Boys' Youth League

ESFA has applied for a licence for the Association Youth League competition for boys in age groups U13-16.

Players in the Football NSW Association Youth League train three times a week and play matches against teams from Associations across Metropolitan Sydney.

Teams will compete in the following age groups:

  • U13: boys born in 2006
  • U14: boys born in 2005
  • U15: boys born in 2004
  • U16: boys born in 2003

Association Youth League incorporates the fundamental principles of the Skills Acquisition phase of the FFA National Curriculum for U13 players and the Game Training phase of the FFA National Curriculum for U14, U15 and U16 players.

Association Youth League is a key part of the FNSW Male Competition Structure:

Male Competition Structures 2019

Curriculum Phase

Format

Age

ESFA Divisions

State League Men

National Premier Leagues

National Premier League Men 3

National Premier League Men 2

National Premier League Men 1

Performance

11v11

45+

O45M

SLM First Grade

NPLM3 First Grade

NPLM2 First Grade

NPLM1 First Grade

35+

O35M

Open

AAM

23

22

21

U21

20

SLM U20

NPLN3 U20

NPLM2 U20

NPLM1 U20

19

18

U18

SLM U18

NPLM3 U18

NPLM2 U18

NPLM1 U18

Game Training

17

16

U16

AYL U16

NPLY 2 U16

NPYL 1

U16

15

U15

AYL U15

NPLY 2 U15

NPYL 1

U15

14

U14

AYL U14

NPLY 2 U14

NPYL 1

U14

Skill Training

13

U13

AYL U13

NPLY 2 U13

NPYL 1

U13

12

U12

SAP U12*

9v9

11

U11

SAP U11

10

U10

SAP U10

7v7

9

U9

SAP U9

Discovery

8

U8

 

4v4

7

U7

6

U6

* Played in a 9v9 MiniRoos format

 ESFA has applied to run Association Youth League - below are listed the other clubs based in the Eastern Suburbs and the competitions they in which they competed in 2018:

We hope this takes away a little bit of the mystery and enables players and their families to have a better idea of where they are placed within the football development pathway.

 
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