BUAFC YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
BUAFC has been at the helm of Youth Player Development for over a decade now, resulting in many youth players moving up to the first team by the age of 18. Now with the First Team qualifying for the National League Championship 2022 and the U17s for BYNL there is more need to develop and support our youth players on their journey to the First Team and beyond.
The Player Development Programme on Term 4 will introduce to all selected players the Club Playing Philosophy and more specific details on the Club Playing Model based on the first team’s key principles. The programme will offer the opportunity to start practicing with the purpose of acquiring the fundamental tactical knowledge required to develop into a First Team Player and beyond.
BUAFC will give first priority to current BUAFC players who play their junior/youth football at the Club. As we are always open to also give the opportunity to trial to players wishing to join BUAFC in the future there may be few invited players coming along too.
The Player Development Programme is restricted to a maximum of 24 players per age group/band.
Existing NRFL players will have to maintain high level of work ethic and attitude to continue their journey through the Player Development Programme. Thus selection is year by year and selection for the next year is not guaranteed based only on Term 4 performance as we aim to restart the programme in Term 1 to consolidate final squads going into pre-season. It is paramount that players attending the Term 4 programme understand the commitment required for the 2023 season if they wish to be considered for selection. Each age group will be supported by Club’s qualified Coaching staff including Head of Football Paul Hobson.
Youth TDP Term 4 2022
There are 4 age groups for Boys:
U12’s (born in 2010)
U13’s (born in 2009)
U14’s (born in 2008)
U15’s (born in 2007)
There are 2 age groups for Girls (these may be combined subject to registrations).
U13’s (born in 20010/9)
U14’s (born in 2008/7)
The sessions for Youth players are to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
U12 – U15 groups from 4.45pm – 6pm
They will run from November 1st to 8th December in Term 4 – 2022 (6 weeks) and will be restarting in Term 1 – 2023.
Training Location / Grounds will be Shepherds Park, any changes due to council will be communicated promptly.
Please be on site 10-15 minutes before practice starts
Term 4 2022 fee for new players joining in Term 4: $150 invoiced at time of registration
Existing TDP players are already registered for term 4 and the term 4 fee invoice does not apply to them.
Registrations for new players is open and will close on 17th October, new players can register here
Further information about 2023
The club will hold an information seminar at club rooms from 6.30pm on Tuesday 18th October for the Youth TDP grades to outline plans for the 2023 season.
The fee for the full season of Youth TDP in 2023 will be $1,000 (in addition to the normal membership fee).