Newcastle Olympic Technical Director Alex Tagaroulias recently announced the club’s intention to create their own Football Academy. The Academy (NOFA) would provide supplementary training to those Olympic players who were not part of NNSW Football’s Talent Support Programme (TSP).
Similar to the NNSW TSP, NOFA’s programme would be for 10-weeks duration and would be offered to all SAP/NET/NPL players in the 10-15 years age groups and WPL players in the 14-17 years age groups. NOFA would also provide supplementary training to younger age groups (6-9s) through a Skill Enhancement Program (SEP), and the 16s age group would be able to undertake supplementary training with the senior teams (mainly 18s) on a rotation basis.
Finally, NOFA will run a summer program for SAP age players (9-12s) from within and without the club during the off season.
If all of the above wasn’t enough, today, it gives me great pleasure to inform our football community that the official sponsor of NOFA for the 2020 season will be BLUE DOOR CAFÉ.
Blue Door Café is situated at 363-365 Hunter St, Newcastle and the Cnr Watkins St & John Parade, Merewether and is open 7 days a week. For further information about what it offers, please visit:
The effect of this sponsorship is that it enables NOFA to provide the latest in sports equipment and uniforms for all the participants.
NOFA’s programme begins in approximately three weeks.
Any player who hasn’t yet enrolled or who would like further information can contact Newcastle Olympic Technical Director Alex Tagaroulias on 0497897716.
source: Tom Tsamouras