GHFA is proud to announce its community partnership with Youthsafe, a longstanding local charity whose mission is to ‘Partner to prevent unintentional injuries in young people’.
Both organisations are passionate advocates of young people, their families and coaches both on and off the field.
“The GHFA and GHFA Spirit Football Club take great pride in providing our players and coaches in our community with platforms and pathways to play football. We also realise the positive influence sporting clubs can have upon the mostly young people who play.
“This is central to partnering with Youthsafe who have been leaders in the safety and wellbeing of young people for almost 40 years.” Mark Lockie, GHFA General Manager said.
The partnership will see the Youthsafe logo on all GHFA Spirit 1st grade shorts, website and social media posts.
A grant under the NSW Government’s Local Club Sport Program will enable Youthsafe to provide presentations for GHFA club coaches and collateral for GHFA newsletters with information relating to young people and risk on the roads, in workplaces, playing sport and safer socialising as well as articles and research.
“As the Chief Executive of Youthsafe I am delighted at the partnership with GHFA.
“It’s not often synergies are so strong and we are genuinely excited to provide valuable, relevant, resources to parents, coaches, families and of course the young players within the GHFA.” Warren Johnson, Youthsafe Chief Executive.
More information about Youthsafe programs can be found on their website: https://youthsafe.org/
GHFA is devastated to hear of the recent passing of Peter Tindale. Peter was coach of the Association’s U16 AYL team and had been part of the coaching team since the inception of the AYL competition in 2015 and before that the GHFA Academy.
Peter was the consummate professional when coaching. His delivery of sessions and the time and energy he put into his teams was a role model to all his fellow coaches.
His understanding and development of the individual player made them better footballers and better young men.
His team went and played for him at the Bathurst competition and we know that Pete would have been supremely proud of them.
Peter was husband to Nicole and son in law to GHFA stalwarts Ross and Kay Iredale, and our deepest condolences are extended to the Tindale and Iredale families.
Family and friends of Peter are warmly invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held at Castlebrook Memorial Garden Chapel, 712 Windsor Road, Rouse Hill on Monday 4th March, 2019 commencing at 11.00am.
Please join the family to celebrate Peter’s life directly after the service at The Mean Fiddler Cnr Windsor Rd & Commercial Rd Rouse Hill.
The 2018 GHFA Annual Report is now available here
Congratulations to the following who received their awards at the AGM held on 21 November:
Life Membership was awarded to Buck Findlay.
Association Medals were presented to –
GHFA Club Champions – Epping FC
Bill Plaskett trophy – Epping Eastwood O45/1
Keith Hillman trophy – Roselea U13/3
GHFA Fair Play Award – Beecroft
PL Fair Play Award – Eastwood St Andrews
Summer Football competitions are being run by the GHFA and a number of clubs in seven locations. Competitions are offered from Under 6s to Over 45s so there is sure to be one that suits you at a venue close by.
All competitions are approved by FNSW so your fees will go towards supporting local community football.
Click on the venues below for more details of each competition: