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The National Talent Challenge offers U17 Girls the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of FFA and Australian National Team selectors at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.


The coaches for the NTC Challenge were appointed following expressions of interest advertised earlier this year. The Capital Football Technical Director, in consultation with the Capital Football Technical Committee, has appointed the following coaches;

  • Head Coach: Antoni Jagarinec
  • Assistant Coach: Matthew Moore

Selection of Players

Capital Football NPLW and NPL clubs have been asked to consult with their club coaches to provide recommendations to the NTC Challenge coaching staff. The coaching staff are actively scouting throughout the NPLW and NPLY competitions for talented players to represent the region at the NTC Challenge.

Following recommendations and scouting players are invited to trial for positions within the NTC Challenge Squad, with final selections being made by the coaching staff in consultation with the Capital Football Technical Director.

2019 dates

  • July 22 – 26 | Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

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