CUWFC has a proud history of producing extremely talented young players and this is demonstrated in the amount of Cumberland players that play in zone and state representative teams, FFSA development squads, including NTC, and W-League teams. We are proud to be the only SA (all female) club to have a Matilda (Senior National team) player come through our ranks in the past decade (Emma Checker).
It is also demonstrated by the amount of team success we have had over the years. Our Junior teams are consistently competing in the upper levels of the “red” divisions and playing the latter stages of the under age Cups. We aim for our Junior girls to develop good habits to become good adult players introducing them to all positions on the pitch to create an awareness of the game from multiple perspectives. As such we promote the use of the FFA National Curriculum with our junior teams.
The FFSA provide multiple Junior Divisions which enable CUWFC to field multiple teams across all age groups catering for all players no matter their level of skill or experience. We welcome all players as we know our curriculum under the direction of Steve Maxwell in partnership with our coaches improves all players seeing them realise their potential.
Our Director of Football Development, Steve Maxwell (Maxi), is also the Director of PROMAX Coaching (as well as a FFSA Hall of Fame Inductee and former Socceroo). Maxi oversees the development of not only our players, but more importantly, our coaches. His help in extending and assisting our coaches ensures our young players develop into balanced well rounded players.
CUWFC has a philosophy of growing and developing our own talent through community clinics and interaction working with local schools and associations promoting PROMAX Coaching methodology and promoting the FFA National Curriculum.
Parents who show an interest in coaching and becoming more involved are encouraged and supported using the Promax Coaching curriculum as they develop into confident experienced coaches. We afford them access to the FFA coaching courses to further their development.
The Junior CUWFC Community strives to be a very supportive family oriented team, where new families can always feel welcome.
We can teach players to play soccer but equally important is developing girls into young ladies, teaching them respect, commitment, teamwork, persistence, tolerance, integrity and all things honorable. That will be our lasting influence on young lives.