The ‘Mini Raiders’ was formed in 2015 to provide high-quality training for talented players aged 5 to 8 from within Southern Districts. 

Our program is structured from the same curriculum as SAP (Skills Acquisition Program) and uniquely tailored to ensure fundamental skills are effectively learnt. All training sessions are structured, fast-paced and, most importantly, highly enjoyable! This is a proven program to improve your child’s ability and provide a pathway to excel further at the club.

Our coaching staff are not parents or volunteers and bring a strong passion for football along with technical expertise. We offer an environment with a low player to coaches ratio, resulting in greater individual player engagement and learning. We are super excited about our coaching line-up in 2022; with the program being developed & designed by Liam Boukas and Nick Carle. 


✔️ Highest-quality training program in the association

✔️ Program duration February to September (incl. pre & post season)

✔️ 2 x nights per week training 

✔️ Regular matches – 25+ games per season (competition & cross-association trials)

✔️ All squads have paid coaches – no parents!

✔️ 80% of pre-sap U8s have transitioned to SD Raiders SAP (over last 3 years)

✔️ An environment where like-minded, talented children can play & train together

✔️ Highly routine and professional set-up. 

Register your interest now across all age groups to be considered for our 2022 squads. 

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We look forward to an enjoyable 2022 filled with high achievement and continued success for all players, parents, and staff.