Introducing Private Small Group Training

Lugarno Football Club is pleased to announce an exciting new coaching offering to all young football players starting in season 2021. Small group training, run by one of the members of our UEFA A Coaching Director - Dejan Lukic’s team, the training will target specific football skills to give your budding young footballer the edge that they need.

 

WHY: Dejan Lukic is a UEFA A Coach who has coached for over 20 years in both Europe and Australia as well as playing at the highest level in Europe for over a decade. Dejan has been exposed to some great coaches during his time as a player and coach. He has carefully crafted programs to suit all age groups and all levels of ability, and these coaching philosophies have been embedded into his coaching staff who work for the club. Dejan has a genuine long-term love of the game and helping kids develop their football skills is one of his greatest passions.

WHAT: Dejan and his team will tailor the training to suit the age group required and help your child build the necessary football foundations, improve their confidence and skill and take their game to the next level. Each small group session will have either 2 or 3 players allotted to the timeslot. You can choose to do the sessions with a mate or two if that works better for you. The sessions are open to ALL.

WHEN: Starting Wednesday, February 3rd for the next 4 Wednesdays, 2 slots will be available to book from 4pm-5pm via (Click Here). From the week starting Monday, March 1st and continuing for the entire football season, 4 sessions will be available to be booked. Tuesday 4pm – 5pm (2 slots) and Thursday 4pm – 5pm (2 slots). Bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and there are no lock-in commitments.

WHERE: Gannons Park, in front of the Lugarno Football Club canteen.

COST: Costs for these small group 1hr sessions will be $30 per child. Cash payment preferred.

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Lugarno FC 2021 Initiatives

Lugarno Football Club is pleased to offer new and existing members a number of registration discounts and concessions for 2021. 2020 has been a difficult year for all involved and at Lugarno Football Club, we’d like to lighten your financial burden in 2021 and get you playing the game you love with your friends.

DISCOUNT REGISTRATION – ALL NEW FEMALE PLAYERS, NEW MALE PLAYERS U13-U18.
Firstly, all NEW Female Players (U7s-All age) and all NEW Male Players in the U13-U18 age bracket will get $50 off their registration for 2021. We will find you the right team and provide you with your full playing and training kit. The rest is up to you!

REFER A FRIEND – ALL FEMALES, MALES U13-U18.
Another new initiative that the club is introducing for 2021 is the ‘Refer a Friend’ concession. For any existing female player that refers another new female player to register with the club, they will receive a $50 ‘Refer a Friend’ discount off their own registration for 2021. Likewise, for any existing male player within the U13-U18 age bracket that refers another new male player within the U13-U18 age bracket to register with the club, they too will receive the $50 ‘Refer a Friend’ discount.**

**Maximum $50 ‘Refer a Friend’ discount applies to one player. Players will be reimbursed referral fee post-registration.

REDUCED REGISTRATION
The club is also reducing ALL registration for existing players across the board to ensure that both new and existing players benefit from the reduced costs and can just focus on playing the game that they love.

Registrations open January 7th. We look forward to seeing you and your friends wearing the Orange of Lugarno Football Club in season 2021.

Looking for Premier League Coach

Lugarno Football Club is now taking expressions of interest for a Premier League Head Coach. The remunerated position will start preparation for season 2021 early in the new year.

Responsibilities
  • Drive recruitment engagements with a view to finalise the premier league squad for season 2021.
  • Prepare and plan for the 2021 pre-season commencing January 2021.
  • Team selection of premier league and reserve grade teams prior to each round’s fixtures.
  • Devise a strategy and tactical direction for the premier league team each fixture.
  • Prepare for and conduct all training sessions for the premier league squad, twice a week at a minimum.
  • Provide regular feedback to players, officials, support staff as needed.
  • Embrace the culture of the Lugarno Football Club.
 
Experience
  • Strong experience coaching senior football (Premier league coaching experience desirable).
  • Demonstrated results and achievements from the previous coaching experience.
  • The ability to manage the selections of the premier league and reserve grade line-ups working closely with the appointed reserve grade coach.
 
