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Academy Training Program

Sydney FC has been running a Academy Training Program for four years and is one of the most successful scouting and training mechanisms the club employs to select future Boys & Girls Academy squads from U13.

The 2022/23 program is open for applications from talented 10, 11, 12  year old boys, and 12, 13, 14 year old girls who are currently part of SAP, GSAP or Development squads at their local association or NPL club.

The year-long program is run as a development program across 40 weeks, with opportunities for selected talented players to train under the Sydney FC Youth philosophy.

The program is run at two locations weekly:

  • Northern Suburbs (Venue TBC)
  • Kareela (Bates Drive, Kareela Synthetic Field)

It is run by coaches who work or have worked within the Sydney FC Academy, and follows a curriculum based on the exercises used with our Academy to maximise development in players of this age.

The program runs from Term 4 through to Term 3 and is capped to a maximum number of players.


Program Details

Location(s)Location 1: Northern Suburbs TBC
 Location 2: Kareela Synthetic Sports Fields
DatesTerm 4 2022 to Term 3 2023
Total 40 weeks by school term.
Time5.30pm-7.30pm each Sunday evening.
AgesNorthern Suburbs
Girls – U12 (2011 born), U13 (2010 born), U14 (2009 born)
Boys – U10 (2013 born), U11 (2012 born), U12 (2011 born).

Girls – U12 (2011 born), U13 (2010 born)
Boys – U10 (2013 born), U11 (2012 born)

All players are by application and pre-selection by Sydney FC.
Inclusions-40 sessions x 2 hrs run by Sydney FC Academy coaches
-Mid-Program and End of Program Development Report
-Access to on-site physiotherapy at each session
-Sydney FC Training Kit (Shorts, Shirt, Socks)
-Flexi 6 Junior Membership for Season 2022/23
CostAnnual cost is $1,500 payable within 3 weeks of selection.

How to Apply
Applications for the 2022/23 Program are due to open on Monday 15 August.

You can apply for the program here.

Applicants will be notified week commencing Monday 12 September the outcome of their application. No correspondence will be entered into with parents regarding non-selections.