In addition to the showpiece football on display, there will be plenty to see and do at the 2013 Grand Finals thanks to our Principal Partner, Jazzright Production Services.
We have got a number of food stalls and activities lined up for kids and adults of all ages across both Grand Final weekends.
Whether you’re competing in the Grand Finals or just enjoy watching football, we invite you to bring along your whole family and friends.
Mark the dates in your diary, the 2013 Grand Finals will be held across two weekends:
24th & 25th August
31st August & 1st September
Best of luck to every team looking to play in the finals and we look forward to seeing you there.
C-Licence Coaching Courses Available
A number of C Licence coaching courses will be held across Sydney starting from September.
The C Licence is an advanced coaching course designed to develop the fundamentals of coaching methodology. The course is for those existing qualified coaches who would like to progress to the next level in their education.
The Youth and Senior C Licence courses cover more advanced coaching methodologies, including how to plan, prepare and conduct coaching practices and includes both a theoretical and practical assessment.
The dream run for Easts G14s and Queens Park AAW1 in the State Cup came to end during last month's semi final matches.
Both sides played high quality football but narrowly lost out to equally challenging opposition. The result means ends the run of ESFA teams in the 2013 competition.
Canberra calls Sparkes into action
Ned Sparkes left the ESFA Referees Branch at the end of the 2012 season to work for the United Nations as peacekeeper in the Middle East, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing his love for refereeing.
Returning to Australia for a holiday during the first week of July, Sparkes put on his ESFA referee uniform and officiated as a guest referee in Canberra. The 2012 Referee of the Year Award recipient braved the cooler temperatures to officiate a local Division 3 match in Canberra.
We are seeking the help of volunteers on our Grand Final weekends, particularly to assist with dressing and undressing the fields.
If you are interested and able to help, please send us an email with the subject line "Grand Final Volunteer" and outlining your full contact details, Club affiliation and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
City2Surf Traffic Reminder
The City2Surf will be held on Sunday, 11 August. Please keep this in mind when you are travelling to your match.
Sydney FC Junior Blues Membership
Players aged between 5 and 12 can now register for a FREE Sydney FC Junior Blues Membership for the 2013/14 season.
We post a 'Competition Update' on the ESFA website every Wednesday to keep you informed of what's happening each weekend.
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