Erindale College

- Sydney FC


Key Dates for 2022

Sydney FC Program Info Night - Wednesday 23 June, 6pm

Football Trials for 2022 Intake - Wednesday 14 July

Would your child relish the opportunity to reach their full potential on the pitch with Sydney FC whilst continuing to pursue a first-class education?

As part of the Sky Blues ongoing efforts to expand the reach of their talent identification and player development pathways a new Sydney FC Academy School program is in partnership with Erindale College and Wanniassa School.

The Erindale College Football Academy offers young players a full-time training environment, devised and delivered by highly qualified Sydney FC Academy-approved coaches in a network of high performing schools.

Pupils combine their pursuit of academic excellence with year-round football training that reflects the Sydney FC Academy philosophies on playing, coaching, learning and talent identification. Boys and girls take part in regular Sydney FC training sessions per week, which are embedded into academic timetables. Plus, access to the Sky Blues Academy talent identification days, participation in football tours and tournaments, plus training visits to watch Sydney FC’s A-League & W-League squads.
Programs are structured to compliment their game development with their Club and Association training outside of school.
Entry into the program is by application and trial that take place in Term 3 for students entering Year 10, 11 and 12 the following year.

The program will be the second satellite Sydney FC Academy School program outside of the Sydney metropolitan area joining Illawarra Sports High School in Wollongong. Other programs in the Sydney metro area include Endeavour Sports High School (Sutherland Shire), Narrabeen Sports High School (Northern Beaches) and Matraville Sports High School (Eastern Suburbs).

Registrations are now open for trials at Erindale College Sydney FC Academy Schools Program.
Please complete the registration form on the link below if you would like to trial for the Sydney FC Program at Erindale College.


  • Full-time program, integrated into high school study
  • Aims to maximize individual athletic and academic potential
  • Focuses on individual development in a team environment
  • Fully aligned with Sydney FC Academy philosophy
  • Proven pathway to the Sydney FC Academy
  • Fully accredited Sydney FC coaching staff
  • Specialised goalkeeper training*
  • Established program having been operational since 2015


  • Full-time education
  • Regular football training sessions per week
  • Match day and training visits
  • Access to talent ID days
  • Opportunity to participate in tours and play in tournaments
  • Individual assessments
  • Access to track progess through a digital player development platform
  • Injury prevention program
  • Skills Testing
  • Well-being program
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation support*
  • Sydney FC training kit
  • Sydney FC Limited Game Membership

For further information Erindale College Year 10-12 – Ph 6142 2977

Football Head Coach - Tim Davies  (

Sydney FC Academy Technical Director - Kelly Cross

Erindale College Principal - Diana Whymark

Talented Sports Program Leader - Mark Armstrong

Erindale Football Head Coach - Tim Davies

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