Northbridge FC Academy Trials have been announced for the following age groups:

  • NFC Academy Boys/ Mixed U8 – U11 – NSFA SAP League
    • 1st Trial Date: Sunday 3rd November
  • NFC Academy Girls U12 – U18 – NSFA Diamond League
    • 1st Trial Date: Sunday 17th November
  • NFC Academy Boys U12 – U18 – NSFA Super League
    • 1st Trial Date: Sunday 17th November

Click through to our Academy Trials Page HERE for full details.

Online Registration to Academy Trials via this LINK.

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Female Football at Northbridge FC

Northbridge FC is unique, a club that provides 3 levels of football. There was once a time no so long ago you would have to drive all over Sydney to find these choices. Thanks to a progressive Committee and dedicated coaches today you can find whatever you want for yourself or your family, it’s all available here on the Lower North Shore.

Simply click the link here for an outline of how it works. From social football all the way through to the national level.

Female Football at Northbridge FC


Northbridge FC is proud to run this fun and Educational Soccer Skills Program for boys & girls aged 3 – 5 years.


** Coaching program each school term 2019 ** 1 hour classes ** Professional licensed coaches ** Bilby shirt for all kids joining for the first time ** Early soccer skills development through fun games and exercises ** Current Working with Children Checks ** Insurance **

Cost: Term fee varies by length of term, normally $150 ($15 per class).

Select your preferred session day & time:
A) Mondays 9.30-10.30am – Northbridge Oval, Futsal Court
B) Tuesdays 9:45-10:45am – Castle Cove Oval
C) Wednesdays 9.30-10.30am – Northbridge Oval,Futsal Court
D) Fridays 9.30-10.30am – Northbridge Oval, Futsal Court
E) Fridays 10.30-11.30am – Northbridge Oval, Futsal Court – NEW CLASS!!

Term 1 – CANCELLED due to Northbridge Oval closure
Term 2 – 10 weeks, 29 April – 5 July (no class Queen’s Birthday Monday, 10 June)
Term 3 – 10 weeks, 22 July – 27 September (still open for rego, for last few weeks. Fees pro-rated)
Term 4 – 9 weeks, 14 October – 13 December (9 weeks)

Please note minimum numbers [6 children] apply for a class to go ahead, so bring a few friends and come along for the fun.

Note: we ask that children younger than 3 1/2 years of age are not registered without first being assessed by our Bilby coaches. It is our experience that not all young children are quite ready to enjoy the Bilby program. Our coaches will provide their feedback and recommendations after a trial class. Please email to arrange a trial if your child is younger than 3 1/2 at the start of the term.



HOLIDAY CAMPS – Girls & Boys U6 – U12

10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT until 22nd September

Northbridge FC Holiday Camps are back these October Holidays.  Camps are run daily at Northbridge Oval during the school holidays.


Our Holiday Camps are great fun for girls and boys U6 – U12.  Come along to work on your skills and gain extra football experience in a fun environment based on developing a love for the game!


Camps are run at Northbridge Oval, Sailors Bay Road(next to Northbridge Golf Club)

Week 1

5 Days – Monday 30th Sept to Friday 4th Oct.

Full Day:  9.00am – 3.00pm – Single Days $60; 5 Day Deal $250

Short Day:  9:00am – 1.00pm – Single Days $40; 5 Day Deal $200

Week 2

4 Days – Tuesday 8th Oct to Friday 11th Oct.

Full Day:  9.00am – 3.00pm – Single Days $60; 4 Day Deal $200

Short Day:  9:00am – 1.00pm – Single Days $40; 4 Day Deal $160

Wear football boots and shin pads / Bring your own ball / Bring a water bottle, morning tea and lunch [NO NUTS!] / Bring a warm top for chilly mornings and a light rain jacket for wet weather / Sunscreen & hat recommended.


  • Camps will go ahead come rain or shine.
  • Camps are not suitable for pre-school aged children. 
  • Let us know if your child carries an epi-pen or puffer
  • Check-in from 8.30am; prompt pick up at 3.00pm.

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MARINERS TRAINING SQUAD* – ELITE SAP & YOUTH CLINICS – North Shore Mariners Advanced Licensed Coaches.

[*Previously ProZone]

*High intensity and challenging football training for the serious footballer * Speed & Agility Training * Game Understanding & Awareness * Quality Contact of the Ball * Opportunities to Repeat Challenging Techniques * Experience against New Players in Game Based Situations * Professional FFA Licensed Coaches *​

October Holidays

Week 1: Tue 1/10, Wed 2/10, Thu 3/10

Week 2: Tue 8/10, Wed 9/10, Thu 10/10

SAP Age Groups (U8-U12)

9.00am – 12.00pm, Northbridge Oval

YOUTH Age Groups (U8-U16)

12.30 – 3.30pm, Northbridge Oval


3 Day Deal – $150

1 Day Deal – $60

SAP AGE GROUPS ONLY: Holiday Camp Add On (Stay until 3pm) – $25 per day

Early Bird Discount 10% Off before 22nd Sept.

