Partners! Strikers and Jimboomba United Join Forces For Junior Footballers

Dec 16, 2017 by

The Brisbane Strikers have forged another strong link with young footballers on the southern fringes of the city with news that Jimboomba United Football Club has signed up to a Partnership agreement that will see some of its juniors receive top quality coaching from Strikers.

Formed in 1982, Jimboomba United’s teams play in the Football Brisbane Zone competition. Under the terms of the partnership, United’s Under-9s through to Under-12s will have access to best-practice training and player development programs delivered by accredited coaches provided by the Strikers Academy.

The Strikers Academy delivers the training programs of the National Curriculum and Skills Acquisition Phase with the objective of improving coaching standards and developing players. Teams will train at Jimboomba’s Kurrajong Park, with two training sessions on Tuesday nights on a rotational fortnightly basis as part of the Strikers Academy.

“This partnership is another great opportunity for us to work together with a local club to provide the best possible development environment for their young players,” said Strikers CEO Bruce Dinsdale in announcing the Partnership today.

“The quality coaching that we will be able to be provide will be the key platform of the partnership. Jimboomba is a club that recognises the value of coaching to their players at these ages and the opportunities that it offers to their volunteer coaches to see and assist with the sessions.

“We also look forward to providing Jimboomba access to some of our High Performance Unit services and information, again to assist with the development of their coaches and players.”

It is planned to extend opportunities to Jimboomba United footballers of other age groups as the need arises.

Jimboomba United vice-president Stuart Strong said he was enthused by what the partnership with Strikers could do for young players and for the coaching staff at his club.

“The partnership with Strikers provides us with an avenue to provide quality skills-based coaching to our small sided players”, Strong said.

“We have what we feel is some exciting talent in our junior ranks and the Strikers Academy agreement will help us foster that talent and provide a pathway into higher grade football that we can’t offer at Jimboomba United.

“From the first discussions with Strikers we were impressed with their professionalism and the flexibility they have been able to offer in tailoring an academy structure that best suits our club and our players.

“Their coaches are well credentialed and are keen to work with our junior coaches to help expand their knowledge base”.

Photo: Jimboomba United Vice-President Stuart Strong and Brisbane Strikers CEO Bruce Dinsdale shake hands on the Partnership Agreement

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