NNSWF announces NSW Football Legacy Program workforce

August 16th, 2022

Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce its NSW Football Legacy Program workforce.

The NSW Football Legacy Program is part of a $10 million investment from the NSW government as a legacy of hosting matches in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023.

The program will support football at all levels through the construction of new community facilities, participation initiatives, high performance, leadership and development programs as well as tourism and international engagement.

The program will see NNSWF add four staff who make up its NNSW Football Legacy team.


Legacy Plan Manager

Annelise Rosnell will be the Legacy Plan Manager, overseeing the delivery of the NSW Football Legacy Program for NNSWF. Rosnell will work with her NNSW Football Legacy team to manage the suite of programs and services that will grow the female game and provide lasting benefits across all facets of football.

Rosnell has spent the last two years working as NNSWF’s Female Participation and Inclusion Officer, having first joined NNSWF in a full-time capacity as a MiniRoos Development Officer in 2019.

Rosnell said she was excited about the opportunity to leverage a global, world class event like the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023.

“I think people will look back on the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia as a time stamp in the history of women’s football,” Rosnell said.

“It’s our job as the NSW Football Legacy team to best leverage the event to create lasting impacts for our football community.”


Legacy Development Officers

Helen Moseley and Joseph Wright have been appointed as Legacy Development Officers, responsible for ensuring the roll out of the NSW Football Legacy Program across northern NSW.

The LDO’s will work closely with affiliated bodies and clubs, helping the football community engage with the suite of programs and services made available by the NSW Football Legacy Program.

As part of the program, the LDO’s will provide opportunities for clubs to access funds through an Infrastructure and Participation Grant Scheme and for individuals to connect to the game through scholarships, programs and leadership and development opportunities.

Moseley is a football enthusiast. She coaches and volunteers with North Coast Football community club Orara Valley FC and coaches within the NCF NPL program and NNSWF Talent Support Program.

Moseley has also coached programs including MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls and Kick-On for Women and has worked with the RISE Football Academy in Coffs Harbour.

Wright joined NNSWF in March and has overseen the wildly successful implementation of the Multicultural Settlement Program.

The introduction of the MSP in terms two and three saw more than 250 children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds join together in a football program fostering inclusion and community connection.

Wright has previously worked for Football Australia as a participation officer delivering a range of MiniRoos Sporting School programs in the ACT.


Daughters and Dads Program Coordinator

Kirsten Smith has been appointed as the Daughters and Dads Program Coordinator. Smith will be responsible for rolling out the newly established, football specific Daughters and Dads Program across NSW.

She will also be responsible for identifying key locations for program delivery, identifying and training facilitators and helping the ongoing football participation of players in the program.

The Daughters and Dads Program is a world-first lifestyle program targeting fathers and father figures as the agents of change to improve their daughters’ physical activity levels, sport skills and social-emotional wellbeing.

The program will be delivered at multiple locations throughout the year across NSW for girls aged five to 12-years-old and their fathers or father figures. Each session will include a 30-minute education session and a 60-minute practical football session.

Smith joins the NNSWF Football Legacy team from her role as Football Operations Administrator at Newcastle Jets FC. She has worked over a broad range of football programs and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team that will be fundamental in the program’s successful implementation.


Rosnell said she was excited to start work with her team.

“We’ve put together a wonderful team of people who are energetic and enthusiastic about what the NSW Football Legacy Program has the potential to deliver for the football community,” Rosnell said.

“Kirsten’s administration and program coordination background, coupled with her passion for sport, make her a brilliant addition to the team.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Joe already during his time at NNSWF and I know he is a passionate advocate for women’s football. He has spent the majority of his formal coaching career within the female football setup and is inspired by the opportunities that will come from hosting a FIFA Women’s World Cup on home soil.

“Helen has a passion for developing football environments that foster positive culture, are welcoming, encouraging and ultimately aid in more people enjoying football.

“We are in such a strong position with the team we’ve built and I’m excited to see what we can achieve together.”

Rosnell and Wright have started in their roles, with Smith and Moseley to start on 12 September.

To discuss the suit of programs and services, club grant funding or the Daughters and Dads Program with the NNSW Football Legacy team, contact legacy@northernnswfootball.com.au

Related Topics:
Annelise Rosnell Helen Moseley Joseph Wright Kirsten Smith NSW Football Legacy Program workforce

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