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GT A Grade Program


The TUFC GT A Grade Program was created in 2020 by Troy Pegler (Former Club Captain) and Richard Ellis (Former BPL U21 Coach). The program has evolved to include the following key objectives: 

⚽ Raise the overall standards of our coaching
 ⚽ Ensure more teams are competition in the top tiers Central Coast Football’s local competition.
 Provide professional, technical guidance and coaching expertise to coaches and players
⚽ Provide players with a developmental pathway from club level to the local representative framework.  
⚽ Provide players who have representative aspirations with a more professional approach to their football experience
⚽Provide players with an alternative advanced pathway in lieu of travelling to Newcastle/Sydney



The key components of the program include: 

⚽ Highly qualified and experienced Technical Director leading coaches and player
⚽ FFA/AFC qualified and/or highly experienced coaches delivering the National Curriculum
⚽ Minimum 2 nights a week training
⚽ Sponsor provided training kits, polo shirts, game day bags & tracksuits (pending available sponsorship)
⚽ Regular newsletter (pending suitable graphic designer available)
⚽Regular GT A Grade program meetings to celebrate successes, review, highlight key events and preview upcoming training plans and fixtures      

Comp Grades (B/C/D) Grading Details:

U12-U18 Boys

Session – Tuggerah Regional Sports Complex

U12’s – Sunday 25/2/24 @ 12:15pm – 1:15pm

U13’s – Sunday 25/2/24 @ 8:15am – 9:15am

U14’s – Sunday 25/2/24 @ 8:15am – 9:15am

U15’s – Finalised

U16’s – Finalised

W12-W18 Girls

Session  – Tuggerah Regional Sports Complex

W12’s – Sunday 25/2/24 @ 12:15pm – 1:15pm

W14’s – Sunday 25/2/24 @ Finalised.

W16’s – Sunday 25/2/24 @ Finalised

All registered players will need to attend grading. An email will be sent out once registrations close Feb 3 2024.

Pathway to Representative Football

Central Coast United and Terrigal United FC have come together to bridge the gap between the different tiers of competition, and forge bonds with key stakeholders within the Central Coast football community. This initiative will make provision of a more collaborative and holistic approach to player development. Central Coast United now have a unique opportunity to provide local players with a pathway to professional football. The co-operative approach to player progression between Terrigal United FC and Central Coast United, will establish a model that ensures players from all local clubs can progress to the elite level of an A-League Academy in conjunction with the Central Coast Mariners.

At the forefront of this partnership is talent identification and player development. The partnership is already well under way, with train-on players engaging in training sessions with CCU Game Training representative squads towards the end of each season.

In 2023, the two clubs will resume friendly fixtures between the respective GT (U14-U18) teams after the inaugural landmark event in 2021, continuing the  football blueprint that will develop inter-club relationships, and unite the code on the Central Coast to ensure our elite players are competitive at regional, state and national levels.

Central Coast United’s link with Soccer5s will assist in ensuring the availability of high-level training facilities. Terrigal United FC, along with other local clubs, will benefit from the premier all-weather training facility on the Central Coast. With targeted training programs and small-sided competitions all year round catering to all playing abilities, football has never been more accessible.

This exciting symbiotic relationship, between two of the Central Coast’s most recognisable football clubs, is a small step forward in the broader perspective of Australian football. However, it represents positive progression from a local perspective and is one of the most exciting contemporary initiatives within the realm of Central Coast football.

General Manager Matthew Crowell on the partnership:  We are delighted to partner with Terrigal United FC When they reached out and said they wanted to help and support the pathway, I was thrilled, as this is what I’ve wanted for a long time. In my eyes, we should have relationships with all the local clubs on the Central Coast. We are not here to compete with them, we are here to work with them and give every single aspiring child or adult a chance to play representative football. It is very difficult for us to get to the local games, so having partners that can help us identify more players is a huge benefit for us as a football club. Terrigal has a superb youth program that is run by Richard Ellis and Troy Pegler and by working with us, hopefully, it can help their program become even better.”


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