Player Development

 The Skill Development Program (“SDP”) is an optional program that all Riversdale junior players are welcome to join. The program is designed to give our members a football education in line with the National Football Curriculum to complement their weekly team training program. The fundamental difference between an SDP session and a team training session is that the SDP session will focus on a player’s individual skill development while a team training session is more aimed at team development objectives.


The SDP will be led by the Club’s Junior Technical Director Peter Sawan, a former young Socceroo and a number of skill development coaches with a low player to coach ratio to ensure high quality sessions. The program runs every Monday during the school terms 1, 2 & 3. The program will be split into three time slots to enable age appropriate groupings. Please refer to the schedule below for session times.




Age Time/Day/Location * Term 1 only, then Hartwell Sports Ground

Monday 5-6pm Camberwell High School* and Wednesday 5-6pm Hartwell Sport Ground


U11-12 Monday 6-7pm Camberwell High School* and Wednesday 6-7pm Hartwell Sports Ground
U13+ Monday 7-8pm Camberwell High School* and Wednesday 7-8pm Hartwell Sports Ground