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Term 4 Skills Acquisition Phase Program (SAP) and Discovery Kick Off

SAP Girls Focus

The Skills Acquisition Phase (SAP) Program provides two (2) additional sessions per week for players looking to develop their football skills.   The Young Lions Discovery Program is an 8 week fun football training program (training once a week in Kingston) for children who would like to learn football by playing football. 

Skill Acquisition Phase (U9-U12)

The 8 week Skill Acquisition Phase development program for boys and girls commences Monday 17th October at Lightwood Park.  It runs Mondays & Wednesdays through School Term and excludes Public Holidays.  Players in this cycle will have the opportunity to participate in the SAP Festival in December. Each session focusses on one of the 4 core skills – running with the ball; striking the ball; first touch; and 1v1. Sessions are delivered by our qualified coaches and cater for all skill levels.

It runs through School Term, excludes Public Holidays – Players are encouraged to attend both nights however if another sport or activity prevents this, the Club will accept players into the program one night a week.

  • Mondays 4:30pm-5:45pm
  • Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm

You do not have to play for Kingborough Lions United FC to be involved !!  

2022 Young Lions Discovery Term 4 (U5-U8) 

The 8 week Discovery Phase Development program commences Wednesday 19th October at Lightwood Park . The program allows the children to play lots of varied fun football related games, and also extends the skill training component for younger players who are ready to progress their skills

It runs Wednesdays through School Term, excludes Public Holidays. (Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm)

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Talented Kingborough Trio Embrace New Football Opportunity

Kingborough Lions United Football Club congratulates Holly Bonertz-Benn, Eloise Paine and Kate Bonertz-Benn who have been successful in securing placements to pursue their football development interstate in 2022. All three of the ‘triplets’ have secured positions in full time football programs whilst they undertake their college studies.

Eloise will be working with Sydney FC Academy staff in the High Performance football program at Endeavour Sports High School (an official Sydney FC Academy school in Sutherland Shire, Sydney). She will be playing for Sydney University Soccer FC, (a Football NSW Women’s NPL 1 club in the U18 Girls Youth League 1 competition).

Eloise has shown incredible dedication and resliance, having dealt with setbacks from a shock cancer diagnosis in November 2019 and pushing through over 55 weeks of Chemo.

Holly and Kate have moved to Brisbane having been accepted into the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) NTC program for 2022 and the Kelvin Grove State High School football excellence program.

We feel like this is the best move for us with the overall goal of playing professional football and representing our nation. We are very thankful for Kingborough Lions and Football TAS, and all that these programs have done for us.

Holly and Kate

Kate, Eloise & Holly have been with the Lions since they were juniors (Kate and Holly coming to the Lions from the Cygnet Sea Dragons in 2016) and have worked through our SAP and Youth Academy programs where they have been recognised by being selected multiple times for Tasmanian teams.

In early 2021 Kate, Eloise and Holly were named in the extended Junior Matilda’s squad during a disappointing 2021 which saw football activities hampered by COVID.

The work ethic, belief and passion for the game that Holly, Kate and Eloise have continued to demonstrate has been, and continues to be, inspirational.

Simon Edwards – Technical Director KLUFC

We are proud to have had the opportunity provide the programs and environment to support these young women in their football development and wish them continued success on their way to fulfilling their football dreams. Roar with the Pride !