Sunshine Coast FC Fire is pleased to launch our 2014 Elite Academy Program. The Elite Academy players will form squads which will compete against other NPL Clubs, giving talented footballers on the Sunshine Coast the opportunity to play against the best players in the State. Sunshine Coast FC believes these changes will accelerate the development of our Elite Academy players.
Sunshine Coast FC’s Elite Academy is the only pathway on the Sunshine Coast which allows talented players to compete against other NPL Clubs from the Under 8 age-group all the way through to playing in the senior football and beyond. Focusing on the skill acquisition phase, the program has been modelled on the FFA National Curriculum. It provides the opportunity for elite players to develop their skills and test themselves in a competitive environment.
Players accepted into the Elite Academy will be officially registered with Sunshine Coast FC Fire for 2014.
Elite Academy trials will be held on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:30am at Stockland Park Field 5 and 6.
Players in the Under 8 to Under 11 age-groups are eligible to trial. To register for a trial please click the button below:
- Under 8
- Under 9
- Under 10
- Under 11
- Two sessions per week.
- Under 8 and Under 9s – Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
- Under 10 and Under 11s – Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
- In-house games each weekend.
- Academy Tournament against other NPL Clubs including Brisbane City and Olympic FC every third weekend.
The SCFC Elite Academy is $690 (plus GST) per year, with an additional once off kit fee of $40 (plus GST) for the Elite Academy uniform which includes shorts, socks and a training shirt.
“Our Elite Academy offers the best pathway for the development of talented Sunshine Coast footballers.
The process of exposing talented players to representative football at an early age is in line with football development across the globe.
Training will be based on the FFA National Curriculum and our Club’s vision and philosophy.
It is exciting for Sunshine Coast FC to have teams in place from Under 8s right through to our First Team,” – Ben Cahn, Elite Academy Director