National Premier League Boys (NPLB) Trials
U13s, U14s, U16s, and U18s
(Previously known as NPLY)
The GUFC NPL Boys Trials are held each year early in Term 4. Our timetable depends on COVID-19 restrictions, ground availability and ensuring we can work with Capital Football schedules.
We encourage all players aspiring to become NPL players to attend our trials. In addition to developing and skilling the most promising players, it’s important to note that GUFC is a values-based club that has a heavy focus on commitment, respect, professionalism and enjoyment. We expect our players to be committed to the values of the Club as much as they are to their own personal growth and development.
Invitation to trial at GUFC is at the discretion of the GUFC Executive, Heads of Performance and the technical team.
NPLB Trials for the 2023 Season
Please note – treat this information as a guide. As with anything our selectors may need to modify this slightly depending on numbers, calibre, weather, COVID, ground restrictions, etc.
Essential: Anybody wishing to trial for GUFC NPL Boys MUST have registered to attend trials.
We will not be taking walk-ups.
Our trials will be taking place under the guidance of our selection team, which include NPL head coaches and performance head/advisors. GUFC places emphasis on our core values and a strict adherence to our Code of Conduct in addition to skill, coachability and attitude.
Unless advised otherwise, all players MUST attend the first 2 sessions.
Gungahlin United Football Club is seeking Player Expressions of Interest for the 2023 National Premier League Boys season for current and new players for the following teams:
- Under 18s NPLB
- Under 16s NPLB
- Under 14s NPLB
- Under 13s NPLB
Trials will take place commencing 11 October 2022 and will run for a period of 2 weeks. Week 1
- Tuesday 11th October – Nicholls Synthetic
- Thursday 13th October – Nicholls Synthetic
- Saturday 15th October – Nicholls Synthetic
- Tuesday 18th October – Nicholls Synthetic
- Thursday 20th October – Nicholls Synthetic
- Saturday 22nd October – Nicholls Synthetic
Players who have enrolled to trial will receive an email with trials information including dates, times and location closer to the commencement of trials.
Your enrolment to trial with GUFC will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
All players who trial are expected to adhere to our Club values of Respect, Professionalism, Commitment, Inclusiveness, Community and Enjoyment.
Players trialling will be considered as trialling in their respective age groups. Any decision to move players up an age group will be made by the coaches.
Please complete the form below in full and submit to register your expression of interest. If you have any questions please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clicker here to register: forms.office.com/r/3BtpUE71Sz
If your player is offered a spot within the GUFC NPLB program, you will be required to accept that offer, sign the contract and pay the deposit within 48 hours to secure your spot or the offer will go to the next player in line. It is your responsibility to keep an eye on your email inbox in this regard (this includes your junk/spam folders). Please be vigilant in this regard.
Communication regarding trial results will vary across the course of the week. Some trialists may find out their result after their first trial session, while others may not hear until the end of the trial period. We know how stressful trials can be on our youth, which is why we are doing what we can to ensure the GUFC process is a quick one. If you hear that a player has been made an offer, please do not assume that means you have not. Our offers may roll out one by one, or in small groups, with acceptance required within the nominated period before the next round of offers are made. Every player who has registered via our form will hear from us one way or another within 2 weeks of the commencement of the trials. Please note we do not provide trials feedback to individuals who may not receive an offer to play for GUFC.
Refer to the offer process spelled out on the registration form for more information.
Please ensure you understand the above before you register your player for GUFC trials and that you double check (and triple check) your contact details in the form before you submit.
All players trialling are covered by the 2022 Play Football registration insurance. If your player did not play in the 2022 season, please acknowledge on the form that you understand that in the event of an injury, you may not be covered by FFA/Capital Football insurance.
If you have questions regarding the NPLB trial process you can email NPLY@gufc.org.au.