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The Football Grounds has been running football  aka soccer development pathway programs since 2017. 


TFG was founded by the 2023 Championship winning Central Coast Mariners Head Coach and former Premier league and A League player Nick Montgomery. Nick has now moved to Scotland to coach there but the academy he developed continues here with our amazing coaches.  Nick's DNA will always be present throughout the Academy with the highest level of training programs on offer for children from 5 years through to 17 years.


Originally the programs started running from an indoor centre in Erina however after being closed twice due to Covid lockdowns for long periods of time, the decision to move the programs to an outdoor venue was made. 


From January 2022 The Football Grounds offically moved to a new home.............. Pluim Park in Lisarow, the home of football here on the Central Coast.

We now have three 5 a side pitches allowing us to run more programs at the same time making the family life juggle struggle of kids after school activities a whole lot easier!

The 40m x 20m synthetic pitches with the latest synthetic turf system maximise play and safety for all players and allow for training to run during most weather conditions. There are male and female change facilities and an on site cafe.

Our mission is to provide excellent coaching and to support all the local football clubs here on the Central Coast.

We offer programs from beginners to elite from 5yrs -17yrs old. Please visit our kids programs section to read more. We run term time only and offer school holiday clinics in the holidays.

Everyone is welcome to come and try a session for free before committing to the term.  We welcome registrationt any time throughout the year and offer pro rata rates so if you missed the first few weeks of term - no problems!  All prices reflect registration fees for the date you commence so no matter when you register.

Please explore the rest of our website for more information and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you further.

Thank you

The Football Grounds

Running Central Coast Development Programs from 3yrs plus

Playing and training with your local club in soccer season encouraged

3 x 5 a side pitches. Male & female change rooms. On site cafe.

FIFA approved,

state-of-the-art full synthetic surface with shock pads

Free no obligation trials & enrolments encouraged at any time of the term

Term time only, 1 or 2 nights a week training with professional coaches

Accept active kids vouchers.

School holiday clinics


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