Issue15 What's On In Our Backyard

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World Cup fever reaches Port Stephens! As the nation and indeed the whole world are caught up in the thrill and excitement of the World Cup in Brazil, the beginnings of that dream arrives in Port Stephens! Goal Soccer Academy is a highly respected Sydney based soccer school that is dedicated to children’s soccer coaching and soccer skill development. With their new home at Tomaree Playing fields in Nelson Bay, they will now be inspiring the next generation of soccer stars locally! Director of Coaching and former UK professional footballer Stuart Casey explains; “Throughout my professional career, I have acquired tremendous knowledge and experience which I now enjoy passing on to today’s generation. I remain very passionate about this beautiful game and am totally dedicated to helping the next generation fulfil their dreams. Football is in my blood.” Indeed that passion is becoming a nationwide reality, with soccer closing in as Australia's most popular sport. The chief executive of the FFA, David Gallop agrees; ''Today, the powerful idea that football could become Australia's biggest and most popular sport is no longer just a dream. Football is a game on the move.” And that dream starts with the smallest of kicks, with Goal Soccer Academy encouraging and developing a love of soccer in children from just 2 years of age! As well as offering quality soccer coaching, the sessions are also a fantastic way to provide children with the opportunity to express themselves and to progress other important skills, such as co-ordination, teamwork and confidence.

Of course it’s the great team of coaches that make it all possible; “Our passion for soccer is reflected in our dedicated and highly qualified coaches, who combine their expertise with a natural affinity with children, to truly maximise every child's potential.” So what do the mums and children think? “I just wanted say how fantastic the lesson was! It is honestly the best run extra curricular program I have ever come across. The coaches did a marvelous job and were so interactive and fun with the children. I will be highly recommending it to everyone I know.’ Kashaya Williams. So join in the fun now! Where: Tomaree Sports Fields, Nelson Bay Ages: Children aged 2 – 5 years of age Cost: $160 per child (for 8 weeks, commencing July 28th) To Book: Book online at or email us on if you have any questions.

Issue 15: Whats On In Our Backyard


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