2019 Bilby Boys and Girls Skills Program



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FUN & FRIENDLY football program for all abilities and experience levels before and after school. Players will develop their skills in a range of small sided games and other activities to complement their team training sessions with a focus on individual skills.

Sign your child up today: Bilbys U6 -U12 2019 register











04/02/2019 – 12/04/2019
MondayWednesdayFriday –  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Northbridge Oval – FUTSAL COURT
Bilbys Soccer Skills for 3.5 – 5 year olds


Fun and Educational Soccer Skills Program for boys & girls aged 3 1/2 – 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 $200 ($20per class).

Select your preferred session day & time:
A) Mondays 9.30-10.30am
B) Wednesdays 9.30 -10.30am
B) Fridays 9.30-10.30am


Term 1 – 10 weeks, 4 Feb – 12 Apr; $200 (Early Bird before 14 jan $180)


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

Jan ProZone and Jan Holiday Camp

** Update – All January Programs will be at Chatswood High Oval, not Northbridge, due to ongoing works at NBO **


Northbridge FC / North Shore Mariners are seeking interns/volunteers for the 2019 season to work with our team/club as:

–          Performance Analysts (NSM Teams)

–          Digital and Social Media Coordinator

–          Digital Content Creators

Roles would suit those who are studying or anyone interested in working within the industry.

To find out more information, click on the links below:

Position Description – NFC_NSM Internship – Performance Analyst

Digital and Social Media Coordinator – NFC_NSM Internship – Social Media Coordinator

Digital Content Creators – NFC_NSM Internship – Digital Content Creators

Under 21 / Men’s All Age Division 2 – Season 2019

Northbridge FC and team sponsor Shaw and Partners are launching an Under 21 program within an existing Men’s All Age squad for the first time in season 2019.  We wish to provide a pathway for players between secondary school sport, our community club academy programs, the Northshore Mariners NPL program and our increasingly successful Men’s All Age teams.  The Under 21 team will represent the Club at State Cup Level and in Champions of Champions competitions.


Designed to appeal to those players wishing the make the transition from NPL, academy football or elite school programs, we are currently inviting players – or groups of players – to register their interest in joining this squad for season 2019.


Although our focus is on recruiting players for our U21 program, we welcome players of all ages and you are encouraged to register your interest.


Successful triallists will be invited to join the MAA2 squad, which plays in the Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA). Preseason training will commence after the Australia Day long weekend and will consist of two training sessions per week as well as preseason and intra-squad matches on weekends. The NSFA season will begin in April.


Players will be provided with full personalised home and away playing kit, sports bag, track suit and match day attire. The squad will be managed and coached by experienced, FFA licenced coaching staff. Normal Northbridge FC Registration fees will apply.


We will be hosting trials for the Northbridge Football Club Men’s All Age Division 2 and Under 21 squads in mid-January.


Trials for the combined Under 21/Men’s All Age Division Two squad times and dates as follows:


Session 1: Saturday 12th January 10am-12pm. Charles Bean Reserve, Eton Road, Lindfield

Session 2: Saturday 19th January 10am-12pm. Charles Bean Reserve, Eton Road, Lindfield


For more information or to register your interest, email Martin Crabb, MAA2/U21 Coach/Manager mcrabb@shawandpartners.com.au or SMS 0410 418 496.

Over 45 Players Wanted

Have you been recently playing All Age or over 35’s Men’s and looking to continue your football at competitive level in an enjoyable team environment?

Our NBFC Over 45’s are looking for experienced players to join the Division 1 squad for the 2019 season.

If you or anyone you know might be interested then please contact Duncan Sanby on 0421 594 204

Coaches Wanted – NFC Academy Program & Casual Coaches

Northbridge FC Football Academy are looking for qualified football coaches to work within their program for the 2018/19 season.


Northbridge Academy Head Coaches

  • Coaches will be required to provide two training sessions and a weekly match for the approximately 26 weeks of the program Between February and September.
  • Coaches will be Head Coach for a female or male side competing in the Northern Suburbs FA competition.
  • Coaches are required minimum skill or game training certificate through the FFA.
  • Coaches will be remunerated depending on qualifications for the season.


Northbridge Academy Assistant Coaches

  • Coaches will be required to assist  the head coach in two training sessions and a weekly match for the approximately 26 weeks of the program Between February and September.
  • Coaches will be Assistant Coach for a female or male side competing in the Northern Suburbs FA Competition.
  • Coaches will provided the education and opportunity to look to take a team of their own after a years assisting / education.
  • Coaches will be volunteers for the season and provided education and pathways.


Northbridge Football Club Casual Coaches

  • Coaches can be provided with sessions for ages 2-12 during Morning, Afternoon and Day hours depending on availability.
  • Coaches will be remunerated per session based on their qualifications and experience.
  • Coaches can be provided with up to 20 hours per week depending on qualifications and experience.


 Benefits of Working With Northbridge Football Club As A Coach

  • Coaches will be educated and supported under the Northbridge and North Shore Mariners Vision & Philosophy.
  • Coaches will receive opportunities to attend courses and workshops as part of their position in the club.
  • Coaches have the opportunity to progress through the coaching pathway available at the club if they meet expectations throughout the year.



