Youth Development and Talented Player Pathways

July 21, 2020

Many of our players aspire to be the best and have a dream to play in the EPL for Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and the like or indeed want to be a Socceroo.

We fully embrace and encourage these hopes and ambitions and wanted to answer one of our recent U11 SAP player’s questions of how a player at Holland Park Hawks might get scouted and picked to play for a professional club.

Our Club TD Mark has been involved as a full time professional in football for over 25 years in Australia. Mark is a qualified FFA Course Presenter, holds an AFC A Licence and C Youth Licence, himself played at State Rep level junior through senior, had a scholarship to the AIS, and has worked for FQ and the FFA in multiples roles.

We asked Mark to explain the pathway, talent ID process, and highlight how this applies to our own club and our philosophy around player development.  Click on the link below:

Youth Pathways Web