South coast beckons Navy footballers

Published on LEUT Sarah West (author)

Location(s): Gerringong, NSW

Topic(s): Soccer

Navy footballers at the 2018 South Coast Sevens tournament at Gerringong, New South Wales. (photo: )
Navy footballers at the 2018 South Coast Sevens tournament at Gerringong, New South Wales.

Navy Football Federation Australia is looking for new talent to represent Navy at this year’s South Coast Sevens tournament at Gerringong.

Navy partnered with the Gerringong Breakers Football Club last year to host the tournament, with a view to strengthening its ties with the broader football community.

Director of Football, Lieutenant Commander Jim Ford said the event was an outstanding success, spurring Navy to continue the partnership in 2019.

“More than 300 footballers from across the South Coast region and as far as Sydney and Canberra participated in the two-day event, which resulted in some thrilling finals that delighted the crowds that stayed on to watch until the final whistle.

“Navy not only entered four teams that achieved various levels of success on the pitch, but our Navy players pitched in to set up the fields, work in the canteen and demonstrate their commitment to the broader Australian ‘football family’. 

“South Coast Sevens is also a great way for new players to get involved in Navy Football before committing to coming along and trailing for a spot in our representative teams that we send to nationals each year,” Lieutenant Commander Ford said.

Navy footballers at the 2018 South Coast Sevens tournament at Gerringong, New South Wales.

Navy footballers at the 2018 South Coast Sevens tournament at Gerringong, New South Wales.

The 2019 South Coast Sevens football tournament will be held at the Gerringong Breakers Football Club in Gerringong, New South Wales, from 27-29 September.

As well as helping to run the tournament, Navy Football Federation Australia will enter four teams in the men’s, women’s and over 35s men’s competitions. 

Interested players and volunteers should email Leading Seaman Jason Barutha at NavyFFA@drn.mil.au

The South Coast 7s is the premier community event on the Navy Football Federation Australia calendar and serves as a great lead-in activity to the Navy Training and Development Camp and Australian Defence Force National Football Championships in October.