Football SA promotes Personal Development Day for Educators

In a bid to enhance the quality of football programs in schools across South Australia, Football SA recently hosted at ServiceFM Stadium a Personal Development Day aimed at educators.

The workshop brought together 23 teachers at ServiceFM Stadium

Facilitated by Football SA Technical Director, Michael Cooper, the workshop brought together 23 teachers and coaches from various schools, including: Christian Brothers College, Gleeson College, Cardijn College, Henley High School, Underdale High School, Rostrevor College, Roma Mitchell Secondary College, St Paul’s College, and Banksia Park International.

The Personal Development Day for Educators was facilitated by Michael Cooper, FSA Technical Director

Michael Cooper highlighted the essence of collaboration, emphasizing the collective effort needed to elevate the standard of football programs in schools. "There are a number of football programs at schools within SA, so the idea is to collaborate and help each other improve for the benefit of the game overall," he remarked.

During the event, attendees engaged in discussions revolving around the role of school-based football programs in player development. Cooper, along with Richie Alagich and Cristiano Dos Santos, led practical sessions focusing on technical development and awareness.

During the event, attendees had also practical sessions with FSA Player Development Leads, Richie Allagich and Crisitano dos Santos

Daniel Mullen, educator from Rostrevor College, shared his enthusiasm for the collaborative platform the PD day provided. "It was a great chance for all of us passionate educators involved in football programs around South Australia to engage in productive conversations around soccer in the school context. Led by Michael Cooper, the group discussed the challenges teachers face within their football programs and developed ideas that will only enhance the development of our South Australian footballers in the school setting," Mullen expressed.

The positive feedback from participants underscores the success of the initiative. Football SA plans to continue these PD days, fostering ongoing dialogue and innovation within school football programs.

Schools interested in participating in future events are encouraged to complete the registration form available here.