Soccer coaching company withdraws training program
A private soccer coaching company has told Southern and Ettalong United Football Club that it has withdrawn a training program that caused confusion with the club's activities.
The Southern and Ettalong United Lions previously alerted parents that the MVP Football Lionesses were not affiliated with the club.
"MVP Football is a private consortium that is targeting junior girls on the Peninsula selling football development at a cost of more than five times club registration fees," said club president Mr Glen Balneaves."SEUFC Lionesses have been playing football on the Central Coast over the past 45 years," he said.
He said the club "has invested a huge amount of infrastructure and development towards our junior girls and senior women programs over many years.
"We have our own internal girls development academy which is delivered at no cost to parents and carers and have recently built the very first women's change room at a grassroots club level.
"We are extremely proud of our many junior girls who have participated in our development programs are currently making inroads at all levels of women's representative football.
"It is important that parents and carers are informed that junior girls' development and pathways can be delivered without necessarily paying private business development fees."
Mr Balneaves later said: "We have been contacted by MVP Football advising that their Lionesses Program has been withdrawn and they apologise for any confusion caused to our members and our current program."
He said that "MVP Football want to work with all Central Coast football clubs and are currently working on a new program to offer additional training for junior girls development."
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Glen Balneaves, SEUFC