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  • SAP Information

    Griffith Sap is back for 2016…..

    Ted Scobie Oval Monday 25th Jan & 1st Feb.

    Open for Boys & Girls age groups


    For the 2016 season,

    Session 1 – Monday 25th Jan @ Ted Scobie Oval – Time 5.00pm Registration
    5.30pm Training

    Session 2 – Monday 1st Feb @ Ted Scobie Oval – Time 5.00pm Registration
    5.30pm Training

    We hope to see as many interested players from all GDFA Clubs attending as possible.

  • Regional Youth League Announcement

    Dear All,

    I am please to announce the following changes to the Regional Youth League Structure and SAP Program that was announced by Football NSW this week.

    Youth League

    • Under 16s to move back into the Youth Football Structure
    • U12 age group to become part of SAP from 2016 onwards
    • HAL Academies (Sydney FC and WSW) to be required to enter NPL Youth League teams in FNSW competitions on exactly the same conditions as all other participating clubs, including no direct entry into National Youth Championships.
    • NPL Youth (Tier 1) will be a combined competition made up of the 12 NPL1 Senior clubs, 12 NPL2 Senior clubs and the 2 HAL clubs Youth Academies making 26 clubs
    • State League 1 clubs (to be part of NPL3 competition) are required to field teams in Youth League U13 – U16 in 2016
    • In addition to the 12 NPL#3 clubs, regional branches will have the option to participate in Tier 2 youth competition.
    • FNSW Institute Program for Boys will cease on entry of the HAL Clubs into the FNSW Youth Competitions
    • Regional Conference Youth to be retained (as an Association only, bi-weekly competition) and to include U16 to align with the NPL structure
    • There is to be no promotion or relegation between any tiers of Youth competitions based on Youth League playing results. There will however be promotion and relegation between Tier 1 and Tier 2 NPL Youth (1 up and 1 down) based upon the Senior Club Championship of NPL 2 and NPL 3.
    • There will be no relegation of any clubs participating in Youth League in Tier 2.
    • Any State League Senior Club promoted to NPL 3 will be required to field Youth League teams.
    • There is to be no Championship/Finals series in Youth League, although competition tables will still be kept and there may be a “Crossover” series at the end of the initial phase of competition to maximize number of games per season.

    SAP Program

    • Age groups in SAP to increase to include the Under 12 age group which is to become part of SAP from 2016 onwards with the same structure and number of players as the U11’s.
    • In selecting SAP licensees, FNSW will take into account the quality of the existing program, the extent to which the club’s existing programs satisfy eligibility criteria and the respective geographical location of applicants and endeavour to ensure an even spread of elite development opportunities.
    • New HAL Academies/Clubs (Sydney FC and WSW) will not be eligible to participate in SAP.

    Our Rep Structure in 2016 will consist of:

    • U9 SAP
    • U10 SAP
    • U11 SAP
    • U12 SAP
    • U13 Riverina Rhinos
    • U14 Riverina Rhinos
    • U15 Riverina Rhinos
    • U16 Riverina Rhinos

    Thanks for your support, this is a fantastic win for the Griffith Association and Riverina Rhinos as it now gives us 8 years of Rep Football in Griffith.


    Matt Curran
    GDAFA President

  • Under 11’s SAP Announcement

    Congratulations to the following players for gaining selection into the Griffith Under 11’s SAP Team for 2015

    • Luca Vecchio
    • Mason Donadel
    • Lewis Murphy
    • Heath Crossingham
    • Tristan Wallace
    • Aydan Bonaccorsi
    • Bret Sibanda
    • Bryan Flores
    • Troy Landini
    • Ethan Donetto
    • Chaise Donetto
    • Ethan Andreazza
    • Adam Linos
    • Damon Reginato

    Anyone on this final list without a sap uniform please see B&D Work and Leisure to get fitted. Also, please bring your own size 4 ball to training every week please.

    Ivan Donadel

  • 2015 SAP Announcement ***UPDATED***

    Congratulations to the following players on selection in the 2015 SAP teams for GDAFA.


    • Mitchell Patten
    • Jake Fattore
    • Harry Holloway
    • Jai Menegazzo
    • Blake Patten
    • Anthony Puntoriero
    • Stefan Donadel
    • Zane Vardanega
    • Bailey Morrissey
    • Rocco Catanzariti
    • Luca Piva
    • Kaleb Serafin
    • Ryan Puntoriero
    • Kasawaja Dearson


    We have selected 27 players for two teams.

    • Blake Millis
    • Reuben Donadel
    • Lachlan Upcroft
    • Angus Papasidero
    • Dean Armanini
    • Ryan Garcia
    • Luca Salvestro
    • Kyle Jamieson
    • Zarek Jasnos
    • Luke De Maniel
    • Jamie Favaro
    • Henry Lacey
    • Christian Codemo
    • Jordan Piva
    • Zackari Ross
    • Rocco Sergi
    • Christian Cavallaro
    • Ethan Smart
    • Kade Castle
    • Jordan De Marco
    • Benjamin O’Connor
    • Michael Ciurleo
    • Domenic Nardi
    • Joel Schaefer
    • Beth Huxley
    • Riley Gatto
    • William Piva


    This is a squad of 18 Players selected from Monday Nights Sap Try-outs, which will be reduced to 14 players this Monday coming,

    • Lewis Murphy
    • Heath Crossingham
    • Tristan Wallace
    • Harry Sergi
    • Aydan Bonaccorsi
    • Brett Sibanda
    • Luca Vecchio
    • Bryan Flores
    • Zachary Schmetzer
    • Mason Donadel
    • Troy Landini
    • Ethan Donetto
    • Chaise Donetto
    • Micheal Singh
    • Ethan Andreazza
    • Adam Linos
    • Antonio Demarco
    • Damon Reginato

    Thank you to all who tried out out this year, is was a great turnout. For those players who have made the team congratulations and for those players who have missed out keep up the training and we will see you next year for the trial.

    For those who made the team, please note the following;

    First Training session will be this Monday night the 23rd of March at Ted Scobie Oval, bottom field where the trials where held at 5.30pm to 7pm.

    Cost for the SAP Program is $300.00. Cheque to be made out to the “Griffith & District Football Association”. The association will provide a receipt for the payment from the Association Treasurer.

    Uniform cost will be $50 and is available from Corrine at B&D Workwear. This will cover the following, Humel 1 Shirt, 1 pair of Shorts, 1 pair of Socks and a Ball. If you already have this uniform there will be no need for a new set, just wear the uniform that you already have. For those new players please provide payment to Corrine when you place the order. All players need to wear this uniform to training and at GALA Days. The Griffith Association will arrange payment for the balance of the costing to B&D Workwear.

    Renzo Menetiti is the Griffith SAP Co-Ordinator for any questions or issues. His contact Number is 0488 100 700. If you have any issues please contact Renzo not the coaches direct as they are only engaged to coach the players.

    There will be more to follow on the Web Page, showing the dates for the Gala Days etc, please Watch this Space.

    Mathew Curran

  • SAP Trials

    Hi all,

    Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) Trials will be held at Ted Scobie Oval on Monday 16th March at 5pm.

    This will be open to all players from the U9, U10, and U11 age groups this year both boys and girls.

    For more information please contact Chris Piva on 0412 77 44 72.

    Riverina SAP Gala days will be as follows

    • Sat 18th April – Albury
    • Sun 14th June – Wagga Wagga
    • Sun 26 July – Griffith
    • Possible additional day in Wagga Aug/Sep


    Thanks and Regards,
    GDAFA Committee

  • Griffith SAP Program Goulburn Tournament

    We had a great day in Goulbourn. The Griffith under 11 SAP team played well in all 3 games, and we could see improvement in team play over the course of the day. We won the first 4-0 against Capital (girls); Lost the 2nd 2-1 against Albury Wodonga; and drew the 3rd 2-2 against Southern NSW. All were good games that could have been won by either team. I was very proud of the boys (and their parents) for their efforts. The Under 9’s also had a great tournament with 2 wins and 2 losses for the day.