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UPDATED: ESFA SAP and Girls SAP Trials for 2017

Published: 25/10/2016 3:08:00 PM


Since 2007, women's football has been spoken about as the fastest growing sport for girls. In 2015 football finally fulfilled its promise and became the number 1 sport for girls and has continued to hold that spot in 2016.

Therefore, the skill of girls football also rises along with requirements to be met within the applicable football pathways. ESFA were first granted a licence to participate in Girls SAP for 2016.

The number one team sport for boys in the U6 to U13 age bracket is also football and the demand for the pathway has increased since ESFA first became involved in SAP football (for boys) after being granted the initial licence in 2013.

ESFA is pleased to announce that it has been granted a licence to participate in the FNSW Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) and Girls (SAP) for 2017. 

The first trial was held on Sunday 16th October at David Philips Field, Cnr of Banks Avenue and Gwea Ave, Daceyville

Further trial details are listed below:

Girls SAP:

ALL U10 and U12 girls are invited back to trial on Tuesday 25th October, David Philips Field (Synthetic) 4.30pm start.

Please be there at 4.15pm to get your name marked off

Tuesday 25th October  (limited spots still available; please contact if you have not yet trialled)

GSAP U10/U12


David Philips Field (Synthetic)

Mixed SAP:

Trials are now concluded and squads are picked. We thank all players who trialled and wish them well for 2017.

This is a residency based program - all players must live in the Metro-East boundaries, comprising the Eastern Suburbs, St George and Canterbury association boundaries

Should you have any queries, please contact our ESFA Technical Director 

As trials have commenced, registration for the trials is now closed.

If you have not yet trialled and want to do so, please contact

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