Football Federation SA to launch new Regional Centre of Excellence in Mount Gambier

Football Federation SA (FFSA) is delighted to announce the trial dates for its new football Regional Centre of Excellence which launches next week.

The Regional Centre’s vision is to provide year-round opportunities for local youth to experience expert coaching based on the FFA curriculum in a fun, engaging and nurturing environment; igniting the passion for football within the community and forming foundations for professional pathways. 

The Regional Centre of Excellence will be run by FFSA accredited coaches who, at a minimum, hold an AFC ‘C’ Youth License. Nathan Fleetwood, will be running the program in Mount Gambier and is excited about what the centre will achieve.

“Having moved to the region in 2017, I quickly discovered what a dedicated, passionate sporting community the Limestone Coast has. I am thrilled to be able to apply my knowledge and experience as the game continues to grow in popularity and skill within the region.

Given the increasing popularity of football and a strong pool of committed, passionate players and coaches, the academy will be instrumental in further enhancing football opportunities for the community. Players will have the opportunity to improve both technically and tactically in a supportive environment based on the FFA National Curriculum, preparing them for their future ambitions in the sport.”

FFSA CEO Michael Carter is looking forward to giving more opportunities to players on the Limestone Coast. 

“FFSA is proud to launch a Regional Centre of Excellence in Mount Gambier that will give more opportunities for local players to learn in a fun and challenging environment. The Regional Centre will also provide more pathways for those who participate in the program. 

We are also excited that Nathan Fleetwood will provide his great coaching knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of our regional players on the Limestone Coast.”

Open trials begin on Monday 11th February at Tenison Woods College, which will be the home of the Regional Centre. 

To secure your spot in the trials, you need to follow the following link and fill in the registration form.

2019 Trial Details

Program selection will be based on open trials on the following dates:

Trial 1- Monday 11th February
Trial 2- Wednesday 13th February

4-5pm - Group 1: Under 10/11 (born 2008/2009) boys and Under 12 girls (born 2007) 
5.15-6.15pm – Group 2: Under 12 boys (born 2007) and Under 14 girls (born 2005/2006)

2019 Program details

Start Date -  Monday 18th February

Training will be on Monday and Wednesday for eight weeks per school term at Tenison Woods College. 
4:00- 5:00pm Group 1= Under 10/11 (born 2008/2009) boys and Under 12 girls (born 2007) 
5:15- 6:15pm Group 2= Under 12 boys (born 2007) and Under 14 girls (born 2005/2006)

4:00- 5:00pm Group 2= Under 12 boys (2007) and Under 14 girls (2005/2006)
5:15- 6:15pm Group 1= Under 10/11 (2008/2009) boys and Under 12 girls (2007)

If you would like more information please contact Nathan Fleetwood (Regional Centre Head Coach) or Matt Mays (FFSA Media & Digital Content Coordinator) (08 8340 3088)