Football Academy: Woodward Academy coach to lead academy sports hours
Football Academy coach and head coach of Woodward academy football, John Woodward, has been named Football League boss after he was named Football Federation Australia’s chief executive.
The announcement by the Football Federation comes after Woodward was appointed in November, after leading Woodward football academy from 2014 to 2019.
The new role, with the Football League, also means the head coach at Woodward can also take the role of football development coach.
In the role, Woodward will oversee the development of footballers from a grassroots level to the highest level, as well as the development and promotion of young talent in the region.
He will also work closely with the club’s head of academy, and be responsible for helping the club get the best out of the players in the academy.
The FFA chief executive, Michael Jones, said Mr Woodward’s appointment was a “huge boost” for the Football Club.
“I can only congratulate John on the success he’s had at Woodridge, and wish him well for the future,” Mr Jones said.
“John has a great vision for the development pathway of our players and the development system of the club.”
Mr Woodward said he was looking forward to his new role.
“This is a huge boost for me, I’m very excited to be the head of the Football Academy,” he said.
Mr Woodse said he wanted to thank the football community for their support and the fans for their loyalty.
“Football is one of the most rewarding things in my life,” he told AAP.
“Being able to be a part of it and to have that support is the best feeling I can think of.”
The support from the fans is fantastic and it’s a privilege to be part of that.
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