Development Squads at Tuggies
At Tuggeranong United we run a series of Development Squads to complement our National Premier League squads. We are fortunate that our popular NPL program attracts a large number of trialists, and the Development Squads are our way of allowing more young players to play high performance football. It also gives those players the opportunity to work their way into the NPL teams, especially if they are in between the NPL age groups.
Our Development Squads are selected from our NPL trials, and continue training throughout the pre-season. They play in the Capital Football Junior competition in Division 1 of the appropriate age group. The Development squads receive the same issued kit as the NPL squads and are treated as part of the NPL program by TUFC, including being coached by experienced and qualified coaches. The NPL and Development Squads will often train jointly and many players get the opportunity to play NPL at some stage during the season.