2016 Achievements

Northbridge has again taken the top spot in the NSFA Division 1 Women’s All Age, taking out the Leigh Wardell trophy for the second year in a row. They finished with 40 points, 12 points clear of second place, 64 goals scored, 1 draw and not a single loss. A very impressive effort by the girls and coaching staff.
Last Sunday at Cammeray a presentation was held for the team, with captain Tamara Meyers accepting the trophy from Board Members Lee Sullivan and Brett Backhouse.
Northbridge, currently Australia’s biggest club, has dominated the female landscape along with powerhouse Lindfield for many years, however always fell short in the WAA competition. Last year was only the first time in NSFA’s history that Northbridge has finished top spot in WAA. Now they will be heading into 2017 looking for a hat trick.
 With numbers continually growing at the club since 2002, it is good to see the investment and work into female youth football is finally paying off.
 The team will be taking part in the NSFA Grand Final at Cammeray at 6:30 on Friday night against second-place North Sydney United in what will be a Lower Northshore Derby. North Sydney United have been considerable favourites in women’s all age for many years, entering four divisions into the competition this year – the neighbouring clubs will be sure to put on a show

Northbridge FC Club Champions. Under12 - Under18 Boys.

At the end of each season Northbridge FC acknowledge those teams that have 

won their Divisions in the NSFA or have performed well in the State Cup or in The Kanga Cup in Canberra.

Besides our Club Champions we would also like to thank all our members and players for their contribution to the Club’s success

and the role they play in providing sporting activity for the local community.

2016 NSFA Club Champions

Under 12E Boys. Division 5 Winners

Under 13A Boys. Grand Finalists Kanga Plate. Semi Finalists State Cup.

Under13S Winners Under13 Kanga Shield.

Under15A Boys. Division 1 Winners. Grand Final Winners.

Under15B Boys. Division 3 Winners. Grand Final Winners.

Under18A Boys. Equal Top Division 1.

Under18C Boys. Winners Division 4.

North Shore Mariners enjoy their most Successful Season

Over 130 girls and women have this season been part of The North Shore Mariners High Performance Program.
Playing in both the local NSFA Competition and the Football NSW Premier League One Competition the girls have
enjoyed success at every level.
While the FNSW season has wrapped up, 4 of the Club’s NSFA teams will now move on to the Champion of Champion’s Competition. Looks like we’ll need a bigger trophy cabinet!
Football NSW SAP Girls. Under11/12s Undefeated 
Under12 NSFA Girls. Winners, Proctor Cup, State Cup, Kanga Cup and the NSFA Comp. 
Under 13 Football NSW Girls. Undefeated in last 10 games. 
Under14 NSFA Girls. Winners State Cup and NSFA Comp. 
Under15 Football NSW Girls. Finalists. 
nder16 NSFA Girls. Winners NSFA Comp and Kanga Cup. 
Under17 Football NSW Girls. Finalists. 
Women NSFA. Undefeated Winners of NSFA Comp. 
Women Reserves Football NSW. Finalists. 
Women and Girls Football NSW. Second in Club Championship

Cheryl Salisbury Cup
4th Cheryl Salisbury in 5 years suggests we have a decent program and a very good local Competition at the NSFA.
An entertaining match in the 12 Girls final saw Northern Suburbs Football Association’s @Northbridge Football Club 2 edge pastFootball South Coastt side Shellharbour Junior Football Club - SJFC to clinch the Cheryl Salisbury Cup at Valentine Sports Park

State Cup
Under12 and Under14 Football NSW State Cups to Northbridge FC.

The Under12 girls enjoyed a tight 1-0 win over Shellharbour while the Under14s had a great game against a very strong AC United.
Two goals in the first half by Annabelle Gilbert set up the win, with a second half goal to Mel Hirunsook to seal the deal.

Well done girls, both games against very good opposition, well done parents, coaches and managers.

Kanga Cup
That's it Folks, another Kanga Cup comes to an end.
We had rain, then more rain, then mud. We had laughs and tears, we had injuries, specially with parents slipping over in the mud!
We had 6 Grand Finalists, by far the best result ever, then to have 4 Grand Final Winners it was quite a week.
But Kanga isn't all about winning, it's just about being there, playing, socialising, early mornings, and a couple of late nights. Parents, players and siblings all in it together, taking on whatever Canberra weather throws at you.
Under13 Northbridge Bullets win Kanga Shield.
Well done to Phil, Justine and the boys on winning this one!
Missed out last year but came back again to take the Grand Final and the Shield.
More Kanga Awards Heading to Willoughby.
The Under 9 Marlins won the Fair Play Award in their age group, an age group that included 41 teams. Well done gang!Dominique Brown won the Most Female Valuable Player in the Under10 Age Group. She joins Gen Cox who won that Award for the Under16 Girls.
Under12 Girls win Cup.
Down 1-0 at half time, the girls came back to even the game and send it in to Extra Time. Ciara Casamento then scored the winner.
Well done girls, up against the Canberra United Academy this is an impressive result.The Under14 Girls lost their Cup Grand Final in the earlier game. The 14s didn't quite produce their best football for the final game but can head home after a very successful week.
So in the Junior girls, 2 out of 3 ain't bad, 3 Grand Finals, 12s, 14s and 16s, with wins in the 12s and 16s.
Under16 Girls take the Cup at Kanga.
It's been several years in the planning - and trying. Jamie Collins has to be congratulated for his long term coaching support of this team, a group of girls that have now tasted success in a very tough competition.This is a breakthrough win for the girls, until now we have never won anything at Kanga above under11.
Well done girls, well done Jamie, and well done stand in Manager Guy Watson.
Under11 Northbridge Academy win the Kanga Plate.
Well done lads, a great week. It's not easy to win anything at Kanga, the competition is tough at every level, in every age group, so to take the Plate is an awesome achievement. And well done Coach Alec, first time at Kanga and a winner!

