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Macquarie U/7, U/8 Skills Development Clinic 2020

September 30th, 2019

Macquarie Football is excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for young players in the under 7s and under 8s age-groups for 2020 to train with our skilled and knowledgeable coaches and improve their essential football skills.

The Macquarie Football Skill Development Program (SDP) – is a football specific program for players looking to improve their four core skills: 1 v 1, first touch, running with the ball and striking the ball. At this age we are looking for an enthusiastic approach to the game as much as we are looking at the skill levels of the players.

The SDP is an exciting, fun and invaluable learning experience for young players who are looking to advance their understanding of football, improve their fundamental skills and ability to play the game. The coaches are skilled and knowledgeable along with being highly enthusiastic and are sure to create an exciting environment for all participants.

The Under 7s & 8s Skill Development Program (SDP) is a programme designed to help progress the player’s football development in order to give the players a better opportunity to be selected into the FFA Talented Player Pathway (SAP program).

Positions are limited, so we will be holding Open Trials for players wishing to be considered for a place in our 2020 Skill Development Program squads.

Trial dates are:

  • UNDER 7s (born on or after 1/1/2013): Wednesday 16th October, 2019
  • UNDER 8s (born on or after 1/1/2012): Wednesday 16th October, 2019

Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, 13 Park Road, Speers Point NSW 2284.

Start Time: 5pm for approximately one hour

There is no cost to participate in the Macquarie Football SDP Trials

Process after trials: All players will be notified of their trial outcome by email and squads announced by October 25th, 2019

Macquarie Football’s Skill Development Program will run for 24 sessions on Wednesday evenings during school terms:

Term One: Wednesday February 12th to Wednesday April 8th

Term Two: Wednesday April 29th to Wednesday July 1st

Term Three: Wednesday July 22nd to Wednesday August 19th

N.B. Any sessions cancelled due to inclement weather, etc. during these dates will be rescheduled.

All sessions will be held on a ‘state of the art’ synthetic 5 a side fields at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility. Under 7s sessions run for approximately 60 minutes from 4 pm to around 5 pm. Under 8s sessions run for approximately 60 minutes from around 5 pm to 6 pm.


If you wish to be considered for the 2020 Macquarie Football Skill Development Program (SDP) squad please REGISTER HERE.

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