Find out more here about our growing services for player development

Seaforth FC is hugely focused on the on-going development of our youth players and in 2020 we’re looking to extend that focus.  In 2019 we launched our skills development program, including a regular weekly skills program for kids of all ages and abilities, and started planning our broader Academy offering (see below).  Now in 2020 we are delighted to see the launch of our Academy, and the extension of our skills development program.

Academy

The academy is focused on harnessing and growing the best and most passionate boys and girls 12-18 year old football talent around.  Any team that earns Academy status will:
  • Be trained twice a week by experienced, qualified coaches;
  • Represent the club at selected pre and during season gala days and events (if events are held);
  • Wear the ‘Seaforth Academy’ training colours;
In 2020, we have launched the Academy with:
  • Girls 12/1
  • Mixed 12/1
  • Mixed 14/1
Any child in these age groups may trial for the Academy team. In 2020 the club is investing funds into these age groups, as a trial, with the intention to expand this Academy approach to more teams in 2021 and beyond. Any child selected for an Academy team will be asked for a voluntary contribution of $250 for the season (on top of player registration).
If you have any questions about our Academy teams please contact vp-teams@seaforthfc.com.

Skills Development Program

After a successful launch in 2019, our skills development program gets bigger and better this season.  We have partnered with Sydney FC, to provide players of all ability the opportunity to gain additional training on a weekly basis in a fun and engaging learning environment.  The sessions aim to improve the four core skills of a child’s development (first touch, striking the ball, running with the ball and 1v1 situations) with a focus on applying these in game situations.

Each child will be put into a group with other children of the same/similar age. You can also request your child be put into a group with their friends of similar age when registering online.

On the first day, the coaches will assess the skill level of the group to ensure the children are in the appropriate group and changes can be made at that point depending on individual ability. We try to ensure that each group includes up to 12 children for the younger age groups and up to 16 children for the older age groups. This will provide the best development opportunity for all participants.

Each registration includes one hour of training each week over the specified term period. A Sydney FC kit can be purchased separately if your child does not already have one from a previous clinic. Additionally, each child who is registered for a Term 3 Skills Training Program and doesn’t use a membership discount whilst purchasing, will be issued a three game junior membership for the first three home games of Season 2020/21 as part of the registration*. Please note these games are not transferable and a PDF access card will be sent via email prior to it arriving in the mail to ensure easy access to the first game.

*Excludes matches against WSW.