get

community. The feedback from a lot of people was very positive and

bigger and better as the years go on hopefully.

it was good to see the club all working together for a common cause to promote their club and promote football in the town.”

“As an association, we really need to build from the grassroots up, so that’s what we’re doing.”

“We had reasonably good numbers for the first time. “We’ll have a bit of a debrief in the coming weeks to see what worked and what we can do better, but it was all pretty positive.” Leman added the clubs got plenty out of the two days. “Some clubs spoke to me and said ‘we picked up three new registrations today’ and some people wanted to know a bit more about the clubs,” he said. “It gave people the opportunity to talk to the clubs about what they are, what they represent in the community and their goals and achievements. 80

THE FEEDBACK FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE WAS VERY POSITIVE AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THE CLUB ALL WORKING TOGETHER


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REGISTERED PLAYER COMPARISON 2017 v 2018 2017

2018

% Change

Albury Wodonga Football Association

1359

1410

3.8%

Australian Chinese Soccer Association

217

187

-13.8%

Bankstown District Amateur Football Association Inc.

6273

6247

-0.4%

Bathurst & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

2033

2555

25.7%

Blacktown & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

9989

10024

0.4%

Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

16303

16792

3.0%

Central Coast Football

13994

14034

0.3%

Dubbo & District Football Association Inc.

2317

2661

14.8%

Eastern Suburbs Football Association Inc.

9056

8925

-1.4%

849

1043

22.9%

1000

1043

4.3%

Football South Coast

11591

12529

8.1%

Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association Inc.

12237

12519

2.3%

Granville & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

6446

6421

-0.4%

Griffith & District Soccer Association Inc.

1311

1570

19.8%

Highlands Soccer Association Inc.

1599

1638

2.4%

11156

11534

3.4%

2010

1855

-7.7%

880

1128

28.2%

9935

9837

-1.0%

Manly Warringah Football Association Inc.

17375

18758

8.0%

Nepean Football Association Inc.

12225

12336

0.9%

North West Sydney Women's Football Inc.

2880

2938

2.0%

Northern Suburbs Football Association Inc.

16335

16530

1.2%

Orange & District Football Association Soccer Inc.

2160

2491

15.3%

Shoalhaven District Football Association Inc.

3302

3931

19.0%

424

466

9.9%

8092

7846

-3.0%

999

1130

13.1%

9016

9469

5.0%

State League Clubs (FNSW Competitions)

11659

12196

4.6%

Sutherland Shire Football Association Inc.

18612

18620

0.0%

2774

3254

17.3%

Western Plains Soccer Association

480

429

-11%

Sydney Amateur League

244

0

-100.0%

227,132

234,346

3.2%

Eurobodalla Football Association Inc. Far South Coast Football Association Inc.

Hills Football Inc. Lachlan Amateur Soccer Association Inc. Lithgow & District Soccer Association Macarthur Football Association Inc.

South West Slopes Soccer Association Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc. Southern Tablelands Football Association Inc. St George Soccer Football Inc.

Wagga Wagga & District Amateur Football Association Inc.

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AGE COMPARISON 2017 v 2018 2017

2018

% Change

6

18000

28358

36.53%

7

15122

15485

2.34%

8

15740

16461

4.38%

9

15656

15880

1.41%

10

15577

15694

0.75%

11

14212

14713

3.41%

12

13307

13351

0.33%

13

11560

11440

-1.05%

14

10854

10241

-5.99%

15

9377

9081

-3.26%

16

8215

7575

-8.45%

17

6199

5995

-3.40%

18

5117

4956

-3.25%

19

4451

4202

-5.93%

20 & 21

7356

7482

1.68%

56389

53432

-5.53%

227,132

234,346

3.2%

All Age/Over 35 TOTALS

JUNIORS V SENIORS COMPARISON 2017 v 2018 2017

2018

% Change

118348

124677

5.33%

Female Junior (5-17yrs)

35471

39597

12.19%

Male Senior (18yrs+)

58308

55969

-4.02%

15005

14103

-6.13%

227,132

234,346

3.2%

Male Junior (5-17yrs)

Female Senior (18yrs+) TOTALS

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FEMALE PLAYER COMPARISON

2017 v 2018 2017

2018

% Change

Albury Wodonga Football Association

371

370

-0.3%

Bankstown District Amateur Football Association Inc.

989

979

-1.0%

Bathurst & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

592

718

21.3%

Blacktown & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

1793

1846

3.0%

Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

3683

3727

1.2%

Central Coast Football

2928

3010

2.8%

Dubbo & District Football Association Inc.

584

699

19.7%

Eastern Suburbs Football Association Inc.

2079

2155

3.7%

Eurobodalla Football Association Inc.

210

329

56.7%

Far South Coast Football Association Inc.

320

331

3.4%

2692

2799

4.0%

Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association Inc.

459

544

18.5%

Granville & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

934

980

4.9%

Griffith & District Soccer Association Inc.

287

255

-11.2%

Highlands Soccer Association Inc.

355

380

7.0%

1693

1827

7.9%

Lachlan Amateur Soccer Association Inc.

701

599

-14.6%

Lithgow & District Soccer Association

168

276

64.3%

Macarthur District Soccer Football Association Inc.

1853

1842

-0.6%

Manly Warringah Football Association Inc.

4961

5629

13.5%

Nepean Football Association Inc.

2513

2565

2.1%

North West Sydney Women's Football Inc.

2880

2938

2.0%

Northern Suburbs Football Association Inc.

3763

3761

-0.1%

Orange & District Football Association Soccer Inc.

297

359

20.9%

Shoalhaven District Football Association Inc.

901

1214

34.7%

Football South Coast

Hills Football Inc.

South West Slopes Soccer Association

156

171

9.6%

1078

1159

7.5%

296

318

7.4%

St George Soccer Football Inc.

1723

1887

9.5%

State League Clubs (FNSW Competitions)

2584

3098

19.9%

Sutherland Shire Football Association Inc.

5793

5925

2.3%

Wagga Wagga & District Amateur Football Association Inc.

668

823

23.2%

Western Plains Soccer Association

172

187

8.7%

50,476

53,700

6.4%

Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc. Southern Tablelands Football Association Inc.

TOTALS

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MALE PLAYER COMPARISON 2017 v 2018 2017

2018

% Change

Albury Wodonga Football Association

988

1040

5.3%

Australian Chinese Soccer Association

217

187

-13.8%

Bankstown District Amateur Football Association Inc.

5284

5268

-0.3%

Bathurst & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

1441

1837

27.5%

Blacktown & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

8196

8178

-0.2%

Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

12620

13065

3.5%

Central Coast Football

11066

11024

-0.4%

Dubbo & District Football Association Inc.

1733

1962

13.2%

Eastern Suburbs Football Association Inc.

6977

6770

-3.0%

Eurobodalla Football Association Inc.

639

714

11.7%

Far South Coast Football Association Inc.

680

712

4.7%

8899

9730

9.3%

11778

11975

1.7%

Granville & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

5512

5441

-1.3%

Griffith & District Soccer Association Inc.

1024

1315

28.4%

Highlands Soccer Association Inc.

1244

1258

1.1%

Hills Football Inc.

9463

9707

2.6%

Lachlan Amateur Soccer Association Inc.

1309

1256

-4.0%

712

852

19.7%

8082

7995

-1.1%

12414

13129

5.8%

9712

9771

0.6%

12572

12769

1.6%

Football South Coast Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association Inc.

Lithgow & District Soccer Association Macarthur District Soccer Football Association Inc. Manly Warringah Football Association Inc. Nepean Football Association Inc. Northern Suburbs Football Association Inc. Orange & District Football Association Soccer Inc.

1863

2132

14.4%

Shoalhaven District Football Association Inc.

2401

2717

13.2%

268

295

10.1%

7014

6687

-4.7%

703

812

15.5%

St George Soccer Football Inc.

