It will be a busy schedule for all Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) clubs as they prepare for two upcoming weekends in late July (30th – 31st) and mid-August (13th – 14th) to participate in Football NSW’s annual Gala Days at...
Cookbundoon Sporting Complex in Goulburn will play host to its fifth SAP Regional Gala Day this Sunday, February 28th which is expected to attract a number of promising young footballers from around the regional branches and...
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 2016 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 to supplement the training girls receive at their grassroots clubs. 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 2016 Girls SAP Structure Document
SAP Gala Days
The Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) Gala Days are a celebration for players, coaches and parents alike. They showcase the talented players in a safe and fun environment where players have the freedom to play without sideline commentary or coaching.
In 2016 Football NSW will again host the Skill Acquisition Program Gala Days at Valentine Sports Park.
This season will see a slightly different approach to the format of the Gala Days, with the increased number of licensees, the addition of the U12 age group and also the inclusion of the U10 & U12 Girls SAP.
On 30 & 31 July the U9 & U10 SAP along with the U10 Girls SAP will be the centre of attention with 2 days of skills on display.
On 13 & 14 August the U11 & U12 SAP along with the U12 Girls SAP will then take to the field to display their abilities.