The FQ Club Shield is a new initiative designed to improve club accountability, transparency and visibility for participants and parents while giving clubs a meaningful platform to celebrate success and growth in their technical development standards.
Along with Football Australia’s National Club Development Program (NCDP) classification, the digital design displays each club’s Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) rating and Youth Academy rating.
For the 2021 season, clubs requested that FQ not display any clubs who did not achieve a Gold Academy rating and instead provide them with a ‘Development Committed’ rating.
The Gold, Silver and Bronze star representations are based on a number of factors including extensive technical assessments undertaken by FQ’s Club Development Unit.
The evolving index below presents all existing FQ Club Shields, and will continually be updated as clubs build capacity, improve technical development standards and attain higher ratings with FQ’s support.
Click through the tabs below to see where each club is ranked based on their Academy or their SAP level.
Club Academy Ratings
Development Committed Rated Clubs
Club SAP Ratings
Gold Level SAP
Silver Level SAP