Additional Information
  • The successful applicant will be supported by the Reserve Grade coach and key officials and representatives of the club.
  • The successful applicant must dedicate time on game day to observe the reserve grade matches as well as prepare for the premier league fixture.

 

To apply, please click here.

Registration closes on the 6th December 2020.

Lugarno FC Football Focus & NextGEN Trials 2021

Trials for Lugarno FC Football Focus & NextGEN will be held on the November 7th & 14th, 2020 at Trafalgar St, Peakhurst Park (Synthetic Field).

Football Focus is Lugarno Football Club’s player development program, the most comprehensive player development program across the St.George Football Association. The program covers the under 8 to under 11 age groups and gives players the SAP experience for a fraction of the cost. It is run by UEFA – A Licensed coach Dejan Lukic.

NextGen is the next step in Lugarno FC’s junior player development journey covering the age groups of under 12’s to under 16’s. The coaching support-based model works under the premise of creating a coaching support structure for all teams graduating from Lugarno Football Club’s Football Focus program. Each team graduating from the Football Focus program will enter the NextGen phase and receive coaching support from our UEFA - A Licensed coach Dejan Lukic and his team, whilst they compete in the SGFA junior A grade competitions.

More information, please visit our Player development page

To register your spot, please register here. https://lugarnofc.com.au/fftrials/

 

 

Congratulations Katie White – Lugarno FC’s 1st Female Playing Life Member

The ‘Katie White Round’ held at Gannons Park saw Katie being admitted into the ranks of Lugarno FC Life Membership, having become the first female to be awarded the prestigious honour for playing service.
Katie has been playing for LFC for 25 years.

This outstanding contribution to the Club was acknowledged with LFC organising the special Katie round.
Present were socially distanced LFC Life Members, players, team officials, supporters and representatives of the football community.

In recognition of Katie’s contributions to the Club, Club President Hagop announced the introduction from season 2021 of a new club perpetual trophy – the Katie White trophy. The new trophy will cover emerging and aspiring junior female players as Katie is and will continue to be a role model to inspire them.

Katie was presented with her Life Members badge and a special framed jersey featuring her first playing jersey and the current one, including pics from her junior and current teams.

Sydney FC generously donated an ‘Ultimate Match Day Experience’ package for season 2021, at her choice of an A League or W League match.

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL ACTIVITY – Update from the SGFA

The COVID-19 outbreak has clearly affected us all.

That said, we are sure you would all agree and appreciate, we all play our part in minimising its spread so as to bring it under control as soon as practically possible. Parallel to all government and community announcements about ‘social distancing’, good hygiene practices, football and indeed all sport has a role to play amongst our members and all involved in the game.

To this end, today our National Governing Body, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has released an updated Circular (Circular No 20-06), suspending all community football activities (i.e. below A-League and W-League), effective from 12:00am on 18 March 2020, all sanctioned grassroots football activity in Australia will be suspended until 14 April 2020.

To view a copy of Circular No 20-06 please click here.

 

 What does this mean for our Association, our competitions/leagues and your clubs ?

  • Effective immediately, all games, training and other football activities must cease; until 14 April at the earliest.
  • Where possible, unnecessary meetings and other gatherings should either cease or be minimised. We suggest that you look to alternative forms of meeting (teleconferences) or by utilising other forms of technology (e.g. Skype).
  • No competitions will commence at this stage and the St George Football Association is currently working on a revised competition structure based on this directive. A meeting with Club Presidents is scheduled for this Thursday 19th March, where an update will be provided and discussed.
  • Any football activity which takes place during this period is not sanctioned by the Association nor Football NSW and, therefore, the Personal Accident insurance cover that is provided as part of a player’s registration may not apply

As you would appreciate, we are working with our state governing body, Football NSW, who is in turn constantly liaising with FFA and relevant government agencies, and everyone is committed to keeping you informed and up to date in these rapidly changing times.