REGISTRATIONS are now open for the 2018 football season.
February 1 marked a significant day for community football as the partnership between Newcastle Permanent and Northern NSW Football set to continue to 2020.
Northern NSW Football CEO David Eland believes it is the perfect environment to embrace football.
“Our national teams are smashing it on the international stage and our local A-League and W-League teams are currently very competitive which stirs a real sense of pride and passion for the game,” he said.
“Newcastle Permanent’s continued support provides us with the necessary financial support to enable growth in football participation and will empower the game to continue to be well-serviced by volunteers, coaches, clubs, and match officials across Northern NSW.”
Newcastle Permanent CEO Terry Millett highlighted the success and longevity of the partnership.
“This year marks the tenth year of this successful partnership, evolving the partnership from supporting targeted regional high performance football programs in the New England and Far North Coast region to today encompassing the major Community Football partnership across all of Northern NSW.
“Encouraging children and families to lead active, healthy lives is an integral component of our community sponsorship program. Football is a sport inclusive of gender, age, and ability—making it accessible to almost everyone,” Mr Millett said.