On Sunday, North Coast Football (NCF) will host the third Telstra Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) Country Gala Day for 10 -12 years boys and 12 – 14 girls in Coffs Harbour.
There will be over 260 players consisting of 21 teams from North Coast Football, Northern Inland Football and Football Mid North Coast.
Male and female players will be divided into three age groups where they will take part in development based games against each other.
Northern NSW Football Technical Director, Michael Browne, who manages the High-Performance Programs says this is a valuable element within the program.
“These Gala Days give the teams the opportunity to play games against different opponents and to get an idea as to how their players compare to their counterparts from other Zones. They are a valuable element of our program,” Browne said.
The development based games will be assessed by regional Technical Directors, they will not only assess the players individually and as a team but also from the opening two Telstra SAP Gala Days against Metropolitan based players earlier on in the year.
The Telstra SAP Country Gala Days will be held each month going through to August. The next Gala Day will be held on Sunday, May 28th 2017.