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The Skill Acquisition Program provides a clear, professionally delivered development opportunity for young footballers in NSW.The Girls Skill Acquisition Program supports the National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s clubs and...[more]

What is the Skill Acquisition Program?

The Skill Acquisition Program provides a clear, professionally delivered development opportunity for young footballers in NSW which underpins the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s and Women’s competitions.

For further information regarding the Skill Acquisition Program please read the 2017 SAP Structure Document

SAP Progress Report and Gala Days - From Football NSW Technical Director Alex Tobin.


What is the Girls Skill Acquisition Program?

The program supports the National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s clubs and Associations in providing best practice environments. Girls SAP offers a development opportunity and outcome that will increase the skill level of girls entering the talented player pathway competitions.

For further information regarding the Girls Skill Acquisition Program read the 2017 Girls SAP Structure Document


Final SAP Gala Day Set for August 2017

Football NSW will be hosting its final Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) Gala Days for the 2017 season on the 12th/13th August (11’s, 12’s, Girls 12’s) at Valentine Sports Park.

Renowned for being a celebration for players, coaches and parents alike, these Gala Days give everyone a chance to see players showcase their talents in a safe and fun environment with the freedom to play without sideline commentary or coaching.

Valentine Sports Park, official headquarters of Football NSW, will once again host the event as the SAP teams will flock to Glenwood to partake in this festival of football.

SAP is the official Football NSW development program for players with the Gala Day providing teams with the opportunity to play against others from outside their regular zones.

It will also provide Football NSW with an additional opportunity to assess programs beyond regular match days.

Developed by the Football NSW Technical Department, SAP provides a structured best practice learning environment, consistent with the FFA National Curriculum, to support development of the State’s aspiring young footballers.

When: August 12th/13th (11’s, 12’s, Girls 12’s)

Time: First matches start at 9am on both days.  

Where: Valentine Sports Park

Venue Parking: Limited parking on-site

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*A reminder that Valentine Sports Park is a No Smoking and no alcohol venue, and no animals are allowed on the premises.

*There is also a FNSW Wet Weather hotline that can be contacted to alert of any changes, that number is 88 144 450

Official Hashtag - #SAPGALADAY

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