Running in conjunction with the IFA (Independent Football Australia) Cup Winter Season Schedule – the U6 & U7 Pre-IFA Development League will run on early Sunday mornings @ Wanderers Football Park before the official IFA Cup 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 the IFA Cup 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. 

2024 Winter Pre-Academy Player Experience & Inclusions:

  • 1x Weekly Spark Skills Session per term – totalling 16x sessions across Terms 2 & 3.
  • 11x Development League Match Days (circa 22x games) across Terms 2 & 3.
  • 11x Pre-Match Team Play Pre Sessions.
  • $50 Active Kids Discount Eligible

Weekly In-Term Training and IFA Match Days:

  • Spark Skills Sessions run on early Friday Evenings @ Macquarie University Sporting Fields.
  • Development League Match Days run on Sunday mornings (Minimum 11 for the Winter Season across Terms 2 & 3) Wanderers Football Park.
Terms 2 & 3 2024 (May-September)
Macquarie University Sporting Fields (Friday Training) & Wanderers Football Park (Sunday match Days)
U6/U7 Boys & Girls
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