Gold Academy Club Program Status 2024

Eastern Suburbs FC (Easts FC) is pleased to confirm it has been awarded Gold FQ ACADEMY (formerly SAP) Club Program Status for 2024.  This is the highest level of accreditation a club can hold. Football Queensland introduced the Academy Rating Regulations for SAP licensed clubs to assist its clubs to achieve best practice skill development for players, protect SAP Licensee clubs’ investment and create a quality assurance process and compliance in line with the SAP License Agreement. A focused effort has been committed to this process by the Club. We want to congratulate all our staff and coaches for their efforts during the past 4 years. Easts FC continues to strive to be a leading club in SEQ for ACADEMY Juniors, NPL and NPL Women.

FQ Academy (Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) U9-U13

Eastern Suburbs FC is proud to have both Girls and Boys Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) licenses.  Easts are one of the few SAP Clubs in QLD that have 3 SAP girls teams.  This allows us to put our U11 and U12 girls into teams that suit their current development level where they are inn a position to maximise their development. SAP is the highest level U9-U13 can play at in Australia.

The ages of 9-13 years  is the golden age of learning technique which FFA call the Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP). The focus at this age is on the development of game related functional skills.

At Eastern Suburbs FC, players within the U9 – U12 SAP Program are undertaking a training and game development philosophy which has the opportunity to elevate them to the National Premium League (NPL).

For more information regarding this program please contact:

Our 2024 Academy teams are as follows:

Academy U11 Girls – born 2015/2014

Academy U11 Girls – born 2013

Academy U12 Girls – born 2012

Academy U13 Girls – born 2011

Academy U9 Boys – born 2015, League 1 and League 2

Academy U10 boys – born 2014, League 1 and League 2

Academy U11 boys – born 2013, League 1 and League 2

Academy U12 boys – born 2012, League 1 and League 2

Academy U13 boys – born 2011, McKay and McKain