What Is the Talent Support Program
Football NSW overall aim is to provide our most talented young players a best practice and high performance training and playing environment that will hopefully see them progress through to the A-League and ultimately any of the various National Teams.
Football NSW have reviewed the player development and identification pathways and the competitions that support it. This has been driven through our own assessment and guided by feedback provided from our clubs and associations (individually and through the Associations Standing Committee). Coinciding with our review, the FFA, as part of their ‘National Talented Player Pathway, has worked with and provided funding to member federations across the country to implement bespoke Talent Support Programs (TSP) to provide supplementary training to our most talented players. With this in mind, Football NSW will continue TSP in 2019. Importantly, given that TSP will be delivered locally – through the establishment of several hubs across Metropolitan NSW (North, South, East, West, Far North and Far South) and within key areas of Country NSW – it will reduce the need for players (and their parents) to travel long distances to participate in a centralised program.