7293

7582

4.0%

State League Clubs (FNSW Competitions)

9075

9098

0.3%

Sutherland Shire Football Association Inc.

12819

12695

-1.0%

2106

2431

15.4%

Western Plains Soccer Association

308

242

-21.4%

Sydney Amateur League

244

0

-100.0%

176,656

180,646

2.3%

South West Slopes Soccer Association Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc. Southern Tablelands Football Association Inc.

Wagga Wagga & District Amateur Football Association Inc.

TOTALS

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FUTSAL REGISTERED PLAYER COMPARISON

2017 v 2018 2017

2018

% Change

Boomerangs FS (NSW)

136

147

8.1%

Campbelltown City Quake

101

129

27.7%

Central Coast Futsal Club

63

5

-92.1%

Dural Warriors Futsal Club

109

113

3.7%

0

17

100.0%

Eastern Suburbs Futsal Club

276

249

-9.8%

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal (NSW)

129

127

-1.6%

0

132

100.0%

Epping YMCA Futsal Club

381

270

-29.1%

Hawkesbury YMCA Futsal

618

641

3.7%

Indoor 5s Futsal

256

384

50.0%

Inner West Futsal

223

285

27.8%

Inner West Magic

133

145

9.0%

Just Futsal Bankstown

748

749

0.1%

Lower Mountains Futsal Club

468

522

11.5%

Mascot Vipers

139

122

-12.2%

Mountain Majik Futsal

130

201

54.6%

North Ryde Futsal Club

68

15

-77.9%

Phoenix Futsal Club (NSW)

144

117

-18.8%

Raiders Futsal Club

110

126

14.5%

Riverstone Sports Centre

336

355

5.7%

Ryde YMCA

426

777

82.4%

0

108

100.0%

South Coast Taipans

138

158

14.5%

Sydney City Eagles

128

108

-15.6%

Sydney Futsal Club

165

141

-14.5%

The Centre, Dural

1424

1046

-26.5%

UTS Northside Futsal Club

130

147

13.1%

Wagga Futsal

218

316

45.0%

91

98

7.7%

5691

0

-100.0%

12,979

7,750

-40.3%*

East Coast Heat

Enfield Allstars

SD Raiders Futsal Club

West City Crusaders FC Entity no longer affiliated to Football NSW TOTALS

*2018 player numbers within affiliated centres/clubs increased from 7,288 to 7,750 (+6.3%) 86


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NUMBER OF CLUBS COMPARISON 2017

2018

% Change

Albury Wodonga Football Association

6

6

0.0%

Australian Chinese Soccer Association

12

12

0.0%

Bankstown District Amateur Football Association Inc.

21

23

9.5%

Bathurst & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

20

19

-5.0%

Blacktown & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

23

23

0.0%

Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

26

28

7.7%

Central Coast Football

24

23

-4.2%

Dubbo & District Football Association Inc.

15

15

0.0%

Eastern Suburbs Football Association Inc.

27

28

3.7%

Eurobodalla Football Association Inc.

6

6

0.0%

Far South Coast Football Association Inc.

8

8

0.0%

Football South Coast

72

69

-4.2%

Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association Inc.

29

29

0.0%

Granville & District Soccer Football Association Inc.

23

23

0.0%

7

7

0.0%

Highlands Soccer Association Inc.

19

14

-26.3%

Hills Football Inc.

12

20

66.7%

Lachlan Amateur Soccer Association Inc.

14

14

0.0%

6

6

0.0%

Macarthur District Soccer Football Association Inc.

24

24

0.0%

Manly Warringah Football Association Inc.

17

18

5.9%

Nepean Football Association Inc.

32

31

-3.1%

North West Sydney Women's Football Inc.

27

28

3.7%

Northern Suburbs Football Association Inc.

31

31

0.0%

Orange & District Football Association Soccer Inc.

16

17

6.3%

Shoalhaven District Football Association Inc.

14

12

-14.3%

4

4

0.0%

38

38

0.0%

8

8

0.0%

St George Soccer Football Inc.

24

24

0.0%

State League Clubs (FNSW Competitions)

73

74

1.4%

Sutherland Shire Football Association Inc.

26

26

0.0%

Wagga Wagga & District Amateur Football Association Inc.

12

13

8.3%

6

6

0.0%

11

0

-100.0%

733

727

-0.8%

Griffith & District Soccer Association Inc.

Lithgow & District Soccer Association

South West Slopes Soccer Association Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc. Southern Tablelands Football Association Inc.

Western Plains Soccer Association Sydney Amateur League TOTALS

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AWARD RECIPIENTS STATE AWARDS Brian Vella

CHARLES VALENTINE MEDAL

Blacktown District Soccer FA

Tony Antoniadis Snr

Mark Robertson Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC

Canterbury & District Soccer FA

Bob Hennessy

Football South Coast

Kathy Tracey

Gladesville-Hornsby FA

Scott Chin

GEORGE CHURCHWARD MEDAL

Granville & Districts Soccer FA

Richard Hooker

Barry Jones Sutherland Shire FA

Manly Warringah FA

Frances Refalo

Nepean FA

Elaine Gaffney

Southern Districts Soccer FA

Tony Dunn

FAIR PLAY AWARD

Southern Tablelands FA

Stephen Matthews

Abdullah Osman (Lakemba Sports & Recreation Club) Canterbury & District Soccer FA

St George FA

John Lane

Sutherland Shire FA

LIFE MEMBERS Vince Balzan

Tom A. Doumanis OAM

Bill McIlveen*

Cec Barlow

Eric Drury

A. Raahauge*

*

Ron Beaumont Leonard Bolden AM

*

Trevor Elliott*

Anthony Raciti

Brian Emery

Doug Rennie OAM

William Brackenbury*

Les Fairclough*

Joan Robertson*

Howard Bradley

Ken Ferguson

Jim Ronis

Frank Broughton

William Ford

*

*

Aulden Brown*

Jim Forrest

Lionel Brown*

Ron Garvin*

Andy Burton

Keith Gilmour

*

Laurie Simpson

*

Florence Stephenson Arthur Sidney Tanner BEM* Jack Thomas*

*

George Churchward*

David Goodman

John Thomson OAM*

Jack Cirjanic

Peter Gray

Peter Thorne

John Hedison

Jack Toole*

*

Robert Clark Robert Colombo

Ray Tweedie OAM

Ian Holmes

John Constantine AM, OAM

*

Stan Jones MBE

*

Charles Valentine*

Lindsay Cosgrove

Ross Kelly

Sam Vella OAM*

David Crampton

Steve Kenny

L. Williams*

William Cullinan

Rob Laws

Bill Wilson*

Joe Leffley*

Frank Wilson

Peter McCann*

Rod Woods*

Douglas McCarron

*Deceased

*

Kevin Darcy* Harrie Dening OAM George Dick OAM*

*

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2018 HONOUR ROLL FOOTBALL NSW COMPETITIONS COMPETITION

NSW MEN’S

NSW YOUTH

2 NSW MEN’S

2 NSW YOUTH

3 NSW MEN’S

MEN’S STATE LEAGUE

NSW WOMEN’S

2 NSW WOMEN’S

GIRLS CONFERENCE LEAGUE

ASSOCIATION YOUTH LEAGUE (AYL)

