Season 2020 key dates

The 2020 season is due to commence from the 3rd July.

Over the past two weeks we have received confirmation from the NSW Government for the restart of football in its full form from 1st July for both Juniors and Seniors. This includes full contact training from 1st July.

Also it was  announced the extension of the winter season until the weekend of 3rd / 4th October, having received official confirmation from the local councils.

The first three rounds of fixtures will be published
https://nsfa.myclubmate.com.au/website/showresults.asp
A reminder that training until the 1st July must maintain no-contact, however 20 people per group will be allowed 

Key Dates
July 1st: lifting of training restrictions
July 4th/5th: first weekend of games (all age groups!)
July 11th/12th: Middle weekend of school holidays. In order to maximise the number of games this season all age groups will have matches scheduled this weekend.
July 18th/19th: Matches continue as normal
October 3rd/4th: Middle weekend of school holidays. In order to maximise the number of games this season all age groups will have matches scheduled this weekend. Final weekend of season.

JULY HOLIDAY CAMPS / GIRLS ONLY CLINICS / MARINERS ELITE CLINICS

Northbridge FC July Football Camp 2020 – Fun Friendly Football. Girls & Boys U6 – U12

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 6 – 17 July, 9.00am – 1.00pm or 9.00am – 3.00pm

FEES:

  • Full Day, 9.00am-3.00pm – $60/day
  • Short day, 9.00am – 1.00pm – $40/day
  • Week Deal, Full – $250 – Week 1 or 2
  • Week Deal, Short – $175 – Week 1 or 2

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.



Northbridge FC July GIRLS ONLY CLINICS 2020 – Fun Friendly Football, Just for Girls, U6 – U12

Develop your football skills whilst making new friends during our fun filled girls only holiday clinics at Northbridge Oval.

** Girls Only, U6 – U12 ** Daily 9.00am-12.00pm ** Players grouped according to age, level of skill & experience and friendships ** Add on Holiday Camp afternoon for an extended day **

WHEN:

July School Holidays, Monday – Thursday 6 – 16 July 2020, 9.00am – 12.00pm

FEES:

  • 1 Girls Only Clinic, 9.00am-12.00pm – $30/day
  • 4 Day Deal, $100 – Week 1 or 2
  • Holiday Camp Afternoon Add On (12-3pm) – $30/day

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 and a warm top for chilly days.

WHAT TO BRING:

Your own football. Morning tea (NO NUTS) and plenty of water to drink. Bring lunch if doing Holiday Camp Afternoon add-on.


NOTES:

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

Mariners Skills Training – Elite Clinics, SAP (U8-U12) and YOUTH (U13-U18)

MARINERS SKILLS TRAINING – SAP Elite Clinics – Skill Development and Ball Mastery

  • 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 *

Monday 6 July – Thursday 16 July
9.00am – 12.00pm
Northbridge Oval

1 Day Deal: $60
4 Day Deal: $200

Need to leave your child until 3.00pm? Buy a 3 hours Holiday Camp Add-On to your booking. $25 per afternoon.

Wear soccer/turf boots & shin pads, and don’t forget the sunscreen. Rain jacket for wet weather and a warm top for chilly days.

Clinics will go ahead come rain or shine, but may be cancelled in case of extreme heat or thunderstorms.

MARINERS SKILLS TRAINING – YOUTH ELITE CLINICS – North Shore Mariners Licensed Coaches.

*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 * Experience against New Players in Game Based Situations * Professional FFA Licensed Coaches *

Monday 6 July – Thursday 16 July 2020
12.00 – 3.00pm
Northbridge Oval

1 Day Deal: $60
4 Day Deal: $200

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


Return To Training Update – Updated 15/6/2020

Level B Training is Here, Training Groups of 20 – Updated 15/6/2020

Today, the club emailed the following message to Team Managers after a well managed level A return to training over the past couple of weeks.. We are excited that games are now just round the corner.

