SAP 2020 Trials

Registration is required, please complete the SAP 2020 Trials Registration Form below.  Registration for SAP trials closes on Wednesday 23rd October 2019.

U9s (2011 Born)
– Sunday 27th of October: 9am – 10am
– Tuesday 29th of October: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
– Thursday 31st of October: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

U10s (2010 Born)
– Sunday 27th of October: 10.15am – 11.15am
– Tuesday 29th of October: 5.45pm – 6.45pm
– Thursday 31st of October: 5.45pm – 6.45pm

U11s (2009 Born)
– Monday 28th of October: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
– Wednesday 30th of October: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
– Sunday 3rd of November: 9am -10am

U12s (2008 Born)
– Monday 28th of October: 5.45pm – 6.45pm
– Wednesday 30th of October: 5.45pm – 6.45pm
– Sunday 3rd of November: 10.15am -11.15am

The trials are held on field 1 which is the field west of Sologinkin Oval, over the road from Magpies Sporting Club, 1 Glenella Road Mackay. Please note that dates and times may be subject to change at short notice, so please visit our Facebook page and website for up-to-date information.

2018/2019 Magpies Crusaders players are welcome to trial in their training kit, new players can wear their current club kit.  Boots and shin pads are required.  It is recommended to bring your own water and wear sunscreen if required.

All information regarding the 2020 program schedule and costs will be confirm and communicated within due course before trials begin.  For any further correspondence regarding the trials please email

SAP 2020 Trial Registration Form

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What is SAP?

SAP stands for Skills Acquisition Program which is the development phase for U/9 – U/12 players.  This program was created by Football Federation Australia (FFA) and is used around the whole of Australia.  SAP is a skills training program targeted to improve players decision making, technical skills and love for the game. Games are arranged as a measurement of learning rather than trying to develop a team or win.


Commonly referred to as T1, Team 1 or Tier 1, this is the U/9 – U/12 SAP teams that we were sanctioned to by Football Queensland upon being granted our NPL Licence.  This team is graded, and will travel to away games as a family to play against other SAP NPL/QPL entities similar to the rep system.  Any players that are unavailable for games or that drop of this program can be substituted with a player promoted from T2.


SDP Stands for Skills Development Program, commonly referred to as T2, Team 2 or Tier 2 for U/9 – U/12. This group will play in Zone carnivals representing Mackay and travel as a family.  Our aim with this group is to develop a strong set of players to assist in our attempt to be awarded a second SAP licence.  If we are granted a second SAP licence T1 and T2 will be mixed not graded.  Any players that are unavailable for games or that drop of this program can be substituted with a player promoted from T3.

Training Academy

The Training Academy is commonly referred to as T3, Team 3 or Tier 3.  Our aim with this group is to train players under the same curriculum used for T1 and T2 to improve players that are playing in community football with an emphasis on technical skills, creativity and fun.  We also aim to use this group as a feeder system for our SAP and SDP.

Thanks to our SAP Sponsors