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Football Academy

The SportUNE Football Academy aims to provide promising football talent in the New England region a development pathway and competition opportunities so they can reach their full potential.


Our philosophy is based on the wholistic development of each individual in the academy.

With close ties to the University, we’re able to access and tap into its educational programs and SportUNE’s well-established UNE Sports Academy, which holds pathways for high performance and elite athlete students.

The Academy exists to assist footballers in developing life skills such as; communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and goal setting through sport.

This initiative is being implemented to support not only promising football talent, but the entire football community in the New England.

SUFL Academy Trials

Sunday 6th February at 10:00am, Consett Davis Fields, SportUNE

Weekly Training

On Sundays at 10:00am and Wednesdays from 5:30pm, February through to September.

Boys Squads

  • 8 years: Born 2014
  • 9 years: Born 2013
  • 10 years: Born 2012
  • 11 years: Born 2011
  • 12 years: Born 2010
  • 13-16 years: 2006 to 2009

Girls Squads

  • 10-12 years: Born 2010 to 2012
  • 13-16 years: 2006 to 2009

Academy Cost

  • $500.00
  • A discount will be offered to participants from last year’s Academy
  • A sibling discount of 10% also applies


  • Tracksuit
  • Playing shirt, shorts & socks
  • Training shirt, shorts & socks
  • Ball
  • Sports bag

Please follow our SUFL Facebook page for any updates, or reach out to for more information. 



The program will consist of 2 weekly training sessions including a range of personal development sessions, and access to High-Performance Competitions.

In 2022 Academy will look to include two girls-specific squads, 10-12yrs, and 13-16yrs.


  • Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7pm at Consett Davis playing fields
  • Sundays at 10am -12pm at Consett Davis field
  • Other fitness/personal development sessions at SportUNE will be sent to squads via SUFL management.


  • Regional Match Player Opportunities
  • National Primary Games
  • Champions Youth Cup
  • A range of other Academy and school competitions


$500 per member (10% discount for siblings)

Academy membership includes:

  • Football Kit
  • Expert 30-week coaching and development
  • SportUNE Sports Academy personal development and nutrition programs

For any further information please make contact with SportUNE Football League.