Lions Youth Academy Commencing for Season 2018

Kingborough Lions United FC is pleased to announce try outs are commencing for athletes looking to be part of the Youth Academy program in season 2018. The club's Academy teams will be representing the club at the highest level youth competition and the selections will enable Coaching Staff to assess players to prepare the Academy squads for the first 6 week training cycle of  Season 2018 which commences week starting 13 November.

Trials commence 30 October and all players should register using the online Youth Academy Expression of Interest Form.


Any Program enquiries to :

Assessment Trial Details


Senior Youth Stream: Under 16/18 (DOB 2000-2003) Outfield & Keepers
(players to arrive at session 4:30 to be prepared to start at 4:45pm)

  • Trial Session 1:  Tuesday 31/10/2017  4:30-6:15 (Lightwood Park 3)
  • Trial Session 2: Thursday 02/11/2017  4:30-6:15 (Lightwood Park 3)
  • Trial Session 3: Tuesday 07/11/2017  4:30-6:15 (Lightwood Park 3)
  • Trial Session 4: Thursday 09/11/2017  4:30-6:15 (Lightwood Park 3)


Emerging Youth Stream: Under 14 (DOB 2004-2005*) and All Girls:
  • Trial Session 1: Monday 30/10/2017  4:30-6:15 (Lightwood Park 3)
  • Trial Session 2: Wednesday 01/11/2017  4:30-6:15 (Lightwood Park 3)
  • Trial Session 3: Monday 06/11/2017  4:30-6:15 (Lightwood Park 3)
  • Trial Session 4: Wednesday 08/11/2017  4:30-6:15 (Lightwood Park 3)
* DOB 2005 boys/girls already be undertaking SAP will automatically be part of assessments.


Program Snapshot 2018


Head Academy Coach

Mark Broadbent

Technical Director

Simon Edwards

Youth Coordinator Cameron Ellis

Weekly Training

2 Academy sessions + 1 Additional
13/11/2017 – 23/09/2018

Training Cycles

All Year (7 x 6 week cycles)


Tier 1 Youth Competition


Hobart, Launceston, Devonport Cups

Training Camp

February 17/18 2018

Development Trip


NPL/WSL Pathway


Accredited Coaches


Training Kit


Progress Reports


Wellbeing Program

Injury Prevention and Management, Nutrition, Hydration, Goal Setting

Goalkeeper Training

Accredited Coaches

FFA Curriculum Base


Compliments FFT Pathway Programs



Lions NPL Youth Academy Camp 2017

About the Academy Program

Players aspiring to play at the highest level in Tasmania and beyond have an opportunity to do so through the Club's Academy program provided for talented and dedicated youth boys and girls. The program started in 2015 in recognition that youth players aspiring to play at the National Premier League (boys) or Womens Super League (girls) level in the future need development all year round to achieve their full playing potential.

The program has been developed inline with the FFA NPL Youth Academy guidelines to ensure the program is consistently delivered by coaches meeting the FFA Accreditation requirements for NPL clubs. This includes ensuring key Academy Coaches have attained (or are in the process of attaining) a FFA Youth C Licence as a minimum.

The program aims to develop youth players in line with the club's team model, resulting in players with a good understanding of team and player tasks and the skills to execute these well. The Youth Academy also work on other important areas including:

  • Further development of Core Skills

  • dedicated Stream for Goalkeepers

  • Preparation of players for senior football by teaching them to apply the functional game skills in a team setting

  • Develop tactical awareness, perception and decision-making through a game-related approach to training

  • Develop personal and social skills

  • Enhance players Wellbeing

Players are expected to show:

  • self motivated commitment to football (training and playing)
  • focus and concentration
  • development of game intelligence, ball and body control
  • development a winning mentality to aid their development
  • respect and support of others

Program fees for successful athletes offered and accepting a place in the program are additional to normal Club registration fees.  Players committing to the program must play for KLUFC in season.