National Club Accreditation Scheme

What is the NCAS?

The National Club Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) is a program that aims to raise the standards of grassroots football clubs by recognising and rewarding clubs that have, or put in place, measures which ultimately contributes to quality football experiences for players, volunteers and parents.
Fundamentally, clubs play the key role in the development of football in Australia. In order to raise the overall standard of club administration at all levels of the game, a clear model that identifies and recognizes best practice in all areas of club administration will be rolled out across Australia.

The NCAS will provide an accreditation rating scheme for grassroots football clubs as identified in the National Game Development Strategy. This will set guidelines and criteria for best-practice models which can be replicated in clubs throughout the country.

Similar programs and initiatives have been delivered by a number of National Sporting Organisations in Australia, by the Football Association in the United Kingdom, as well as by other major European football nations. These club accreditation initiatives have successfully raised standards at the grassroots level and assisted in developing a greater connection between clubs and their National Sporting Organisations.

Who is the NCAS aimed at?

Community or grassroots football clubs currently constitute 92% of all clubs involved in football delivery. These are clubs whose primary focus is on providing opportunities for players of all ages and abilities to enjoy football. Only clubs who are currently registered with FFA through the MyFootballClub system will be eligible to apply for accreditation through the NCAS.


Find out how to Apply!


Find out the Benefits of becoming an NCAS Club!


Application Forms

Click on the links below to download the relevant application form:

Click on the links below to download documents that will answer questions on the NCAS.

NCAS Background Document

NCAS Themes and Criteria


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More information on how clubs can get involved in the NCAS can be obtained from the following contacts.

Member Federation

Contact Person

Email Address

Capital Football

Sam Irvine

[email protected]

Northern NSW Football

Ross Hicks

[email protected]     

Football NSW

Matt Rippon

[email protected]

Football Queensland

Jess Mathewson

[email protected] 

Football Federation Victoria     

Daniel Lancefield

[email protected]

Football Federation SA

Wendy Carter

[email protected]     

Football West  

Alex Novatsis

[email protected] 

Football Federation NT

Damon Alldritt     

[email protected]     

Football Federation Tasmania          

Michele Green

[email protected]

Capital Football Football NSW Northern NSW Football Football Northern Territory Football Queensland Football Federation SA Football Federation Tasmania Football Federation Victoria Football West

Are you involved with a club?

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We have resources to help you with the day to day activities of running your club including facilities, football for all, volunteer management, club accreditation, insurance and registration.

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