The NWSF Academy

The renowned NWSF Academy provides an opportunity for local club players to participate in additional sessions to enhance their football development. The Academy is for players from U8s to U18s for all genders. Training is delivered by experienced, qualified NWS Spirit FC coaches at Christie Park. Sessions will develop players understanding of the NWSF DNA by focusing specifically on their core actions through technical repetition and game-based training.

The Winter Academy is the first step in the NWSF Pathway, exposing players to representative football and providing an opportunity to accelerate their development. Players are selected through a scouting and trial process.

Pre-Academy is a non-selective program run in conjunction with the Academy dates for U6-U7 players to develop their skills and to prepare for future participation in the full Academy. Players are developed by NWS Spirit coaches in a fun, engaging environment.

Summer Academy¬†is a further 9-week program delivered by Spirit FC coaches to develop the NWSF DNA during the summer, to enhance individual player development by focusing on core football actions & holistic player development. Players selected in the current year’s Winter Academy are eligible for the Summer Academy; the cost is $300 ($225 for Pre-Academy).

2023 Summer Academy details:

Field player and goalkeeper Summer Academy dates:

  • Sunday October 15
  • Sunday October 22
  • Sunday October 29
  • Sunday November 5
  • Sunday November 12
  • Sunday November 19
  • Sunday November 26
  • Sunday December 3
  • Sunday December 10

Summer Academy times are as follows:

  • Pre-Academy (U6 & U7s) & Academy U8-9s: 4pm to 5pm
  • Academy (U10s to U18s): 5pm to 6.15pm

Parents can find further information on the Academy program, our curriculum and information about how it connects to the NWSF pathway and representative programs at This is where recordings of Academy special presentations can also be found.

Summer Development Academy

New in 2023, come and take your game to the next level with our expert Spirit FC coaches!

Key details

  • 8-week program that runs on Sundays alongside the Academy for local players to develop their skills during the off-season, focusing on developing the DNA key words and core actions that help players able to play anywhere, anytime for anyone.
  • Commences 22 October
    • Sunday October 29
    • Sunday November 5
    • Sunday November 12
    • Sunday November 19
    • Sunday November 26
    • Sunday December 3
    • Final session Sunday December 10
  • Available for U6 to U14 players
    • U6-U9: 4pm to 5pm
    • U10-U14: 5pm to 6.15pm
  • Open to all registered NWSF players. This is a non-selective program.
  • For field players and Goalkeepers
  • $265
  • Christie Park Field 2
  • Players wear their local kit. There will be no additional kit provided


Parking is available at Christie Park but to avoid carpark congestion please consider street parking on Talavera Road, near Macquarie University, or parking at Macquarie Shopping Centre. These are highlighted in the below graphic.