G16 A Academy Remarkable Season

The Northbridge U16 Red Academy team capped off a remarkable season with a dominant 7-1 victory against Bonnyrigg FC in the Champion of Champions Grand Final at Valentine Park on Sunday.

The Northbridge Academy team of the year rose to the challenge of the big occasion and while the result was one sided, the red and white had to work hard against a skillful and determined opposition. 

But it was the Northbridge passing game driven from midfield that ultimately the champions of Southern Districts had no answer for, as the Academy team time and time again shifted the ball around the park with unbroken sequences of up to 13 passes opening up Bonnyrigg time after time.  Every player contributed in a true team performance.

Northbridge’s forwards were clinical and ruthless, and the scoreline made amends for results that flattered some opposition earlier in the campaign.  Team captain Liv Kearney led the line and scored five, with Arabella Ohlsson and Arabella Hendricks also finding the net.

While there were plenty of goals scored, special mention must be made of the Northbridge defence.  During the NSFA season the ‘Great Wall of Northbridge’ conceded just seven goals.  They were even more miserly in the Champion of Champions competition, conceding just two goals in five games against the very best NSW community teams.

Congratulations to all players  and team officials for a stellar season  A special mention must be made to coach Ciaran McCabe who has worked with this group of players for many years and built an outstanding team who have impressed all with their skill, determination and sportsmanship, and shown themselves to be at the pinnacle of youth community football in NSW.

From all at Northbridge FC – congratulations on your hard work being rewarded with this result and we are proud of you all.

By Malcolm Wells


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.

Enquiries to academy@northbridgefc.com.au

G16 Champion of Champions Winners 2019

Commencing in 1968, the Champion of Champions tournament is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the footballing calendar, with champions from each association pitted against each other in a battle for supremacy.

In 2019 four Northbridge Teams qualified

  • MAA
  • WAA
  • G18B
  • G16A

All teams made it as far as the Quarter Finals.

MAA made it to the Semi Finals.

G16 made it to the Finals and had a terrific win 7 to 1 over Bonnyrigg

The G16 win in C of C 2019 will be the third title for Northbridge in female football and makes Northbridge FC the most successful club from NSFA in the female football space.

Congratulations to all players on reaching the C of C competition they should be very proud of their achievement.

North Shore Mariners WPL Trials

North Shore Mariners Senior Women’s Trials – Wednesday nights, 7.00pm.

This Wednesday 2nd October at Bicentennial Reserve, Small Street Willoughby.

Then, Northbridge Oval, Sailor’s Bay Road, Northbridge.

Please email enquiries and registrations to: wpl@northshoremariners.com.au

Youth Coach Development Program – Southern NSFA

Interested in coaching football here is a great opportunity for all 15 to 22 year old’s

Post-season Course – Southern NSFA
Tuesday 15th, 22nd, 29th October + 5th, 12th November, 2019. 5pm – 7pm
Participants must be 15-22 years old.
Register – https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/Entry/?EID=20868
All sessions to be conducted at Cammeray Oval, Cammeray. All sessions must be attended to complete the course.

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

NPL U18s & U20s Trial

NPL U18s & U20s Trial

Date: Thursday 26th September

Location: Blackman Oval, Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove

  • U18s: 7.00pm – 8.15pm
  • U20s: 8.15pm – 9.30pm

Registration Details here: NSM U18 & U20 NPL Trials

Please direct any queries to: TD@northshoremariners.com.au


Please arrive 30 min prior to the start of the trial time to ensure you are registered at the registration table and have warmed up. Trials will start promptly at the scheduled times.

Should a player be offered a position, player/parent must accept the position and make payment on the day. Payment plans are not available.   

Over the period of the trials, players may be released from the process at any stage.

NSM SAP / GSAP / Youth Trials – Updated 21 Oct.

North Shore Mariners 2020 Season Trial

Registrations are now being received for trials for the North Shore Mariners for season 2020 in the SAP/Girls SAP, Youth Premier League and Women’s Youth age groups.

Below is the general breakdown on positions available for each team as well as current trials details

Please Register Here:  NSM Trials SAP / GSAP / Youth Trials Registration

Boys/Mixed SAP – Updated 21 October

  • U9 SAP – Squad Full
  • U10 SAP – 2nd Trial, Tuesday 29th Oct, 4.30-5.45pm at Northbridge Oval. 2 positions open.
  • U11 SAP – Squad Full
  • U12 SAP – Squad Full

Girls SAP – Updated 21 October

  • U10 GSAP – 2nd Trial, Tuesday 22nd Oct, 4.30-5.45pm at Northbridge Oval
  • U11 GSAP – 2nd Trial, Tuesday 22nd Oct, 4.30-5.45pm at Northbridge Oval
  • U12 GSAP – Squad Full
  • U13 GSAP – 1st Open Trial, Tuesday 22nd October, 6.00-7.00pm at Northbridge Oval

Please arrive 30 mins early for check-in.

Women’s Premier League – Youth: Sunday 3rd November

  • WPL U14 – 12.30pm – 2.00pm
  • WPL U15 – 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  • WPL U17 – 4.30pm – 6.00pm
  • Trials may extend to Wednesday 6th November.

U14, U15 & U17 WPL – Positions available.  

Location: Northbridge Oval, Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge.

Youth Premier League: Sunday 13th October, 2019



Please arrive 30 min prior to the start of the trial time to ensure your child is registered at the registration table and ready to warm up. Trials will start promptly at the scheduled times.

All players trialing for the Mixed and Girls SAP teams must live in the Northern Suburbs Football Association and Central Coast Football boundaries to be eligible to trial and be selected for a position.

Should a player be offered a position, player/parent must accept the position and make payment on the day.
Payment plans are not available.  

Over the period of the trials, players may be released from the process at any stage.

Please Register Here: NSM Trials SAP / GSAP / Youth Trials Registration


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 bilbys@northbridgefc.com.au to arrange a trial if your child is younger than 3 1/2 at the start of the term.

Northbridge/NSM FC Raffle Winners

The 2019 fundraising raffle was drawn on 26th July.   Congratulations to the lucky winners:

1. Laptop Prize Pack – Gregory Willetts
2. Training Prize Pack – Kathleen McAreavey
3. Music Prize Pack – Nicola Scott
4. Holiday Prize Pack – Gareth Christofi
5. Console Prize Pack – Holt Family
6. Fitness Prize Pack – Sara Casamento
7. Dermalogica Prize Pack – Will Robinson

A big thank you to the players and their families who supported the club by participating in the raffle.   Many thanks also to the businesses who helped to provide the prizes.

  • JB Hi-Fi, Chatswood Westfield
  • Flight Centre Northbridge Plaza
  • Inertia Music
  • Dermalogica