On the road | FFSA visits Limestone Coast

Football Federation SA last week traveled to Limestone Coast to engage with schools and clubs. 

Game Development's Jake Brindley, Tiarn Powell, and Paul MarcuccittiI completed a trip to the southeast which included visits to Mary Mackillop Memorial School in Penola, Mount Gambier North R-7 and St Martins Lutheran College.

LCFA MiniRoos
ALDI MiniRoos Development Officer, Tiarn Powell, joining in with a session at Mary MacKillop Memorial School

The trio delivered ALDI MiniRoos sessions which proved extremely popular across the schools.

The trip also included a Regional Forum to which all administrators, coaches, players, and volunteers in football in the southeast were invited. The attendance was strong with both Limestone Coast Football Association and South East Women’s Football Association well represented. Six of the seven clubs also had representatives. Discussions were had, particularly around increasing opportunities for younger players and access to grounds and facilities. FFSA CEO Michael Carter and Operations Manager, Wendy Carter, were also in attendance. 

LCFA Forum
LCFA stakeholders discussing the future of the game with FFSA Officials at the Regional Forum

FFSA also visited the recently launched Centre of Excellence, run by B-License Coach Nathan Fleetwood. There are clearly some high-quality young players in the program.

Following the trip, FFSA General Manager of Football Development Paul Marcuccitti says the program has had some positive early signs.

I think the people are really pleased the Centre of Excellence has been rolled out and they think its a terrific idea.

There are some terrifically talented players there and we are really pleased we can help develop them as much as we can."

The next Regional Forum is likely to take place in the Riverland on Tuesday, 9 April.