• intouch Magazine

Football bounces back to record numbers


Football across northern NSW has defied the odds and bounced back to record player numbers despite the disruption of the global pandemic.

Northern NSW Football CEO David Eland said player registrations were equal or above numbers for the same time in 2019, across five of its seven Member Zones.


“We are confident the increase in registrations will continue during the traditional peak registration period of the last week of February, first week of March,” Eland said.


Northern NSW Football has seen player registrations almost keep up as the same period in 2019.

As of 3 March, registrations across Northern NSW Football were up to 33,133, which is only a five per cent decrease on 2019 and one per cent decrease on 2020.


Hunter Valley Football, Newcastle Football and Macquarie Football have already seen more than 19,000 players register across the three Member Zones.


Hunter Valley Football registrations were up to 4,719, a two per cent increase on 2019 and an almost one per cent increase on 2020.


Macquarie Football were up to 6,377 registrations, which is only a two per cent decrease on 2019 and one per cent decrease on 2020.


While Newcastle Football has already achieved 8,189 registrations.


“We believe the trend is reflective of the community’s confidence of the pandemic recovery, the desire to return to social interaction and the resilience and dedication of club volunteers who battled through the challenges of last season,” Eland said.


“Clubs in 2020 who came together, worked within the restrictions of COVID-19 and got on the pitch in a modified season are being rewarded now, through the return of loyal players.”


Parents and players are reminded there is still time to register with most clubs across northern NSW accepting player registrations.


To find a club and register visit www.northernnswfootball.com.au


Parents are reminded to claim the NSW Government Active Kids Voucher for $100 off their child’s registration fee.

1 view
All_Issues_Banner-01.jpg
GET LOCAL!
4721-April-Campaign-300x250.gif
26910 seniors festival banner digital 30
4640-Banners_V4.jpg
GET INTOUCH THIS MONTH
CoN-M-SQ.jpg

ABOUT INTOUCH MAGAZINE

Every month intouch magazine captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of the community. Intouch magazine showcases what’s hot, what’s on and who’s who with a dynamic blend of inspirational articles, lifestyle features, fashion, events, food and travel – it’s the go-to source for people living in (or visiting) Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and The Hunter Valley. It’s the place to be seen to build your reputation, tell your story, launch a new enterprise and keep the community intouch both in print and online.

CONTACT US

QUICK LINKS

297 Brunker Rd, Adamstown NSW 2289 

PO BOX 165, CHARLESTOWN NSW 2290

PH +61 2 4943 0888 

EMAIL US

subscribe to  intouch

Copyright 2015-2020 Two Tribes Media. Published monthly by Two Tribes Media. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpt granted by written request only. While every attempt has been made, Two Tribes media cannot guarantee the legality, completeness or accuracy of the information presented and accepts no warranty or responsibility for such.

© 2015-2020 Two Tribes Media