NTC Girls Program

The National Training Centre (NTC) for girls is a key pillar of the FFA’s development model for players.

The NTC is a full-time football training program, with a main purpose of preparing players who show the potential talent to progress through the FFA development model to achieve potentially achieve Junior or Young National Team Selection, Senior NPLW, W-League and international representation.

The NTC should also have the ability to serve current internationals or other potential talents on a part-time basis, regardless of age.

Upon selection after FV's initial trial process, players will be required to train a minimum of three times per week with the NTC Squad and play one match.

In 2020 as a recognition of quality, FIFA selected the Football Victoria Girls Talented Player Programs to conduct an analysis of its academy structure and setup. Only five boys and five girls programs were selected across Australia. Football Victoria Girls Talented Player Programs were chosen to be part  of the High Performance Analysis. A Global Analysis was conducted by Double Pass to assess the status of Talent Development in a High Performance environment all over the world. 

For FFA Player Pathways please click here: FFA Pathways  

For any enquiries please contact: tpd@footballvictoria.com.au

Victorian players & staff at the Junior Matildas National Team Camp
Victorian players & staff at the Junior Matildas National Team Camp
Left to Right: Claudia Mihocic, Nia Stamatopoulos, Jen Willmott, Sharna Naidu, Paige Zois, Alana Jancevski, Grace Taranto

2022 NTC Girls Program Trials

Trials for players of NPLW and Community Clubs will be via Nominations and Expressions of Interest (EOI) and will be invitational only based on FFA Player Competencies and selection criteria by the FV Technical Staff.

Trials for the NTC 2022 Program will potentially start and run throughout approximately  October/November 2021. Subject to Victorian Government Guidelines  and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you wish to trial please carefully read through the selection criteria and take note of the FFA's 6 Player Competencies below.  

Selection Criteria

Code of Conduct 

FFA's 6 Player Competencies:

  • Winning Mentality
  • Emotional Stability 
  • Character
  • Explosiveness
  • Game Intelligence
  • Ball & Body Control

Nationals Tournaments

The FV NTC Girls Coaches are responsible for taking the state team to represent Victoria at National Championships every year at the U14, U15 and U17 level. It is important to note that players who do not make it into the program at the beginning of the year are still monitored for nationals as the opportunity to go to nationals is not only for those in the program.

From these pathways, players may then be recognised for National Team Representation, W-League or opportunities overseas. It is also important to note that there is no singular avenue into elite football as there are also opportunities external to the pathways mentioned above.

2022 NTC Talent ID Camps

The Talent ID Camps are training sessions and matches held during April & July School Holidays. To identify and develop our talented players for Victorian Representative Squads for FFA National Youth Championships & the NTC Challenge.

Identified players are selected to train at a camp and will play matches to be held at a centralised location, including a cost recovery fee.

Players who are not selected after the first camp can still be identified in their club environment and potentially invited into the next Talent ID Camps.

For relevant age groups, Talent ID Camps will run during the April (weekday) and April school holidays as part of the identification, development and selection process for Victorian representative squads (where the number of sessions prior to tournaments will increase if selected).

Initial player selection will be based on nominations from clubs, tournaments or expression of interests while also taking into consideration scouted players and players that participated in previous FV Programs.

2021 April Talent ID Camp

2022 April Talent ID Camp

"2022 Expression of Interest for our June Camp" - EOI Form

Registrations & Nominations close Wednesday 8th June, further information will be emailed to the player once registrations close.

2021/22 NTC Squad Nominations & Expression of Interest

Community Club Based Players please register your Expression of Interest (EOI) at the following link: EOI Form

NPLW Club based Players, you will be required to be nominated by your club Technical Director.

Registrations & Nominations close 8th October 2021, further information will be emailed to the player once registrations close.

Further details can be found here: FFA National Tournaments

 

2022 Coaching Expression of Interest

Please select the following link for coaching expression of interest - Form