Trial Information

Do you want to challenge yourself against some of the strongest teams and players from all over Sydney?

If you’re up for the challenge, look no further than The Football Factory Academy.

Registrations to trial are currently open for The Football Factory Academy. If you’re looking to improve your child’s football skills in preparation for the Academy, we recommend our Development Squad programs. Before the start of a season we invite any and all players who want to take their football to the next level to trial for our Academy teams.

Following our 2023 Academy Winter Season, we look to the Academy Summer Season. Many of our teams in the Winter Season have been showcasing their exemplary skills & abilities throughout the season and in order to provide both our returning and new players a challenge in-line with their skills we will be running teams in the Summer Season for those born in and between 2009 and 2017 (ages 6 to 14).

If you would like to trial for our Academy, or check trial dates, times and locations, please do so using the register to trial button above. As always, you can subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out on announcements including future Academy trial dates.

Our Academy competes against other Academies from all over Sydney in the Premier Academy League (PAL) competition as well as the Sydney International Cup. For the 2023 Summer Season trials take place from late August with offers sent out soon after. All players will have multiple trial sessions for their age group and are requested to attend 4 sessions, or at a minimum 2, to ensure we can make a proper assessment. Training will commence after soon after offers have been finalised. The PAL competition is run over several months for the Summer Season, whereas the Sydney International Cup competition takes place over a few days (30th of September to 2nd of October 2023).

Our Academy gives players a platform to challenge themselves against quality opposition. If you are a current or previous Development Squad member we suggest the Academy as the next step in advancing your football development.

Training schedule for Summer Academy 2023


Lionel Watts

North Manly

Ararat Reserve
5-6pmU7 PAL Team
U8 Red
U8 Blue
U8 Red
U8 Blue
U8 White
6-7pmU10 Red
U8 White
U10 White
U10 Red
U10 White

Additional Information

The Football Factory Academy provides members a platform to challenge themselves against quality opposition in up to 80 competitive games each year.

For Academy teams, the Premier Academy League involves playing 2 matches per team each Match Day played on Sundays at the centrally located Macquarie University sporting fields at North Ryde. Dates for the 2023 Winter Season Competition Match Days are between May – September.

If you would like further information about The Football Factory’s Academy please contact us on (02) 9972 7766.

If you have been sent an offer after trials to register for the Academy, please register using the accept your offer button on this page.

Elite Development Classes

The Football Factory Academy recommends our Elite Development Classes to a select few that our coaching staff have identified will benefit from the program. If you have received an offer for these classes you can register using the button below.

Competing PAL Academies