AGE GROUP

PREMIERS

CHAMPIONS

1st

Sydney Olympic FC

Sydney Olympic FC

20s

Blacktown City FC

Sutherland Sharks FC

18s

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

16s

Blacktown City FC

Sydney United 58 FC

15s

Sydney Olympic FC

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

14s

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

13s

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Blacktown City FC

1st

Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC

St George FC

20s

Central Coast Mariners FC

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

18s

Central Coast Mariners FC

Central Coast Mariners FC

16s

Sydney University SFC

Sydney University SFC

15s

St George City FA

St George City FA

14s

Bankstown United FC

Bankstown United FC

13s

St George City FA

Camden Tigers FC

1st

St George City FA

St George City FA

20s

St George City FA

St George City FA

18s

Gladesville Ryde Magic FC

Hawkesbury City FC

1st

Bankstown United FC

Central Coast United FC

20s

Nepean FC

Central Coast United FC

18s

Central Coast United FC

Bankstown United FC

1st

Sydney University SFC

Macarthur Rams Womens FC

Res

Sydney University SFC

Blacktown Spartans FC

17s

Sydney University SFC

Sydney University SFC

15s

Blacktown Spartans FC

Blacktown Spartans FC

14s

Blacktown Spartans FC

Football NSW Institute

1st

Sydney Olympic FC

Sydney Olympic FC

Res

Sydney Olympic FC

Sydney Olympic FC

17s

Marconi Stallions FC

Marconi Stallions FC

15s

Western NSW Mariners FC

Marconi Stallions FC

14s

SD Raiders FC

Southern Branch FC

U17s

Football South Coast

Football South Coast

U15s

Football South Coast

Blacktown City FC

U14s

Football South Coast

Football South Coast

16s

Sutherland Shire Football Association

Football South Coast

15s

Central Coast United

Football South Coast

14s

Southern Districts SFA

Central Coast United

13s

Central Coast United

Sutherland Shire Football Association


FOOTBALL NSW FUTSAL COMPETITION

PREMIERS

CHAMPIONS

AWD FUTSAL LEAGUE

South Coast Taipans

South Coast Taipans

AWD FUTSAL LEAGUE 2

International Football School Futsal Club

International Football School Futsal Club

PREMIER LEAGUE

PREMIER LEAGUE 2

STATE LEAGUE

FUTSAL CUP

AGE GROUP

Open Men

Dural Warriors

Dural Warriors

Open Women

Inner West Magic Futsal Club

Inner West Magic Futsal Club

Youth Men

Dural Warriors

Dural Warriors

17 Girls

UTS Northside Futsal Club

Mountain Majik Futsal Club

16 Boys

Mascot Vipers

Mascot Vipers Inner West Magic Futsal Club

15 Girls

Mountain Majik Futsal Club

14 Boys

Inner West Magic Futsal Club

Campbelltown City Quake

13 Girls

Mountain Majik Futsal Club

Mountain Majik Futsal Club

12 Boys

Mascot Vipers

Enfield Allstars FC

Open Men

Boomerangs FS

Sydney City Eagles

Open Women

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club

Boomerangs FS

Youth Men

Raiders Futsal

Boomerangs FS

18 Women

Raiders Futsal

Raiders Futsal

16 Boys

Sydney City Eagles

Sydney City Eagles

15 Girls

Boomerangs FS

Boomerangs FS

14 Boys

Phoenix Futsal Club

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club

13 Girls

Phoenix Futsal Club

Phoenix Futsal Club

12 Boys

Sydney Futsal Club

Sydney Futsal Club

Open Men

West City Crusaders F.C

SD Raiders FC

Open Women

Northern Beaches Breakers

International Football School Futsal Club

Youth Men

SD Raiders FC

St George City FA

18 Women

International Football School Futsal Club

International Football School Futsal Club

16 Boys

Northern Beaches Breakers

St George City FA

15 Girls

International Football School Futsal Club

International Football School Futsal Club

14 Boys

West City Crusaders F.C

West City Crusaders F.C

13 Girls

SD Raiders FC

Sutherland Sharks FC

12 Boys

West City Crusaders F.C

West City Crusaders F.C

Men’s

Inner West Magic FC

Quake Futsal Club

Women’s

Dural Warriors

Vipers

FFA NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

AGE GROUP

CHAMPIONS

U13 Girls

Football NSW U13 Girls Thunder

U13 Boys

Football NSW U13 Boys Thunder

U15 Girls

Football NSW U15 Country North

U14 Boys

Football NSW U14 Boys Thunder

U17 Girls

Football NSW U17 Girls Thunder

U19 Women

Football NSW U19 Women Thunder

U19 Men

Football NSW U19 Men Thunder

Open AWD Mixed

Football NSW AWD Women Thunder


FOOTBALL NSW CUPS & COMMUNITY FOOTBALL COMPETITION WARATAH Cup

proctor park

challenge

BATHURST Cup

AGE GROUP

CHAMPIONS

RUNNERS UP

APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC

Hakoah Sydney City East FC

17 Girls

Bankstown City

Gladesville Ravens

15 Girls

Marconi Stallions FC

St George FC

14 Girls

Marconi Stallions FC

Shellharbour FC

12 Girls

Sutherland Shire FA

Albury-Wodonga FA

16 Boys

Sutherland Shire FA

Woden Weston Black

15 Boys

Sutherland Shire FA

Football South Coast FA

14 Boys

Camden Tigers FC

Gladesville-Hornsby FA

13 Boys

Macarthur FA

Football South Coast FA

WARATAH Cup

proctor park

challenge

BATHURST Cup

STATE TITLES

country riverina

STATE TITLES

country western

STATE TITLES country southern

STATE TITLES metro - EAST

STATE TITLES

metro - far north

14 Girls

country championships

country STATE TITLES championships

metro - north

STATE TITLES metro - SOUth

STATE TITLES city - north

COUNTRY CUP

COUNTRY CUP

metro - far SOUth

Met West

STATE TITLES city - SOUTH

14 Girls

U16 Girls

STATE TITLES

STATE TITLES city - central/west

Riverina NSW

U16 Girls

U16 Girls

16 Boys

Western NSW

15 Boys

Riverina NSW

14 Boys

Western NSW

13 Boys

Southern NSW

12 Boys

Riverina NSW

16/17 Girls

Southern NSW

14 Girls

Riverina NSW

12 Girls

Southern NSW

CHERYL SALISBURY CUP

12 Girls

Sylvania Heights FC (Sutherland Shire Football Association)

Concord Junior SC (Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association)

FRANK BROUGHTON CUP

12 Boys

Glenmore Park FC (Nepean Football Association)

Enfield Rovers SC (Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association)

13 Boys

Castle Hill United FC (Hills Football Association)

Epping FC (Gladesville Hornsby Football Association)

14 Girls

Shellharbour Junior FC (Football South Coast)

Lowland Wanderers SC (Nepean Football Association)

14 Boys

Kemps Creek United SC – 1 (Southern Districts Soccer Football Association)

Rouse Hill Rams SC (Hills Football Association)

15 Boys

Castle Hill United FC (Hills Football Association)

Hornsby Heights FC (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

16 Girls

Gymea United FC (Sutherland Shire Football Association)

Concord Junior SC (Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association)

16 Boys

Collaroy Cromer Strikers FC (Manly Warringah Football Association)

Wakehurst FC Inc. (Manly Warringah Football Association)

17 Boys

Lansvale United SC (Southern Districts Soccer Football Association)

Kemps Creek United SC (Southern Districts Soccer Football Association)

COUNTRY CUP

COUNTRY CUP

STATE CUPS


COMPETITION STATE CUPS

ROBERTSON CUP

STATE CUPS

BILL CULLINAN CUP

CHAMPION OF

CHAMPIONS

AGE GROUP

CHAMPIONS

RUNNERS UP

18 Womens

Cronulla Seagulls FC (Sutherland Shire Football Association)

Lilli Pilli FC (Sutherland Shire Football Association)

18 Men

Pendle Hill FC (Granville & Districts Soccer Football Association)

Earlwood Wanderers FC – 1 (Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association)

21 Men

Cronulla Seagulls FC (Sutherland Shire Football Association)

Balmain & District FC (Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association)

O35 Men

Leichhardt Tigers Junior SC (Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association)

North Sydney United (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

AA Womens

Albion Park SC (Football South Coast)

Northbridge FC – 1 (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

AA Men

Kirrawee Kangaroos FC (Sutherland Shire Football Association)

Coogee United – 1 (Eastern Suburbs Football Association)

