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2014 Skills Acquisition Program Trials - UPDATE

Published: 1/11/2013 12:11:00 PM
Trials for the popular Skills Acquisition Program will be conducted on Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th November at David Phillips Sports Field at 5:30pm and ESFA is taking expressions of interest.

All players are to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time and wear shin pads, boots and bring a drink. Please note that neutral attire must be worn – no representative, development squad, academy, Football NSW or other representative gear is to be worn.

The Skills Acquisition Program is for boys and girls in Under 9 to Under 11 age groups and incorporates the fundamental principles of the FFA National Curriculum and Small Sided Football Regulations, including; match format, training loads, match loads, program duration and field dimensions.

ESFA SAP will play its home games on Sunday mornings and will train twice a week through the pre-season and three times a week during the winter season. The season will incorporate 18 games and 2 gala days.

ESFA has had a proud history with youth representative programs; including winning the Centenary Cup in 2011 and 2012 as well as produce players that now compete in the Premier League 1 and Premier League 2 competitions. We were also one of the inaugural licensees for the revamped Football NSW Skills Acquisition Program in 2013

Places are limited due to high demand. If you haven’t already, all new and returning players looking to trial for a spot in the ESFA SAP must register their interest through our online form.

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Update as of 11/11:


Date: Tuesday 12 November & Wednesday 13 November 2013
Time: 5:30 pm (please arrive by 5.15pm)
Venue: David Phillips Sports Field

ALL selected players are called back to trial. Other trialists called back:

U9: [TBC - we will update the lists when we receive them]
U10: All triallists called back
U11: [TBC - we will update the lists when we receive them]

If you did not attend last week's trials, please ensure you attend on Tuesday.

If you attended Wednesday's trial and your age groups call back list has been posted and your number is not there, we regret that we will not be able to offer you a place in the ESFA Skills Acquisition Program for 2014.

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