Cobra Academy (SAP League)

Cobra Academy (SAP League)

Berowra FC – 2020 U8 to U11 SAP League Cobra Academy Program

At the July 2019 NSFA President’s Workshop, NSFA and Northern Tigers Technical Director Jason Eagar – supported by Football NSW Technical Director Warren Grieve – announced the implementation of the NSFA SAP League for the 2020 season. SAP refers to Skill Acquisition Phase, the stage of a young footballer’s development between the ages of 8 to 11.

The goal of the NSFA SAP League is to improve development opportunities for players and coaches within local football clubs, while also underpinning the Northern Tigers SAP and the NSFA Super League and Diamond League competitions.

Following the President’s Workshop, clubs were invited to apply for one of 12 licences to enter teams into the NSFA SAP League for the 2020 season. Berowra FC was selected as one of 12 NSFA clubs. Our selection underpins the hard work the club, coaching partner T3, our local coaches and players have put in over the past few years. It is an exciting concept and will provide continual development for our junior players within the club.

Clubs will enter teams in the Under 8, Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11 age groups, with North Sydney, Lindfield and Northbridge entering two NSFA SAP teams per age group. All other clubs including Berowra FC will have one NSFA SAP team per age group, creating a 15-team league with 15 match days and two gala days.

We will be hosting a Parent information night at the Clubhouse on Wednesday 16th October at 7pm.

Here we will outline our program for all 2020 SAP League teams from Under 8 to Under 11, benefits, the cost structure and answer any questions.

Please confirm your attendance by completing the attached google form

Trials for our 2020 SAP and Development squad teams (under 8, 9, 10 and 11) will be held over two weekends –

When: Sunday, 3 November and Sunday, 10 November.

Venue: Asquith Boys High School grass field.

Under 8 – 9am to 10am
Under 9 – 10.15am to 11.15am
Under 10 – 11.30am to 12.30pm
Under 11 – 12.45pm to 1.45pm

If you are unable to attend either one or both dates but have an interest in selection, please complete the form below and advise unavailability in the additional information field. Please note that preference will be given to players who attend the trials.

We will be selecting two teams in each age group being one SAP side (Skills Acquisition Phase) and one Development team.

To register for the player trials please complete the google form by clicking on the link –…/1IyvFn4_F52najeKBnWE4g_-LH62…/edit

The SAP League team will effectively be the top graded players in each age group.

Berowra FC – 2020 U8 to U11 Development Squad Program
The development squad program will be run as per season 2019. Teams will train twice weekly. One session will be coached by a T3 coach and the second session by a Berowra FC appointed coach. Match day coaching will be provided by the Berowra FC appointed coach. The program will run for 16-18 weeks during the season.

If you have any questions, please email –

Our first trial for team selections will occur on Sunday 3rd November at the Asquith Boys (from 9am to 1pm).

Our second trial for team selections will be on Sunday, 10th November at Asquith Boys (from 9am to 1pm).

More information will be provided closer to the date