Football NSW will be hosting its first (weather permitting) Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) Gala Day for the 2017 season on the 1st and 2nd of April at Valentine Sports Park.
Renowned for being a celebration for players, coaches and parents alike, these Gala Days give everyone a chance to see players showcase their talents in a safe and fun environment with the freedom to play without sideline commentary or coaching.
Valentine Sports Park, official headquarters of Football NSW, will once again host the event as the Under 11, 12 and Girls 12 SAP teams will flock to Glenwood to partake in this two-day festival of football.
Football NSW interim CEO Stefam Kamasz was looking forward to April’s SAP Gala Weekend after the first one for the year was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
“We are hoping that the heavens behave for that weekend in allowing us to host such a fantastic event for our up and coming youngsters.
“SAP is totally committed to a development focus and the creation of the best possible learning environment in youth Football.
“Gala days are a great opportunity for many to see the wide scope of teams and players from many areas of Football NSW coming together to play and this will be showcased at Valentine Sports Park.”
SAP is the official Football NSW development program for players with the Gala Day providing teams with the opportunity to play against others from outside their regular zones.
It will also provide Football NSW with an additional opportunity to assess programs beyond regular match days.
Developed by the Football NSW Technical Department, SAP provides a structured best practice learning environment, consistent with the FFA National Curriculum, to support development of the State’s aspiring young footballers.
When: Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd April 2017 (U11 & U12 SAP, U12 Girls SAP)
Time: First matches start at 900am on both days.
Where: Valentine Sports Park
Venue Parking: Limited parking on-site
*A reminder that Valentine Sports Park is a No Smoking and no alcohol venue, and no animals are allowed on the premises.
*There is also a FNSW Wet Weather hotline that can be contacted to alert of any changes, that number is 88 144 450
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