Football 13 & 14 Years (SAP)


Online Applications

Applications for the 2018 program open on 8th December and close on Friday 26th January 2018

2018 Program

The 2018 NIAS Football Program is scheduled to commence in January 2018 through to December 2018. Sessions will be held twice weekly in respective towns and regional meetings will occur monthly. Athletes aged 13 – 14 years as of January 1, 2018 (born in 2004/05) are eligible to apply. Click on the Apply button for more information and to submit your application. 


2018 Program Staff

Tamworth (Training Every Tuesday & Thursday - 5:30pm-7pm)

Head Coach -  Matt Endemi
Assistant Coach - Glen Boonstra
Program Manager - Brady Endemi

Squad U/14s

Kilian Apen
Iliki Boyraz
Beau Cavallaro
Isaac Gunn
Micheal Lewington
Matthew Peel
Eoin Shepherd
Jack Stanton
Zac Walters
Freddy Williams

Squad U/13s

Will Albertson
Joseph Anderson
Brayden Boonstra
Connor Budden
Louis Johnson
Campbell Lewis
Augustin Monet
Eddy Williams 


Armidale (Training Every Monday & Wednesday - 5:30pm-7pm)

Head Coach  David Kollosche


Joshua Dunbar
Alec Ellston
Judah Flint
Ryan Harris
Cooper Heaney
Thomas Honeysett
Braith Kliendienst
Jackson Kollosche
Solomon Layton
Brock Parsons
Casey Ranger
Angus Towie
Joshua Urquhart
Isaac Watts
Aidan Webster


Inverell (Training Every Monday & Wednesday - 6pm-7:30pm)

Head Coach  Peter Browett
Program Manager  John Rosberg


William Alliston
Isaac Browett
Zachariah Campbell
Matthew De Gunst
Jak McBean
Will O'Brien
Aiden Rosburg
Harry Schneider
Zachary Thorn
Jarrod White


Gunnedah (Training Every Tuesday & Thursday - 6pm-7:30pm)

Head Coach  Justin Lawrence



Jayln Muggleton
Vitorio Sardinha
Zachary Stait
Lachlan Straney
Kaleb Teer



Application Details

Who is Eligible

Male and female athletes should be aged 13 & 14 as of January 1, 2018 (born in 2004/05), reside in Northern Inland region and be a member of an affiliated club or association or be prepared to join.

Selection Process

Up to 15 male and 15 female players may be offered a place in each respective age group based on performances selection trials. A selection panel will assess each application based performances and attitude and commitment to Football.

The following squads will be offered for 2018:


Boys: 13/14 years


Boys: 13/14 years


Boys: 13 & 14 years (two squads)


Boys: 13/14 years

Program year

Scholarships offered is for the period, December 2017 to November 2018.

Two weekly sessions will occur in each respective town for all age groups including a monthly meet involving all teams in a regional training/gala day.

Teams will compete in competitions beyond the region. Gold Coast and Newcastle and date TBC.

In February, athletes are to attend the NIAS GROWTH Day. This program covers education sessions on Goal Setting, Resilience, Opportunities Beyond Sport, Wellness and Nutrition, Testing (fitness), Healthy Mind and Healthy Body.

In August athletes will attend the NIAS Annual Awards Night. This is a celebration of all the sporting achievements made by athletes, coaches and volunteers. 

Selection Criteria

Athletes will be assessed on the following criteria at selections trials or via Talent Identification processes.

  1. T- Technique
  2. I- Intelligence (Touch).
  3. P- Physical Attributes
  4. S- Skill
  5. Endurance- 20m shuttle run


Subjectivity is an unavoidable element in all selections. Athletes who feel the selection criteria has not been adhered to should be aware that NIAS has a formal 'Appeals' process available.

Athlete Benefits

Intensive training support by quality regional, guest and state level coaches.

  • NIAS merchandise- training kit, polo, playing kit, tracksuit and socks. Additional items available for purchase.
  • Individual home training program and structured satellite training sessions where applicable.
  • Sport Science fitness testing and support.
  • 1 Ticket to annual awards night.
  • Travel Assistance to attend NIAS regional training sessions and camps.
  • Financial assistance if selected into state team.
  • Fully Paid Athlete Levy scholarships due to financial hardship available.

Athlete Commitments

  • Attend all program activities.
  • Football is number 1 priority sport while on scholarship.
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off the field.
  • Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any suggestion or criticism.
  • Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive a scholarship.
  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing NIAS and its sponsors.
  • Wear Academy apparel when representing the Academy at events.
  • Make yourself available (within reason) to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
  • Adhere to NIAS anti-Doping policy.
  • Maintain communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.


Athlete levy:  $800 plus GST.  This levy covers training, clothing pack (training kit, playing strip, NIAS polo, hat, socks), coaching support, GROWTH day, Awards Night ticket)
Sports Trip:  $  GST inclusive




Open Date: 21 November 2020
Close Date: 23 April 2021

For further information please contact the NIAS office on 67 662526 or email

Applications currently closed