Club Football is sometimes seen as second tier within the development pathway for players and resulting in talented players often having to choose between playing for the local club with friends or following a development pathway with association Skills Acquisition Programs (SAP) or Representative teams. The outcome of this is that the quality of club football drops off rapidly as talented players move to the development programs or players with strong potential choose to stay with their club and are not developed to their full potential.
The aim of NEFC Development Squads is to create a supportive environment for players to enjoy football and develop these skills within the club. We look to build a love for the game in all our players and to be competitive within the NWSF Competitions, as well as building a pathway for players to proceed to Representative Football if they desire.
For more information on the 2021 NEFC Development Squad Program, see here.