WIZARD OF OZ AT NORTHS

Tuesday 16 April | 11am | Tickets $15

Somewhere over the Rainbow & just in time for the School Holidays…

Led by professional players, the Norths presents a troupe of young performers – most of them under 18 – who bring a special kind of magic to one of the world’s best loved musical fantasy films.

As the stage lights up with a mix of ballet, pop music and traditional shout-out-loud participation as young audiences follow the yellow brick road to the good fairy and wicked witch of the west, the shiny red ruby slippers and wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Surrender to the energy – and don’t expect your kids to stay seated for long!

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From NFC Academy to NSM: Football Pathways

Four of the brightest stars to emerge from the Northbridge FC Academy last year have earned a place in the North Shore Mariners squad in the lead-up to their 2019 season.

Joe Irvine (U13 Boys), Matthew Selkrig (U14 Boys), Alexander Byrne (U16 Boys) and Sophia Skarparis (U17 Girls) each swapped the red and white for a fresh navy blue and yellow kit.

Luke Bakos and Lachlan Choy were also included in the North Shore Mariners U13 squad earlier this year after a successful season in the Northbridge Academy last year.

These promotions highlight how the Northbridge FC Academy continues to develop the skills of aspiring footballers, serving as a pathway for enthusiastic players.

Skarparis enjoyed the challenge of higher-quality football, but also appreciated the enthusiasm of her new teammates.

“Last year I went from playing Academy to Premier League and I improved so much – my first touch and passing improved so much,” said Skarparis.

“Going on the field with people you love playing with and having that sense of community and encouragement – knowing that even if you don’t play your best, you still have a team behind you who support you.”

Similarly, Irvine – while small in stature – isn’t going to let the new-found pace of competitive football stop showing his capability on the pitch.

“It was certainly a step up from what I used to play – it was faster and everyone was bigger,” said Irvine.

“I just hope to play well and be able to show off how well I can play.”

ACADEMY COACH POSITION OPEN

Northbridge FC currently have an Academy Coach position open.

The role involves two training sessions a week and matches on Saturdays – the competitive season starts in April and continues through to August.

The position will be renumerated based on experience through an honorarium for the season.

Coaches will receive opportunities to attend courses and workshops throughout the year – they can also progress through the coaching pathway available at the club if they meet expectations throughout the year.

If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact freddie.seccombe@northbridgefootballclub.com.au with qualifications, experience and a resume.

APRIL HOLIDAY CAMPS

Registrations are now open for the Northbridge Football Club April holiday camps!

These camps are designed to help aspiring footballers develop their skills in a friendly, social environment.

You are able to sign up your kids for a half day, full day, 3-day or 4-day camp.

The dates are:

  • Monday, 15th of April – Thursday, 18th of April
  • Tuesday, 23rd of April – Friday, 26th of April

Camps will take place at Northbridge Oval and run from 9am-3pm.

All kids aged 6-12 are encouraged to take part in what should be a very enjoyable week!

To register, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nscuir

U16 BOYS PLAYERS NEEDED

The Northbridge Academy is searching for new players in the lead up to their 2019 season.

If you’re an U16 male outfield player who loves football and wants to improve their skills, we would very much like to hear from you.

Anyone who is interested, please contact freddie.seccombe@northbridgefootballclub.com as soon as possible!

U18 FOOTBALLERS NEEDED

Northbridge FC are seeking U18 players as we head into our 2019 season.

We encourage anyone with a passion for football to come join the club and help fill out the last couple of spots in our U18 squads.

If you’re interested, please email info@northbridgefc.com.au for more info.

Sports Focus Physiotherapy – Official Club Physios for 2019

Sports Focus Physiotherapy have returned to NSM and Northbridge FC as the official providers of physiotherapy services in 2019.

Discounts apply for club members.  Call Matt or Ben at Sports Focus Physio 99588986 or 99670013 for any enquiries

2019 Mariners Cup

North Shore Mariners are inviting enthusiastic teams to sign up for the 2019 Mariners Cup.

The 2-day tournament will be held on April 15th-16th, with four age groups:

  • U9 Boys + U10 Girls
  • U12 Boys + U13 Girls

Organised by North Shore Mariners, the event is held at the synthetic fields of Blackman Park in Lane Cove with 45 teams entered the competition last season.

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a competitive tournament for Skill Acquisition Phase players in the school holidays against other clubs.

For those who are interested, please click the link below to apply.

https://bit.ly/2tkVYr4

KDFRA REFEREE COURSES

For any budding football referees, the KDFRA are running five referee courses in preparation for the 2019 season.

Courses are being run on the following dates:
– 23 February
– 3 March
– 9 March (Female Referee Course)
– 23 March
– 31 March

The Female Referee Course will also feature guest presenter Sarah Ho, a FIFA Assistant referee with significant experience at the highest levels of football.

To register for any of these courses, please visit www.kdfra.com.au/join and follow the prompts.

VOTE FOR NORTHBRIDGE FC!

Macquarie Sports Radio is kindly donating $24,000 to sporting clubs around Australia through their Little Legends initiative.

Thanks to everyone who nominated us, Northbridge FC is now eligible for the voting round!

Luckily, it takes less than two minutes to vote for the club.

Voting closes Sunday, the 3rd of March, so please get your votes submitted soon so we can continue to grow this incredible club.

VOTE NOW: https://bit.ly/2Dv3lku