Investing in coaches a priority for Maitland Junior FC

Maitland Junior FC have secured NSW Football Legacy Fund funds to provide more training equipment and coaching accreditations. 

Iain MacDonald, Maitland Junior FC’s President believes the funding will have an impact on the coaching at the club, “This money allows us to buy new balls and bibs for our 80 teams and provides opportunities for our coaches to upskill through the FA ‘C’ Licence accreditation course. 

We know investing in our coaches will have a positive impact on the experience and development of the kids playing in Maitland,” MacDonald said. 
Good coaches make football more enjoyable 

Coaches play a crucial role in providing enjoyable football experiences, upskilling Maitland Junior’s coaches will help them achieve this goal and develop the next generation of players. 

Building better coaches is something NNSWF’s Coach Education Manager, Ryan Doidge is passionate about, “I’m thrilled for Maitland Junior FC, and their plans to put their coaches through ‘C’ Licence training. This will mean better outcomes for their players and their club.  

This will hopefully create better environments for their players whilst empowering the club to lead on their player development,” Doidge explains. 
About the Legacy Fund Participation and Infrastructure Grants 

The NSW Government recently announced a $3.1 million investment into more than 100 grassroots football projects across the state to help improve facilities and run programs to boost player participation as part of the NSW Football Legacy Fund. 

The investment is intended to broaden female player options and increase participation opportunities, whilst enhancing football facilities and supporting infrastructure. This fund also aims to assist clubs in developing football programs at all levels through the construction or upgrading of community facilities, leadership, and development initiatives. 

As Australia prepares to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, strengthening the football community in NSW is key to matching the unprecedented level of interest in female football. The NSW Football Legacy Fund seeks to ensure it has the facilities and programming to match the buzz that the FIFA World Cup is generating for Australia’s next generation of future Matilda’s 
More information about the NSW Football Legacy Fund is available here.

Register your club's interest in round two of the NSW Football Legacy Fund here