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  • Association Directive for Coaching

    To All,

    Please note the date for the Senior Certificate to be held at Ted Scobie. Can you please advise all your coaches to attend, this is a min requirement for coaching especially for the senior ranks.

    It is an association directive that these coaches be accredited which will enhance the quality of the game and players locally.

    To discuss about the course please contact Blaise our Riverina CDM on 0448 224 412.

    Cost for this course will be $50 per person. We have been able to reduce the course cost dramatically as we are doing this in-house.

    Please advise your numbers back to Blaise by Friday the 17th of January

    Mathew Curran
    (GDAFA President)

  • Coaches Senior Licence for only $50

    Course:                Senior Certificate.

    Location:               Ted Scobie Oval, Clifton Blvd. Griffith 2680
    Dates:                    Sunday 2 Feb 14 at 9am, Monday 3 Feb 14 at 6pm, Wednesday 5 Feb 14 at 6pm
    Cost:                      $50.00
    Presenter:              Blaise Fagan.


    Course:                Skills Trainer Cert. (Junior Licence)

    Location:               Glen Park, Ryan Road, Albury 2640
    Dates:                    Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 Feb 14 at 9am
    Cost:                      $50.00
    Presenter:              Blaise Fagan.


    Contact Blaise by email for course information or questions.

    Matt Curran
    (GDAFA President)

  • Griffith Rep Coaches

    Griffith Association are pleased to announce the Rep Coaches for 2014

    Under 12 Boys – Ross Morgan
    Under 13 Boys – John Keenan (Assistant Anthony Febo)
    Under 14 Boys – Ben Duggan
    Under 15 Boys – Daniel Johnson

    Under 12 Girls – Pat Cirillo
    Under 14 Girls – Alex Scobie (Assistant Daniel Febo)
    Under 16 Girls – Anthony Vecchio

    Thanks for those who applied, next year will be very exciting for all involved including the players, with the Rhinos teams entering the RPL.

    Have a fantastic 2014.

    Anthony Vecchio
    (GDAFA Rep Co-ordinator)

  • Football NSW Conference on the Game

    Football NSW Conference on the Game

    The latest audit of football participation in Australia shows that 1.96 million Australians are actively involved in the game as a player, coach or match official.

    The participation number is a 13% increase on a previous survey in 2010, which tallied 1.7 million people involved with the game.

    FFA CEO David Gallop said the latest figures shows that football is growing strongly at the community level and providing a vibrant base for the Hyundai A-League and Australia’s national teams.

    “The game’s simple beauty and reliance on skill rather than collisions makes it a natural choice for so many people in so many places,” said Gallop.

    “It’s the popular game for boys, girls, old and young, who are playing outdoor, indoor, in parks and fields and in clubs and schools. Football is flourishing across the Australian community and we’re delighted.”

    The gemba Active Sports Participation study (gASP), which surveys the Australian population between the age of 5 and 75, reveals that 960,000 people participate in organised football competitions, while another 1 million play in social, recreational and semi-organised ways.

    “The survey result confirms that football retains its status as the no. 1 team participation sport in Australia,” said Gallop.

    “Football has always had a huge playing base, but now the popularity is spilling over to the attendances, TV ratings and digital audiences for the Hyundai A-League and the Socceroos.

    “Today, the powerful idea that football could become Australia’s biggest and most popular sport overall is no longer just a dream. It’s starting to happen in significant steps forward.”

    FNSW Conference on the Game Survey Results | FNSW Conference of Game Presentation