Football SA 2024 pre-season sessions for Clubs.
Grants Information Session – Presented by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.
Monday, 19 February – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Recommended for Club presidents, treasurers, grants officers.
Online session – Please register your interest to attend at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/240377512361048
Dribl Club Administrator Workshop – Presented by Dribl
Tuesday, 20 February – 6:00pm
This session is specifically for club administrators, further education and guides for team managers and coaches will be provided at a later date.
Online session – Please register your interest to attend at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/240377539591870
Concussion management and strapping workshop – Presented by Wakefield Sports and Victor School & Sports Club Supplies
Wednesday, 21 February – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Recommended for Club Physios & Trainers.
ServiceFM Stadium – Please register your interest to attend at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/240378000560042
Senior Elite Operational Workshop – Presented by Football South Australia
Wednesday, 21 February – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Compulsory for Senior Football Operational staff i.e. team managers, match day operational staff.
Online session – Daniel Scorsonelli to email calendar invite to all Clubs required to attend
Limestone Coast Clubs to play in 2024 Australia Cup
The 2024 Australia Cup Preliminary Round 3 has been drawn with two LCFA Clubs locked in to play State League 1 & State League 2 opponents in their first matches.
International SC drew Fulham United FC (State League 1 – 9th place 2023) and Naracoorte United SC drew Modbury Vista SC (State League 2 – 4th place 2023).
41 South Australian teams took part in the Australia Cup Preliminary Round 3 Draw which also saw all 11 RAA NPL heavyweight clubs receive a bye for Round 3.
Adelaide United will join in the Final Rounds along with other A-League Clubs.
The LCFA wish both Clubs and their respective squads all the best in their upcoming matches against their metropolitan counterparts over the weekend of the 16th – 18th February, 2024.
Coopers Brewery become a premier partner of the Limestone Coast Premier League
Football South Australia is delighted to announce that iconic South Australian Brand, Coopers Brewery are to become a premier partner of the Limestone Coast Premier League competition for the next four years.
Coopers Brewery is a proud South Australian Company who support many local sporting clubs and associations and are a major partner of Football South Australia. Off the back of recent announcements including the deployment of a full-time development resource for the region, the announcement of a partnership with Fennell Forestry and a scholarship fund for underprivileged youth, the announcement of Coopers Brewery’s support for football/soccer in the region further strengthens the code in the south-east.
Football South Australia CEO, Michael Carter stated:
Coopers are great supporters of Football SA and many clubs throughout the state. With Coopers supporting our initiative to grow the game in the region adds weight to the importance of the local football/soccer community in the Limestone Coast region.”
Brent Felice, South Australia Sponsorship Manager at Coopers Brewery was equally excited about the new opportunity and partnership.
Sport in regional South Australia plays a huge role in the communities and we are very pleased to support the growth of regional competitions. We have supported football strongly over the past number of years and we enjoy forging partnerships with local clubs and identities.”
The announcement is another example of honouring the Football SA purpose of ‘bringing South Australian Communities together.’
Coopers are the also the current official beer of the RAA NPLSA and have been a member of the football family since 2019.
Coopers Brewery Limited have dedicated more than 150 years to the art of brewing. Based in the Adelaide suburb of Regency Park, their knowledge and passion extend across six generations with a proud legacy that began in 1862 when Thomas Cooper brewed his first batch of ale.
For more information visit https://coopers.com.au/
Jon Thurlow recognized at Governors Multicultural Awards
Naracoorte United SC’s Jon Thurlow last week became a winner at The Governor’s Multicultural Awards, taking home a prestigious Volunteer award for his services on the Limestone Coast.
The Governor’s Multicultural Awards recognizes and celebrate outstanding South Australians who promote multiculturalism and increase understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity in our community.
South Australians nominate an individual, team or organisation that is passionate about making a positive contribution to multiculturalism and intercultural understanding and promoting our culturally diverse state.
Winners of the 2022 Governor’s Multicultural Awards were announced at an award ceremony at Government House on Thursday 9 March 2023, with Jon’s award being presented by Football SA World Cup Legacy Ambassador and Adelaide United legend, Bruce Djite.
For more than 15 years Jon Thurlow has tirelessly supported the integration of multicultural youth into South Australia’s southeast community through his voluntary work with the Naracoorte United Soccer Club as a coach and a committee member. He recently initiated girls and women’s soccer teams for migrant women who culturally aren’t permitted to play with boys and men, leading negotiations with families and supporting the young women to develop confidence through sport. Jon’s efforts have helped the Naracoorte United Soccer Club grow, with more than 70 per cent of players currently from culturally diverse backgrounds, making it a social hub for families and a safe, accepting place for migrant women.
On acceptance of the award, Jon said:
“I was amazed and honoured to be a finalist in the Governor’s Multicultural Awards. I was very surprised when they called my name out as the winner. It’s fantastic recognition for something that I really enjoy doing. I’d like to give thanks to everyone that supports me at Naracoorte United SC and my family.”
Football South Australia congratulates Jon on this outstanding achievement and further to this, his work in Naracoorte.