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Sutherland Shire Football Association


Football NSW have granted Sutherland Sharks a license to run the SAP programme for elite representative football players


The 2013 SAP is the official FNSW program for players U9 to U11.

The 2013 SAP will incorporate the fundamental principles of the FFA Curriculum and Small Sided Football Regulations, including; match format (U9 in 7v7, U10 and U11 in 9v9), training loads, match loads, program duration and field dimensions.

This program has been established to underpin the FNSW Elite boys youth leagues and FNSW “Institute” programs for boys and girls.

Sutherland Sharks are recognised as a leader in player development.  They are committed to deliver the best practice coaching for the footballing youth of the Shire through SAP .


Your Head Coach for 2013 will be Steve KARAVATAKIS. Steve has a wealth of experience both as a player and coach. He will be liaising with Alex Tobin from the High Performance Unit of FNSW to ensure that the curriculum is being adhered to and the highest of coaching standards are being delivered.          



Training will be 3 times per week commencing 19 November with a break over Christmas and the New Year period

Times and field locations will be supplied as soon as they have been finalised.

Players are expected to arrive attired in their training strip 15 mins prior to commencement. 

Players must wear boots and shin pads at all times during training sessions.


Games will be played against other SAP teams commencing in March 2013 and concluding in September 2013.

As SAP is a skills program there will be no points table or goals recorded for these games.

Times and games will be notified when they are finalised

More detailed information is on the link below

 Trials are being held at Harrie Denning Soccer Centre, Bates Drive, Kareela



 Underpinning the SAP will be a Sharks Development Squad for 9 to 11s where trials are required offering 2 nights training per week for 30 weeks commencing 4th February 2013, this will be the same training format as SAP however these players will  continue to play with there own club. The Sharks will also offer academies for 7s and 8s commencing 4th February 2013 which will not require trials and registration can take place on Sunday 4th and 11th  November 10am to 11am at Seymour Shaw Park


Trials are being held at Harrie Denning Soccer Centre, Bates Drive, Kareela

Trial times are as follows


Monday 5th November – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday 6th November – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Saturday 10th November – 9:00am – 10:00am

U10 SAP & SDS:

Monday 5th November – 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday 7th November – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Saturday 10th November – 10:00am – 11:00am

U11 SAP & SDS:

Tuesday 6th November – 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday 7th November – 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday 10th November – 11:00am – 12:00pm

Trials will  continue if required in the following week


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