Clinics will go ahead come rain or shine.

MARINERS TRAINING SQUAD – Intensive Training August – October 2019

30/9/19 UPDATE – Mariners Training Squad Returns to Northbridge Oval

SAP/GSAP – 4.00-5.00pm / YOUTH – 5.00-6.00pm, Tuesday & Thursday

Northbridge Oval, Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge


Challenge yourself. Build and consolidate your skills. Stay fit and sharp for trials.


Program designed by North Shore Mariners Technical Staff. Delivered by NSM Head Coach, Joe Haywood, and Northbridge FC Football Development Manager, Freddie Seccombe.

Program open to boys and girls U8-U18 (2020 age groups).

Bring your own ball.

Sessions Schedule

Tuesdays / Thursdays 20 Aug – 10 Oct
5-6pm SAP/GSAP Age Groups: Boys U8-U12 / Girls U8-U13
6-7pm Youth Age Groups: Boys U13-U18 / Girls U14 – U18

8 Session Deal (valid Tuesday and/or Thursday) – $200
16 Session Deal (all sessions, Tues and Thurs) – $300
Single Sessions – $40

Note: all sessions run at Northbridge Oval, except possibly 10-19 Sept (TBC) during NBO closure. Those sessions to be run at Bicentennial Park, all from 6-7pm (TBC). Players will be notified to confirm details the week prior.

To claim Active Kids Rebate:
1) Register & Pay (enter your Active Kids Voucher where requested, if claiming)
2) Email Active Kids voucher, payment receipt/confirmation email from the Registration Portal & bank details to Julie on
3) Rebate will be paid $100 into bank account once voucher is cleared.

Only one voucher can be redeemed for this program.

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We plan to run the following competitions (full details below):

The Northbridge FC Summer Comps return to Northbridge Oval for 2019 as part of the 2019 TAFE NSW Summer Football Season.

  • Boys/Mixed & Girls U8-U16 (5v5)
  • Boys/Mixed & Girls U6-U7 (4v4)
  • Men & Women O35/45 (6v6) – Team Registration Now Closed

Summer5 – Boys/Mixed U8-U16 & Girls U8-U16 5-a-Side Summer Competitions

Games played from 4.00-8.30pm on Fridays.  We play 9 Rounds starting Friday 18thOctober, ending Friday 13thDecember.

Games will be 2x 12 minutes.  Kick off time will vary by week, but we aim to play from youngest to oldest age group. Approximate timetable in table below.

Deadline for team nominations and junior player registration and payment is Monday 7th October, although registrations will be closed sooner if we hit our limit.  Teams will only be entered on the draw if a minimum of five players are registered and paid up by this date.

A minimum of six teams required to run an age group competition, although we may combine age groups if necessary.

Note: if your team size is large enough to field two teams (i.e. 10 players), then please enter two teams in the comp.  Borrowing of players between teams is permitted to ensure teams can field a full team (w/o subs).

Players U18 insurance rates ($3 winter / $10 no winter).

Summer4 – Boys/Mixed/Girls U6-U7 4-a-Side Summer Competitions

Games played from 4.00-5.30pm on Mondays.  We play 9 Rounds starting Monday 14thOctober, ending Monday 9thDecember.

Games will be 2x 12 minutes and kick off may be at 4.00pm or 4.30pm. 

Deadline for team nomination and junior player registration and payment is Monday 7th October, although registrations will be closed sooner if we hit our limit.  Teams will only be entered on the draw if a minimum of four players are registered and paid up by this date.

A minimum of six teams required to run an age group competition, although we may combine age groups if necessary.

Note: if your team size is large enough to field two teams (i.e. 8 players), then please enter two teams in the comp.  Borrowing of players between teams is permitted to ensure teams can field a full team (w/o subs).

Summer6 – Men O35/O45 & Women O35 6-a-Side Summer Competitions – Team Rego Now Closed!


Games played between 6.30-9.30pm on Monday evenings at Northbridge Oval. 

We play 13 Rounds starting Monday 16thSeptember (no game on 7thOct (public holiday)).

Games will be 2x 20 minutes, with an earliest kick off time of 6.30pm, but game duration and actual kick off times will be subject to final number of teams registered.

Recommended Team Size: 9 players for a 6v6 comp. 

