Max Meyer Memorial Award

Presentation of the 2019 Golden Boot Shield Northbridge FC U12 – U18 mixed and girls award.

In the inaugural year Jesse, from the 2019 U14B team, scored 37 goals in the 19 games he played and also a hattrick when he played up a year for the U15B’s. Jesse’s goals helped the U14B team to the Divisional title and Grand Final victory.

This Shield has been very kindly donated anonymously. It was planned to present the shield at the Managers’ Meeting on the 26th March but due to the postponement has been now presented to Jesse at home in front of his parents, Kuniko and Danny.

The Max Meyer Award is an annual award that will be presented to the highest goal scorer each season for the U12 to U18 mixed and girls age groups. So please make sure you keep track of your goal scorers at you managers’ login so we know who will be the 2020 recipient.

NFC Home Training Programs

While we’re all coming to terms with not playing football for a while due to COVID-19, the club’s technical staff has designed age-based programs, which should help players maintain their fitness and performance ability in these uncertain times.

We encourage our members to get stuck in and hope to see everyone back on the park soon.

This page will be updated as we develop more resources.


Training Resources

Ball Mastery

Ball Mastery Video


Youth U12- U18 – Training Program

Download Youth Home Training Program HERE.


Seniors – Training Program

Download Seniors Home Training Program HERE.


2020 football season is postponed, not cancelled updated 27/3/20

As you know, football has been suspended as part of the strict measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We expect an update from Football NSW by 14th April, and may have more idea of when we will be able to resume programs after that.   At this point the NSFA are still working towards a 1 May start to the season.  

Please refer to the Football NSW FAQ in the link below for more information:
https://footballnsw.com.au/2020/03/26/football-nsws-faqs-concerning-covid-19/

We remind you that any kind of training in groups is not allowed, however we encourage players to exercise where possible.

Message from NSFA

Dear NSFA Members,

I write to you this afternoon to provide an update to the evolving COVID19 situation and its impact on football.

I would like to begin by thanking you once again for the patience, cooperation and understanding you have shown to myself, the NSFA Board, Club volunteers and towards each other during the last two weeks.

At this point in time, the 2020 football season is postponed, not cancelled.

NSFA, Football NSW and all other Associations are closely monitoring and being led by the Australian Government and relevant health agencies as to the likely commencement date for the 2020 winter season. With this in mind, we are unable to comment on when the season will commence as the situation nationally evolves every 24 hours. As of Tuesday evening, the Australian Government placed limitations on groups of people gathering outside to less than 10 individuals. This firmly underlines football’s approach that no football activity can occur until further notice.

Due to this uncertainty, NSFA are unable to provide further information on player registration refunds until more information is available and the full impact of COVID19 on the football landscape is understood. I once again ask for your patience on the matter and to maintain your registration. NSFA are committed to a pro-rata basis for player registration refunds should the season be severely impacted in any way.

Further decisions will be made by FFA, based on government advice, on April 14th. We will communicate with you at this time as to any new announcements or changes.

We are committed to ensuring that once given the green light, football throughout NSFA can continue as planned. This may result in a modified or shortened season, however at this point in time we cannot comment on this. We are preparing for a 1st May kick-off, with our Competitions Department currently in the process of creating the fixtures lists and ensuring football can take place in a safe environment. Please see the website for further competition information.

In 2020 there will be no NSFA Cup or Football NSW State Cup competitions. Both NSFA and FNSW have made the decision to forego our Cup competitions in order to prioritise Association competition football. A decision regarding the FFA Cup is yet to be made.

Whilst in isolation and away from work and school, I encourage you to communicate with your teammates and football friends. We are all in the same boat. Whilst we have never encountered a lifestyle situation such as this before, please use this time to call each other, host a video call and ensure that all members of our community know that they belong. You are part of a Club, we are part of NSFA and together we make an extremely proud and strong football fanbase. Together we are stronger.

The exciting challenges that XLR8 Player Development have been posting via social media are being taken up exceptionally well and I am pleased to see players testing themselves and keeping busy, whilst dodging cats, dogs and the occasional family member. Keep it up!

I commit to keeping you informed and up to date on the evolving COVID19 situation and its impact on football for 2020. Our priority is the health and safety of the community and we will follow advice accordingly. Collectively, we have a social responsibility to slow the spread of the virus and it is vital that as Australians we support each other through this time to ensure that life can pick up where it left off and that players, clubs and football can return to the park as soon as possible.

We wish you and your family all the best. Please look after yourself and follow Government advice.

Yours in football,

Edward Ferguson – NSFA CEO and the NSFA Board 27th March 2020

Competitions Update

Please see the following article on our website for an update on the 2020 Winter season competition.

The article contains information regarding proposed competition formats for a May 1 start date. This is subject to change as the situation evolves

NSFA Competitions Update

COVID-19 FAQs

In order to keep you informed we have created an FAQ website article. Prior to calling your club, please refer to the below.

NSFA COVID-19 FAQs

UPDATED – NFC Coaching Calendar

UPDATE 18/3/2020 – ALL COACHING EVENTS PRIOR TO 1st MAY POSTPONED OR CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON NEW DATES.

