Last week the club had their selection trials for the HOFC SAP Under 9 team for 2019.
WHAT IS SAP?
It’s a SKILLS ACQUISITION PROGRAMME for the more talented and committed footballers and begins at Under 9s. It occurs in most of the State Football Associations in Australia, under the guidance of FFA. 2018 was the first year of the programme, and the club fielded two UNDER 9 SAP teams, who next year will move up to Under 10 SAP. Clubs may have one or two SAP teams in each age group. Our club will field two Under 9 SAP teams and two Under 10 SAP teams in 2019. Players in the SAP programme train a minimum of two times per week for 30 weeks. The teams play 22 Rounds against teams from both NPL and NEW FM competitions.
Congratulations to the following players, some current, others new, from throughout Newcastle and surrounds who were selected to represent Hamilton Olympic FC Under 9 SAP teams in 2019.
In alphabetical order:
Jack Asquith, Rhys Brown, Dimos Cheros, Duke Dillinger, Braxton Dimis, Max Freuden- Rieger, Andre Frazer, Eli Graham, Kye Ingall, Onassis James, Lachlan Mahony, Michael Ogle, Jonathan Priestley, Jonah Rowston, William Russ, Hamish Stanger and Henry West.