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Issue 26 Offside February 2013

From the Editor

Offside is back for 2013 with more of what you want – competition news, updates, course announcements and more!

To start, we’ve got a rundown of dates for the 2013 season, which kicks off in April. But before the season starts we also have a women’s only coaching course, two referee course and trials for the limited remaining spots in our SAP squad.

Don’t forget, if you haven’t registered yet, contact your Club in time for the start of season.

See you next month!

- Gregory Calacouris

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The 2013 football season will be kicking off on Saturday, 6 April 2013 for all ESFA competitions.

Pre-season dates
18 February
- Clubs will submit preliminary team nominations
11 March - Clubs to submit Final team nominations
15 March - Team grading details issued to Clubs
28 March - Round 1 Draw (only) to be released. Further rounds to be released as soon as practically possible

Season dates
6/7 April - First weekend of competitions
20/21 April - School holidays, no junior football scheduled
6/7 July - School holidays, no junior football scheduled
24/25 August - Grand Finals will end no later than this weekend

Season dates may change due to external factors such as wet weather or ground closures.

Registrations are now open; please click here for registration information or  contact your club directly.

We are busy getting everything ready for the 2013 season so keep your eyes peeled on the ESFA website over the following weeks for competition news, information and updates!

Female only Junior Licence Coaching Course in March

A Junior Licence Coaching Course for female participants only will be held in March at David Phillips Sports Field.

This fourteen (14) hour course is designed to help those coaches who are training 8 – 11 year old players and will provide ideas on how to create a positive learning environment for the players.

Dates: Mondays – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March 2013
Times: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $90
Venue: UNSW David Phillips Sports Fields, Cnr Banks Ave and Gwea Ave, Daceyville
All sessions must be attended.

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Limited places available in SAP representative team

There are limited places available for the ESFA Skills Acquisition Program team for 2013.

Interested players in the Girls U9-U11 and Boys U10-U11 age groups may apply for the high quality program. Spaces are limited so you will need to be quick!

For more information about SAP, click here to download the FNSW document outlining the structure of SAP.

Players will need to attend and trial on one of our training days - contact the ESFA Office on 8347 8800 or info@esfa.com.au to register.

Put Your Whistle Where your mouth is!

Want to become a referee? Referee courses now open for the 2013 season.

There will be two available courses to choose from:

Course A - February
Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th, Tuesday 12th & Thursday 14th February

Course B - March
Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th, Tuesday 12th & Thursday 14th March

Where: Juniors @ The Junction (formerly Maroubra RSL) - Cnr Haig St & Anzac Parade Maroubra NSW 2035
When: 6:30 - 8:30 pm each night

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Waratah Cup 2013 applications now open

Applications are now open for the Football NSW Waratah Cup 2013.

The Waratah Cup is open to all Senior Member Clubs of the NSW Men’s Premier League 1, Men’s Premier League 2, Men’s State League 1 and Men’s State League 2 as well as Association teams.

All Clubs are encouraged to participate in and support this prestigious state-wide competition. Association teams enter the competition in round one. The entry fee for Association teams are $300 (including GST).

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Sponsorship Opportunities with ESFA

The opportunity to embed your business into the hearts and minds of a targeted Eastern Suburbs audience doesn’t come about very often.

With nearly 7000 members and over 45 000 unique visitors to the ESFA website, we can assist your business to deliver commercial objectives and provide community endorsed exposure via our competitions and football development programs.

For season 2013 we have a limited number of sponsorship and advertising packages available. To find out more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact us on sponsorship@esfa.com.au or 8347 8800.

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What's On

Referee Level 4 Course
5, 7, 12 & 14 February

Clubs submit preliminary team nominations
18 February

All Clubs Meeting
25 February

Sydney FC Fixtures

v Newcastle Jets
@ Hunter Stadium - 2 Feb

v Brisbane Roar
@ Allianz Stadium - 10 Feb

v Adelaide United
@ Allianz Stadium - 16 Feb

v Melbourne Heart FC
@ AAMI Park - 24 Feb

Sydney FC 2012/13 Membership Packages

Sydney FC have released exciting new Membership packages for the Hyundai A-League season 2012/13.

Find Out More!

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