Nepean Football Association

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Nepean Football Association
Nepean Football Association.jpg
Formation1961
HeadquartersPenrith, New South Wales, Australia[1]
Parent organisation
Football NSW, FFA
WebsiteOfficial Website

Nepean Football Association (NFA) is the governing body of amateur football across the Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains areas of western Sydney. Clubs are located in four council areas, City of Penrith, City of Blue Mountains, City of Hawkesbury and Wollondilly Shire. Its administrative offices are located in Penrith.

History[edit]

Nepean Junior Soccer Association was formed 9 November 1961[2] with the first competitions commencing in 1962. They were later to be known as Nepean District Soccer Association, then Nepean District Soccer Football Association before settling on Nepean Football Association (2014) as the word football steadily replaces soccer across Australia.

Clubs and competitions[edit]

Nepean FC[edit]

NFA are responsible for the administration and running of Nepean FC who were formed in 2011 and as at 2019 compete in NSW State League for Men and the Women's NPL2 competition.

Competitions[edit]

NFA organises football across all competitions including Mini Roos (ages 5-11), competitive junior football for boys and girls (ages 12-17), intermediate age groups (ages 18-21), men (including over 35s) and women. As at 2018 there were 13 men's divisions, 5 men's over 35's divisions and 5 women's divisions. In 2017 there were 12,223 registered players in the Nepean area across 31 clubs[3]

The association also conducts activities for athletes with special needs with the Nepean Dragons Football group. They run a summer football competition at two venues (Penrith & Springwood) along with other venues in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains.

Current Clubs[edit]

The following clubs currently[4] have teams participating in NFA competitions:

  • Junior teams indicate under 12s to under 17s and does not include Miniroos.
  • Data is for the 2018 season.
Team Founded Home ground Local government area Juniors Seniors Over 35s
Blaxland 1969 St Johns Oval, Blaxland (Home ground)
Glenbrook Oval, Glenbrook (Alternative ground)
City of Blue Mountains 8 8 2
Bligh Park 1990 Berger Road, South Windsor (Home ground)
Bounty Reserve, Bligh Park (Training ground)
City of Hawkesbury 3 1 0
Blue Mountains (formed as Lapstone United SC) 1965 Knapsack Park, Glenbrook City of Blue Mountains 15 7 3
Colo Cougar Park, North Richmond City of Hawkesbury 15 13 2
Cranebrook United Andromeda Oval, Cranebrook City of Penrith 9 8 2
Emu Plains 1969 Hunter Field, Emu Plains City of Penrith 7 11 1
Glenmore Park 1994 Mulgoa Rise Fields, Glenmore Park City of Penrith 22 17 3
Glossodia 1983 Woodbury Oval, Glossodia City of Hawkesbury 1 0 0
Hazelbrook 1958 Gloria Park, Hazelbrook (Home)
Lawson Oval, Lawson (Alternative)
City of Blue Mountains 8 7 3
Henry Lawson 1978 Parkes Avenue, Werrington City of Penrith 5 10 1
Jamisontown Eileen Cammack Reserve, South Penrith City of Penrith 4 6 3
Joeys 1971 Parker Street Reserve, Kingswood City of Penrith 0 4 0
Lowland Wanderers Bensons Lane, Richmond City of Hawkesbury 7 9 1
Mulgoa Valley Gow Park, Mulgoa City of Penrith 2 1 0
Nepean Dragons 2007 Jamison Park, Penrith City of Penrith 0 0 0
Penrith FC 1968 Jamison Park, Penrith City of Penrith 8 10 1
Penrith R.S.L. 1963 Jamison Park, Penrith City of Penrith 7 3 0
Penrith Rovers 1999 Parke Street Reserve, Kingswood City of Penrith 5 4 0
Pitt Town Oakville Reserve, Oakville (Home)
Pitt Town & District Sports Club Oval, Pitt Town (Alternative)
City of Hawkesbury 5 4 0
Richmond Ex-Servicemens (formed as Beaumont Park SC) 1967 Icely Park, Richmond City of Hawkesbury 8 3 1
Springwood United 1968 Summerhayes Park, Winmalee City of Blue Mountains 19 11 4
St Clair United 1979 Mark Leece Sporting Complex, St Clair City of Penrith 9 8 2
St Marys Band Club Rangers 1960 Kevin Dwyer Park, Colyton City of Penrith 8 10 3
St Marys Convent Myrtle Street Fields, Claremont Meadows City of Penrith 0 4 0
St Marys SC 1962 Potter Field, St Marys City of Penrith 4 6 1
St Paul's Grammar School 1983 St Paul's Grammar School, Cranebrook City of Penrith 1 0 0
Warradale 1983 Waterboard Oval, Warragamba Wollondilly Shire 0 2 1
Wentworth Falls 1975 Pitt Park, Wentworth Falls City of Blue Mountains 6 3 1
Werrington FC 1974 Luddenham Oval, Orchard Hills City of Penrith 1 1 2
Wilberforce United 1977 Woodlands Park, Wilberforce City of Hawkesbury 2 5 0
Wollemi FC 1999 Wollemi Soccer Club, Werrington City of Penrith 3 1 0

