FFV NTC Girls 2018 Program Re-structure
New positions to strengthen program
The Football Federation Victoria (FFV) National Training Centre (NTC) Program for Girls is a key pillar of the FFA’s development model.
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 Senior NPLW, W-League and International Representation.
In 2018, the NTC Girls Program has been re-structured with a newly formed position of a full-time Talented Player Development (TPD) Manager for Girls. The TPD Manager oversees and supports all the areas of the program holistically, including the Coaches, Team Managers, Rehabilitation/Sports Science/Strength and Conditioning Students, Parents, Players, Physiotherapists and External Stakeholders. The NTC Program has also extended to allow overage players that are in the Under 19s age bracket, to further progress their football development and monitoring for National Teams within the NTC Girls Program.
The NTC Program is assisting all players and teams to develop and implement an individual and team playing style, whereby all players are held accountable for their input. This process involves all players to identify criteria from the Technical, Tactical, Physical and Mental Attitude areas of the game. It is used to establish a foundation for the players to progress towards the playing style created by the group in a player-centred environment.
Through the 2017 National Tournaments, a total of 14 players were identified by Football Federation Australia. Further to this, 6 of the identified players were brought into National Team Camp environments; with 2 players representing Australia at the 2017 AFC U16 Women’s Championships in Thailand.
In addition to the high quality weekly training program, with a purpose of challenging young players within the 2018 Girls NTC program, professional coaches from around Victoria are invited in to conduct specialist sessions to expand the players’ knowledge and insights to becoming a professional footballer. The likes of Ian Greener, Stuart Munro and Michael McBride have all been involved, with more to follow.
Michael McBride - Current Assistant Coach of the Joeys U17 National Team and Technical Analyst with the Socceroos – conducting training and addressing the NTC Girls
The current NTC squads compete in the Women's NPL competition in the following age groups:
U13 Girls - U16 WNPL
U15 Girls - U19 WNPL
U17 Girls - Senior WNPL
2018 NTC Girls
Aysha Du Plessis
Silver Bell Morris