Futsal / Football Academy


Futsal/Football Academy: The Complete Combo

The Futsal/Football Academy aims to provide students with 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 targeted support for balancing both academic and sporting career goals.

How It 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 students should be at an intermediate to advanced level, focusing on skill acquisition, strategies and game training
  • Year 10, 11 and 12 students should be at an advanced to level, focusing on game and high-performance training                                          

In order to ensure players have the best opportunity to perform at an elite level, the academy provides personal support across all areas of each players’ education.

This includes academic assistance, individualised skill and conditioning plans, specialist speed and goal keeper coaching and a strong link with a physiotherapy firm. 


We follow the National Football Curriculum ‘Roadmap to International Success’ created by Han Berger, National Technical Director for Football Federation Australia (FFA). The FFA National Football Curriculum provides the philosophy behind how we should play and illustrates practical steps that bring the thinking to life in training sessions and matches.

The first version of the National Curriculum was introduced in 2009 and has since been developed over the years in a way that resonates in schools, clubs, academies and elite development pathways. The National Football Curriculum intends to deliver an Australian playing and coaching philosophy based on analysis of top football and scientific research, taking the specific circumstances and characteristics of Australian football into consideration.


Students in the Futsal/Football Academy also have the opportunity to be selected in our school teams. There are teams for both girls and boys in all age groups, 12, 13, 14, 15 years and open age. All of these teams compete regularly in numerous tournaments during the year in both futsal and football with interstate travel opportunities also a possibility.

Links with other clubs

Our Futsal/Football Academy operates in partnership with Robina Soccer Club, Mudgeeraba Soccer Club and Gold Coast United.

Coaching staff

The access to credentialed coaches Robina State High School’s Futsal/Football Academy offers is a strong contributing factor to student development and performance. Having staff that are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of futsal and football are an asset to the program. 

Application Process

Students who are interested in applying for the Futsal/Football Academy must be motivated and hardworking, love the game, and be willing to improve themselves. We prefer students are affiliated with a club outside of school. Playing at a representative level is also an advantage.​ 2020 Expression of Interest Applications due now.


​The school will grant some scholarships for Year Six students upon entry into the Sports Academy Programs. Scholarships are by written application and winners will be presented with their scholarship at their own school graduation. The scholarship is for the year of entry only and may be a part or full scholarship to contribute to the Student Resource Scheme. ​

sports academy director
 For more information contact
 Sports Academy Director      
Teonie Rushton - Futsal Footbal coordinator
Teonie Rushton 
Girls Futsal/Football Coordinator
(Coaches QSA under 13 Girls, plays in the Women's NPL, currently striker for Souths United Football Club, FFA/AFC C License)

Alex Morrison Futsal Football coordinator
Alex Morrison
Boys Futsal/Football Coordinator
(FFA/AFC B  License, former NPL Player, First Grade Coach at Surfers Paradise Apollo Soccer Club)

Last reviewed 18 September 2019
Last updated 18 September 2019