Contact freddie.seccombe@northbridgefootballclub.com.au with qualifications, experience and resume.


Positions are limited and will be selected as suitable candidates apply https://northbridgefc.com.au/



Girls Academy Trials – Still spots in G10 and G12… Updated 11/11/18

Spots still open in Girls U10 and Girls U12.  

Contact Matilde Johns on academy@northbridgefc.com.au if interested.


The program runs in alignment with the ‘Womens National Premier League’ and ‘Girls Skill Acquisition Programs’ currently provided within the North Shore Mariners program.

The sides will follow the same curriculum and vision and philosophy as NSM working under the supervision of Academy Technical Director Freddie Seccombe and a team of FFA Licensed coaches.

We advise players who are passionate about their football to come to trials with the Academy on Monday 29th October.

This is a perfect stepping stone for your daughters footballing journey and provides a more professional environment and development whilst maintaining the FUN and SOCIAL aspect of the game.

Whether your daughter is looking to play for fun or develop through an elite pathway there are opportunities for all skill levels.

The sides will compete in the NSFA top divisions and for those girls keen to accelerate their development opportunities can be provided within older age groups and the North Shore Mariners Womens Program.

As Womens Football continues to grow we will look to provide the correct opportunities for girls to both enjoy and grow on their journey with the sport.

We hope to see you all next week at the trials and look forward to the continued growth of Female Football within Northbridge Football Club.


Below are some examples of girls who participated in the Academy during 2018 and have been selected for the Mariners 2019 sides.


Girls Skill Acquisition Program U11 Anabelle Martin, Jazmin Martin
Girls Skill Acquisition Program U12 Sienna Warden, Brigie McCoy
Girls Skill Acquisition Program U13 Claire James, Sahara Tran, Jorja Casamento, Giovana Vidal
Womens National Premier League U14 Lilian Marquis, Maddie Beeley

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.

Northbridge Academy Program Outline and Trials – Updated 11/11


To provide a challenging, engaging and development-focused environment which enhances the ability of our players through effective coaching.


All our teams are appointed a qualified coach for the season. Each coach has a minimum of the FFA Skill Training or Game Training Certificate. Our coaches will be mentored and supported by our full-time Football Development Manager.

 U8 Mixed, U9-U11 Boys & U10 Girls – Each “A” team will be nominated to play in the division 1 Northern Suburb Football Association (NSFA) MiniRoos competition. “B” teams will play in the division suitable for the group.

 U12-U16 Boys and Girls – Each “A” team plays in either the Super League (Boys division 1) or Diamond League (Girls division 1). “B” teams will play in the division suitable for the group.


Every Academy team trains twice a week. If anyone finds they have issues with training availability after the schedule is known, they should contact us to discuss options (e.g. train on with another team, attend Prozone weekly in lieu…).  All players are expected to prioritise their academy football matches above other weekend activities. 

Program duration approx. 27 weeks (Feb-Aug with breaks during school holidays. The first week of school holidays off, 2nd week back in training as there will be a game for all in the last weekend of school holidays. If teams go to Kanga Cup then they can be flexible with this in July. )


Still spots open in G10 and G12 Academy teams.  Please contact Matilde Johns on academy@northbridgefc.com.au if your daughter is interested in either of these age groups.


TRIALS UPDATE (11/11/18):

U8 Boys & Girls NSM / NFC Academy, 2nd trial on Monday, 29/10 at 4.15pm.  All players invited back.

U9 Boys – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out

U10 Boys – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out

U11 Boys – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out

U12 Boys – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out

U13 Boys – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out

U14 Boys – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out

U15 Boys – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out

U16 Boys – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out


Monday 29th Oct

U8 Boys & Girls (2011 & 2012) – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out

U9/U10 Girls (2009 & 2010) Diamond League – Still Spots Open

U12 Girls Diamond League (2007 & 2008) – Still Spots Open

U14 Girls Diamond League (2005 & 2006) – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out

U16 Girls Diamond League (2003 & 2004) – FINAL, Letters of Offer have gone out



Teams for 2019

  • U8 Mixed North Shore Mariners/Northbridge Academy (Born 2011-12)
  • U9 Boys Northbridge Academy (Born 2010)
  • U10 Boys Northbridge Academy (Born 2009)
  • U11 Boys Northbridge Academy (Born 2008)
  • U12 Boys Northbridge Academy (Born 2007)
  • U13 Boys Northbridge Academy (Born 2006)
  • U14 Boys Northbridge Academy (Born 2005)
  • U15 Boys Northbridge Academy (Born 2004)
  • U16 Boys Northbridge Academy (Born 2003)
  • U10 Girls Northbridge Academy (Born 2009 and 2010)
  • U12 Girls Northbridge Academy (Born 2007 and 2008)
  • U14 Girls Northbridge Academy (Born 2005 and 2006)
  • U16 Girls Northbridge Academy (Born 2003 and 2004)