Compulsory Individual Player Insurance Fees:  $15 if played winter season 2019 (make sure to register with same FFA number) / $29 if did not play winter season 2019.  Register via Click link for registration help
Deadline for senior team registration and payment is Monday 9th September [extended], although registrations will be closed sooner if we hit our limit.  Players must be registered for insurance by Thursday 12thSeptember.

A minimum of six teams required to run an age group/competition.


Age GroupCompetitionTeam Nomination/Player Rego Cut OffDATESRoundsDayApprox. Time FrameFormatMatch DurationPlayer Fee**TEAM FEE
U6/U7Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct14 Oct – 9 Dec9Monday4.00 – 5.00pm4v4, no GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U8Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday4.00 – 5.00pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U9Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday4.30 – 5.30pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U10Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday5.00 – 6.00pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U11Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday5.30 – 6.30pm 5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U12Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday6.00 – 7.00pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U13Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday6.30 – 7.30pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U14Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday7.00 – 8.00pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
U15/16Boys/Mixed & Girls CompMonday 7 Oct18 Oct – 13 Dec9Friday7.30 – 8.30pm5v5, GK2x 12 mins$110 + InsuranceNIL
O35/O45Men & WomenTeam: Friday 6 Sept / Players: Thursday 12 Sept16 Sep – 16 Dec (excl. 7 Oct)13***Monday6.30 – 9.30pm6v6, GK2x 20 minsInsurance Only$1,100

* Time frames are subject to number of teams in each Comp and Age Group.  Some variation may occur.  As a general guideline, the younger the age group, the earlier the kick-off.

** ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER VIA  Players U18 can apply their Active Kids Voucher for a $100 discount.

*** U17-AA and O35/45 will play through the October School Holidays (no games on the Public Holiday, Monday 7 Oct)

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Term 3 Programs – Bilbys, Skills, ProZone & Soccercise

Over halfway through the Season and the club pleased to offer a number of number of programs, some old favourites and a brand new one at Northbridge Oval for Term 3.

  • Bilbys – Introduction to Football, 3-5 Year Olds, Girls & Boys
  • Skills – Development Program, U6-U12 Girls & Boys
  • ProZone – Advanced Small Group Skills Sessions, U8-U16 Girls & Boys
  • Soccercise – Soccercise is an instructor lead aerobic exercise class


Bilbys 3-5 Year Olds


Northbridge FC Bilbys program offers children an introduction to football. Sessions revolve around imaginary games looking to engage the child whilst developing their cognitive motor functions.

This program is designed to develop the childs love for the game and become friends with the football. Coaches are FFA qualified and understand the learning requirements of this age bracket.

An emphasis on co ordination, social interaction, decision making, problem solving and most importantly fun!

Sign up now as not to miss out, a perfect way to introduce your child to sporting, social and educational environment.

Term 3 Fee: $150 for 10 Weeks ($15 per class)

Term 3 Dates:  Monday 22nd July to Friday 27th September

Classes held on

  • Mondays, 9:30-10:30, Northbridge Oval Futsal Court
  • *NEW*  Tuesdays, 9:45-10:45am, Castle Cove Oval  *NEW*
  • Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30, Northbridge Oval Futsal Court
  • Fridays, 9:30-10:30, Northbridge Oval Futsal Court

The Small Print:

  • Kids to wear runners and comfy clothes.  No soccer boots please.  A Bilby shirt will be provided to new registrations.  
  • Due to the young age of participants, a parent/carer is required to stay during the class.
  • Classes will be cancelled in case of heavy rain/storms/unsafe conditions.  Cancellation notices will be posted on the Northbridge FC facebook page and on this website as early as possible.  A credit will be provided for cancelled sessions.

Skills Program 6-12 Year Olds


For those players looking for additional development opportunities our skills program provides exactly this.

With a focus on developing the four core skills:  First Touch, Running With the Ball, 1v1 and Striking The Ball.

The program is designed to maintain the fun and enjoyment of the game whilst looking to develop and rehearse a variety of skills.

Players will be put through isolated and game based practices with an emphasis on contact with the ball.

If you are looking for a little extra football during the season this is the perfect program for you.

