The Northern Inland Academy of Sport Football Club or NIAS FC is a pathway program for regional athletes in the Northern Inland area. Selected athletes will participate in intensive biweekly training sessions across the region and play in the football competition conducted by Northern NSW Football. The program operates from February to September with selection trials conducted in November for the following year.
Skills Acquisition Phase | SAP |
This program provides development opportunities for young players in the area which underpins the JDL and
PYL programs. Training is focused on technical efficiencies withing the four core skill model: first touch, striking the ball, running with the ball, 1 vs 1.
Junior Development League | JDL |
This program provides talented junior players with the best possible learning environment. JDL is noncompetitive
and focuses instead on individual skill development. This provides a pathway for potentially talented players to represent a club from 10-12 years old.
Premier Youth League | PYL |
The NNSWF Premier Youth League has been designed to enhance the talented player pathway, enable more competitive football for young players and facilitate more games of best vs best and like vs like.
APPLICATIONS - Player & Coach
Athlete registrations are currently open for the 2024 season. NIAS FC is taking registrations for SAP, JDL & PYL programs. Dates of birth eligible for registration are:
SAP | DOB 2012 – 2015
JDL | DOB 2012 – 2014
PYL | DOB 2006 – 2011
Coach registrations for the 2024 season are now open. Complete the form here.
Trial dates for the 2024 season will be in November with times and specific locations communicated to those who register at a later date. The dates and locations are as follows:
Thursday 2 November 2023 | Armidale
Sunday 5 November 2023 | Tamworth
Thursday 9 November 2023 | Gunnedah
Thursday 16 November 2023 | Tamworth