Nick Santore Award 2016

The Award remembers Nick and rewards juniors that represent the best new talent in the Club. Kids that play well, train well and show great sportsmanship.
Maddie and Ollie are the year's joint winners.

Victor Lee Allergy Awareness Round Raises $3,677 for Allergy Research.
Thank you to all Club Members who took part in the weekend and actively raised money. And thank you to all the organisers and team managers for your part in making the weekend a fitting tribute to Victor

High Performance Football Programme 2016 +
The club has had a stated objective for a number of years now to be a leading youth development club in Australia.
Partly to satisfy this objective and also to match our commitment to continual improvement, we have partnered with the Central Coast Mariners to offer a programme where our players have a direct development pathway into the A League and W League.
Thanks to the relationship with the Mariners, the Club is most fortunate to have Wayne “Sully” O’Sullivan as our new Technical Director to oversee this next evolution of the Club’s football programmes.  Sully has immense experience in high performance football as a player and Pro-Licensed coach. 
Please click HERE to download and view an updated (28/8/15) outline of our High Performance Programme for 2016, which complies fully with the FFA National Curriculum.
In the coming weeks there will be further information relayed to all players and parents about trial dates for next season for both North Shore Mariners teams and Northbridge FC Academy teams in both girls’ and boys’ and women’s and men’s programmes.
Yours sincerely,
Rory Grace
Northbridge FC & North Shore Mariners

NSM Head Coach Joe Haywood appointed CCM NYL Coach
North Shore Mariners Head Coach, Joe Haywood, has also now been appointed Head Coach of the Central Coast Mariners National Youth League team.
Joe sees this as a great opportunity for himself as well as the talented junior and youth players in the North Shore Mariners program.
Joe has had plenty of success this season with his Men grabbing the title and the Grand Final win in State League One. 
His U18s reached the Grand Final as well, while the Regional Youth League boys, U12s and U15s, won their titles as well.
Besides the National Youth League, Joe continues his great work with the North Shore Mariners alongside the club's Technical Director, Wayne "Sully" O'Sullivan.

New FNSW Leagues announced. Direct pathway to A League now on the North Shore.
In 2016 The North Shore Mariners boys and youth will play in the highest level of Football in NSW, Premier League Youth Tier 1.
The Club will also be part of the new FNSW SAP [Skills Acquisition Program].
These high level competitions will be the perfect development pathway for kids wanting to mix it with the best in the State.
The Men move up to Premier League 2 where they will have great match ups against clubs like Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Women will once again be in the top Women's and Girl's Competition, Football NSW WNPL 1.
For footballers with ambitions to play A League or W League the road to the top is now right here on the North Shore.
The North Shore Mariners is a direct link to the Central Coast Mariners.
Under the agreement between the North Shore Mariners and The Central Coast Mariners, the North Shore Academy will prepare players for the A League plus the upcoming Central Coast Mariners W League Team.
Northbridge Club President Rory Grace was asked what the club had done to make this type of program possible.
''We started  by getting Wayne O'sullivan on board.  Sully, as he is known, is unquestionably one of Australia's top Technical Directors''.
Sully has already enjoyed high level roles, A League Assistant Coach at Wellington Phoenix and The Central Coast Mariners plus Head Coach for Newcastle Jets W League Team.
Sully has now spent the last 5 months at the Club developing the High Performance Programs for players, male and female between the ages of 9 and 23.
An extended program which will allow each player to reach their full potential.
To open up the pathway to the A League Team, Northbridge Head Coach Joe Haywood has now also been appointed Head Coach of The Central Coast's National Youth League Team.
Joe sees this as a real breakthrough for talented juniors.
'' This is a brilliant opportunity for the boys coming through, in fact we just had two of our North Shore lads playing trial games and training with the Central Coast Mariners A League Team''.
And to prepare for the upcoming W League Team, the North Shore Mariners have appointed former Junior Matilda's Coach and Matilda's Assistant Coach, Spencer Prior.
Spencer has created the only Holistic Girl's Program in Australia for the North Shore Mariners, a  program that takes girls from 8 years old all the way through to W League.