CANCELLED – NFC HOLIDAY CAMPS & MARINERS ELITE CLINICS – APRIL 2020

UPDATE 18/3/2020 – NFC HOLIDAY CAMPS & MARINERS ELITE CLINICS CANCELLED IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS.


Northbridge FC Holiday Camps – Fun, Friendly Football

Develop your football skills whilst making new friends during our fun filled holiday camp at Northbridge Oval

** Boys and girls, U6 – U12 ** Daily 9.00am-1.00pm or 3.00pm ** Players grouped according to age, level of skill & experience and friendships **

WHEN:
April School Holidays, Monday – Friday 14 – 24 April (excluding public holidays), 9.00am – 1.00pm or 3.00pm

FEES:
1 Full Day Deal, 9.00am-3.00pm – $60
4 Day Deal – $200 – Week 1
5 Day Deal – $250 – Week 2

Short day, 9.00am – 1.00pm – $40 each

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT 15% off until 15 March 2020

VENUE:
Northbridge Oval, Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge

WHAT TO WEAR:
Football boots & shin pads, comfortable clothing suitable for sport; Hat & Sunscreen is recommended. Bring a light rain jacket for wet weather.

WHAT TO BRING:
Your own football. Morning tea, lunch (NO NUTS) and plenty of water to drink.

NOTES:

  • Children must be of school age. Camps are not suitable for pre-school children.
  • Clinics will go ahead come rain or shine. Clinics may be cancelled in case of extreme heat or thunder storms.
  • Updates will be posted on Northbridge FC and North Shore Mariners Social Media

Mariners Skills Training – Elite Holiday Clinics

  • SAP ELITE CLINICS – girls & boys, U7-U12
    • Skill Development and Ball Mastery
  • YOUTH ELITE CLINICS – girls & boys, U13-U16
    • High intensity and challenging football training for the serious footballer

Speed & Agility Training * Game Understanding & Awareness * Quality Contact of the Ball * Opportunities to Repeat Challenging Techniques * Training Experience with New Players * Professional FFA Licensed Coaches *

  • SAP Clinics
    • Tuesday 14 Apr – Thursday 16 Apr
      9.00am – 12.00pm
      Northbridge Oval
  • YOUTH CLINICS
    • Tuesday 14 Apr – Thursday 16 Apr
      12.00 – 3.00pm
      Northbridge Oval

1 Day Deal: $60
3 Day Deal: $150

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT 15% off until 13 March 2020.

Clinics will go ahead come rain or shine. Clinics may be cancelled in case of extreme heat or thunder storms. Updates will be posted on Northbridge FC and North Shore Mariners Social Media

POSTPONED – Upcoming Coach and Referee Education Courses

UPDATE 18/3/2020 – UPCOMING COACHING AND REFEREE COURSES POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE CHECK LINKS BELOW FOR DETAILS.

Coach Education:

All information can be found at the NSFA Coach Education hub – https://nsfa.asn.au/coaches/education/

ALDI MiniRoos course – Aimed at coaches of players Under 6 – Under 9

Skill Training Certificate – Aimed at coaches of players Under 9 – Under 13

Game Training Certificate – Aimed at coaches of players Under 13 +

In 2020 NSFA will be expanding its ‘Community Coach Education Expo’, with locations in both North (NTRA) and South (Blackman Oval). The expo provides a short 2-3 hour workshop on each of the above age groups to update and educate coaches that may not be able to commit to a full certificate course.

Referee Education:

All information can be found at the KDFRA website – http://www.kdfra.com.au/join/

Course dates (one day courses)

1:     Sunday 23 February

2:     Sunday 1 March

3:     Saturday 14 March (Female Only Referee Course)

4:     Saturday 21 March

5:     Sunday 29 March

All courses are held between 8:30am – 5:30pm at Norman Griffith Oval, West Pymble.

Participants must be 14 years and above (as of May 31st, 2020).

PLAYERS WANTED! Updated 27/1/2020

Northbridge FC is looking to recruit players for the 2020 Season, as follows:

Junior / Youth Boys & Girls

Super League

Northbridge FC is seeking talented players to complete their Super League Squads:

  • U13 – 1x outfield player
  • U14 – 1x goal keeper.  1x outfield player
  • U18 – 1x outfield player

Email academy@northbridgefc.com.au for more details and to register your interest.



Diamond League

Northbridge FC is seeking talented players to complete their Diamond League Squads:

  • Girls U12 – 1x goal keeper.  Outfield players.
  • Girls U16 – 3x outfield players.  

G16 Trials on Sunday 2nd February, 9.00-10.00am (arrive 8.30am) at Bicentennial Park, Small Street, Willoughby.

Email academy@northbridgefc.com.au for more details and to register your interest.



Senior Women

Women’s All Age / Premier League

Northbridge FC 5 time winners of Div 1/PL are looking to bolster their squad for the 2020 season.  

A first WAA Trial will be run on Sunday 2nd February, 10.00-11.30am at Bicentennial Park, Small Street, Willoughby.

Email waa@northbridgefootballclub.com.au for more details and to register your interest.



