Development Leagues

NSFA offers three development leagues to provide association players with a high-level community football experience – , NSFA SAP League, Super League and Diamond League.

These leagues act as the top tier 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.

NSFA SAP League

The goal of the NSFA SAP League is to improve development opportunities for players and coaches within our local football clubs, while also underpinning the Northern Tigers SAP and the NSFA Super League and Diamond League competitions.

The NSFA SAP League will be managed by NSFA and Northern Tigers Technical Director Jason Eagar, and further supports the strategic objectives of the NSFA in providing professionally run development pathways for aspirational NSFA footballers.

Click here to read the full announcement made earlier this year.

Diamond League

In season 2020 “Diamond League” will operate across the following age groups:

G12, G14, G16 and G18.

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
  • Kissing Point FC (combined with Turramurra United)
  • Lindfield FC
  • Northbridge FC
  • North Sydney United FC
  • Turramurra United FC (combined with Kissing Point)
  • 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 G12 (or higher e.g. FFA C-Licence), to be completed by 31st May 2020.
  • 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 2020.
  • Minimum Coach Accreditation of Game Training for G18 (or higher e.g. FFA C-Licence), to be completed by 31st May 2020.
  • 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.

Super League

Super League refers to the Mixed Youth Division 1 competitions from Under 12 to Under 18.

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 2020.
  • 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.

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