Northern Tasmanian Junior Soccer Association - NTJSA

About Us

Our history and who we are.

The Northern Tasmanian Junior Soccer Association Inc. (NTJSA) was formed in 1986 to administer junior soccer for boys and girls aged 5 to 16 in Northern Tasmania. Its predecessor the Primary Schools Association was formed in 1973.

The NTJSA operates Friday night competitions for senior youth players (14-17) and on Saturdays conducts competitions for children aged 4-14. For both days, rosters commence in April and conclude in September.

In addition to these rosters, the NTJSA conducts its annual Launceston Tournament (for intrastate and interstate teams); a 7-a-side Summer roster; and hosts several school-based tournaments throughout the year. All competitions are conducted at the home of the NTJSA, Churchill Park Sports Complex, Invermay.

Mixed and girls only teams from each of the seven affiliated Clubs participate in this roster – 1900 registered players in 2021.

Age groups of between U5-U12 play modified Small Sided Football rules (see our MiniRoos page), while the older age groups play full FIFA Laws games.

Northern Tasmania representative teams are also formed to allow players to work towards achieving excellent football skills. Some of these teams represent the Association at competitions held throughout Tasmania, including our own Launceston Tournament, and interstate tournaments.

In 2004 an Academy program was introduced for Under-10 players with the aim of developing the skills of these players to the highest possible level.

Since 2018, skills programs and academies have become an integral part of the NTJSA member clubs’ player development. Football Tasmania provide a higher level of development via their TSP program and State teams.

The NTJSA recognises the importance of developing the knowledge and skills of its volunteer support group. It regularly facilitates the delivery of courses for coaches, referees and sports trainers.

Through its affiliation with Football Federation Tasmania and Football Federation Australia, the NTJSA is able to offer its registered players and members insurance cover and access to nationally accredited sports training.

Finally, the Association encourages the application of the principles of sportsmanship and fair play and the provision of opportunities for all, no matter what their ability.

In this way it aims to continually increase the number of people enjoying The World Game.

You are invited to join us to become part of it.

2022 COMMITTEE

Contact Operations Manager
Luke Day
03 6331 9111

admin@ntjsa.org

President
Linette Venn

Vice President
Ben Radbone

Junior Vice President
Richard Jones

Secretary
Natasha Belsak

Treasurer
Kim Lockhart

Committee Members
Grant MacDonald

Administration Manager
To be filled
admin@ntjsa.org

History

The forerunner of the NTJSA was the Northern Tasmanian Primary Schools Soccer Association which was formed in 1973.

In 1986 some schools were leaving the competition due to the lack of personnel to coach teams.

This necessitated the formation of the current Association and Clubs to overcome the problems that were being experienced.

Life Members
NTJSA

Name Year
Alan Gray
Rodney George
Nik Djonlija
Barry James
Tom Strickland
Bruce McCormack
Ray Cook
Ross Logan
Jock Glass
Mike Smith
Ross Wesson
Mano Stivaktakis
Gaye Wheeler 1999
Rob Brewer 1999
Noel van Est 2000
Des Baker 2001
Robyn Smith 2002
Con Kerr 2007
Brian Dracup
Veronica Brewer 2008
Dale Rigby 2011
Felicity Atkinson 2014
Grant MacDonald 2015
Ken Claridge 2017
David Brice

Honour Roll
Northern Tasmanian Primary Schools Soccer Association

Year President Secretary Treasurer
1973 Garry James Ron Wesson Ron Wesson
1974 Garry James P. Carter P. Carter
1975 L. Baird Ron Wesson P. Carter
1976 Garry James Alan Gray Alan Gray
1977 Garry James Alan Gray Alan Gray
1978 Alan Gray Rodney George L. Baird
1979 Rodney George David Turner L. Baird
1980 Brian Dracup David Turner Nik Djonlija
1981 Tom Strickland Brian Dracup Nik Djonlija
1982 Tom Strickland Alan Gray Nik Djonlija
1983 Tom Strickland Ray Cook K. Richardson
1984 Tom Strickland Ray Cook K. Richardson
1985 Tom Strickland Ray Cook Bruce McCormack
1986 Tom Strickland Ray Cook Bruce McCormack
1987 Tom Strickland David McLeod Bruce McCormack
1988 Tom Strickland David McLeod Rodger Martin
1989 David McLeod S. Gerrity Rodger Martin
1990 David McLeod John Harris Rodger Martin
1991 Tom Strickland Christine Foley Mano Stivaktakis
1992 Tom Strickland Dean Benn Mano Stivaktakis
1993 Tom Strickland John Harris Mano Stivaktakis
1994 Tom Strickland John Harris Mano Stivaktakis
1995 Tom Strickland John Harris Michael Menzie
1996 Mano Stivaktakis Sue Halligan Colin Davis
1997 Mano Stivaktakis Debra Hyatt Colin Davis

Honour Roll
Northern Tasmanian Junior Soccer Association

Year President Secretary Treasurer
1998 Mano Stivaktakis Debra Hyatt Noel Van Est
1999 Mano Stivaktakis Debra Hyatt Peter Van Est
2000 Mano Stivaktakis Lyn Jackson Peter Van Est
2001 Mano Stivaktakis Lyn Jackson Peter Van Est
2002 Mano Stivaktakis Lyn Jackson Felicity Atkinson
2003 Mano Stivaktakis Lyn Jackson Mano Stivaktakis
2004 Mano Stivaktakis Bart Tieman Ray Heald
2005 Nik Djonlija Rachel Butt Ray Heald
2006 Nik Djonlija Rachel Butt Ray Heald
2007 Andrew Bowen Nik Djonlija Robyn Smith
2008 Dale Rigby Kellie Dwyer Mel Cuschieri
2009 Dale Rigby Kellie Dwyer Libby Donoghue
2010 Dale Rigby Kellie Dwyer Libby Donoghue
2011 Dale Rigby Kellie Dwyer Tony Fenner
2012 Dale Rigby Kellie Dwyer Tony Fenner
2013 Dale Rigby Louise Lucas Grant MacDonald
2014 Dale Rigby Louise Lucas N/a
2015 Dale Rigby Felicity Atkinson Grant MacDonald
2016 Dale Rigby Felicity Atkinson Ellie Crawford
2017 Dale Rigby Felicity Atkinson Ellie Crawford
2018 Dale Rigby Felicity Atkinson Ellie Crawford
2019 Grant MacDonald Felicity Atkinson N/a
2020 Grant MacDonald Vanessa Gregory
2021 Ben Radbone Vanessa Gregory Linette Venn