NPL Program - Junior Boys and Girls

Our club philosophy

We develop players from within our community with a focus on existing Wanderers players and aspiring NPL and NPLW players from Woden Valley SC, Weston Molonglo-FC and Marist FC. These players receive preference to places into the NPL Program at Wanderers.

Our football philosophy

We train to play an attacking possession-based style.

Why do I want to be a Wanderer?

Only you can answer this. From our perspective because you want to be the best footballer you can be and we have the program to set you on your way.

What is the program?

The eight-week​ Program is the pathway to playing in the NPL and NPLW. Our program runs year round. The first phase Pre-season combines with NPL and NPLW trials in October and leads to participation in the NPL and NPLW competition the following year. The Program is led by our Technical Director, Rey Castro, with support from qualified Wanderers coaches as well as community coaches.

The Program is via invitation only. All current Wanderers players will be invited to participate. All current Academy girls and boys from Term 3 are invited to participate.

Who is the program for?

This program is the entry point for 2020:

  • U12 Boys and Girls Development Teams

  • U13 NPL and NPLW Squads

The Program provides pre-season training and fills vacancies for 2020:​

  • U14, U16 NPL Boys

  • U15 Development Boys

  • U15, U17 Girls

  • U14 Development Girls

What if I am from another club?

Please contact our Technical Director Rey Castro ( to check on availability of places in our Program.

What if I am from Interstate or just arrived from overseas?

Welcome to Canberra and or welcome home! Please contact Rey Castro ( check on suitability to participate in the NPL Program.

Where: Melrose Synthetic Field accross from Mawson shop

When: Eight week program starting in the 2nd week of ACT School Terms

Registration and Payment

Please register through Play Football using the link below. The registration process requires an FFA number as well as a photo to upload. On completion of Registration, please send an email advising registration completed, Player’s Name & FFA Number, & Session registered for (eg T3 NPLW U12) to, Cc:

Fees: $140 via either Credit Card ($2.52 surcharge) or EFT.

If payment can’t be completed during the Registration process, please make EFT payment to BSB 633000 (Bendigo Bank), Account 153590724 (Woden-Weston Football Club Incorporated), Description ‘Name Surname Session’ (eg Sam Kerr T3 NPLW U12) and include in your completion of Registration email to, Cc:

Link to registration form REGISTRATIONS FOR TERM 4 NOW OPEN

Please note: Players are NOT TO WEAR PERSONAL JEWELERY including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, fitbits etc during training.