If you are interested please click on the form below and register for this great day.
NPL – National Youth Championships – This is a must read for U/13, U/14 & U/15 Girls and U/13 & U/14 Boys
This letter outlines the Representative Program for the 2013 Girls and Boys National Youth Championships which are being held in Coffs Harbour.
You will notice that the U13/15 SEQ girls are due to come in for a series of training sessions, with the first of three commencing on Monday 20th May. Letters for the girls identified thus far will be sent out to players tomorrow to invite them to attend. It is important for parents of all players to be aware that this weekend’s scheduled Identification Round is still very important and our State Team Coaches will use these matches to further look at any players they may have missed in previous ID rounds and weekly games. With this it would appreciated if clubs could place their families on stand by in case any more players are identified and required to attend on Monday.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank clubs for assisting us in distributing this information to your Football Family.
Please click on the link below to view the letter
The NPL Pathway program is a training program designed to work with players and coaches from community clubs and give them an introduction to the FFA National Curriculum and also the ‘elite pathway program’ for Australia. The program is fully endorsed by Football Federation Australia, Football Queensland & Football Gold Coast.
3:00 – 5:00pm.
2nd, 9th & 16th June 2013 at Carrara Sports Complex, Nerang-Broadbeach Road.
Trials will start in June and run for 3 weeks at no cost. A total of 60 players will be selected to make four equally strong zones by a selection committee who will hold a minimu
m of a FFA/AFC ‘C Licence’.
|Gary French||AFC/FFA ‘B Licence’|
|Mark Wakeling||AFC/FFA ‘A Licence’ Part A|
|Grae Piddick||AFC/FFA ‘B Licence’|
|Nathan Kelly||AFC/FFA ‘B Licence’|
|Jared Adamson||AFC/FFA ‘C Licence’|
|Shannan McLuckie||AFC/FFA ‘C Licence’|
7th July – 25th August 2013
The selected players will train Sunday afternoons at Palm Beach Soccer Club, which should not affect local clubs games and training. The training sessions will go for a maximum of 2 hours, which will include a mixture of skill acquisition training, game training and a round-robin.
|Southern Zone||North East Zone|
|Tweed Valley Kings||Southport|
|Tweed Heads||Magic TFA|
|Banora Point||Surfers Paradise|
|North West Zone||Central Zone|
|Gold Coast Knights||Broadbeach|
Selected Player Cost
Players who are selected for the training program will recieve a full nike playing kit.
$130.00 per player.
Palm Beach Soccer Club wishes to advise all junior coaches that there is a Youth Licence Course coming up on Sunday 9th June & Sunday 23rd June. If you are interested in furthering your skills and obtaining the qualification click on the link below to register and pay.
The Palm Beach Soccer Club’s NIKE Squirts Program is perfect for 4 – 5 year old boys & girls who are interested in playing soccer. The program will commence on Friday 10th May from 4pm till 5pm and run for 18 weeks and include a presentation day on the 20/9/2013.
Click on the link below to view the draw for the U/12 – U/16 NPL Palm Beach Sharks
Palm Beach Soccer Club Limited (The Sharks) is pleased to announce that it has been successful in gaining a five year licence for entry into the new Australian Premier League (APL) competition.
We are very excited about the future for Palm Beach Sharks. As a Board of Directors we have always stated that we make any decisions on the future of Palm Beach Soccer Club based on the financial implications for the club and its members and what is considered the best direction for the development of our players.
We have therefore, collectively as the Board, Members and Committees looked at all the changes/concessions that have been made by Football Federation of Australia and Football Queensland to the structures involved, assessed the standard of both the junior and senior teams and truly believe that the correct direction for the development of the junior players of our Club and indeed the region is the new Australian Premier League.
The APL is a competition that fits perfectly with the objectives of our Club and our Strategic (Football) Plan. Players, Coaches, Managers, Administrators and Medical Staff now have clear development pathways from 2013 and beyond. Importantly the club will continue to maintain a focus on our “grass roots”, through community based football teams, both senior and junior with new initiatives in this area planned for 2013 under the guidance of our newly appointed Football Manager/Technical Director.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Gary French will take up this position from the 1st of November. Gary recently has worked for both Football Queensland and Football Gold Coast after a 12 year stint in American College Football Academies. He is highly respected in the Football community and brings a wealth of qualification and experience to Palm Beach, some may also remember Gary has one of the most talented players to have played on the Gold Coast, mostly for Broadbeach (for which we will forgive) but also a couple of seasons in the early 90’s for the Palm Beach Premiership winning side under Dave Smith.
In 2013 Gary will also introduce to Palm Beach (and coach) a team in the Diamond League (Womens SEQ Competition) Along with Palm Beach Sharks the APL will consist of Redlands United FC, Brisbane City FC, Olympic FC, a newly formed consortiums Western Pride (Ipswich Region) and Moreton Bay United (Northern Brisbane), plus current Queensland State League teams Brisbane Strikers, Sunshine Coast Fire, and the Queensland Academy of Sport as the nine SEQ teams as well as Central Queensland FC, Far North Queensland Bulls and former A-League franchise Northern Fury from the major regional centres of Queensland. A Senior Palm Beach men’s team will compete against these teams. The junior boys (U12’s to U16’s and U18’s) and girl’s teams (U13’s, U14’s, U15’s and U16’s) will compete in a SEQ only regional competition. The teams from regional Queensland and the QAS are not included in our junior APL competition and the final make up of teams for juniors is yet to be determined and will be released shortly. The APL will provide a strong and exciting competition from the outset, which will only get better in the longer term as the overall quality of young footballers improves under quality coaching in a professional environment. The APL program is part of the FFA National Competition Review delivered by FFA after lengthy consultation with Member Federations and State League Clubs around Australia at Youth League, State League & Hyundai A-League level, and will be the focus for the delivery of the talented player programs in Queensland. Over the next five years the Australian Premier League is set to underpin the A-League by a providing an excellent football structure and dedicated player pathways for developing our emerging young talent and will go far in helping realise the FFA vision of “Making Australia a World-Class Football Nation” by aligning the Elite Player Pathway from the grass roots to the Hyundai A-League and up to the Qantas Socceroos. “At Palm Beach we agree that when implemented as outlined by Football Federation Australia and Football Queensland the APL will provide tremendous opportunities to take the game forward in Queensland and across Australia, and whilst pathways may continue to exist through all football competitions, recent discussions have highlighted that the focus in searching for Australia’s next generation of Footballers will be from within the Australia Premier League, and that development pathways from an early age will be established into the APL licensed clubs from feeder clubs within their catchment areas, and from there into State Teams, National Training Centres, the A League and National selections.” The next step is to appoint a Head Coach, this will be a Board appointment under recommendation from the Club Director of Football (Gary French) and State Director of Football (Gary Philips) All coaching positions for Palm Beach Soccer Club will be advertised in the coming week, with appointments expected to be made by the end of October. Trial dates for APL teams will be mid to Late November with final days and times to be announced in the next couple of weeks. We have a big job ahead of us and volunteers are the backbone of our Club, anyone who thinks they can assist in any way with the successful implementation of this new direction, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Good luck to all
Palm Beach Soccer Club Limited.