Academy Training Program

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

The 2021/22 program is open to 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:

  • Macquarie Park (Macquarie University Sports Field)
  • 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.

This year Sydney FC is proud to expand our female Academy Training Program, allowing females to train for a full year within our network before the selection of our inaugural Female Academy squads in 2022.

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: Sydney FC Training Base
Macquarie University Sports Fields
 Location 2: Kareela Synthetic Sports Fields
DatesTerm 4 2021 to Term 3 2022 – Total 40 weeks by school term.Term 4, 2021 – Sunday 10 October – Sunday 19 December
Term 1, 2022 – Sunday 30 January – Sunday 10 April
Term 2, 2022 – Sunday 1 May – Sunday 3 July
Term 3, 2022 – Sunday 17 July – Sunday 19 September
Time5.30pm-7.30pm each Sunday.
AgesMacquarie Park Girls – U12 (2010 born), U13 (2009 born), U14 (2008 born)Boys – U10 (2012 born), U11 (2011 born), U12 (2010 born)Kareela Girls – U12 (2010 born), U13 (2009 born)Boys – U10 (2012 born), U11 (2011 born)By application and pre-selection by Sydney FC.

How to Apply
Applications for the 2021/22 Program are currently closed, and selections are in process. Applicants will be notified week commencing 27 September.

Applications for the 2022/23 Program will open in August 2022.