North West Sydney Women’s Football and Sydney FC unite for the round ball code in Australia.
North West Sydney Women-s Football today joined forces with Sydney FC and entered into an agreement that will see every girl aged 12 and under in the association given a free ‘Junior Blues- membership to the Hyundai A-League champions.
The membership gives the child free entry to every one of Sydney FC-s 15 home games of the upcoming 2010/11 A-League season.
The initiative is taking the Sydney football associations by storm with more than 2,500 eligible children from around New South Wales signing up in just a few weeks.
NWSWF President Jeanette Jones said the initiative would, like fellow associations, be received well and that all members of the association would enjoy the partnership with Sydney FC.
“NWSWF represents over 3000 girls & women players in the North West region of Sydney, with players from Under 8s, right through to Premier Girls Youth League and Women-s Premier League,” Jones said.
“These players are a huge, previously untapped, supporter base for Sydney FC. Women-s football is growing at a rapid rate, and it is pleasing to see that potential being recognised by Sydney FC.
“We expect both NWSWF and Sydney FC to benefit from this agreement.”
The agreement also features a host of additional benefits for the Women-s association, with coaching staff having the opportunity to exchange information with Sydney FC-s championship winning coaching staff and attend Sydney FC training sessions.
Also the Sky Blues will further engage with all of the junior registered girls in the area through clinics, player appearances and match day experiences while also offering discounted ticketing and club merchandise.
Sydney FC CEO Lugt said the Junior Blues membership has been extremely successful since its inception a few weeks ago and that the club has a clear focus on grassroots football throughout the state.
“Sydney FC has a clear and purposeful focus on the most important element of football in Australia – the thousands of kids who play our game every weekend,” Lugt said.
“This is a small way we can give them access to the best footballers in Australia, both men and women via our A-League and W-League teams, for them to learn from and aspire to be.
“Providing the kids with a free membership as well as undertaking clinics and appearances and promoting football in the South Coast area is extremely important to our club.”
North West Sydney Women-s Football is affiliated with Football NSW (FNSW) and responsible for the administration and development of football within the local government areas around and including Ryde, Gladesville ,Beecroft, Pennant Hills, Kenthurst and West Pennant Hills.
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