BULLS FC ACADEMY LAUNCHES FOR 2024 NPL SEASON
Expressions of Interest for Players and Coaches have now opened for the 2024 season.
Macarthur FC had established a direct player pathway from junior grassroots football to its Isuzu Ute A-League team with the launch of the Bulls FC Academy in 2023.
The Bulls FC Academy have competed in the National Premier Leagues NSW following a merger between Northbridge Football Club and Macarthur FC.
Having operated as a joint venture for the past two National Premier League seasons, Bulls FC academy became a single entity for the start of the 2023 season with Macarthur FC managing the technical direction of the football program.
Bulls FC Academy is run as a non for profit entity. It is overseeing the women’s programs from SAP under 10’s to NPL first grade women, boys’ NPL pre-academy, the men’s NPL programs from under 13s up to the NPL1 first grade team.
Since forming a joint partnership in the 2021 season, numerous players have been promoted from Northbridge’s NPL team into the Macarthur FC Isuzu Ute A-League Men’s squad.
“The partnership over the last two years has been exceptional with three graduates from the joint venture to our first team already. We believe this will grow further as we put more investment and resources into our academy program,” Macarthur FC chief executive Sam Krslovic said.
“The Academy also represents a significant step in investment in women’s football from the club and the start of our journey towards establishing our own Liberty A-League women’s team.”
Macarthur FC is in advanced planning to build its Centre of Excellence in Cawdor, with construction to begin as early as 2023.