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Capital Football’s State Team Program provides players the opportunity to represent the ACT at Football Federation Australia’s National Youth Championships. Capital Football is committed to providing an opportunity for the regions aspiring young players to achieve their football ambitions via the ACT representative teams.

Selection of Coaches/Team Managers

The coaches for the our National Youth Championships (NYC) were appointed following expressions of interest advertised earlier this year. The Capital Football  Technical Director made a short-list of candidates and the final appointments of NYC staff was endorsed by Capital Football Technical Committee.

Below is the staff list for NYC 2019:

  • NYC 14’s Girls:
    • Head Coach – Phil Booth
    • Assistant Coach – Patrick Mills
  • NYC U15’s Girls
    • Head Coach: Eddie Senatore
    • Assistant Coach: Talal Safar

Selection of Players

All NPL Club Technical Directors were asked to consult their club coaches and ask them to make recommendations for the respective NYC teams. Those lists of players were forwarded to the respective NYC coaches who were then sent to watch the NPL games to help them identify the talented players. The coaches had access to an online scouting form that they would send to the Capital Football Technical Director after watching those games.

After watching the players playing in the NPL, the Head Coach would then invite those short-listed players for training sessions. The Head Coach, in consultation with Capital Football Technical Director would finalise the selection of players who would represent ACT in the NYC.

Please find the dates of the NYC for this year.

  • NYC – Coffs Harbour: 14’s and 15’s (15 – 19 July)


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