National Club Development Program launched


Football NSW welcomed the launch of the National Club Development Program (NCDP).

This will provide community-based clubs with a tool to help them measure their development against national benchmarks and be recognised for their work. Clubs will be able to follow a model to enhance and maintain standards to benefit their members.

“Our grassroots clubs are the lifeblood of our game,” said Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge.

“Helping our clubs to develop and grow will grow the game and benefit our players, officials and volunteers.

“This program will help our clubs to identify areas to develop and improve, and we will have the opportunity to recognise clubs who are already doing great work for the good of the game.”

The NCDP provides clubs with an on-line development platform that allows them to answer a series of questions regarding all facets of their football club. Its specific aims are to:

  •    Improve processes and controls of affiliated community clubs
  •    Assist member federations and governing bodies to better support clubs
  •    Improve the efficiencies of the sport
  •    Establish benchmarks of success across Australia
  •    Improve player retention

The NCDP is an enhanced version of the previous National Club Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), introduced in 2012.

An on-line resource library provides clubs with the tools to up-skill and offer assistance from Football NSW and our Associations. These resources will develop over time with the continuing input from all levels of football.

Through the NCDP, Football NSW will be able to identify areas of need and work with FFA, the other Member Federations and our Associations to develop new tools and resources to further assist our grassroots clubs.

For more information on the NCDP please go to or contact:

Aaron Dibdin

Member Services Manager


M: +61 8814 4454