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The Illawarra Football Academy is a locally based business that offers a large range of coaching & training services and events including our very popular Summer 7-A-Side Junior Soccer Tournament. Now in it’s 6th season this family friendly summer event provides local junior soccer players including boys & girls aged 6-15 the opportunity to keep playing soccer during the summer months. Our Academy originally set this up 6 years ago to cater for a small number of kids that wanted to continue playing some soccer during summer, over the years our Summer Soccer event has grown to be the Premier Summer Junior Soccer Tournament here in the Illawarra.

Access to Quality Coaching & Training – Our academy has stepped up its coaching and training programs over the past 12 months due to parents seeking access to quality coaching and training for their children. The IFA has identified a unique opportunity in the market where enthusiastic players are seeking access to skills improvement programs where they can gain access to professional coaching and be provided with programs that focus on individual skill and game improvement opportunities. Our range of programs now include introduction to soccer for U 5-7 year old boys & girls, Skills Improvement Program for boys & girls U 8-13, Elite Football Fitness & Conditioning Program for the serious players and our New High Performance Group Training for players wishing to work with advanced coaches and gaining a full understanding of the game including Technical, Tactical & Formation based training. All of our coaches are FFA Qualified & very experienced coaches with plenty of knowledge to assist all of our players under our care.

Professional Development & Specialist Programs on offer at our academy include access to professional State, National & International Coaches who we book to perform specialized training camps and seminars so that our players can gain insights from “Professionals who work within the Industry” This includes some recent Guest Coaches like Mr Ron Smith who has been involved in the Australian Football industry for over 40+ years and has worked with FFA as the Technical Analyst for the Socceroos, was with the AIS for approximately 10 years and has worked with former socceroos including Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Lucas Neill, John Aloisi, Brett Emerton and the golden generation of Australian Players. Recently we had Mr Fabian De Marco from Galaxy Football & 1111 Football Management who conducted a special High Performance Camp and provided a presentation and insight on what it takes to become a professional footballer.

School Holiday Camps are also a highlight for our academy each holiday period where hundreds of kids love attending our camps where there is a major focus on holiday fun with loads of skill activities, fun games, mini world cup and loads more to keep the kids entertained. Our Camps are very affordable with several FREE community camps also included each year.

Complete Player Pathway, This exciting news will now allow players and parents to discuss opportunities with us regarding alternative options and player pathway opportunities. We can confirm that many, many players have progressed through our academy into local regional league teams, FNSW SAP programs, Local Rep Teams & the South Coast Wolves. Our programs are all aligned to the FFA Curriculum and we have FFA Licensed Coaches delivering Quality Programs through our business. From the young age of 5 right through to youth grade we can now cater for all players from beginners, intermediate through to advanced junior players seeking access to Quality Coaching, Training & Mentoring.

Opportunities to trial for representative teams, we will also provide parents with up to date information on all up & coming open rep trials and further information that is made available to the public. This is a free service and an opportunity for all players to attend trials when they are being conducted. Our academy continues to grow and expand due to the demand for Quality Football Services and we look forward to offering our services to all of our valued existing customers and also all new players seeking access to quality programs.

Please note that our business is also fully insured, have qualified FFA Licensed Coaches who will take an active interest in the development of your child and align all of our programs in accordance to the FFA National Curriculum. You may hear from time to time also from the local association that our business may not be endorsed or sanctioned and this is because the local football association has “Their Own Private Football Academy” and DO NOT Sanction or endorse any private academies. All private football academies are seen as opposition and possibly taking business away from these associations. All Parents have a right to choose a tutor or service provider of their choice and one that will provide value for money and also deliver services as promised.?