Female footballers invited to NTC trials

Monday, August 22, 2016

Football West invites talented female footballers to trial for selection in the U13, U15 and U19 National Training Centre squads.


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The NTC is WA’s recognised development pathway and has produced some of WA’s best players in recent years.

Trials will be held at Celebration Park in Balga and Kingsway Sports Complex, Madeley, on September 15–21.

The process will be overseen by Football West Technical Director Cris Ola and assisted by current NTC coaches Jessine Bonzas, Darren Young and Faye Chambers.

The program provides talent-identified female players, from age 12, with the opportunity to reach their potential through a program recognised and endorsed by Football Federation Australia. It provides a pathway to potential National representation and a realistic opportunity for players to make a career from the game.

An information session for parents will be held on Friday, September 16, at Celebration Park, Balga from 5pm for girls interested in the NTC program.

Current U19 NTC player Steffi Nadilo has given the programme a ringing endorsement.

“The most enjoyable and rewarding element of the program for me by far has been developing friendships with teammates and knowing that every member of the team is equally valued,” Nadilo said.

“This would not be possible without the coaches providing a supportive and encouraging environment.”

Trials for 2017 squads will be held on the following dates

U13 (born 2004, 2005 and 2006)

Friday, September 16 –  5.00pm to 6.15pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 1)

Monday, September 19 – 5.00pm to 6.15pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 2)

Tuesday, September 20 – 5.00pm to 6.15pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 3)

U15 (born 2002 and 2003)

Friday, September 16 – 6.30pm to 7.45pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 1)

Monday, September 19 – 6.30pm to 7.45pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 2)

Tuesday, September 20 – 6.30pm to 7.45pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 3)

U19 (born 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001)

Thursday, September 15 – 5.00pm to 6.15pm at Kingsway Sports Complex, Madeley – Wanneroo City’s main field (Day 1)

Wednesday, September 21 – 5.00pm to 6.15pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 2)