Defunct Clubs[edit]

  • Blue Mountains Grammar School SC
  • Cherrywood Soccer Club
  • Claremont Meadows Soccer Club
  • Londonderry Soccer Club
  • Western Storm Soccer Club

2018 Nepean Football Association Men's Premier League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Penrith Rovers 16 13 1 2 60 22 +38 38[a]
2 Hazelbrook 16 12 3 1 54 14 +40 35[b]
3 Emu Plains 16 11 0 5 57 15 +42 33
4 Blue Mountains 16 10 1 5 50 38 +12 31
5 St Marys Band Club Rangers 16 6 0 10 27 51 −24 21[c]
6 Glenmore Park 16 5 2 9 31 40 −9 17
7 Lowland Wanderers 16 5 0 11 25 54 −29 13[d]
8 St Clair 16 4 0 12 28 47 −19 9[e]
9 Cranebrook United 16 2 1 13 16 67 −51 7
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Penrith Rovers docked two points.
  2. ^ Hazelbrook docked four points.
  3. ^ St Marys Band Club Rangers awarded three points.
  4. ^ Lowland Wanderers docked two points.
  5. ^ St Clair United docked three points.

Notable Players[edit]

The following players have played football for clubs in the NFA who have gone on to represent the Australian Men's and Women's National Teams:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFA About". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ url=https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/100982908?searchTerm=nepean%20soccer&searchLimits=
  3. ^ http://www.nepeanfootball.com.au/index.php/library/minutes/disciplinary-committee-minutes/1051-2017-nfa-annual-report
  4. ^ http://www.nepeanfootball.com.au/index.php/clubs
  5. ^ http://www.grassrootsfootballproject.com/blog/leah-blayney
  6. ^ https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/west/western-sydney-wanderers-striker-and-nepean-junior-mark-bridge-says-his-team-is-8220fit-strong-and-ready8221-for-aleague-season/news-story/c4cf062ad4edbbffcb6cde4d4599d557
  7. ^ http://www.hawkesburygazette.com.au/story/3406413/a-league-on-the-rise-says-former-socceroo-and-colo-player-luke-casserly/
  8. ^ http://www.grassrootsfootballproject.com/blog/mike-gibson
  9. ^ http://www.grassrootsfootballproject.com/blog/ian-hunter
  10. ^ http://www.grassrootsfootballproject.com/blog/jenna-kingsley
  11. ^ https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/west/wanderers-win-over-perth-glory-delivers-more-than-just-a-win/news-story/52c47ba34c083295cc3b369739ff7efd
  12. ^ "Mark Schwarzer @ Colo". Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Mile Jedinak @ Werrington". Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  14. ^ https://www.wanderland.com.au/wp-content/uploads/TheWanderer_Issue22.pdf

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