The Northern Tasmanian Junior Soccer Association Inc. (NTJSA) was formed in 1986 to administer junior soccer for boys and girls aged 6 to 16 in Northern Tasmania. Its predecessor the primary schools association was formed in 1973.
It operates a Saturday roster from April to August each year, in additional to separate tournaments, a seven-a-side summer roster etc. with most games held at Churchill Park, Invermay, Launceston.
Mixed and girls only teams from each of the eight affiliated Clubs participate in this roster – 1900 registered players in 2017.
Age groups of between U6-U11 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.
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. As of 2018, skills programs are run through individual clubs and Football Federation Tasmania.