NATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUES QUEENSLAND
Olympic FC participates in the National Premier Leagues Queensland Competition, established by Football Federation Australia (FFA) in 2013 as the elite player pathway for footballers in Australia. The NPL is a direct outcome of the National Competition Review (NCR) announced in May 2012 which aims to:
- Create greater consistency across the Member Federation top leagues across Australia.
- Recognise the role that State League clubs are playing to develop players, and showcase local talent.
- Raise overall standards in club management.
The NPL represents an important step in the realisation of FFA’s strategic vision to make Australia a world class football nation and to better connect elite player development and the wider football community. Those wishing to participate in the NPL must attend selection trials which are held at the end of every NPL season. Successful applicants will then be trained according to the FFA curriculum and play in the NPL for a given year. The National Football Curriculum delivers an Australian playing and coaching philosophy based on analysis of top football and scientific research, taking the specific circumstances and characteristics of Australian football into consideration. It is aimed at a fundamental transformation of the way football is played and coached in Australia, especially at youth level, in order to develop the future generations of players and teams that will enable Australia to maintain a leading position in world football, particularly within the Asian Football Confederation. The National Football Curriculum aims to create a better understanding of what high quality youth coaching is about and therefore help to dramatically raise the standard of our game at grassroots level. NPL players are chosen by a rigorous selection process. Player’s trial in October and successful players are notified in early November. NPL teams will train three nights per week and follow the FFA Curriculum. Teams will be coached by highly qualified coaches who will improve and develop each player’s abilities. Players will play in the NPL competition against other selected NPL teams in South East Queensland.