National Club Accreditation Scheme

The National Club Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) is an initiative of Football Federation Australia (FFA) to raise the standards and promote best practices of our grassroots clubs, which will ultimately lead to a better footballing experience for players, officials, volunteers and parents.

This is achieved through a clear model that identifies and recognizes best practice in all areas of club administration, and will set guidelines and criteria for best-practice models which can be replicated in clubs throughout the country.

This program is designed to benefit clubs by directly engaging them with their member federations, bringing together all elements of Game Development including coach education, volunteer development, refereeing, small-sided football, good governance and the National Curriculum, as well as promoting and raising the profile of quality clubs across Australia.

For further information on the NCAS, including the application process and documentation, please refer to MyFootballClub's Club Accreditation page.

If you have any further questions about NCAS in NSW, or if you wish to send in your NCAS Level 1 or Level 2 Application, please contact Anthony Herrera from the Football NSW Game Development Department at


Application Portal Status: Open

The current FFA application portal is currently open until further notice.

Documentation & Application Forms

Initiates file downloadNCAS Background Document

Initiates file downloadNCAS Themes and Criteria

Initiates file downloadFFA Level 1 Application Form

Initiates file downloadFFA Level 2 Application Form