12 Girls

Lindfield FC (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

Manly Vale FC (Manly Warringah Football Association)

12 Boys

Balmain & District FC (Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association)

Northbridge FC (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

13 Boys

Arncliffe Aurora FC (St George Football Association)

Lake Heights JFC (Football South Coast)

14 Girls

Shellharbour JFC (Football South Coast)

Lowland Wanderers FC (Nepean Football Association)

14 Boys

Kemps Creek United SC - Black (Southern Districts Soccer Football Association)

Auburn Sports Club (Granville & Districts Soccer Football Association)

15 Girls

Earlwood Wanderers FC (Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association)

Wakehurst FC (Manly Warringah Football Association)

15 Boys

Auburn Sports Club (Granville & Districts Soccer Football Association)

Castle Hill United FC (Hills Football Association)

16 Girls

Avalon SC (Manly Warringah Football Association)

Mt Colah FC (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

16 Boys

Castle Hill United FC (Hills Football Association)

West Pymble FC (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

17 Boys

Lansvale United SC (Southern Districts Soccer Football Association)

Glenmore Park FC (Nepean Football Association)

18 Womens

Cronulla Seagulls FC (Sutherland Shire Football Association)

Glenmore Park FC (Nepean Football Association)

18 Men

Pendle Hill FC - BLK (Granville & Districts Soccer Football Association)

East Bankstown FC (Bankstown District Amateur Football Association)

21 Womens

Northbridge FC (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

Connells Point Rovers FC (St George Football Association)

21 Men

Cronulla Seagulls FC (Sutherland Shire Football Association)

Norwest FC (Hills Football Association)

O30 Womens

Russell Vale WFC (Football South Coast)

Wakehurst FC (Manly Warringah Football Association)

O35 Men

Dunbar Rovers FC (Eastern Suburbs Football Association)

Como West Jannali FC (Sutherland Shire Football Association)

O45 Men

Hurstville City Minotaurs (St George Football Association)

St Michaels FC (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

AA Womens

Dunbar Rovers FC (Eastern Suburbs Football Association)

Albion Park SC (Football South Coast)

AA Men

Coogee United (Eastern Suburbs Football Association)

West Pymble FC (Northern Suburbs Football Association)

CHAMPION OF

CHAMPIONS


2019 FINANCIALS


DIRECTORS’ REPORT

FINANCIALS

Your directors present this report on the entity for the financial year ended 31/10/2018. DIRECTORS The names of each person who has been a director during the year and to the date of this report are: Anter Isaac Rob Laws Louie Apostolovski James Chetcuti Chris Gardiner (Resigned 14th November 2018) Stephen Hayes Jeanette Jones Carlos Gonzalez Fiona Lang (appointed 29th August 2018) Directors have been in office since the start of the financial year to the date of this report unless otherwise stated.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES The principal activity of the entity during the financial year was the fostering of the game at all levels from the Premier Leagues to grassroots community football for its members. Its primary objectives are to grow participation and enjoyment across the FNSW footprint and manage a Premier League and State league competition that drives the development of its players, coaches and referees for the longer term objectives of building a world class footballing nation. Its supplementary objectives are to promote the game, service its membership and act cohesively with FFA to provide a unity in purpose. Football NSW measures performance agaist its primary ojective of growing participation by monitoring registration and participation numbers in various facets of the sport. Budgets are allocated based on primary and supplementary objectives. Financial performance is measured against the budgets and reviewed in monthly Board meetings.

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REVIEW OF OPERATIONS “Football NSW’s short term objectives are to: - deliver financial and organisational sustainability through effective corporate governance - ensure structural and philosophical alignment with the FFA - develop a strong customer service focus and service delivery ethos. Football NSW’s long term objective is to grow, develop and promote the game by supporting our members, stakeholders and football family through effective governance, strong leadership, transparent communication, professional administration and clear strategic direction. The operating performance this year is broadly consistent with 2017. Outdoor registrations remained static. Positive growth has been achieved in other forms of the game, with significant increases in summer football participants and registered futsal players. Revenue growth continued for Valentine Sports Park. Major partnership has been signed with TAFE as a sponsor. Cost savings were realised in employee wages and The Football Corner, whilst insurance costs have increased in line with the higher amount of claims paid out under these policies. Increased investment has also been made in regional associations reflecting a revised service model. The financials reflect a decrease in asset value of the land on which Valentine Sports Park is built. The market value should simply be seen as a paper valuation of the underlying land asset base that will be for future generations of the game should the park ever be sold for residential redevelopment. As in previous years, we have undertaken independent land valuation at the end of the financial year. In the current financial year, a reduction in the land value due to current market conditions has resulted in a devaluation of the asset.

INFORMATION ON DIRECTORS

ANTER ISAAC (elected 1 March 2013, re-elected 31 March 2017, Chairman since 11 May 2016) Director & Chairman, Football NSW Limited Member of Audit & Risk Committee, Football NSW Limited Managing Director, Kleinmann Wang Director, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Rugby League Club Limited Chairman, Finance, Risk and Audit Committee, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Rugby League Club Limited Director, International Business Development, Beverly Hills Film Festival  Lecturer and Masters Programme Curriculum Developer, International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting sub-major Corporate Law) Member, CPA Australia Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors ROB LAWS (elected 19th March 2016) Vice Chairman, Football NSW Limited Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee, Football NSW Limited Life Member - Football NSW Limited Life Member - Macarthur FA Life Member - Ingleburn Eagles SC STEPHEN HAYES (appointed 10 November 2010, Interim Director from 11 August 2011, elected 14 March 2014, appointed 11 May 2016, re-appointed 23 March 2018) Director, Football NSW Limited Self Employed George Churchward Medal Winner Life Member, Riverina Branch Life Member, Boomers Football Club (Albury Wodonga) Life Member, Albury Wodonga Football Association Life Member, Albury Wodonga Soccer Referees Association

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FINANCIALS

INFORMATION ON DIRECTORS (continued)

JEANETTE JONES (elected 1 October 2011, re-elected 19th March 2016) Director, Football NSW Limited Member of Legal & Regulatory Committee Medical Practitioner MB BS (Hons) (UNSW) Life Member, North West Sydney Women’s Football JAMES CHETCUTI (elected 1 March 2013, re-elected 31 March 2017) Director, Football NSW Limited Member of Legal & Regulatory Committee, Football NSW Limited Member of Project Control Group Sales Professional Diploma Accounting Diploma Business (Real Estate) Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors AFC C Coaching Licence LOUIE APOSTOLOVSKI (elected 14 March 2014, appointed 11 May 2016, re-appointed 23 March 2018) Director, Football NSW Limited Director, itravel Diploma in Inventory Management/Logistics Diploma in Business Management Foundation Life Member, Bankstown City Lions CHRIS GARDINER (elected 19th March 2016, resigned 14 November 2018) Director, Football NSW Limited Director, Lumina Learning Australia Fellow, Australian Institute of Management BA, MA, M Prof Ethics, MLM CARLOS GONZALEZ (elected 31 March 2017) Director, Football NSW Limited State Director BGIS Corporate Real Estate Professional FIONA LANG (appointed 29 August 2018) Director, Football NSW Limited COO and Executive Director of BBC Studios, Aust and New Zealand Solicitor, admitted to practice in Supreme Court of New South Wales Graduate Management, INSEAD (scholarship awarded from Chief Executive Women) Non Executive Director UN Woman National Committee Australia and member of Finance, Audit & Regulatory Sub-Committee of UN Women National Committee Australia

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DIRECTORS’ REPORT

MEETINGS OF DIRECTORS During the financial year, 10 meetings of directors were held. Attendances by each director were as follows: Director Anter Isaac Rob Laws Louie Apostolovski James Chetcuti Chris Gardiner (Resigned 14th November 2018) Stephen Hayes Jeanette Jones Carlos Gonzalez Fiona Lang (Elected 29th August 2018)

Number eligible to attend 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0

Number attended 9 9 10 8 8 10 10 9 0

MEMBERS’ GUARANTEE The entity is incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 and is an entity limited by guarantee. If the entity is wound up, the constitution states that each member is required to contribute a maximum of $20 each towards meeting any outstanding obligations of the entity. At 31 October 2018, the total amount that members of the company are liable to contribute if the company is wound up is $1,160 (2017: $1,160).

