An open letter from Conference Director, Ken Stead

On May 25 & 26 this year, IFCCA will commence it’s inaugural international football coaching conference, the first of its kind in nine years. To be held on the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines Resort. IFCCA presents a new way forward in coach support and coach networking here in Australia.

The joint venture between Football Queensland and myself aims to provide vital additional support to coaches already licensed by Football Federation Australia.

The brain child of Football Queensland and fantastically supported by Football Federation Australia, IFCCA brings together various stakeholders in the game who look to elevate Australian football to amongst the world elite.

Recognised by Football Coaches Australia, Professional Footballers Australia and supported by all Australian Member Federations, IFCCA aims to serve the development of the game in Australia and to collaborate with partners that can assist in bringing the best coaching experience to local coaches.

There have been many challenges to football in Australia over the last two or three years and the conference presents a wonderful opportunity to bring all football parties together in one venue. Leading the charge in providing cutting-edge global football insight, IFCCA sets new standards in football conferencing and provides access to some of the best local and global experts in the game.

Where many Australian football coaches have to spend countless hours on the internet searching for the latest trends in the world game or taking expensive tours overseas and not obtaining quality information, IFCCA brings the knowledge and the expertise here to South-East Queensland.

Whether it’s listening to plans regarding the women’s game from Emma Highwood, hearing Graham Arnold speak of his vision for the Socceroos, gaining an insight in to the new National Technical Director’s priorities for developing the curriculum or seeking in-depth information on the famed Athletic Club Bilboa or Aspire Academy methodology, this is the number one football conference for all football lovers in the country.

As we move closer to the conference starting date, the excitement is starting to build. I look forward to meeting you in person and to hearing what information you are looking forward to gaining and getting your thoughts on the future direction of the conference. See you at #IFCCA2019 Sincerely, Ken Stead Conference Director

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