- 2017 SAP Program & PS4 NPL Womens Coach Applications
- 2017 SAP Program Trials
- PS4 NPL U13 Girls
- PS4 NPL U15 Girls
- PS4 NPL U17 Youth Girls
- PS4 NPL Open Women
- NPL Catchment Clubs
|NPL – Administration||Trish Da Rin||0439 702 238
|Technical Director||Mark Boyd|| 0416 947 224
Eastern Suburbs FC prides itself on its continual improvement, development opportunities and management strategies, enabling it to be a truly integrated football club. The Club currently has over 170 female players, accounting for 30% of the overall club membership.
The PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Program is an integral component of East’s footballing culture, and provides many opportunities for aspiring young players as part of FFA’s Elite Player Pathway. The PS4NPL has enabled the licenced clubs to establish much more organised and professional coaching structures and risen the bar with respect to the expectations, technical ability and tactical awareness of the players within the system.
Several players over the past 3 seasons have advanced into Football Queensland State Representative Programs, and been identified into the Queensland Academy of Sport development squads with Roar’s NTC and more recently Shaq Gale representing Australia with the Westfield Young Matilda’s (Under 17’s) in World Youth Cup qualifiers in Vietnam.
Supporting the PS4NPL is a ‘Feeder Program’ which concentrates on the development of individual ‘Skill’. SAP (Skill Acquisition Program) is another FFA initiative concentrating on players within Skill Acquisition age groups (9-13) and bases itself on the ‘4 Core skills’ (First Touch, 1 v 1’s, Striking the Ball & Running with the Ball).
Easts’ have been fortunate in meeting with the compliance requirements of SAP and hold 2 sessions weekly for identified Under 10 – 11 year old girls. These players currently playing in Miniroos (Modified Small Sided Football), work at honing their skills and have the first opportunity of entry into the PS4NBPL pathway at 12.
Whilst the PS4NPL and SAP are the elite pathway players, every effort is made with our Eastern Suburbs FC coaching network to provide as many additional opportunities for young female players just outside of the player pathway (Players develop at different rates). In conjunction with SAP we also run a Skills Development Program to accommodate late bloomers and enable them to learn more about the game in a fun, game centred environment.
For additional information on the PS4NPL / SAP or our Skills Development Program please contact Mark Boyd (Technical Director) by email firstname.lastname@example.org