Pathways 2021

GUFC Pathways Trials

The GUFC Pathways Trials are held each year in Term 4 following on from the NPLY trials.   Our timetable depends on ground availability and ensuring we can work with Capital Football schedules.

Our Pathways program has now been running successfully for two seasons and this year we have two great announcements, firstly that Sam Mcloughlin-Wilden has joined the program as the Pathways Technical Director and secondly that we are strengthening our program with the introduction of an Under 11/12 Girls Pathways Team. This is a great chance for our young girls within GUFC to continue their football journey within the High Performance stream and we strongly encourage those players passionate about playing the game they love to register.

We encourage all players aspiring to be a part of the Performance stream within GUFC 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.

Please contact Louise via if you would like any further information on the Pathways program.

Pathways Trials for the 2021 season

Our Pathways Trials will be held at Nicholls Synthetic starting Tuesday 2 November 2020. Trials will run over a three week period on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus Saturday afternoons, in November, with the final sessions run as invite-only trial with reduced numbers. Please note – treat this information as a guide.  As with anything our selectors may need to modify this slightly depending on numbers, calibre, weather, ground restrictions, etc. 

Anybody wishing to trial for GUFC Pathways Teams this year MUST register to attend trials.  Registrations strictly close Sunday 1st November 2020 at 11:59 pm.  All players wishing to trial for Pathways 2021, including current Pathways 2020 players, must complete this trial registration form. 

We will not be taking walk-ups due to the strict trialist numbering and identification process we will have in place.

Our trials will be taking place under the guidance of our selection team, which include Pathways 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.


All players are expected to trial in their age groups, based on the GUFC Playing Up in Age policy, Exceptions will only be given by the Technical Team, including the Pathways Technical Director and GUFC Head of Performance (Male).


Unless advised otherwise by email, all players MUST attend all sessions.

Date:  Starting Tuesday 3 November 2020

Location:  Nicholls Synthetic (26 Kelleway Ave, Nicholls ACT)

Age Groups:  Under 10, Under 11, Girls Under 11/Under 12 and Under 12 Trials will be split across sessions in the following format.


Any updated information will be sent directly to trialists via email to the contact details provided when you register.