The NTJSA operates Friday night competitions for senior youth players (14-17) and on Saturdays conducts competitions for children aged 4-14. For both days, rosters commence in April and conclude in September.
In addition to these rosters, the NTJSA conducts its annual Launceston Tournament (for intrastate and interstate teams); a 7-a-side Summer roster; and hosts several school-based tournaments throughout the year. All competitions are conducted at the home of the NTJSA, Churchill Park Sports Complex, Invermay.
Mixed and girls only teams from each of the seven affiliated Clubs participate in this roster – 1900 registered players in 2021.
Age groups of between U5-U12 play modified Small Sided Football rules (see our MiniRoos page), while the older age groups play full FIFA Laws games.
Northern Tasmania representative teams are also formed to allow players to work towards achieving excellent football skills. Some of these teams represent the Association at competitions held throughout Tasmania, including our own Launceston Tournament, and interstate tournaments.
In 2004 an Academy program was introduced for Under-10 players with the aim of developing the skills of these players to the highest possible level.
Since 2018, skills programs and academies have become an integral part of the NTJSA member clubs’ player development. Football Tasmania provide a higher level of development via their TSP program and State teams.
The NTJSA recognises the importance of developing the knowledge and skills of its volunteer support group. It regularly facilitates the delivery of courses for coaches, referees and sports trainers.
Through its affiliation with Football Federation Tasmania and Football Federation Australia, the NTJSA is able to offer its registered players and members insurance cover and access to nationally accredited sports training.
Finally, the Association encourages the application of the principles of sportsmanship and fair play and the provision of opportunities for all, no matter what their ability.
In this way it aims to continually increase the number of people enjoying The World Game.
You are invited to join us to become part of it.