Football Queensland North has announced details of the upcoming Talent Support Program (TSP) and Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) program trials for 2021.

Players aged nine to 12 are invited to trial for the Skill Acquisition Phase program which focuses on the development of game-related functional skills, while the Talent Support Program provides a quality training environment for players aged 13 to 16.

Players participating in the trials must attend the first weekend. After the first weekend of trials a group will be selected and invited to attend the second weekend of trials.

If you are unable to attend the first weekend of trials, please contact the relevant SAP or TSP Coordinator:

Registrations are now open for FQ North participants aged between nine and 16 who are interested in trialling for the TSP and SAP programs, to attend trials to be held in Cairns and Townsville.

Trial Dates

SAP & TSP Cairns Trials – Endeavour Park

February 6 & 7 

SAP: sign in 7:45am, trials 8:30am – 10:00am
TSP: sign in 9:15am, trials 10:00am – 11:30am 

February 13 & 14 

SAP: sign in 7:45am, trials 8:30am – 10:00am
TSP: sign in 9:15am, trials 10:00am – 11:30am

SAP & TSP Townsville Trials – Murray Park/Cowboys Centre of Excellence (TBC)

February 6 & 7 

SAP: sign in 7:45am, trials 8:30am – 10:00am
TSP: sign in 9:15am, trials 10:00am – 11:30am 

February 13 & 14 

SAP: sign in 7:45am, trials 8:30am – 10:00am
TSP: sign in 9:15am, trials 10:00am – 11:30am

Age Groups

2021 SAP Age Groups

Boys: U9, U10, U11, U12
Girls: U9/U10, U11/U12

2021 TSP Age Groups 

Boys: U13, U14, U15/16
Girls: U13/U14, U15/U16/U17

2021 Program Details

Program Details 

30 weeks of coaching

TSP: 2 sessions per week. Every 3 weeks TSP teams will play against a club team in a higher age group as their second session
SAP: 1 training session per week. Every 3 weeks SAP teams will have a second session where they play against a club team in a higher age group
AFC A or B Licenced Head of TSP and Technical Director
FFA qualified coaching staff
Team playing kit (property of FQ) 

Carnivals & Events 

Local carnival with some regions attending and regional carnivals where all regions meet
State carnival in Brisbane
End of year presentation  

Additional Services 

High performance services: Smartabase workload/wellbeing monitoring, Hudl match analysis, Sports Trainer
Performance assessment
Program administrator
Talent identification by FQ and FFA coaches
Educational webinars/live workshops – sport science, sport psychology

Carnivals & Events

Boys TSP State Carnival (5 day event)
June 28 – July 2 (school holidays) in Brisbane with all regional and SEQ based participants 

Boys TSP Regional Carnival (2 day event)
August 14-15 in Townsville with all regional TSP programs 

Girls TSP State Carnival/Yeh The Girls Cup (4 day event)
April 30 – May 3 (Labour Day weekend) in Ipswich with all regional programs alongside QAS and NPL Junior Girls Select squads. 

Girls TSP Regional Carnival
September 21-22 (school holidays) in CQ with all regional TSP programs 

*Please note all events are subject to changes based on potential restrictions dependent on Government health regulations and venue availability. 

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