BNFC 2020 Season In Review & 2021 Season Ahead

BNFC Members,

It gives me great pleasure to be writing this at the end of what has been a very challenging and unprecedented Football Season in 2020. It is remarkable that we managed to get close to a full season completed given the position we were facing with COVID prior to kick-off. I thank you all for your efforts and role within the Club. A special thanks to Football St George for ensuring the competition went ahead and tireless work that went behind the scenes. As we begin planning for 2021, we all still have a role to play ‘living with COVID’ and look forward to the year ahead.

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of this years highlights and the plans we have for the Club over the next few years.

Year 2020 in Review
– New Grading Approach (Club will continue to improve and review to cater for all)
– Grading commenced at U8
– Great representation of Girls teams across age groups from U8-21G
– New Training jerseys for all players
– New kit bags
– Release of new jackets
– Football Coaching provided by Joe Holt (WCF) for ALL teams across NON-COMP and COMP
– Submission of plans to Bayside Council for improved amenities and synthetic surface
– Significant uplift in Social Media
– 14GA and 15B Premiers
– 14B Minor Premiers
– BNFC fielded its first O35s team in 10-15 years, making the Semis in 2nd place
– New website to be launched in the coming weeks

Year 2021 Ahead
– New Playing Jersey, Shorts and Socks for ALL players
– Record sponsorship secured for the next three (3) years
– Continue working with Bayside Council on Plan Improvements for the Club
– Review and Improve Grading Approach, including starting earlier in off-season
– Appointed Director of Football and Director of Female Football
– Launch of BNFC Academy, our Professional Football Development & Training focussing on the following:

A. Introductory Program (U6-U7) for Fundamentals Training
B. Development Program (U8-U11) for Advanced Training
C. Advanced Program (U12-U18) for Performance Training
D. Female Program for ALL Girls teams (U8-U21)
E. Continued Development and Training for NON-COMP and COMP teams
F. Development of BNFC Coaches through regular Coach-the-Coach sessions

The Club is aiming to develop and deliver our own in-house academy / advanced program for kids that want to take their game to the next level. The intent is to develop and retain our kids within the Club. More information to follow on this…

We have some ambitious plans in the coming years, but we always remember we are a Community Club that is striving to cater for ALL levels of players. Kids who want to have fun, play with their friends, the social side, to those kids who are more competitive and wish to advance their abilities. We are one of a few Clubs dedicated to U6-U18 development. The Club may not always get things right, and to the players and parents who feel let down, we sincerely hope to see you again at our Club in the future.