Sydney FC's Football Association Partners
Across the course of the year, Sydney FC proudly partners with seven community football associations to engage and deliver experiences for local participants from our heartland in Sydney, creating a stronger connection between grassroots players and the A-Leagues.
Each partnership is bound by an MOU encompassing five key pillars:
- Participation Programs - including holiday clinics and skills training programs
- School Programs - including all school based clinics and visits
- Participant Experiences - including match day experiences for players and local event appearances
- Academy Pathways - including working exclusively with these associations on coach education, and special considerations for the Sydney FC Academy.
- Local Area Content - developing a year round calendar of engagement
Please find a list below of all of our association partners, and their location across Sydney. If you'd like to find your local football club, please visit the association's website to view clubs in their region.
Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association:
The Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA or Association) was formed in 1922 with its first season of operation being 1923. The Association covers the inner west region of Sydney. The Association has clubs based in the Inner West, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown and Strathfield government council areas and a part of the City of Sydney. The Association has in excess of 16,500 persons involved in football in its geographic region ranging from players in the Under 6 to Over 45 competitions together with the various officials at all levels, competitions cover all age groups in both men's and women's football.
Eastern Suburbs Soccer Football Association:
The Eastern Suburbs Football Association Inc. (ESFA) is the delegated authority governing football in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. ESFA aims to develop football for the entire community; irrespective of age, colour, gender and disability. ESFA represents the largest active sports community in the Eastern Suburbs. ESFA promotes, manage and regulate the game within the Eastern Suburb and assists to enhance, develop and grow the world game of association football, at all levels, in Australia. ESFA continues to increase participation in football across the various sections of the game and provide opportunities for all participants, including; players, coaches and referees to compete locally, regionally, nationally and on the world stage.
Football South Coast:
One voice leading the number one sport in the South Coast region, providing inclusion, engagement and growth for the football community. Football South Coast (FSC) was established in 2008 as a unification of all soccer associations and governing bodies in the area. The merger involved key associations: Illawarra Football Association (IFA), Illawarra Junior Football Association (IJFA), Illawarra Amateur Football Association (IAFA), South Coast Wolves, Futsal, Illawarra Women's Football Association (IWFA), the Illawarra Stingrays and the Referee's Association.
Manly Warringah Football Association:
The Manly Warringah Football Association was established in 1947 and has remained the sole focal point for the development of Football on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The community based Association consists of 17 member clubs throughout the Mosman, Manly, Warringah and Pittwater LGAs. It has the responsibility of administering the game of Football to 18,000 male and female players from the age of under 6 to over 45.
Northern Suburbs Football Association:
Formed in 1957 as the Ku-ring-gai & District Soccer Association, the NSFA runs football competitions across men’s, women’s, mixed, boys and girls divisions for its 30 member clubs, which range from Brooklyn on the banks of the Hawkesbury River down to North Sydney United on the northern shores of Sydney Harbour. At its heart, the NSFA is driven by its key objective of making football simple, fun and rewarding for all players, coaches, referees and volunteers.
Football St George:
Football St George was established in 1924 and is a community based organisation representing 23 member Clubs across the Hurstville, Kogarah and Rockdale Local Government Areas (LGAs) and is responsible for administering the game of Football to almost 10,000 male and female participants in the region.
Sutherland Shire Football Association:
Sutherland Shire Football Association is the largest football Association of any code in Australia, and SSFA fosters and develops Football in the Sutherland Shire in its various formats at both a grassroots and representative level.