Weekends are normally reserved for playing football. But Saturday saw Northern NSW Football focus on the game's future as it hosted a Strategic Planning Workshop in Port Macquarie.
The NNSWF Executive Leadership Team were joined by chair Mike Parsons, deputy chair Mark Trenter and board member Lauren Edwards as well as a number of representatives of its Member Zones including Hunter Valley Football, Macquarie Football, Football Mid North Coast and North Coast Football and representatives of its NPL Men's and Northern League One standing committees at the session led by Stephen Wu from Gemba.
NNSWF appointed Gemba last month to lead the development of its next strategic plan to guide football's growth in the region for the next three years.
Gemba, the global sports and entertainment consultancy, will develop the plan which will be aimed at revolutionising the landscape of football in the northern NSW region.
NNSWF CEO Peter Haynes thanked everyone for their attendance and said football's future in the region was in safe hands.
"It was a really productive day. The group covered a lot of ground and we gained some valuable insight into what the football community view as priorities moving forward," Haynes said.
"It was great to see the football community work so collaboratively with the best interests of football in our region in mind."
"I thank everyone who made the effort to be there, especially those who travelled long distances. It goes to show the commitment and dedication we have for the future of the game in our region."
A virtual session will be held on Wednesday for those who could not make Saturday's workshop, with a final stakeholder session to be held in the coming weeks.
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