Kings kicking goals for Tweed
DETERMINED to improve pathways for the region’s most-talented footballers, the Tweed Valley Kings committee has endured a demanding off-season.
An amalgamated football venture arising from the Tweed Shire, the club has, since its conception, been extremely vocal in its quest to take local football to the nextlevel.
Last year TVK enticed A-League newcomers Gold Coast United to Kingscliff, launched a Tweed Valley Junior Development program, flew the flag high for female sport with a remarkable runner-up finish in the women’s Gold Coast Soccer Premier League, and laid the foundations for future projects.
This year the Kings hope to up the ante.
While continuing to develop the aforementioned projects, club president Christopher Davis and his committee say they have a couple of new buns in the oven.
Most notably, the club has forked out thousands of dollars to bring a Football NSW High Performance (HP) coaching seminar – Project 22 – to the Tweed.
Always eager to involve every Tweed-based club in the region’s development, Davis extended an open invitation to fellow club officials to attend the weekend-long seminar headed by FNSW chief executive officer Michael Quarmby and HP manager Paul Bentvelzen.
“We have worked very hard to bring TVK to the local football community,” Davis said.
“We have written to all the clubs in the Tweed regarding our intentions, and have congratulated Pottsville on their promotion to the top flight of the Football Far North Coast competition.
“We really want to work with all our local clubs to bring the best for football in the area.
“This seminar will be TVK’s first in a series of development initiatives for Tweed football clubs.”
Launched in Sydney, Project 22 is a development system aimed at producing future Socceroos and Matildas for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and beyond.
While the initiative primarily seeks to identify the best players aged 9-14 in NSW, Project 22 was also designed to account for country development in regions like the Far North Coast.
The seminar commences Saturday, February 6, and interested parties are encouraged to contact the club at: firstname.lastname@example.org.