farmer set to lift juniors

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton City Football Club's new technical director of coaching Stuart Farmer and president Sami Ryan with soccer star siblings Liana, 9, and Ronan Hughes, 6.Picture: Catherine Massey
Camera IconBusselton City Football Club's new technical director of coaching Stuart Farmer and president Sami Ryan with soccer star siblings Liana, 9, and Ronan Hughes, 6.Picture: Catherine Massey Credit: Catherine Massey/Busselton Dunsborough Times

Hard work paid off for South West soccer personality Stuart Farmer, who was recently appointed technical director of coaching for Busselton City Football Club — a position which has greatly improved the local junior soccer scene over the past few years.

Enjoyment of the game and skill development were key priorities for Farmer, who will provide a wealth of coaching knowledge and expertise to greatly bolster the club.

New president Sami Ryan said the role was vital in charting the direction of the nearly 100-year-old club.

“The technical director position will be involved in overseeing player development and coach education within junior teams as well as developing the club’s seasonal coaching curriculum,” Ryan said.

Farmer — previously involved in Football Federation South West and Leeuwin Naturaliste Junior Soccer Association development teams, as well as Football West and the National Premier League Junior competitions — is expected to be a great fit for the position due to his extensive experience in the South West soccer community.

The new director said he was excited to take on the new position at one of the Leeuwin Naturaliste region’s premier clubs.

“I have been fortunate enough to have been mentored by some great coaches and my main focus will be on coach and player development,” he said.

Specialised coaching sessions for female players are also scheduled for the upcoming season, set to further improve Busselton City FC’s enviable female soccer record.

Junior coaching and registration information for 2021 will be available at the beginning of next year with more information available through bsncityfc.com.au/.

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