As recently announced, in some very EXCITING NEWS … the Premier Academy League (PAL) – Australia’s biggest Junior / Youth SSG Competition of which Spark Futbol is a Member Academy – is launching a Pre-PAL ‘Development Academy League’ this Winter (Terms 2 & 3) for U6s & U7s (players born in 2016 and 2017).

Running in conjunction with the PAL Winter Season Schedule – the U6 & U7 Pre-PAL Development Academy League will run on early Sunday mornings @ Macquarie University Sporting Fields before the official PAL U8-U16 competition games commence each Match Day.

Being played on a smaller 5-a-side pitch with Goalkeepers, 3×2 goals, and qualified referees – the Development Academy League will provide our next generation of Spark Futbol Academy players an amazing platform to learn and grow inside a professional game-relevant setting. Significantly improving the current transition from what is usually solely local community 4-a-side football straight into PAL for many players – which can prove quite a significant jump for most at first instance.

With no points or ladder boards, these young players will now be able to start to learn how to play the game of football under the Spark approach without any fear or expectation to win a competition. And in an environment that helps foster their love for the game. Whilst also learning and growing as young footballers – and as people.

As part of the program, players also train in our Friday Evening Spark Skills program. Ensuring their foundational skills are being developed in line with their introduction to more structured game-play.

Only players invited into the Pre-Academy should register.

For more information and to put your child forward for consideration please click the EOI (Expression of Interest) button below. 

2023 Winter Pre-Academy Player Experience & Inclusions:

  • 1x Weekly Spark Skills Session per term – totalling 16x sessions in across Terms 2 & 3.
  • 11x Development Academy League Match Days (circa 22x games) across Terms 2 & 3.
  • 11x Pre-Match Team Play Pre Sessions.
  • $100 Active Kids Discount Eligible

Academy Weekly In-Term Training and PAL Match Days:

  • Spark Skills Sessions run on early Friday Evenings.
  • Development Academy League Match Days run on Sunday mornings (Minimum 11 for the Winter Season across Terms 2 & 3).
  • All trainings and games run out of Macquarie University Sporting Fields (unless moved due to wet weather).
Terms 2 & 3 2023 (May-September)
Macquarie University Sporting Fields
U6/U7 Boys & Girls
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