Bruce Dinsdale (at left), operations manager Football Queensland, FFNC general manager Steve Mackney (centre), and Howard Stubbs, FFNC’s new coaching and development coordinator.
Bruce Dinsdale (at left), operations manager Football Queensland, FFNC general manager Steve Mackney (centre), and Howard Stubbs, FFNC’s new coaching and development coordinator. DAVID NIELSEN

Stubbs appointment a win-win

FOOTBALL Far North Coast (FFNC) will continue its representative presence in South East Queensland and a sharper focus on women as coaches with Howard Stubbs taking up the reins of coaching co-ordinator.

Stubbs has been involved with the organisation for some time, having coached in the region for around 14 years.

His latest role will be to oversee the region’s representative and development squads.

Stubbs will be working with Football Queensland to continue the representative program which for the last three years has seen soccer players from the area aged from nine to 16 challenge teams from north of the border in the Rebel Sport Junior Premier League competition.Stubbs said he was ‘comfortable with the role’, which he’s had twice before in six-month stints.

“I’ve been involved in this role further back,” he said.

“This time I’ll really be trying to bring more female coaches on board to coach the girl’s teams.”

His appointment has been endorsed by Football Queensland.

“It’s good for these guys to be in the program,” operations manager Football Queensland, Bruce Dinsdale, said.

This year FFNC will also be focusing on female participation.

“We will support and focus on the girls this year, from both a player and coaching perspective,” FFNC general manager Steve Mackney said.

“If we can do our bit in this zone in terms of playing, coaching and refereeing, we believe it will be mirrored in other zones.”



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