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Registrations are now open for the 2018 GHFA Academy trials.
The GHFA Academy is recognised as the benchmark in elite association development. This is where we develop the most talented players within the association, with our high level technical programs, to give them the best chance at selection in our SAP (Skill Acquisition Program) and Youth Teams. This is where the best get to train with the best and gives players a higher level of coaching so that they may develop as football players. Players remain playing with their club teams on weekends but are given additional development in the Academy during the week.
To be eligible to trial, all players must be registered for a GHFA Club in 2018
Trials will be held on MONDAY 30 APRIL 2018 at Christie Park, Christie Rd, Macquarie Park:
• 5:00pm for U8 and U9 (born 2009, 2010);
• 6:30pm for U10, U11 and U12 (born 2006, 2007, 2008)
. 8.00pm for U13 to U16 players
Players must trial for the age group they are in this year - there will be no exceptions
Goalkeepers trial in their age group and please note goalkeepers can be U8 to U16.
Note there will be no Academy for U6 and U7 in 2018.
The Academy commences 7 May and continues for 14 weeks on Monday nights and 2 Friday nights. The 2018 fee will be $400 and includes all coaching and a full GHFA Academy kit. The training venue will be Christie Park on the new synthetic fields.
The following are the major dates for the 2018 GHFA competition:
Season commences (all age groups & competitions) - 7 April
U6 to U11
Season finish - 11 August (note matches are scheduled during school holidays)
AA & O35
Last Premiership match - 4 August (18 matches)
Semi-finals (no Pennant competition) - 11 August
Championship finals: Div 2+ 18 August, Div 1 - 25 August
Last Premiership match - 11 August (18 matches + 1 wet weather weekend)
Semi-finals - 18 & 25 August
Grand finals - 1 September
All dates are subject to change due to wet weather rescheduling and the final composition of competitions following the close of team nominations
All 2018 fixtures are now available on the Fixtures and Tables page. Teams should check back on the Thursday prior to each weekend to see if any changes have been made. As Clubs are still finalising teams, it is likely there will be changes in the first few rounds at least.
Note that the times and venues for rounds 15-18 for AA and other 10 team competitions will change as the Championship and finals rounds need to be included.
Please check these again during the week prior to round 15.
GHFA Spirit FC has taken their pursuit of world-class development initiatives to new levels by becoming the largest PlayerTek user in the country.
All GHFA Spirit players are now using PlayerTek GPS units to assist in monitoring their training and competition loads which helps the coaches design specific training programs
Click here for a video explaining how this is being done
Thanks to Performance Iintelligence Agency through Socceroos Head of Sports Science, Dr Craig Duncan for helping us make this a reality
If you are interested in taking up refereeing, visit the Gladesville Hornsby Football Referees Association (GHFRA) website for details of training courses to be held in early 2018
12 reasons to become a referee:
1. Help your local club & community
Refereeing is a great way to support your local football club and allow kids and adults alike to play football.
2. There’s plenty of work
There is always room for more referees, whether it is officiating winter football or being part of the continued growth in Summer Football and Local Futsal. Football needs you!