Trial Information

Registrations to trial are now open for The Football Factory Academy. We invite any and all players who want to take their football to the next level to trial for our Academy teams.

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.

Following a successful Summer 2021 Academy season we look to this year’s Academy competitions and the inaugural La Liga Premier Academy League National Cup where we expect over 50 Academies from six states to challenge for the title of Champions of Australia in age groups spanning the under 8’s to the under 16’s.

We are currently in the process of forming the Academy teams, with at least one team to compete in every age group in the PAL Preseason competition scheduled for February to April 2022. These teams will form the heart of our squads who will compete in the La Liga Premier Academy League National Cup to be played at the Western Sydney Wanders’ facility at Blacktown in the April School Holidays.

If you would like to trial for our Academy, please do so using the register to trial button below. 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 competition (PAL). For the 2022 Preseason, the PAL competition will run from February to April, with matches played on Sundays at Macquarie University Fields (where Sydney FC train).

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.

Trial Schedule

All prospective Academy players are asked to attend trial sessions for selection into the Academy team, to compete in the Premier Academy League. Trials dates for the 2022 Preseason teams are scheduled as follows:

20th & 27th of January
21st & 28th of January
Venue Ararat Reserve Ararat Reserve
4:00-5:30pm U7, U8, U9 & U10 U7, U8, U9 & U10
5:30-7:00pm U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 & U16 U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 & U16


All trials for the 2022 Preseason will be held at Ararat Reserve (Grattan Cres, Frenchs Forest, NSW).

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 games per team each Match Day played on Sundays at the centrally located Macquarie University sporting fields at North Ryde. Dates for the 2021 Summer Competition Match Days are between October – December.

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.

Competing PAL Academies