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Lamby1980

Kids soccer (footy) in Newcastle

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Hi,

moving over to the Newcastle area in early 2019, we have a footy mad 9 year old who is at a decent standard (academy) over here in the U.K. Are there many clubs or teams he can join up with once we are out there?

thanks

David

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Football seems to be really popular in Newcastle compared to Sydney in my experience, i'm sure he'll find some kindred spirits. 

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Thanks for the reply CaptainR, really hope he does as it will help him (and us )settle in 👍

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Posted (edited)

check out the SAP licence holder in the area and go for trials - my soon to be 9 year old trains 3 times a week and plays at weekends - we are with Northern Tigers and there is a very good SAP licence team playing out of Tuggerah - they are called Central Coast Mariners - https://www.ccmariners.com.au/news/sap - there might be something similar in Newcastle if thats too far a drive 4 times a week.

Good luck!

Edited by Flappers263

Living is Sydney - 20 years after I promised myself I would... just needed a lot of patience :eek:

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Remember, here there are four different kinds of football.  

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Found this also - looks like SAP is expanding in the Newcastle region also - http://newcastlefootball.com.au/2018-premier-club-sap-kicks-off-across-northern-nsw/ 

http://northernnswfootball.com.au/northern-nsw-football-awards-premier-club-skill-acquisition-program-licenses/

Ive just remembered that there is a SAP team called 'Emerging Jets' which are affiliated with the Newcastle Jets and again are a good level (for over here anyway!)


Living is Sydney - 20 years after I promised myself I would... just needed a lot of patience :eek:

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Hi Flappers263,

thanks so much for the reply and the helpful links, really good to know there is some routes for him to go down. Are you involved with any yourself?

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Here's a link to the FFA site to find clubs  https://www.playfootball.com.au/#

Don't know what it's like over East, here in WA you do pay a registration fee - some goes to the club and some to the organisation (e.g. here it's Football west).

Registrations fees vary a lot depending on the club, which league they're playing in etc.,  My son's 18 and plays state league, he moved clubs this year and his registration fees for that club were $550 

 


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On 20/03/2018 at 10:21, ali said:

Here's a link to the FFA site to find clubs  https://www.playfootball.com.au/#

Don't know what it's like over East, here in WA you do pay a registration fee - some goes to the club and some to the organisation (e.g. here it's Football west).

Registrations fees vary a lot depending on the club, which league they're playing in etc.,  My son's 18 and plays state league, he moved clubs this year and his registration fees for that club were $550 

We are paying $1500 this year for a 8 year old (U9's) under the SAP programme...

 


Living is Sydney - 20 years after I promised myself I would... just needed a lot of patience :eek:

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We are paying $1500 this year for a 8 year old (U9's) under the SAP programme...


Living is Sydney - 20 years after I promised myself I would... just needed a lot of patience :eek:

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On 20/03/2018 at 09:40, Lamby1980 said:

Hi Flappers263,

thanks so much for the reply and the helpful links, really good to know there is some routes for him to go down. Are you involved with any yourself?

No worries - we are involved with the NSFA team - Northern Tigers with their SAP licence - I would say that whilst its improving over here its a long way off being like the UK system, this is a good and a bad thing depending upon your perspective and objectives! 


Living is Sydney - 20 years after I promised myself I would... just needed a lot of patience :eek:

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