INDEMNIFICATION OF AUDITORS To the extent permitted by law, Football NSW has agreed to indemnify its auditors, Ernst & Young, as part of the terms of its audit engagement agreement against claims by third parties arising from the audit (for an unspecified amount). No payment has been made to indemnify Ernst & Young during the financial year or since the financial year end.

INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS During the financial year, the Company paid a premium in respect of a contract insuring the directors of the company, the company secretary and all executive officers to the extent permitted by the Corporations Act 2001. The contract of insurance prohibits disclosure of the nature of the liability and the amount of the premium.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER BALANCE DATE Other than that disclosed in this report and to the knowledge of directors, there has been no other matter or circumstance that has arisen since the end of the financial year that has significantly affected, or may affect Football NSW’ operations in future financial years, the results of those operations or Football NSW’ state of affairs in future financial years.

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION Football NSW operations are not subject to any particular or significant environmental regulation under a law of the Commonwealth or a State of Territory in Australia.

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FINANCIALS AUDITOR’S INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION The lead auditor’s independence declaration for the year ended 31 October 2018 has been received and can be found on the following page.

Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors.

ANTER ISAAC ROB LAWS Director Director Dated: 19 February 2019

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Ernst & Young 200 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia GPO Box 2646 Sydney NSW 2001

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Auditor’s Independence Declaration to the Directors of Football NSW Limited As lead auditor for the audit of Football NSW Limited for the financial year ended 31 October 2018, I declare to the best of my knowledge and belief, there have been: a) no contraventions of the auditor independence requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 in relation to the audit; and b) no contraventions of any applicable code of professional conduct in relation to the audit.

Ernst & Young

Daniel Cunningham Partner 19 February 2019

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FINANCIALS

INCOME STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

2018 $

Note Revenue

2

Other income

2

2017 $

16,043,433

15,083,151

12,872

18,477

(442,447)

(539,481)

(5,307,240)

(4,909,831)

(487,182)

(497,087)

(22,954)

(36,555)

(9,536,236)

(8,279,265)

X0AT

Cost of Goods Sold Employee benefits expense Depreciation expense Finance costs Operating Expenses

3

Profit before income tax

260,246

Income tax expense

1(k)

Profit for the year

260,246

839,409 839,409

Other comprehensive income after income tax: Fair Value Adjustment on Valentine Sports Park

(1,872,343)

2,645,009

Other comprehensive income for the year, net of tax:

(1,872,343)

2,645,009

Total comprehensive income for the year

(1,612,097)

3,484,418

Total comprehensive income attributable to members of the entity

(1,612,097)

3,484,418

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS AT 31 OCTOBER 2018

Note

2018 $

2017 $

CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Trade and other receivables Inventories Other assets TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

4 5 6 9

5,307,761 1,250,323 25,655 671,427 7,255,166

5,617,709 1,056,218 25,527 508,459 7,207,913

NON-CURRENT ASSETS Financial assets Property, plant and equipment TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

7 8

9,147 45,476,209 45,485,356

8,587 47,656,016 47,664,603

52,740,522

54,872,516

2,573,493 1,470 704,455 2,209,795 5,489,213

1,934,247 13,072 686,121 3,377,738 6,011,178

60,195 60,195

1,470 56,658 58,128

5,549,408

6,069,306

47,191,114

48,803,210

12,648,850 34,542,264 47,191,114

12,587,599 36,215,611 48,803,210

TOTAL ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and other payables Borrowings Short-term provisions Other liabilities TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

10 11 12 13

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES Borrowings Long-term provisions TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

11 12

X0A2T

X0A1T

TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS EQUITY TOTAL EQUITY

Retained earnings Reserves The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS AT 31 OCTOBER 2018

The directors evaluate estimates and judgments incorporated into the financial report based on historical knowledge and best available current information. Estimates assume a reasonable expectation of future events and are based on current trends and economic data, obtained both externally and within the company. p

y

Retained Earnings $ Balance as at 1 November 2016

12,638,271

Total comprehensive income for the year Profit attributable to members Other comprehensive income for the year Fair value adjustment Addition to sinking fund Addition to capital fund

839,408

1(q) 1(r)

Total comprehensive income for the year Balance as at 31 October 2017

Other comprehensive income for the year Fair value adjustment Addition to sinking fund Utilisation of capital fund Addition to capital fund Total comprehensive income for the year Balance as at 31 October 2018

13,940,353

-

-

246,881

-

Total $ 45,318,793

839,408

2,645,009 -

-

143,580 746,500

2,645,009 -

(50,672)

2,645,009

-

890,080

3,484,417

1,136,961

48,803,210

260,246

1(q) 1(r) 1(r)

18,493,288

Sinking / Capital Fund $

(143,580) (746,500)

12,587,599

Total comprehensive income for the year Profit attributable to members

Reserves Asset Capital Revaluation Profits $ $

21,138,297

13,940,353

-

-

-

260,246

(136,985) 37,990 (100,000)

(1,872,343) -

-

136,986 (37,990) 100,000

(1,872,343) -

161,251

(1,872,343)

-

98,996

(1,612,097)

12,648,850

19,265,954

13,940,353

1,335,957

47,191,114

(a) Capital Profits Reserve The capital profits reserve records profits on sale of land. (b) Asset Revaluation Reserve The asset revaluation reserve records the revaluations of property, plant and equipment. The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

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STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

Note

2018 $

2017 $

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Receipts from sponsors, customers and members Payments to suppliers and employees Interest received

17,177,291 (17,202,190) 12,872

16,265,690 (15,642,924) 18,477

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(12,027)

641,243

Payment for property, plant & equipment

(222,168)

(37,562)

Net cash (used in) investing activities

(222,168)

(37,562)

2,600,000 (2,652,799) (22,954)

3,000,000 (3,106,571) (36,555)

Net cash (used in) financing activities

(75,753)

(143,126)

Net increase (decrease) in cash held

(309,948)

460,555

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Proceeds from borrowings Repayments of borrowings Finance costs

Cash at beginning of financial year Cash at end of financial year The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

1

106

4

5,617,709

5,157,154

5,307,761

5,617,709


NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

FINANCIALS

NOTE 1: STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES The financial report of Football NSW Limited for the year ended 31 October 2018 was authorised for issue by the Directors on 19 February 2019. The financial statements are for Football NSW Limited as an individual not for profit entity, incorporated and domiciled in Australia. Football NSW Limited is a company limited by guarantee.

Basis of Preparation The financial report is presented in Australian dollars. The financial statements are general purpose financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards - Reduced Disclosure Requirements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and the Corporations Act 2001. Australian Accounting Standards set out accounting policies that the AASB has concluded would result in financial statements containing relevant and reliable information about transactions, events and conditions. Material accounting policies adopted in the preparation of these financial statements are presented below and have been consistently applied unless otherwise stated. The financial statements have been prepared on an accruals basis and are based on historical costs, modified, where applicable, by the measurement at fair value of selected non-current assets, financial assets and financial liabilities. The financial report has been prepared on a going concern basis which assumes continuity of normal business activities and realisation of assets and settlement of liabilities in the ordinary course of business.

Accounting Policies (a) Revenue and Other Income Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised upon delivery of goods to customers. Grant revenue is recognised in the statement of comprehensive income when the entity obtains control of the grant and it is probable that the economic benefits gained from the grant will flow to the entity and the amount of the grant can be measured reliably. Interest revenue is recognised using the effective interest rate method, which for floating rate financial assets is the rate inherent in the instrument. Dividend revenue is recognised when the right to receive a dividend has been established. Revenue from the rendering of a service is recognised upon delivery of the service to the customers. Capitation and insurance fees are recognized as revenue based on actual number of player registrations. All revenue is stated net of the amount of goods and services tax (GST). (b) Inventories Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or net realisable value.

