NSFA offers two development leagues to provide association players with a high-level community football experience – Super League and Diamond League.
These leagues act as the top division of community football in their respective age groups, enforcing a minimum standard of coaching and training sessions per week.
Coaches will also be further supported by Ed Ferguson, NSFA Community Football Manager, through coaching workshops and the INSPIRE program.
From 2018 onwards, Mixed Youth Division 1 competitions from Under 12 to Under 16 will now be referred to as Super League.
For the 2019 season, Super League will expand to include the Under 18 Mixed Youth Division 1.
All teams competing in Super League must meet the following criteria:
- Two training sessions a week.
- Minimum Coach Accreditation of Skill Training and / or Game Training Certificate (or higher e.g. FFA C-Licence), to be completed by 31st May 2019.
- Super League coaches must also be a member of the Inspire Program.
- Super League coaches must attend a minimum of one Super League Coach Education workshop facilitated by Ed Ferguson – Community Football Manager.
In season 2019 “Diamond League” will operate across the following age groups:
G10, G12, G14 and G16.
The following Diamond League clubs will be given first priority to enter competitive Diamond League teams across these four age groups:
- Chatswood Rangers FC
- Hornsby Heights FC
- Lindfield FC
- Northbridge FC
- North Sydney FC
- West Pymble FC
In a situation whereby teams from outside of the above clubs are exceeding expectation or the above-mentioned clubs / teams are not of the required standard, NSFA reserves the right to promote/demote teams to ensure all competitions are competitive and balanced.
All clubs / teams competing in Diamond League must meet the following criteria:
- Two training sessions a week
- Minimum Coach Accreditation of Skill Training for G10 and G12 (or higher e.g. FFA C-Licence), to be completed by 31st May 2019.
- Minimum Coach Accreditation of Skill Training and / or Game Training for G14 and G16 (or higher e.g. FFA C-Licence), to be completed by 31st May 2019.
- Diamond League coaches must also be a member of the Inspire Program
- Diamond League coaches must attend a minimum of one Diamond League Coach Education workshop facilitated by Ed Ferguson – Community Football Manager.
2019 Super League positions will be based on standard division allocations and other grading requirements (e.g. U12 grading weekends at the start of the season). As such, no clubs are given preference for 2019 Super League positions.
Please contact your club of choice for 2019 registration.