The Futsal/Football Academy aims to provide students with the unparalleled opportunities to develop their football and futsal ability to an elite level.
In order to do so we provide high-performance football coaching and target support for balancing both the academic and sporting career goals. We follow the national football curriculum created by Hanberger.
How the futsal/football academy works
The Futsal/Football Academy is a developmental program from Years 7-12 that gives players the chance to experience both forms of the game. The curriculum focuses upon specific football and futsal skills, strategies and other related elements such as nutrition, fitness, injury management and prevention, goal setting, careers in sport, junior coaching licenses and refereeing licenses.
Accordingly, the futsal/football focus for each year is:
Year 7, 8 and 9 - 'Intermediate-Advanced': Skill acquisition, strategies and game training.
Year 10, 11 and 12 - 'Advanced-Elite': Game and high-performance training
In order to ensure players have the best opportunity to perform at the elite level, the academy provides personal support across all areas of each students' education.
This includes academic assistance, individualised skill and conditioning plans, specialist speed and goal keeper coaching and a strong link with a physiotherapist firm.
The academy staff
Alex Morrison (Program Director: FFA/AFC C License, extended semi professional playing career)
Prue Donohoe (Female Academy Director, played for NSW state team, former referee in the W league)
Mitchell Roe (Junior Director: NSW Institute of Sport)
Students have the opportunity to be selected in the school teams. There are teams for both girls and boys in all age groups, 12, 13, 14, 15 and open age.
All of these teams compete in numerous tournaments during the year and experience interstate travel opportunities also.
Links with other clubs
In partnership with Robina Soccer Club, Mudgeeraba Soccer Club. Additional links with Palm Beach soccer club (NPL).
Students must be motivated and hard working, who love the game and are willing to improve themselves. We prefer club affiliated but it is not a requirement.
For more information contact
Futsal Program Director