MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT – Brisbane City announce historic partnership with St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace
Brisbane City F.C. are proud to announce that the club has entered into a historic partnership with St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace.
Forming part of the clubs MyCity football initiatives, Brisbane City F.C. will be undertaking a restructure of the entire football program currently on offer at Terrace, providing a comprehensive developmental guide to playing and coaching, and delivering the services to the boys in three parallel programs – “First Development Squad”, “Performance Program” and the “Participation Program”.
Representing a significant coup for Terrace, Brisbane City Head Coach and former Socceroo’s star John Kosmina will join the Terrace coaching staff and take responsibility for the “First Development Squad”, encompassing the Open 1st XI and 2nd XI teams, the Year 11A and B teams and the Year 10 A and B teams.
The partnership was designed to assist the college in meeting the demands of significant growth being experienced in football and delivering higher quality football outcomes for its students by improving technical pathways with the aim of achieving better results both on and off the pitch for the players, coaches and Terrace families.
The “Performance Program” will be led by Brisbane City SAP Director and Under 15 PlayStation 4 National Premier League Coach Mitch Edwards, and will be aimed at developing the younger members of the program, establishing the patterns of play and common game sense.
Brisbane City Technical Director Tom Laxton is thrilled with the development of this partnership.
“Elite youth football development in partnership with secondary education is the gold standard for developing players, having an integrated approach to education lends itself to making sure that players educate themselves and have a fall back plan if football doesn’t work.” Tom explained.
“The relationship with Terrace is perfect for the club in that they have a very similar culture to us in wanting well rounded young men to grow up as leaders in their community.” Tom continued.
“The Terrace football program will benefit from the fantastic coaches we have at the club and the intellectual property that has given rise to our prosperity in developing the young talent of Brisbane and South East Queensland, whilst the club will benefit with access to Terrace’s top class facilities.”
Damian Wright, Director of Sport at Terrace said, “Season 2018 will be a truly remarkable step forward for the (football) program.”
“Arising from the 2017 review was a clear desire to improve both training attendance and on field performance for all Terrace teams.” Wright continued, “This will most certainly be addressed in 2018 with clear guidelines given to coaches and also to the students.”
“Personally, I am excited about the changes moving forward and the fantastic opportunities that the Terrace Football Program will have in 2018 with Brisbane City.”