Diamond League refers to the NSFA Girls Youth Division 1 competitions from Under 12 to Under 18. Clubs are required to apply for a Diamond League licence, and this enables clubs to will field Diamond League teams across the following age groups:
In an association first, Turramurra United, along with Kissing Point Football Club, put our competitive nature aside and worked together to have a joint venture in the Diamond League in 2020. This has been successful, and the collaboration will continue, bigger and better in 2021.
All clubs / teams competing in Diamond League must meet the following criteria:
- Two training sessions a week
- Minimum Coach Accreditation of Skill Training for G12 (or higher e.g. FFA C-Licence),
- Minimum Coach Accreditation of Skill Training and / or Game Training for G14 and G16 (or higher e.g. FFA C-Licence),
- Minimum Coach Accreditation of Game Training for G18 (or higher e.g. FFA C-Licence),
- Diamond League coaches must also be a member of the Inspire Program
- Diamond League coaches must attend a minimum of one Diamond League Coach Education workshop facilitated by Nick Marr – Community Football Manager.
TUFC/KPFC Diamond League Development Program in 2021
The two clubs will be fielding teams in the following age groups as part of the Diamond League and joint venture development program:
- DL G12 and G12 division 2 Development team (trial required)
- DL G14
- DL G16
- DL G18
Girls are welcome to attend pre-trial training with this year’s KPFC/TUFC Diamond League coaches and players on Thursday 5 and 12 November at North Turramurra Recreation Area, please register via the link below.
Girls turning 11-14 (in 2021): 5.30-6.30pm Girls turning 15-18 (in 2021): 6.45-8.00pm
More about Diamond League
Note that for 2021, due to the growth in participation of girls, for G12 there will be both a Diamond League team and a development team, with both teams having twice-weekly training.
There are additional costs associated with Diamond League (and to a lesser extent for G12 Dev), to support the additional coaching, and there are expectations on players in terms of attendance and attitude at training and games. Diamond League teams receive:
- XLR8 training and game day coach
- at least 20 weeks of 2 nights a week coaching
- 15 weeks of matches plus gala days (+ pre-season trial games)
- Dedicated female coaching coordinator
Players will be graded according to past performance and trial results., However, due to demand and grading we may not be able to accommodate every player into a DL or Dev team. Registration for community teams opens in January 2021, as in past years.
Training will be Tuesday nights at NTRA/Bannockburn Oval and Friday nights at Auluba. Both clubs are aiming to have all female teams training on the same night as it allows greater options for game play between all teams and a great atmosphere at training.
Why a joint venture?
Both clubs are committed to female football, sit alongside each other geographically, and recognise that Diamond League needs to be a quality league with competitive teams. By combining forces, both clubs can enable current players to remain at their clubs and play at this level, as well as attract new players.
What if my daughter does not make or does not want to try out for a Diamond League team?
Your daughter will still be able to play community football at her club in 2021. The aim is to provide for both community players and girls who wish to progress within the NSFA. Both clubs will continue to run as many teams as they can to serve female players, including those who want to play social football with friends.
When are the trials and how do I register?
Please register via the following link and mark your calendars for the following dates. We will stay in touch to keep you updated with reminders as we get closer to the trial dates. You only need to register once, however need to attend both dates.
REGISTER TODAY – there is no fee to register. When the teams are selected, a deposit will be required to accept a place in the development program.