Women’s O35 / Div 1

Northbridge FC O35/1 team is looking to recruit a goal keeper.  The team is happy to consider an experienced, or perhaps a netball or basketball player, who is looking for a new challenge.  

Email w35@northbridgefc.com.au for more details and to register your interest.


Senior Men

Northbridge FC MAA/ Div 6R 

The Northbridge FC MAA/6R is looking for players to join their casual, fun MIXED team.  Guys & gals are welcome.  

Email hannahefjohns@me.com for more details and to register your interest.

Registrations Open

Click link for Information

CANCELLED FOR REST OF TERM 1 Programs – Bilbys & Friday Skills

UPDATE 18/3/2020: BALANCE OF TERM 1 SESSIONS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS. REGISTRATIONS SUSPENDED UNTIL WE HAVE CLARITY ON WHEN WE CAN KICK OFF OUR BILBYS AND SKILLS PROGRAMS AGAIN. HOPEFULLY SOME TIME IN TERM 2.

Northbridge FC will be running the following programs in Term 1:

  • Bilbys – Fun Football Skills for Pre-schoolers, 3-5 yrs
  • Friday Skills – Girls & Boys U6-U8

Details below.


BILBYS PROGRAM – 3-5 yr olds

Northbridge FC is proud to run this fun and Educational Soccer Skills Program for boys & girls aged 3 – 5 years.

** Coaching program each school term 2020 ** 1 hour classes ** Professional licensed coaches ** Bilby shirt for all kids joining for the first time ** Early soccer skills development through fun games and exercises ** Current Working with Children Checks ** Insurance **

Cost: Term fee may vary by length of term, normally $150 ($15 per class).

Select your preferred session day & time:
A) Mondays 9.30-10.30am – Northbridge Oval, Futsal Court
B) Tuesdays 9:45-10:45am – Castle Cove Oval
C) Wednesdays 9.30-10.30am – Northbridge Oval,Futsal Court
D) Fridays 9.30-10.30am – Northbridge Oval, Futsal Court
E) Fridays 10.30-11.30am – Northbridge Oval, Futsal Court

Term 1 – 10 weeks, 3 Feb – 8 April (no class on Good Friday 10 April)
Term 2 – 10 weeks, 27 Apr – 3 Jul (no class Queen’s Birthday Monday, 8 June)
Term 3 – 10 weeks, 20 Jul – 25 September
Term 4 – 10 weeks, 12 Oct – 18 December

Please note minimum numbers [6 children] apply for a class to go ahead, so bring a few friends and come along for the fun.

Due to the young age of Bilbys participants, classes may be cancelled in case of adverse weather (eg. heavy rain, thunder storm, extreme heat, very poor air quality). Updates will be posted on Northbridge FC Facebook and participants will be emailed no later than an hour before the class.

We ask that children younger than 3 1/2 years of age are not registered without first being assessed by our Bilby coaches. It is our experience that not all young children are quite ready to enjoy the Bilby program. Our coaches will provide their feedback and recommendations after a free trial class. Please email bilbys@northbridgefc.com.au to arrange a free trial if your child is younger than 3 1/2 at the start of the term.


FRIDAY SKILLS PROGRAM – U6-U8

  • Are you new to soccer?
  • Can’t wait to put on your soccer boots?
  • Want to get ready for the season?

Why not join our Friday Skills Program at Northbridge Oval in Term 1.

Eight weeks of cool skills and fun drills, exercise, running and kicking the ball with your mates.

NORTHBRIDGE OVAL

Fridays 14th FEB – 3rd APRIL

4.15 – 5.15pm

Fee $120

Queries to camps@northbridgefc.com.au



G16 A Academy Remarkable Season

The Northbridge U16 Red Academy team capped off a remarkable season with a dominant 7-1 victory against Bonnyrigg FC in the Champion of Champions Grand Final at Valentine Park on Sunday.

The Northbridge Academy team of the year rose to the challenge of the big occasion and while the result was one sided, the red and white had to work hard against a skillful and determined opposition. 

But it was the Northbridge passing game driven from midfield that ultimately the champions of Southern Districts had no answer for, as the Academy team time and time again shifted the ball around the park with unbroken sequences of up to 13 passes opening up Bonnyrigg time after time.  Every player contributed in a true team performance.

Northbridge’s forwards were clinical and ruthless, and the scoreline made amends for results that flattered some opposition earlier in the campaign.  Team captain Liv Kearney led the line and scored five, with Arabella Ohlsson and Arabella Hendricks also finding the net.

While there were plenty of goals scored, special mention must be made of the Northbridge defence.  During the NSFA season the ‘Great Wall of Northbridge’ conceded just seven goals.  They were even more miserly in the Champion of Champions competition, conceding just two goals in five games against the very best NSW community teams.

Congratulations to all players  and team officials for a stellar season  A special mention must be made to coach Ciaran McCabe who has worked with this group of players for many years and built an outstanding team who have impressed all with their skill, determination and sportsmanship, and shown themselves to be at the pinnacle of youth community football in NSW.

From all at Northbridge FC – congratulations on your hard work being rewarded with this result and we are proud of you all.

By Malcolm Wells