Academy Training Program

Sydney FC has been running a Academy Training Program for four years and is one of the best scouting and training mechanisms the club employs to select future Academy squads from U13.

The 2021/22 program is open to talented 10, 11, 12  year old boys, and 12, 13 year old girls who are currently part of SAP, GSAP or Development squads at their local association or NPL club.

The year-long program is run as a development program across 40 weeks, with opportunities for selected talented players to train under the Sydney FC Youth philosophy.

The program is run at two locations weekly:

  • Macquarie Park (Macquarie University Sports Field)
  • Kareela (Bates Drive, Kareela Synthetic Field)

It is run by coaches who work or have worked within the Sydney FC Academy, and follows a curriculum based on the exercises used with our Academy to maximise development in players of this age.

This year Sydney FC is proud to expand our female Academy Training Program, allowing females to train for a full year within our network before the selection of our inaugural Female Academy squads in 2022.

The program runs from Term 4 through to Term 3 and is capped to a maximum number of players.

Program Details

Location(s) Location 1: Sydney FC Training Base
Macquarie University Sports Fields
  Location 2: Kareela Synthetic Sports Fields

Term 4 2021 to Term 3 2022 - Total 40 weeks by school term.

Term 4, 2021 - Sunday 10 October - Sunday 19 December
Term 1, 2022 - Sunday 30 January - Sunday 10 April
Term 2, 2022 - Sunday 1 May - Sunday 3 July
Term 3, 2022 - Sunday 17 July - Sunday 19 September

Time 5.30pm-7.30pm each Sunday.
  Registration is from 5pm at session 1

Macquarie Park 

  • Girls - U12, U13
  • Boys - U10, U11, U12


  • Girls - U12
  • Boys - U10, U11

By application and pre-selection on Sydney FC.

  • 40 sessions x 2 hours*, run by Sydney FC Academy coaches
  • Mid-Program and End of Program Development Report
  • Access to on-site physiotherapy each session
  • Sydney FC Training Kit (Shorts, Shirt, Socks)
  • Flexi 6 Junior Membership for Season 2021/22

$1,500 per player - payable in full at registration


How to Apply
Applications for the yearly program open on Monday 9 August and close on Friday 3 September 2022.

You can apply through completing the below application. Please note we can only accept one application per email address - each submission will replace the one prior. If you are completing for siblings, please enter a different contact email.

Applications are then assessed and final selections are made, with correspondence being issued to those who are selected week commencing Monday 20 September.

No correspondence will be entered into with parents regarding selection or non selection - decisions are made based off information provided in application and consultation with our association and club contacts.