107


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

NOTE 1: STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED) (c) Property, Plant and Equipment Each class of property, plant and equipment is carried at cost or fair values as indicated, less, where applicable, accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. Freehold Property Freehold land and buildings are shown at their fair value based on periodic, but at least triennial, valuations by external independent valuers. In periods where the freehold land and buildings are not subject to an independent valuation, the directors conduct directors’ valuations on the carrying amount of the land and buildings to review that it is not materially different to the fair value. Increases in the carrying amount arising on revaluation of land and buildings are recognised in other comprehensive income and accumulated in the revaluation surplus in equity. Revaluation decreases that offset previous increases of the same class of assets shall be recognised in other comprehensive income under the heading of revaluation surplus. All other decreases are charged to the statement of comprehensive income. As the revalued buildings are depreciated, the difference between depreciation recognised in the statement of comprehensive income, which is based on the revalued carrying amount of the asset and the depreciation based on the asset’s original cost, is transferred from the revaluation surplus to retained earnings. Any accumulated depreciation at the date of the revaluation is eliminated against the gross carrying amount of the asset and the net amount is restated to the revalued amount of the asset. Property, plant and equipment Property, plant and equipment are measured on the cost basis less depreciation and impairment losses. The carrying amount of property, plant and equipment is reviewed annually by the entity to ensure it is not in excess of the recoverable amount from these assets. The recoverable amount is assessed on the basis of expected net cash flows which will be received from the assets employment and subsequent disposal. The expected net cash flows have been discounted to their present values in determining recoverable amounts. Depreciation The depreciable amount of all fixed assets including capitalised lease assets, but excluding freehold land and buildings, is depreciated on a straight-line basis over the asset’s useful life to the entity commencing from the time the asset is held ready for use. Buildings are depreciated on written- down value (WDV) basis. The depreciation rates used for each class of depreciable assets are:

108

Class of fixed asset Freehold land and buildings Motor vehicles Plant and equipment

Depreciation rate 0-10% 12.5-20% 5-50%


NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

FINANCIALS

NOTE 1: STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED) The assets’ residual values and useful lives are reviewed, and adjusted if appropriate, at the end of each reporting period. Asset classes carrying amount are written down immediately to their recoverable amount if the asset’s carrying amount is greater than its estimated recoverable amount. Gains and losses on disposals are determined by comparing proceeds with the carrying amount. These gains or losses are included in the statement of comprehensive income. (d) Leases Lease payments for operating leases, where substantially all the risks and benefits remain with the lessor, are charged as expenses on a straightline basis over the lease term. (e) Financial Instruments Initial recognition and measurement Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognised when the entity becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. For financial assets, this is equivalent to the date that the entity commits itself to either purchase or sell the asset (ie trade date accounting is adopted). Financial instruments are initially measured at fair value plus transaction costs except where the instrument is classified ‘at fair value through profit or loss’ in which case transaction costs are expensed to profit or loss immediately. Classification and subsequent measurement Finance instruments are subsequently measured at either fair value or amortised cost using the effective interest rate method or cost. Fair value represents the amount for which an asset could be exchanged or a liability settled, between knowledgeable, willing parties. Where available, quoted prices in an active market are used to determine fair value. In other circumstances, valuation techniques are adopted. Amortised cost is calculated as: the amount at which the financial asset or financial liability is measured at initial recognition; less principal repayments; plus or minus the cumulative amortisation of the difference, if any, between the amount initially recognised and the maturity amount calculated using the effective interest method; and less any reduction for impairment. The effective interest method is used to allocate interest income or interest expense over the relevant period and is equivalent to the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash payments or receipts (including fees, transaction costs and other premiums or discounts) through the expected life (or when this cannot be reliably predicted, the contractual term) of the financial instrument to the net carrying amount of the financial asset or financial liability. Revisions to expected future net cash flows will necessitate an adjustment to the carrying value with a consequential recognition of an income or expense in profit or loss.

109


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

NOTE 1: STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED) (i) Financial assets are classified at fair value through profit or loss When they are held for trading for the purpose of short-term profit taking, or where they are derivatives not held for hedging purposes, or when they are designated as such to avoid an accounting mismatch or to enable performance evaluation where a group of financial assets is managed by key management personnel on a fair value basis in accordance with a documented risk management or investment strategy. Such assets are subsequently measured at fair value with changes in carrying value being included in profit or loss. (ii) Loans and Receivables Loans and receivables are non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market and are subsequently measured at amortised cost. (iii) Financial Liabilities Non-derivative financial liabilities (excluding financial guarantees) are subsequently measured at amortised cost. Fair value Fair value is determined based on current bid prices for all quoted investments. Valuation techniques are applied to determine the fair value for all unlisted securities, including recent arm’s length transactions, reference to similar instruments and option pricing models. Impairment At each reporting date, the entity assess whether there is objective evidence that a financial instrument has been impaired. In the case of available-for-sale financial instruments, a prolonged decline in the value of the instrument is considered to determine whether an impairment has arisen. Impairment losses are recognised in the statement of comprehensive income. De-recognition Financial assets are derecognised where the contractual right to receipt of cash flows expires or the asset is transferred to another party whereby the entity no longer has any significant continuing involvement in the risks and benefits associated with the asset. Financial liabilities are derecognised where the related obligations are either discharged, cancelled or expired. The difference between the carrying value of the financial liability, which is extinguished or transferred to another party and the fair value of consideration paid, including the transfer of non-cash assets or liabilities assumed, is recognised in profit or loss.

110


NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

FINANCIALS

NOTE 1: STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED) (f) Impairment of Assets At the end of each reporting period, the entity reviews the carrying values of its tangible and intangible assets to determine whether there is any indication that those assets have been impaired. If such an indication exists, the recoverable amount of the asset, being the higher of the asset’s fair value less costs to sell and value in use, is compared to the asset’s carrying value. Any excess of the asset’s carrying value over its recoverable amount is expensed to the statement of comprehensive income. Where the future economic benefits of the asset are not primarily dependent upon the asset’s ability to generate net cash inflows and when the entity would, if deprived of the asset, replace its remaining future economic benefits, value in use is determined as the depreciated replacement cost of an asset. Where it is not possible to estimate the recoverable amount of a class of assets, the entity estimates the recoverable amount of the cashgenerating unit to which the class of assets belong. Where an impairment loss on a revalued asset is identified, this is debited against the revaluation surplus in respect of the same class of asset to the extent that the impairment loss does not exceed the amount in the revaluation surplus for that same class of asset. (g) Employee Benefits Provision is made for the entity’s liability for employee benefits arising from services rendered by employees to the end of the reporting period. Employee benefits that are expected to be settled within one year have been measured at the amounts expected to be paid when the liability is settled. Employee benefits payable later than one year have been measured at the present value of the estimated future cash outflows to be made for those benefits. Contributions are made by the company to an employee superannuation fund and are charged as expenses when incurred. (h) Cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, deposits held at-call with banks, other short-term highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less, and bank overdrafts. (i) Finance Costs Finance costs are recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

111


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

NOTE 1: STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED) (j) Goods and Services Tax (GST) Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST, except where the amount of GST incurred is not recoverable from the Australian Tax Office. In these circumstances the GST is recognised as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of an item of the expense. Receivables and payables in the statement of financial position are net of GST and overall GST position is remitted to the Australian Tax Office and recognised as a seperate balance. Cash flows are presented in the statement of cash flows on a gross basis, except for the GST component of investing and financing activities, which are disclosed as operating cash flows. (k) Income Tax No provision for income tax has been raised as the entity is exempt income tax under Div 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. (l) Provisions Provisions are recognised when the entity has a legal or constructive obligation, as a result of past events, for which it is probable that an outflow of economic benefits will result and that outflow can be reliably measured. Provisions recognised represent the best estimate of the amounts required to settle the obligation at the end of the reporting period. (m) Comparative Figures Where required by Accounting Standards comparative figures have been adjusted to conform with changes in presentation for the current financial year. (n) Trade and Osther Payables Trade and other payables represent the liability outstanding at the end of the reporting period for goods and services received by the company during the reporting period which remain unpaid. The balance is recognised as a current liability with the amounts normally paid within 30 days of recognition of the liability.

