Those motivated to play high-level senior football will be drawn to our NPLSA State League squads – u18, Reserves and First Team.
Seen as the natural progression from our JPL pathway, the u18s squad is the launchpad to senior football. As the player starts their senior football journey they will learn competition for spots increases and game time isn’t guaranteed but earned and whilst tenure counts and helps building a bonded, cohesive group, ability, determination and commitment are also important factors in selecting squads at this level. Bringing in talent to improve the group from other clubs also creates healthy competition for positions, which is required to build sustained success and progression to higher leagues.
The players are semi-professionals, or part-time footballers at this level, but a number of the elements of professional full-time football are introduced to enable the player to be the best they can be. High performance practices such as nutrition plans, strength and conditioning programs as well as game and training video analysis are all utilised at this level.
The players also have access to the club Physio and other medical professionals through club arrangements to ensure they stay healthy both physically and mentally.
Whilst expectations are high for players at this level, the club aims to make it enjoyably serious.