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Blacktown Council Wet Weather Statement
Below is a statement about field conditions from the Blacktown City Council.
" This is a general update on the current situation for field preparations affecting winter sports grounds.
The weather Bureau records indicate that in the 24 days of March in Blacktown there has been approx 340 mm of recorded rainfall. That's about 15 mm every day on average.
Most of the Cities sports fields are saturated and will remain closed for the time being to minimise damage.
The continuous wet weather has accelerated grass growth and made it difficult to properly maintain local sporting fields and surrounds without causing significant damage. Fields are being assessed daily, and fields are being cut where possible.
Despite the wet weather and the bogginess of the ground, Council must continue to carefully manage the ‘catch up’ work necessary to maintain the fields and return the grounds to good condition. The surface of the field must dry out to promote good growth for the future, so you may see some initial mowing work taking place to allow this to happen before the final finishing work is carried out. Sometimes this may cause muddiness on the fields from the heavy machinery movements.
Council staff are attending to the grounds any time weather permits and it may take a number of weeks before conditions are back to some sort of normality and we appreciate your understanding on this matter.
Regarding sports field changeover we have managed to install posts on about 90 % of fields which has been a great effort by our staff However we cannot cover any of the 12 wickets and this work realistically can't be scheduled for two weeks in good drying conditions. With the long grass and minimal cutting it is pointless marking any lines and that is where we are seriously behind.
We appreciate your understanding and patience with the current conditions being experienced."
Blacktown City FC is proud to announce our new grassroots football club City FC. City FC will participate in the the Blacktown & Districts Soccer Football Association (BDSFA) competitions in the 2017 season.
We are looking for boys and girls to play in the U9 to U16 age groups. This focused age group is to help develop our grassroots players and give them an opportunity to play in the local Blacktown Community.
Registration Day! -- Sunday 12 Feb, 3-5pm at Lily's Football Centre
There are also volunteer roles available for coaches, managers or committee members. Thus giving the wider Blacktown Community the chance to be involved in our grassroots club.
Register your Expression of Interest, either as a player or volunteer for City FC below!
Be sure to follow City FC on Facebook for regular updates!
Blacktown City FC has appointed Brian Dene as General Manager/Head of Football.
Brian has expertise in developing players in an elite environment and experience in building high performing teams in a positive organisational culture. He has a comprehensive understanding of the structure and dynamics of Australian and International high performance football, including the interrelationships at local, state and national level.
Brian holds the AFC/FFA 'A' Licence, a FIFA Futuro III Instructors Licence and has degrees in Master of Education (Coach Education), a Bachelor of Physical Health Education and a Bachelor of Sports Studies, majoring in Coaching.
His most recent coaching experience comprises NYL Head Coach and NYL Assistant Coach at Sydney FC, Australian Schoolboys Coach, Australian Schoolgirls Coach and four years as an Assistant Coach at the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS).
Dene?s appointment to the Club is about creating it's future through investment in youth football by building upon the current players, retaining exceptional football coaching and support staff, ensuring consistency of programs and engagement with the local community.
Blacktown City FC's commitment is to best-practice that presents a clear pathway from the Skill Acquisition Program progressing up to First Grade. This will be done by introducing sophisticated scouting and development systems, using the latest sports science technology and ensuring that talent is identified and nurtured from a young age.
Dene says, "It's important that the vision and philosophy of the Club is exactly the same from the Under 9's up to the first team. My contribution to the growth and success of Blacktown City FC is to ensure the Club provides opportunities for young men and women to develop their football skills, character, self-esteem, persistence, resilience and self-discipline and most importantly a healthy competitive participation in the game."
Dene has a real passion for leadership and confirms his focus, "I lead by example and I want to ensure the coaches and players do the same, on and off the field. As a Club we need to instil effective training and playing behaviours, commitment, leadership and teamwork ensuring each individual within the program strive to reach their highest potential".
Finally Brian says, "Football is my passion, and my life has been enriched by it. Throughout my professional coaching life I have enjoyed sharing this passion with others".
Football Skills Program!
Registration is now open!
This term we have expanded our choices of program. Our very popular U4 – U8 Football Skills Program is back again this term.
Along with this, BCFC would like to introduce our new U7-U8 Advanced Skills Program.
U4 - U8 FOOTBALL SKILLS PROGRAM
Our very popular U4 – U8 Football Skills Program is back again this term. Running every Monday from the 29 May and ending on the 26 June.
Once again our focus is on the most important aspect of football, FUN! Along with this, fundamental ball mastery and game play will get our young footballers comfortable with a ball at their feet.
The U4 – U8 Football Skills Program will be run from Lily’s Football Centre.
U7 - U8 ADVANCED SKILLS PROGRAM
This new initiative, designed specifically for U7-U8 (2009-2010 Born) focuses on 1v1 and 2v2 situations and gets players comfortable in these situations. This builds players in the mould that we look for here at Blacktown City FC, where we implement a fast, fluid and attacking style of football. This program will run every Friday of June from the 2 June to the 30 June. The U7-U8 Advanced Skills Program will take place on Ashley Brown Reserve, which is accessible from Lily’s Football Centre.
Both programs are from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. And the cost is $100 for each program.
There is absolutely no reason why a player cannot attend both the Football Skills and the Advanced Skills programs, as long as they are U7 or U8!
We look forward to seeing you there!