Term 3 Fee: $90 for 6 Weeks ($15 per class)

Term 3 Dates:  Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August (end of season)

Skills Sessions held on

  • Mondays 7:30am – 8:30am, Northbridge Oval
  • Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00am, Castle Cove Oval
  • Friday 3:30 – 4:30pm, Thomson Park, Artarmon
  • Friday 4:00 – 5:00pm, Northbridge Oval

ProZone Intensive Small Group Skills Training – Girls & Boys U8 – U16

Six weeks of high intensity small group sessions to high focus on skill and physical development to complement team training sessions.
**NEW** Girls Only Session U6-U12; Special Rate **NEW** 
We will run the following Sessions:
  • Tuesdays 4:15pm – 5:15pm – U8-U12
  • Wednesdays 4:15pm – 5:15pm – GIRLS ONLY U6-U8
  • Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm – GIRLS ONLY U9-U12
  • Thursdays 4:15pm – 5:15pm – U8-U12
Fees:  SIX weeks @ $120 ($20 per session)
SPECIAL:  Girls Only Sessions Fee: SIX weeks $50 ($10 per session, 1st session free)
One hour intensive small group training sessions run by NSM and NFC Coaches at Northbridge Oval.
Book in now to keep your training and skills development sharp through the season.


Soccercise is an instructor lead aerobic exercise class, 45 mins in length.

Developed by the English Football Association, combines a variety of fitness exercises with a football. The class is delivered to music and is based on repetitions of specific exercises. The inclusion of footballs in this class adds coordination and core stability to familiar exercises. It also builds familiarity and confidence of working with a football.

Exercises contain progressions and simplifiers to allow participants for a mix of abilities and fitness levels.

Soccercise can help introduce participants to the game, re-familiarise people that used to play or act as a cross-training fitness program. Aimed at intermediate and advanced levels of fitness for adult females.

– Mondays – 7:00pm-7:45pm @ Northbridge Oval

TERM DATES (8 weeks)
– Mondays – 29th July to 16th Sep

Classes are limited to 16 participants and will only run if there are a minimum of 6 registered.

Footballs provided. Runners/sneakers are recommended over football boots.

Price for the term is $80 ($10 per week)



An intensive football skills program aimed at Elite, Advanced & Intermediate Players U8-U16, girls & boys.  Run by North Shore Mariners Head Coach, Joe Haywood and Senior Club Coaches.  Sessions will aim to challenge and develop all players attending.

SUMMER FOOTBALL – We will be back at Northbridge Oval for Fun Summer Football!

We will run Summer Comps for

  • U6-U16 boys & girls (use your 2nd Active Kids Voucher)
  • ** NEW** MIXED Male/Female U17 – Opens **NEW**
  • O35 / O45 Men and Women

Why Choose The Northbridge Academy


The Northbridge Academy is the most successful Academy on the North Shore.

1] It prepares more players for representative football than any other local Academy.

2] The Academy itself competes at the highest level and has produced many teams who have gone onto win local and state wide competitions. In 2018 the Academy had two teams in the Grand Finals of the prestigious Football NSW Champion of Champions Competition.

3] The Northbridge Academy also benefits from being the longest running Academy on the North Shore. With experience comes knowledge, we have learnt what works – and what doesn’t. We know what players and parents are looking for.

4] The Northbridge Academy links directly into the North Shore Mariners.
The Academy follows the Mariners Development Program.

5] Players moving between the two programs will be fully acquainted with the drills and playing styles. Each season more Academy players are being promoted to the North Shore Mariners.

6] Importantly the Northbridge Academy has a dedicated Technical Director.

Northbridge Academy Promises.

1] High quality, well accredited coaches working with the Academy Technical Director.
2] All teams share consistent and uniformed programs
3] Involvement in additional Competitions like The Kanga Cup, The FNSW State Cup and The Proctor Cup.
Younger age groups will also compete in the Mariners Cup.
4] Opportunities to train-on with the North Shore Mariners during season.
5] Realistic chances to be selected for the North Shore Mariners
6] Coach Education. All Academy and Mariners Coaches are part of the same coaching education program.

The Northbridge Academy is also directly linked to the Club’s own High Performance Training Program, ProZone.

Why ProZone.

ProZone is small group, high intensity training designed to help players develop skills and work on problem areas.
Having this type of Program on-site has a huge advantage.
It means the Academy and ProZone coaches will be working together to help the player meet his or her objectives.
The Team Coach and the ProZone Coach communicating and working together being a huge advantage to fast track skill development.

2019 Technical Director Appointed.

Northbridge FC welcomes our new Academy Technical Director. Freddie Seccombe [ FFA B License ]
Freddie has worked throughout Australia and Overseas at Academy and Representative level, most recently in 2018 – St George Under 20 Head Coach and Cranbrook Football Head Coach
Freddie has a passion for coaching and has visited the top clubs of Europe to enhance his football knowledge. Such clubs as Barcelona, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Ajax, Feyenoord, Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon, Newcastle and The Nike Academy.

Having Freddie as a dedicated academy Technical Director, linking the Academy to NS Mariners program will only see the Club’s Academy get stronger in 2019.