Skill Aquisition Programme for Girls

Dear player/parent,


Hopefully this email finds you well.


I just wanted to get in touch with all registered girls as there has been a change in management of the Football West (FW) Girls Skill Acquisition Program.


Some of you may not be aware that FW runs a Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) for Girls, so I have attached a pdf which provides information on the SAP. The SAP is an FFA initiative with every State in Australia running their own Skill Acquisition Centres for boys & girls.


I have been in charge of the FW boys SAP for the past four years and we’ve seen some fantastic results with some of our players going on to represent Australia at U16 level as well as being offered full-time AIS scholarships.


With the change in management, it now gives me an opportunity to focus on the girls side of the game and hopefully emulate the success we’ve seen with the boys.


Essentially the Girls SAP offers talented players in the U9-U12 age groups extra sessions on top of their usual club commitments.


The sessions are skills based, focusing on the four core skills of First Touch, Striking the Ball, 1v1’s and Running with the Ball.


The logic behind the SAP is that once players master these four core skills, they are then ready to enter the next phase of ‘Game Training’. Here they can apply their acquired skills to more tactically focused sessions in a team oriented environment.


FW has this pathway in place already with the Girls SAP (Skills based for ages 9-12), moving into Girls NTC (Game Training for ages 13-17), and from there potentially into Perth Glory W-League.


Details for the 2016 Girls Skill Acquisition Program are below:


Venue: Celebration Park, Balga.




  • U9’s & U10’s 8am – 9.15am
  • U11’s & U12’s 9.30am – 10.45am


  • U9’s & U10’s 5pm – 6.15pm
  • U11’s & U12’s 6.30pm – 7.45pm


Coaches: Our FFA Qualified Coaches are Salv Todaro (B Licence) and Azaro Azaro (C Licence).


Cost for 2016: The cost is $450 plus GST.

It’s important to note that this Program runs at cost neutral, with ALL fees going towards hiring qualified coaches, ground hire, equipment, player kits, etc.


Length of the Program: The SAP runs all year round, with cycles aligned to school terms. There are scheduled breaks during school holidays and long weekends.


If you would like to be seen by our SAP Coaches with a view to being a part of the FW Girls SAP in 2016, please register here. Once we have your details, we will be in contact to arrange a session(s) for our coaches to view you.


If you have any questions regarding the Program please don’t hesitate to contact me.



SAP (Short Version)

Brad Hassell

Football West | Skill Acquisition Trainer

PO Box 214, Maylands WA 6931 | Gibbney Reserve, Ferguson St, Maylands WA 6051
D | 08 9422 6916 | F | 08 9271 7299 | M | 0411 410 009