“As mentioned this past week FNSW approved the resumption of competition which will start on the weekend of 3/4/5 July.


The training schedule also now can move to Level B.  Training times and days at this stage won’t change, teams can now train as a single group. Back to back sessions are now one session  and can train within the times allocated. Training and drills can now have 20 in a group (19 + coach). You will still need to fill out a register for the training session. 
All other training guidelines remain the same.

  • Spectators are not permitted. One Parents/caregivers is permitted for supervision purposes and if feasible they are encouraged to wait in the car,  outside the venue to avoid gatherings 
  • Players are not to arrive at training more than 15 minutes before a session begins and should remain in the car until 5 minutes before the session begins.
  • At ‘Level B’ restrictions, training must be non-contact skill training – so passing, shooting and headers are permitted; tackling is not.
  • Team managers must complete a register of attendance at every training session.   This will facilitate contact tracing, in the event that a player tests positive. 
  • Players are not to attend training if they have been unwell or been in contact with a suspected case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • Players would bring their own hand sanitiser to training with them.Toilets will be open, but changing facilities will not be available.
  • The full details of the Football NSW Return to Training guidelines can be found via the link below.”

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 – Updated 21 Apr 2020

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

Player Decisions – This activity is great for all ages. Go through the document and answer the questions. Can you figure out the best decision in each situation?

Game Analysis – Great for all ages. Use your football knowledge to read the situations in the Power Point and embedded video..

Northbridge FC Kit Design – have fun designing a new playing strip for us.


Ball Mastery

Snakes And Ladders – a fun football game for younger players

Ball Mastery Video


Youth U12- U18 – Training Program

Download Youth Home Training Program HERE.


Seniors – Training Program

Download Seniors Home Training Program HERE.


UPDATED 15/6/2020 – NFC Coaching Calendar

UPDATE 15/6/2020

Introduction to Coaching Online Workshop 
The NSFA’s Introduction to Coaching Online Workshop is designed to up skill coaches by providing them with valuable coaching knowledge and practical behaviours to implement when coaching grassroots football players. The content is delivered in an interactive format with participants engaging in group discussions and scenario based questions.
Monday 15th June 
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Registration Link – https://forms.gle/chViCeKUs3yuyrd57

Thursday 18th June
6:30pm – 8:30pm 
Registration Link – https://forms.gle/KxYqzGpoAVZF7QrF8


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.

PLAYERS WANTED! Updated 03/07/2020

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

Junior / Youth Boys & Girls

Super League



Diamond League

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

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

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



Senior Women


Senior Men


Registrations Open

Click link for Information

Bilbys & NFC Skills – Term 3 Rego Open

Great News – Football is back and we will be kicking off our Bilbys and Skills Programs in Term 3 again.

Northbridge FC will be running the following programs in Term 3:

  • 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:

  • Mondays 9.30-10.30am – Northbridge Oval, Futsal Court
  • Wednesdays 9.30-10.30am – Northbridge Oval,Futsal Court
  • Fridays 9.30-10.30am – 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) – Cancelled due to COVID19
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.


NFC SKILLS PROGRAM for U6-U10 Boys & Girls

  • Love soccer?
  • Want develop skills through the season?
  • Want to keep learning new skills?
  • Simply want more football?

Why not join our Northbridge FC SKILLS PROGRAM?

Term 3 is 10 weeks with a term fee of $150 ($15/session)

We will run the following sessions:

  • Wednesday – 4:00-5:00pm at Northbridge Oval
  • Friday – A) 3:30-4:30pm at Northbridge Oval
  • Friday – B) 4:30-5:30pm at Northbridge Oval

Note – a minimum of six (6) children required to run a session.

NOTES:

  • Coaches have current Working With Children Checks
  • Sessions will go ahead come rain or shine (unless extreme, unsafe or grounds closed, in which case a cancellation note will be posted on the club Facebook page and website).

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