NTJSA Announce Exciting New Award!
Tom Strickland Football Scholarship
The NTJSA in conjunction with the late Tom Strickland’s family wish to announce the formation of a football scholarship to honour the memory of Tom and the outstanding service he gave to junior soccer in the north of the state.
Tom Strickland was President of the NTJSA for 13 years, coached many Representative Teams and spent many years developing the youth players of the NTJSA.
Tom along with Mano Stivatakis and John McKenna formed the NTJSA Soccer Academy in 2004 and held the position of head coach until his untimely death in 2010. He had real passion for the game and made a massive commitment to the young players he coached.
This monetary scholarship will be awarded to a player between 9 and 12 years of age and will be used to help further their football career.
Our member clubs have been asked to nominate a player whom they feel would be a worthy recipient of this award. The NTJSA committee would then go through a process to determine a winner. All nominees will receive a plaque and gift to acknowledge their achievement. The eventual winner of the scholarship will be announced at the NTJSA’s Annual Dinner.
The NTJSA would like to thank Tom’s children, Neal, Heather and Natasha for supporting this concept to recognise the remarkable service Tom gave to the NTJSA for over 35 years.