Gold Academy Program Status 2022

Eastern Suburbs FC (Easts FC) is pleased to confirm it has been awarded Gold Academy Program Status for 2022.  A focused effort has been committed to this process by the Club. Football Queensland introduced the SAP Rating Regulations for SAP licensed clubs to assist its clubs to achieve best practice skill development for players, protect SAP Licensee clubs’ investment and create a quality assurance process and compliance in line with the SAP License Agreement. We want to congratulate all our staff and coaches for their efforts during the past 3 years. Easts FC will not rest on it’s laurels as we continue to strive to be a leading club in SEQ for SAP, NPL and NPLW.


Those 2022 NPL Players who have received emails confirming their selection, please use the following link to complete your registration.  You should have also received a email from with details of how to complete registration and payment.  Any questions, please contact Michelle via

Further instructions on completing your registration are contained in the following document

2022 Easts FC Player Registration Instructions NPL_NPLW_SAP

Postion Name Contact
NPL – Administration Trish DaRin 0439 702 238
Technical Director Tass Kalogirou

Eastern Suburbs FC prides itself on its continual improvement, development opportunities and management  strategies, enabling it to be a truly integrated football club. The Club currently has over 35% female players of the overall club membership.

The National Premier Leagues Women’s (NPLW) program is an integral component of East’s footballing  culture,  and provides many opportunities for aspiring young players as part of FFA’s Elite Player Pathway. The NPLW has enabled licenced clubs to establish much more organised and professional coaching structures and lifted the standards with respect to the expectations, technical ability and tactical awareness of the players within the system.

Several players over the past three seasons have advanced into Football Queensland (FQ) State Representative Programs and been identified into the FQ development squads with Roar’s NTC program.

Supporting the NPLW is a ‘Feeder Program’ which concentrates on the development of individual ‘Skills’. SAP (Skill Acquisition Program) is another FFA initiative concentrating on players within Skill Acquisition age groups (9-13) and bases itself on the ‘4 Core skills’ (First Touch, 1 v 1’s, Striking the Ball & Running with the Ball).

Easts have been fortunate in meeting with the compliance requirements of SAP and will run the program for identified Under 9/10 and 10/11 year old girls. These players work at honing their skills and have opportunity for entry into the NPLW pathway after SAP. Please follow the  above link to the 2021 SAP application form.

Whilst the NPLW and SAP are the elite pathway players, every effort is made with our Eastern Suburbs FC coaching network to provide as many additional opportunities for young female players just outside of the player pathway (players develop at different rates). In conjunction with SAP we also run a Skills Development Program to accommodate late bloomers and enable them to learn more about the game in a fun, game centred environment.

Our NPLW teams are as follows:

NPLW U14 Girls

NPLWU16 Girls


NPL Open Women

For additional information on the NPLW / SAP Girls or our Skills Development Program please contact our Administrator by email