Capital Football has made the decision to transform the current Canberra United Academy (CUA) into a Talented Sports Program (TSP). The decision will mean the removal of the Canberra United Academy teams from the Women’s National Premier League pathway with immediate effect.
The Capital Football Board believes this initiative will have several benefits across Canberra and the surrounding region and the respective Women’s National Premier League competitions.
The move towards a TSP reflects the confidence Capital Football has in our clubs and club coaches to develop elite players alongside our Technical Department staff.
The introduction of current CUA players back into clubs will potentially see a greater spread of talented players across the competition, whilst the TSP will still offer an opportunity for local players to play at the highest level.
Full details will be released in the coming weeks across Capital Football channels on the new program, selection processes, and Expressions of Interests for coaching staff in the newly formed TSP.
This decision has no impact on the Canberra United Liberty A-League women’s team competing in the upcoming 2023/24 season.