NextGen+ is the next step in Lugarno Football Club’s move from junior player development through to senior youth player development, covering the under 15 to under 18 age groups and a continuation from the Football Focus and NextGen programs. It is run by FFA – B Licensed coach Tony Agioski.
The club has a long-term commitment to ensuring our youth players have the greatest opportunity to succeed and the program provides them with the environment to become the best player that they can be.
Players who make the NextGen+ phase will receive coaching support from our B Licensed coach Tony Agioski and his team, whilst they compete in the SGFA senior A grade competitions.
About the Coach
Lugarno Football Club is very fortunate to secure the services of Tony Agioski going into season 2022. Tony Agioski is an FFA - B Licensed coach who has spent the last 8 years coaching NPL senior youth squads, most recently SD Raiders. Tony has joined Lugarno FC because he sees the importance of youth football at the grass-roots level, and the ability to shape a young footballer’s future, both as a player as well as a member of the Lugarno community.
All of our coaches involved with our NextGen+ teams are on the path to be FFA C Licenced coaches, ensuring the NextGen+ players at Lugarno FC receive the best quality coaching at all levels.
Lugarno Football Club’s NextGen+ program has been implemented to ensure that our senior youth players are given every opportunity to progress to senior competition stages and ultimately into Premier League football.
Tony Agioski and his team will be working closely with the Premier League coaching team to ensure players are identified and given every opportunity to progress their way through to the club’s Premier League team.
At the completion of the season, NextGen+ trials for the following season are advertised and are open for all to attend. Players are selected to be part of the program after a multiple week trial selection process is conducted.
Players successful in gaining selection into the NextGen+ program will receive a formal digital offer of acceptance which includes a code of conduct detailing the expectations of both players and parents as part of the program. A player’s position on the program is secured only when this code of conduct has been digitally accepted by the player and his parent together with the payment of the acceptance fee (illustrated in the costs section below).
Players are then sized up for their uniform which includes a personalised Umbro NextGen+ tracksuit as well as the rest of their playing and training uniform (detailed below). The required training commitment is once to twice a week during the regular season and in the pre-season all under the watchful eye of FFA – B Licensed coach Tony Agioski and his team of accredited coaches.
What you get
NextGen+ is a grassroots development program on par with any NPL program provided to senior youth players but without the extensive costs involved.
As part of the program you get:
Coaching (Complete Season including Pre-season) – One to two nights a week for the pre-season and entire regular season. Coaching sessions will be at least 2 hours duration and conducted by FFA – B Licensed coach Tony Agioski and his team of accredited coaches.
Season Launch – Prior to the start of the regular season, the club will host a Junior Development Season Launch where Football Focus, NextGen and NextGen+ teams will all be formally announced and the players are presented with their uniforms for the upcoming season.
- Personalised Umbro Football Focus tracksuit. Jacket with NextGen+ logo and personalised player initials. Pants with Lugarno FC logo.
- Umbro Playing Jersey.
- Umbro Playing Shorts.
- Umbro Playing Socks.
- Personalised Umbro Training jersey with player name and player development number.
- Umbro Training shorts.
- Umbro Training socks.
- Umbro Game Day Polo Shirt
- Playing Skins.
- Club Rain Jacket
Cost - $285 ($185 after Active Kids Voucher) + FSG Registration Costs. Equivalent NPL cost - $2,500 and above.
- All NextGen+ teams will be submitted as Advanced teams playing in the Advanced (or highest equivalent grade) competition within the Football St George Association.
- FSG Registration costs are unknown until such time that FSG notifies Lugarno FC of registration fees for the 2022 season (as an indicator, 2021 FSG registration fees were $200-$210 per player)