The 2021 season saw the Camden Tigers celebrate its 60th year anniversary and once again showed signs of a club not slowing down especially in the Coach Development Department.
Connected to the Macarthur Football Association, Camden Tigers FC are a unique club with community teams competing in the local competition as well as representative teams playing in Football NSW competitions.
This unique circumstance provides the club with opportunities to take their development of coaches to the next level, especially with the help of their Coach Development team and the leadership of Club Coach Coordinator, Mark Pace.
The connection between the club’s representative side and local side was made apparent immediately for the 2021 season with Girls Youth Technical Director, Julia Chernoukha, and Boys Youth Technical Director, Dave Seniuk, attending the Coach and Managers meeting at the start of the season.
Together the dynamic trio offered their guidance and assistance for the upcoming season and provided the new coaches with the club’s Coach and Managers Booklet holding relevant information about the club and coaching practices.
Throughout the 2021 season, coaches from all levels and ages at the club were invited to watch the National Premier Leagues (NPL) and Girls Conference League (GCL) sessions and matches. Player development is also connected directly to the representative side, with club youth players invited to train with NPL and GCL teams throughout the season.
Within the football circles, Camden Tigers is well known for their female football program and 2021 saw new milestones take place with Girls Only Clinics opened up to not only Tigers players but the general public. These Girls Only Clinics were delivered by players from the GCL teams who were mentored and supported by Julia Chernoukha.
Julia’s work did not stop there, with another milestone being achieved by hosting the first ever Female Only Skill Training Certificate at Rone Dine Memorial Reserve in 2021.
After a successful 2021 season and now with some time to plan ahead, the Tigers are looking to continue their coach development initiatives with plans well in place to have multiple Club Coach Coordinators across their Girls Youth, Boys Youth and MiniRoos age groups who will be mentored by Club TDs.
The opportunity to deliver in-house MiniRoos and Skill Training Coaching Certificates is also on the table with the club Technical Directors working with the MFA to continue their development as Coach Developers and Educators.
“2021 is Camden Tigers’ 60th Anniversary and we have seen many changes over the years,” said the Club’s Coach Coordinator Mark Pace to Football NSW.
“There have been great advancements in equipment, facilities, technology and administration during this time.
“The game that we all love is at the centre with players looking to Clubs to create an inclusive and a fun environment where players can develop and be creative through enjoyable and organised practices.
“Camden Tigers is looking to create these environments through continued growth and development of our people.”
Macarthur Football Association would like to congratulate Camden Tigers FC on their continued investment in the development of their coaches and players of all levels and look forward to a successful 2022 campaign.
For more information on the CCC program or for support with coach development strategies in the Macarthur Football Association, contact Kevin, the Community Football Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org