Friday, August 18, 2017
Sutherland Shire Football Association

SSFA Women’s Premier League, GSAP and Academy Trial Registration for 2018 Season

Sutherland Shire Football Association (SSFA) advises that trials for the 2018 FNSW Women’s Premier League (WPL) Teams, the FNSW Girls SAP (GSAP) and the SSFA Girls Junior Academy Squads will be conducted at Harrie Dening Centre, Bates Drive, Kareela.

  • FNSW will be operating competitions for Women’s Premier League Football in the following age groups: U14, U15, U17, Reserve and First grade across two Leagues (WPL1 and WPL2). It has not yet been advised by FNSW which WPL competition the SSFA will be entering its teams, but as WPL2 Club Champions in 2017 the SSFA has applied (and expects) to be placed in the WPL1 competition.
  • FNSW will also be operating the FNSW Girls Skills Acquisition Program (GSAP): for U13, U12, U11 and U10 age groups. The GSAP teams will also represent the SSFA playing games on a weekly basis (with players playing only for the SSFA GSAP teams)
  • The SSFA will also augment the WPL and GSAP programs with the SSFA Girls Academy – a skill based training program that follows the FFA National Curriculum and is part of the FFA/ FNSW pathway for talented players.


Trials have been set down for the following weeks by FNSW:

WPL1 trials will commence on Sunday 22 October and will need to be completed by Friday 3 November.

WPL2 trials will commence on Sunday 5 November and will need to be completed by Friday 17 November.

GSAP and Academy trials will be run during this same period.

Details of exact dates and times of trials will be updated on the website as soon as the Leagues are announced by FNSW (schedule for 18 September at the earliest).


Players interested in trialing are requested to complete (and submit) the below to Register their attendance at the trials.  On line registration is COMPULSORY to participate in the trials.                             

Note that Players trialling/selected for the Academy program and the GSAP will be required to meet residential and/or player eligibility requirements as stipulated by FNSW and the SSFA (as noted below).



The SSFA will be conducting programs in the following Age Groups:

    • U9 Girls Academy
  • U10 Girls GSAP & Academy
    • U11 Girls GSAP & Academy
  • U12 Girls GSAP & Academy
    • U13 Girls GSAP & Academy
  • U14 Girls WPL & Academy
    • U15 Girls WPL & Academy
  • U17 Girls WPL
  • First and Reserve Grade (Opens)



Eligibility Criteria for the SSFA GSAP are as follows:

  • Players must reside within the Sutherland Shire to participate.
  • Players must be turning the age of the SSFA GSAP team in which they are participating (as determined by the age the player turns in 2018).
  • Players selected in the GSAP will not be permitted to register or play with a local club.

Eligibility Criteria for the SSFA Academy are as follows:

  • Players must return to and maintain registration at their 2017 club in 2018 if that Club has an A or B Grade team in that Players Age Group or if they played in an older age group and have an A or B Grade team in that Older Age Group.
  • The player must be registered with an SSFA club whilst participating in the SSFA Academy.
  • The player must meet current eligibility rules for Registration (in accordance with SSFA Rule 4.D) at the time of trialling.
  • Age restrictions do apply for Academy participation. That is, players must be turning the age of the SSFA Academy in which they are participating (as determined by the age the player turns in 2018) – the age group they play in on the weekend is not relevant.

Failure to meet these guidelines will result in a loss of GSAP or Academy place.


Coaching Appointments

Details of Coaches appointed to the WPL and GSAP teams will be advised subsequent to the SSFA coach application process being finalised.


Trial Dates & Times

Specific times and dates for each age group will be advised on the SSFA website ( as soon as Leagues are announced by FNSW (expected no earlier than Monday 18 September).

Players must attend all ‘open trials’ in order to maximize exposure to the selectors.

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