The Norwood Football Club sets out to improve skills, teamwork and satisfaction throughout our schooling (primary and secondary) and club networks across our zone. So far this year the Norwood Football Club has promoted and delivered engaging and fun programs to over 10,760 participants throughout the Norwood Zone, making us Number 1 in the state for participation.
This has seen development of new initiatives, such as the second Norwood U10’s 9-a-side carnival curtain raiser for the Norwood vs. Adelaide Crows League match. The carnival brought together eight teams from clubs across our zone, where all sides gave kids the opportunity to play two matches on Coopers Stadium before a League match – an offer that was used by over 100 participants.
Norwood is also continuing its heavy involvement in primary schools throughout our zone, providing clinics, centres and programs that engaged every participant and provided a fun football environment visiting 32 schools to date. This heavy presence in primary schools has seen fantastic numbers translate across into our introductory football program AUSKICK, seeing participant numbers climb over 650 – a massive increase, considering the zone changes.
Building on this strength in the primary sector we will look to build on the booming market that is women’s football by providing specialized football programs to secondary female students at Mary Mackillop and St Ignatius schools in term 3. Understanding these growing markets Norwood Football Club will also invest heavily in getting senior players and junior coaches in assisting our relationship with Adelaide East Learning Centre. As they participate in 9-a-side carnival for the Disabled held at Henley High School in term 3.
Seeing all these fantastic improvements in the delivery of football this year, the Norwood Football Club would like to deeply thank all school/metropolitan club delegates for their promotion and offering of assistance to the Norwood programs over the year, whether logistical or physical. Special thanks must so to go to those generous volunteers who helped run centres, programs and clinics alongside our Norwood Football Club players and coaches who provide fun and engaging clinics/coaching sessions all over the zone – it was clear the participants all benefited from these diverse offerings. Finally we must extend our thanks to Norwood FC for all their support throughout the year and our Norwood Development Squad coaches for their time and effort in developing the next generation of Norwood footballers in 2018.
We are very pleased with our success so far in 2018 and are excited to see Norwood deliver more programs across Adelaide in 2018, bringing our great sport to more people than ever.