112


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

NOTE 1: STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED) (o) Critical Accounting Estimates and Judgements Key estimates - Valuation The company assesses impairment at each reporting date by evaluation of conditions and events specific to the company that may be indicative of impairment triggers. Recoverable amounts of relevant assets are reassessed using value-in-use calculations which incorporate various key assumptions. At 31 October 2018, an independent valuation was performed on the freehold land and buildings at Valentine Sports Park. This valuation was conducted by Colliers International. The valuation was based on the fair value less cost to sell. The critical assumptions adopted in determining the valuation included the location of the land and buildings and the current strong demand for land in the area. (p) Changes in Accounting Policy, Disclosures, Standards and Interpretations Certain Australian Accounting Standards have recently been issued or amended but are not yet effective and have not been adopted for the reporting year ended 31 October 2018. Football NSW will be required to review and revise presentation, recognition or measurement where required for these Accounting Standards in future years. Football NSW has assessed that the following accounting standards are likely to have an impact in the future however the exact impact of these standards has not yet been determined. AASB 9 Financial Instruments AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers AASB 16 Leases AASB 1058 Income of Not-For-Profit Entities

Effective date 1-Jan-18 1-Jan-19 1-Jan-19 1-Jan-19

Football NSW Limited year of transition Year commencing 1-Nov-18 Year commencing 1-Nov-19 Year commencing 1-Nov-19 Year commencing 1-Nov-19

(q) Establishment of Sinking Fund The Board and Management of FNSW have established a sinking fund as part of prudent financial management practices for costs of maintaining the working assets at Valentine Sports Park. Specifically, this sinking fund identifies funds required for routine resurfacing of the 2 artificial fields, once they near the end of their useful life (20,200 hours of use per field), and in future years will include amounts for any significant capital upgrades/refurbishment. (r) Establishment of Renovation/Upgrade Capital Fund The Board and Management of FNSW have sought to establish a capital fund as part of prudent financial management practices for costs of renovation and maintenance of the working assets at Valentine Sports Park. Specifically, this capital fund identifies funds required for replacing the current Finance system with an Enterprise systems, development of Fields 4 & 5, and in future years will include amounts for any significant capital upgrades/refurbishment. (s) NAB Business Markets Loan Facility The loan facility balance reduces by $500,000 a year over a 5 year period, FNSW enters the fifth year of the loan facility as at 31 October 2018. The interest rate applicable on funds drawn on the loan is 4.63% as at 31 October 2018. An extension on the loan facility has been approved to 31 October 2023 for $3,000,000.

113


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

2018 $

Note

2017 $

NOTE 2: REVENUE AND OTHER INCOME Revenue:

Sales of goods Capitation and insurance fees Fines and appeals Football development grants Revenue from Valentine Sports Park Marketing and promotion levy Membership fees Rent received Sponsorship Sundry revenue X0AT

Total Revenue Other income:

Distributions received Interest received Total Other income Total Revenue and Other income

(a) Interest income from: - external Total interest income

114

1

2(a)

645,528 10,368,569 156,870 1,925,463 1,366,135 315,122 466,970 171,915 310,474 316,387

751,485 9,967,208 163,458 1,121,625 1,579,770 321,867 443,990 235,968 321,328 176,452

16,043,433

15,083,151

12,872

18,477

12,872

18,477

16,056,305

15,101,628

12,872

18,477

12,872

18,477


NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

FINANCIALS 2018 $

2017 $

NOTE 3: EXPENSES Other expenses:

Advertising, promotions and sponsorship servicing Auditor remuneration: - audit services - other services Bank charges Competitions, championships and camps Consultancy fees Directors' expenses Electricity and gas Entertainment expenses Events Fringe Benefits Tax General expenses Grants and member development Human resources and risk management Insurance and workers' compensation Leasing expenses Legal costs Loss on disposal of property, plant & equipment Meeting expenses Motor vehicle expenses Payroll tax Player development programmes Printing, postage and stationery Prize money and gate distribution Provision for impairment of receivables Rates and taxes Referees expenses Repairs, maintenance and venue costs Staff training Subscriptions Security Expenses Telephone, internet and website costs Travelling and accommodation expenses Total other expenses

1

X0AT

474,827

382,658

33,558 6,500 13,008 582,563 116,523 117,421 143,316 8,665 253,193 37,532 127,721 945,427 10,131 3,259,269 14,018 47,019 42,451 38,887 93,479 220,699 726,278 51,691 240,077 9,167 34,025 415,521 1,132,778 35,287 30,188 22,425 220,606 31,985

37,148 12,500 13,395 732,537 82,390 92,897 135,619 17,091 267,872 33,591 80,445 568,681 13,541 2,907,063 13,609 55,826 66,902 93,673 225,555 565,984 51,100 199,198 63,707 84,915 406,493 796,369 18,530 1,795 193,074 65,106

9,536,235

8,279,264

115


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

Note

2018 $

2017 $

1,000 5,306,761 -

1,000 5,616,603 106

5,307,761

5,617,709

1,221,094 (95,944)

1,160,119 (108,902)

1,125,150

1,051,217

125,173

5,001

1,250,323

1,056,218

108,902

60,213

9,167 (22,125)

63,707 (15,018)

95,944

108,902

NOTE 4: CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS Cash on hand Cash at bank Cash on deposit X0AT

NOTE 5: TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES X0A2T

CURRENT Trade receivables Less: provision for impairment of receivables

Other receivables

(a) Provision for impairment of receivables Movement in the provision for impairment of receivables is as follows: Opening balance Charge for year Bad debts written off Closing balance

1

116

5(a)

X0A1T


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

2018 $

Note

2017 $

NOTE 6: INVENTORIES X0AT

CURRENT TFC Stocks - at lower of cost or net realisable value

25,655 25,655

25,527 25,527

9,147

8,587

9,147

8,587

9,147

8,587

9,147

8,587

NOTE 7: FINANCIAL ASSETS NON-CURRENT Held-for-trading financial assets

X0A1T

7(a)

(a) Held-for-trading financial assets comprise: Listed investments, at fair value X0A2T

Total held-for-trading financial assets Investments held-to-maturity and held-for-trading are held to generate income through the receipt of distributions and capital gains.

1

117


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

2018 $

Note

2017 $

NOTE 8: PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT LAND AND BUILDINGS Freehold land and buildings - at valuation

45,000,000

MOTOR VEHICLES Motor vehicles - at cost Less: accumulated depreciation Total motor vehicles PLANT AND EQUIPMENT Plant and equipment - at cost Less: accumulated depreciation Total plant and equipment Total property, plant and equipment (a)

X0AT

8(b)

47,250,000

238,528 (178,548)

193,048 (151,311)

59,980

41,737

654,607 (238,378)

637,418 (273,139)

416,229

364,279

45,476,209

47,656,016

Valuation on land and buildings At 31 October 2018, an independent valuation was performed on the freehold land and buildings at Valentine Sports Park. This valuation was conducted by Colliers International. The valuation was based on the fair value less cost to sell. The critical assumptions adopted in determining the valuation included the location of the land and buildings and the current strong demand for land in the area.

1

118


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

NOTE 8: PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (CONTINUED) (b) Movement in Carrying Amounts Movement in the carrying amounts for each class of property, plant and equipment between the beginning and the end of the current financial year.

