NPL SENIOR V JAFFAS: 27 APRIL - First Grade KO @ 2.30PM

FooTbaLl PRogrAmS

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premier
league

Valentine FC competes in the NNSW National Premier League (NPL) and Australia Cup competitions. Coached by qualified coaches under direction of the club’s technical director, Adam Hughes, these teams are the premier teams of the club. Our senior squad comprises 30 players in our first grade and reserve grade teams.

From 2024, we’re proud to have Montgomery Homes, Jax Tyres and Auto and join the club as Major Sponsors for our NPL teams. Other sponsors include Viking Realty and Godbee Electrical.

The Premier Youth League (PYL) is Northern NSW Football’s talented player pathway for players U13 to U18. The program is designed to further develop and improve players’ games, preparing them for senior NPL football.

Players train three nights each week, supervised by our talented, qualified coaching staff. The PYL squad largely comprises players who have come through our Junior Development League program, building on our culture of ‘promoting from within’, something we pride ourselves on throughout the club. Hard work and dedication at training and on game day is key – we expect a lot from our players, but the rewards are worth it as players progress through our ranks.

From 2024, Viking Realty joins the club as our Major Sponsor for all Premier Youth League teams. Other sponsors include Chemist Hub Valentine, Jax Tyres and Auto, Cardiff Veterinary Hospital and Giant Electrical.

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youth
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junior
development
league

The Junior Development League (JDL) is Northern NSW Football’s talented player pathway for players U9 to U12. The four-year program provides players with a firm footballing foundation in the core skills of Striking the Ball, Running with the Ball, 1v1 and First Touch.

Players train two or three nights a week, led by trained coaches under the guidance of our JDL Technical Director, Cas Wright. Our JDL program is a great pathway for talented young players in community football looking to develop as players looking to compete in Premier League and Academy Football.

From 2024, Viking Realty joins the club as our Major Sponsor for all Junior Development League teams. Other sponsors include When Financial and Chemist Hub Valentine.

VALENTINE FC

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PREMIER football coaching staff

We are fortunate to have a highly qualified and experienced coaching staff at our club, including two A-License coaches who both have experience playing and coaching for A-League clubs.

Adam Hughes

Role

Technical Director

First Grade Coach

Coaching Qualifications

Football Australia A License

Football Australia Coach Educator

Diploma of Management

Football Philosophy

Adam is committed to creating an environment that nurtures growth for both coaches and players. Play a style of play that will equip them well for our senior teams and beyond. His goal is to develop the Valentine FC Youth players into senior Valentine first teams players or onto advanced pathways beyond NPL level.

Professional Journey

Adam joined our club in 2020. He has served as Club TD and First Team Coach within NNSWF. Adam has worked with NNSW young talented players within TSP & National Championships. 

Significantly, Adam, alongside Cas, completed a prestigious FIFA Coach Education course, a selective program limited to only 20 coaches across Australia, facilitated in conjunction with Football Australia.

Playing Career

As a player, Adam represented NNSWF at the youth Australian titles. Playing professionally in Australia, England, Ireland & China over a 17year period.

CAS WRIGHT

Role

JDL Technical Director  

Reserve Grade Coach

Head of Phoenix Foundation (Academy)

Coaching Qualifications

Football Australia A License

Football Australia Coach Educator(Tutor)

Diploma in Leadership and Management

Football Philosophy

Cas Wright is committed to creating an environment that nurtures growth for both coaches and players. Her goal is to develop the Valentine FC JDL program into a successful pathway leading to the NPL and beyond

Professional Journey

Cas re-joined our club in 2021, bringing a wealth of experience with her. She has served as Club TD and JDL TD within NNSWF NPL/NL1, WPL, and Macquarie Football structures. Cas has also coached teams at State and National titles, including the NYC. Cas is currently in her second term with the Newcastle Jets A-League as the Second Assistant and Team Manager.

Significantly, Cas, alongside Adam, completed a prestigious FIFA Coach Education course, a selective program limited to only 20 coaches across Australia, facilitated in conjunction with Football Australia.

Playing Career

As a player, Cas represented NNSWF at the Australian titles. She boasts a remarkable history in the Sydney competition’s top tier, spanning 15 years, where she played for teams like Central Coast Lightning, Newcastle/Port Stephens and Sydney United.

community
football

Valentine FC’s Community Football program is one of the largest programs in the Lake Macquarie region, with over 700 registered players last season and growing each year. The program offers the opportunity for player of all ages and abilities to enjoy our great game.

Miniroos provides opportunities for boys and girls aged between 5 to 11 to play small-sided football games. Players and parents alike will learn the basics of football, make new friends, have a lot of fun, and get some exercise to boot! We provide coaching sessions and run all games in a relaxed environment where the aim is to teach new skills to each individual player, and promote teamwork, in an enjoyable way.

Smaller fields, modified rules and fewer players mean a more enjoyable game with increased opportunities to touch the ball and to score goals. As players progress through the age groups, the playing environments (field size and ball size) are modified to suit their stage of development and prepare them for the transition to 11 v 11 football.

Our Community Football Program provides opportunities for players aged 12 and upwards to enjoy football with their mates. Our community teams compete in the combined competition run by our three local zones, Macquarie, Newcastle Port Stephens and Hunter Valley. All teams are graded based on their ability and there is a promotion / relegation policy in place for the Divisions. The community competition commences with the U12’s to Over 35’s, Competition is open to males and females equally.

Excitingly, from 2023 onwards we welcome Montgomery Homes as our Major Sponsor for Community Football and Nadin West Joinery as our Women’s Football Sponsor, something that will see our football programs go from strength to strength, benefiting players and the community alike.

Other sponsors include Agility Professional Tree Services, When Financial and Chemist Hub Valentine.

Valentine FC’s Community Football program is one of the largest programs in the Lake Macquarie region, with over 700 registered players last season and growing each year. The program offers the opportunity for player of all ages and abilities to enjoy our great game.

Miniroos provides opportunities for boys and girls aged between 5 to 11 to play small-sided football games. Players and parents alike will learn the basics of football, make new friends, have a lot of fun, and get some exercise to boot! We provide coaching sessions and run all games in a relaxed environment where the aim is to teach new skills to each individual player, and promote teamwork, in an enjoyable way.

Smaller fields, modified rules and fewer players mean a more enjoyable game with increased opportunities to touch the ball and to score goals. As players progress through the age groups, the playing environments (field size and ball size) are modified to suit their stage of development and prepare them for the transition to 11 v 11 football.

Our Community Football Program provides opportunities for players aged 12 and upwards to enjoy football with their mates. Our community teams compete in the combined competition run by our three local zones, Macquarie, Newcastle Port Stephens and Hunter Valley. All teams are graded based on their ability and there is a promotion / relegation policy in place for the Divisions. The community competition commences with the U12’s to Over 35’s, Competition is open to males and females equally.

Excitingly, from 2023 onwards we welcome Montgomery Homes as our Major Sponsor for Community Football and Nadin West Joinery as our Women’s Football Sponsor, something that will see our football programs go from strength to strength, benefiting players and the community alike.

Other sponsors include Agility Professional Tree Services, When Financial and Chemist Hub Valentine.