NSFA Player Pathway

NSFA aims to ensure all participants have an enjoyable, safe and engaging playing experience, regardless of their ability, age or gender.

Further to this, our goal is to provide talented players within the association boundaries a comprehensive development pathway from Under 6’s through to senior football.

Football in the NSFA is split across three levels – community, development and representative. Scroll down for more information on each.




NSFA Community Football

Caters to: Under 6’s to Over 45’s

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NSFA Development Programs

Caters to: Under 6’s to Under 18’s


XLR8 offers year-round football development programs for community footballers within the NSFA, powered by professional and experienced Northern Tigers FC development coaches.

The XLR8 vision is to strengthen grassroots football by providing all community players with the opportunity to access high quality coaching and player development opportunities. In doing so, XLR8 will strengthen the technical foundation for all players within NSFA and raise the quality of football and player engagement with the world game.

Click here to check out all of our different programs!

Development Leagues

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.

Click here for more information.

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Representative Football

Caters to: Under 8’s to All-Age

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