State Teams

The National Youth Championships are the flagship youth event in the Australian football calendar, with teams from Football Australia’s nine State and Territory Member Federations competing not only to claim the coveted national title, but to impress attending national team technical staff.

Embedded within Football Australia’s talent identification scheme, the National Youth Championships serves as a crucial stepping-stone for young players with many of today’s CommBank Matildas and Subway Socceroos tracing their beginnings to the tournament.

Players like Jordan Bos (Football VIC), Ellie Carpenter (Football NSW) Caitlin Foord (Football NSW), Rhyan Grant (Football NSW), Sam Kerr (Football West), Harry Kewell (Football NSW), Mark Milligan (Football NSW), Lucas Neill (Football NSW), Hayley Raso (Football QLD) and Cortnee Vine (Football QLD) have all progressed through the National Youth Championships pathway just to name a few.

The annual National Youth Championships not only provide an opportunity for aspiring young players to showcase their skills, but also coaches, officials and technical staff a chance to learn and grow in their respective fields.

2024 National Youth Championships – Girls
Venue: Home of the Matildas, Bundoora, Victoria
Dates: 3 – 8 July 2024

2024 National Youth Championships – Boys
Venues: WIN Stadium, JJ Kelly Park and Ian McLennan Park, Wollongong, NSW
Dates: 16 – 21 July 2024

Player Selection

FNSW Technical staff regularly attend Boys & Girls Youth League matches, in addition to closely monitoring players through TSP matches and tournaments. FNSW staff are also in regular communication with Technical directors to seek their feedback on players that they believe are ready to represent NSW.