HBC Girls Talent Development

Hibiscus Coast AFC and East Coast Bays AFC have come together to deliver a Girls Talent Development Programme, providing a pathway for local youth players into a high quality training process and access to the highest levels of competition and challenge in a year-round calendar of activity.

The Talent Development Programme (TDP) is aimed at girls aged U14 to U16 years, 2024 is serving as our accreditation year and will allow HBC and ECB the opportunity to complete the accreditation pathway, gaining access to the NRFL Youth Girls leagues in 2025.

Why Do This?

HBC x ECB are providing a custom designed / adapted development philosophy which includes:

  • A large pool of experienced and aspirational qualified coaches
  • Ashley Reserve as a high-quality training facility
  • Access to year-round training
  • Year-round access to appropriate challenge in game, tournament and friendly environments
  • Entry and exit steps before and after the programme.

TDP Youth Girls Training Schedule - 2024

Term 1

While our TDP program specifically targets girls born between 2008 - 2010, we also extend a warm welcome to younger girls born in 2011 to attend our open / selection sessions.

Open Training Starts - Tuesday, 13th February

2 x contacts/week - Tuesday's & Thursday's @ Ashley Reserve #1

5:00pm -  6:15pm

Term 1 Cost: $135 

Term 2 Cost: $240

Term 3 Cost: $240

Term 4 Cost: To be advised closer to time based on trainings and tournaments

- All girls (born 2008 - 2011) are welcome to attend open training / selection sessions,

-Team selection will take place late February / early March

- Term 1 fees due AFTER selection into the program is successful

- For existing club members, registration is through My Friendly Manager as a 'current member'

- Non-club members, register as 'new to Hibiscus Coast'

Please note to be eligible for TDP selection you need to be registered for Winter football at Hibiscus Coast AFC - Click here to register for the 2024 winter season

Full Schedule - Term 1

Programme                         Week # Date Session 1 Venue and Time Session 2 Venue and Time   
Girls TDP 1           5-Feb            
Youth Open Sessions 2


Tue 5.15pm-6.30pm AR #1   Thurs 5.15pm-6.30pm AR #1  
Born 2008-2010 3


Tue 5pm-6.15pm AR #1 Thurs 5pm-6.15pm AR #1
*welcoming girls bom 2011* 4


Tue 5pm-6.15pm AR #1 Thurs 5pm-6.15pm AR #1


Tue 5pm-6.15pm AR #1 Thurs 5pm-6.15pm AR #1


Tue 5pm-6.15pm AR #1 Thurs 5pm-6.15pm AR #1


Tue 5pm-6.15pm AR #1 Thurs 5pm-6.15pm AR #1


Tue 5pm-6.15pm AR #1 Thurs 5pm-6.15pm AR #1


Tue 5pm-6.15pm AR #1 Thurs 5pm-6.15pm AR #1



Tue 5pm-6.15pm AR #1

Thurs 5pm-6.15pm AR #1

Preliminary Schedule (Term 2 - Term 4)

March 2024 - Friendly games + team selections

April/May 2024 - NRF league starts

August 2024 - NRF League ends

September-October 2024 - NRF cup

October 2024 - Tournaments-pending entry acceptance

November-December 2024 - Spring training

December 2024 - U17 Tournament - pending entry

Programme Milestones

- 38 weeks of activity available

- 24 weeks - 2 x training + 1 x game

-10 weeks - 1 x training

- 4 weeks - 2 x training

Coaching Staff

Academy Manager - Maurie Wasi


Head Coach - Maurie Wasi

Assisstant Coach - William Locking


Head Coach - Grant Stott / Milan Elie 

Assisstant Coach - Brad Lear

Frequently Asked Questions

What are 'open / selection' sessions?

Open training sessions allow Technical and Coaching staff to observe players in a low-pressure environment and allow players to become familiar with the programme.

What if my child doesn't get selected?

Clubs will maintain community pathway options which will allow players to continue playing football in NRF Community Leagues.

What are the associated costs should my child make the team?

If your child is selected to continue in the girls TDP programme, current HBC & ECB players will need to register with their own club for 'traditional' club registration, if you are not afiliated with either Hibiscus Coast AFC or East Coast Bays AFC, you will need to register with one of these clubs in order to continue participating. TDP fees will be charged per term, these fees cover coaching costs, support services and education workshops.

Will term fees remain consistent throughout the year?

Term fees will vary due to number of contacts but will scale with coaching qualification level/competition entry, cost schedule summary for the year will be made available in due course.

Register now to play football!