Freehold land and buildings

Asset Under Construction

Motor vehicles

Plant and equipment

Total $

2018 Balance at the beginning of year Additions - at cost Disposals Depreciation Fair Value Adjustment Reclassification

47,250,000 15,727 (393,384) (1,872,343) -

-

41,737 45,479 (27,236) -

364,279 160,962 (42,450) (66,561) -

47,656,016 222,168 (42,450) (487,182) (1,872,343) -

Carrying amount at the end of year

45,000,000

-

59,980

416,230

45,476,209

2017 Balance at the beginning of year Additions - at cost Disposals Depreciation Fair Value Adjustment Reclassification

45,000,000 7,655 (402,664) 2,645,009 -

-

70,613 (28,876) -

400,219 29,608 (65,548) -

45,470,832 37,263 (497,088) 2,645,009 -

Carrying amount at the end of year

47,250,000

-

41,737

364,279

47,656,016

2018 $

2017 $

NOTE 9: OTHER ASSETS CURRENT Prepayments X0AT

671,427

508,459

671,427

508,459

1,937,956 635,537

1,455,491 478,756

2,573,493

1,934,247

NOTE 10: TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES CURRENT Unsecured liabilities Trade payables Other payables and accrued expenses X0A1T

1

119


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

2018 $

Note

2017 $

NOTE 11: BORROWINGS CURRENT Hire purchase liabilities

NON-CURRENT Hire purchase liabilities

X0AT

14(a)

14(a)

1,470

13,072

1,470

13,072

-

1,470

-

1,470

(a) The carrying amounts of non-current assets pledged as security on the loan are: - Freehold land and buildings

X0A2T

45,000,000

47,250,000

The carrying value of plant and equipment held under finance leases and hire purchase contracts at 31 October 2018 was $1,470 (2017: $14,542). Additions during the year were NIL (2017: NIL) Leased assets and assets under hire purchase are pledged security for the related finance lease and hire purchase liabilities. NOTE 12: PROVISIONS 2018 $ Opening balance Additional provisions raised during year Amounts used Closing balance

742,779

692,190

579,224 (557,353)

506,446 (455,857)

764,650

742,779

2018 $

Analysis of total provisions X0A1T

2017 $

2017 $

X0A3T

CURRENT NON-CURRENT

1

120

704,455 60,195

686,121 56,658

764,650

742,779


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

NOTE 12: PROVISIONS (CONTINUED) (a) The provision balance of $764,650 represents the total annual leave and long service leave employee entitlement payable. (b) Provision for Long-term Employee Benefits A provision has been recognised for employee benefits relating to long service leave. In calculating the present value of future cash flows in respect of long service leave, the probability of long service leave being taken is based on historical data. The measurement and recognition criteria for employee benefits has been included in note 1(g).

2018 $

2017 $

439,406 1,770,389

254,553 3,123,185

2,209,795

3,377,738

Payable - minimum lease payments: - not later than 12 months - between 12 months and 5 years - greater than 5 years

1,470 -

13,423 1,489 -

Minimum lease payments

1,470

14,912

Note NOTE 13: OTHER LIABILITIES CURRENT Income received in advance Other Liabilities - Facility Fund X0AT

X0A1T

NOTE 14: CAPITAL AND LEASING COMMITMENTS (a) Finance Lease and Hire Purchase Commitments

Less: future finance charges Present value of minimum lease payments

11

(370)

1,470

14,542

15,168 12,640 -

15,168 27,807 -

27,808

42,975

(b) Operating Lease Commitments Non-cancellable operating leases contracted for but not capitalised in the financial statements. Payable - minimum lease payments: - not later than 12 months - between 12 months and 5 years - greater than 5 years

1

121


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

NOTE 15: KEY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL COMPENSATION Short-term benefits Directors Key Management Personnel Total compensation Directors Key Management Personnel Total compensation

2018

2017

Long-term benefits

Total

54,963 960,976 1,015,939

-

54,963 960,976 1,015,939

60,049 875,905 935,954

-

60,049 875,905 935,954

Key management personnel are those persons having authority for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the entity, directly or indirectly, including any director of that entity. Short-term benefits include salary & fees, superannuation and non-cash benefits.

NOTE 16: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS Transactions between related parties are on normal commercial terms and conditions are no more favourable than those available to other parties unless otherwise stated. There were no related party transaction during the year.

1

122


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

NOTE 17: FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT The company's financial instruments consist mainly of cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, trade and other receivables, trade and other payables and borrowings. The totals for each category of financial instruments, measured in accordance with AASB 139 as detailed in the accounting policies to these financial statements, are as follows:

Financial Assets Cash and cash equivalents Loans and receivables: - trade and other receivables Held-for-trading financial assets: - equity investments

2018 $

2017 $

4

5,307,761

5,617,709

5

1,250,323

1,056,218

9,147

8,587

6,567,231

6,682,514

2,573,493 1,470

1,934,247 14,542

2,574,963

1,948,790

7(a) X0AT

Financial Liabilities Financial liabilities at amortised cost: - trade and other payables - borrowings

10 11

Net Fair Values Fair values of held for trading listed investments are based on quoted market prices at the end of the reporting period. The fair values of finance leases are determined using a discounted cash flow model incorporating current commercial borrowing rates.

1

123


FINANCIALS

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2018

The directors of the company declare that: The financial statements and notes are in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 and: 1.

(a)

comply with Australian Accounting Standards - Reduced Disclosure Requirements; and

(b) give a true and fair view of the financial position as at 31 October 2018 and of the performance for the year ended on that date of the entity.

2. In the directors’ opinion there are reasonable grounds to believe that the entity will be able to pay its debts as and when they become due and payable. This declaration is made in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors.

ANTER ISAAC ROB LAWS Director Director Dated: 19 February 2019

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Ernst & Young 200 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia GPO Box 2646 Sydney NSW 2001

Tel: +61 2 9248 5555 Fax: +61 2 9248 5959 ey.com/au

Independent Auditor's Report to the Members of Football NSW Limited Opinion We have audited the financial report of Football NSW Limited (the ‘Company’), which comprises the statement of financial position as at 31 October 2018, the statement of comprehensive income, statement of changes in equity and statement of cash flows for the year then ended, notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies, and the directors' declaration. In our opinion, the accompanying financial report of the Company is in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001, including: a)

giving a true and fair view of the Company's financial position as at 31 October 2018 and of its financial performance for the year ended on that date; and

b)

complying with Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements and the Corporations Regulations 2001.

Basis for Opinion We conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Report section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the auditor independence requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 and the ethical requirements of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board’s APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (the Code) that are relevant to our audit of the financial report in Australia. We have also fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with the Code. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

Information Other than the Financial Report and Auditor’s Report Thereon The directors are responsible for the other information. The other information is the directors’ report accompanying the financial report. Our opinion on the financial report does not cover the other information and accordingly we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon. In connection with our audit of the financial report, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial report or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

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Responsibilities of the Directors for the Financial Report The directors of the Company are responsible for the preparation of the financial report that gives a true and fair view in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements and the Corporations Act 2001 and for such internal control as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of the financial report that gives a true and fair view and is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. In preparing the financial report, the directors are responsible for assessing the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters relating to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the directors either intend to liquidate the Company or to cease operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so.

Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Report Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial report as a whole is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with the Australian Auditing Standards will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of this financial report. As part of an audit in accordance with the Australian Auditing Standards, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional scepticism throughout the audit. We also: •

Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial report, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.

Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control.

Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by the directors.

Conclude on the appropriateness of the directors’ use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditor’s report to the related disclosures in the financial report or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor’s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue as a going concern.

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Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the financial report, including the disclosures, and whether the financial report represents the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

We communicate with the directors regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

Ernst & Young

Daniel Cunningham Partner Sydney 19 February 2019

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