In operation since 2004, the Soccer Academy is designed to provide a unique opportunity for talented football (soccer) players from Years 7-12 to develop their individual skills, knowledge and attitude allowing them to play the game at the highest level possible. The program provides opportunity to develop leadership skills and civic responsibilities.
Students have the opportunity to represent the school in their respective teams and compete in the Champions Schools Cup as well as zone carnivals. Playing against visiting teams and having the opportunity to be involved in international tours and competitions in Singapore and the United Kingdom adds an exciting dimension to the program.
Students will receive specialised coaching from our experienced football teachers who have internationally recognised accreditations from the Asian Football Confederation, Football Federation Australia and the United European Football Association.
During their six years in the program, students gain experience in and be able to excel across all soccer aspects, such as playing at an elite level, coaching courses, refereeing courses and event management.
Students exiting the Soccer Academy at the end of Year 10 may continue playing Soccer with the school team and/or through the Certificate II Sport and Recreation.
To be part of the Soccer Academy, students need to complete an application form and attend selection trials.
Students may be invited to participate in a number of different selection trials before being accepted. Each applicant will need to meet the standards of behaviour, academic performance and soccer ability to be successful. Students are expected to maintain a high level of performance throughout their time in the Academy and within the school.
Students receive their contributions and charges for the Soccer Academy at the end of each year. These charges are compulsory. Extra costs are incurred for camps and interstate or overseas competitions. Scholarships are available.
Physical Education (PE) Year 7 – 12 Sports Uniform
All students are expected to wear the standard PE (or Soccer Academy) uniforms for all physical activity during the school day. This comprises of:
- Yellow PE shirt
- Blue school sports shorts
- Appropriate, comfortable and safe footwear
Students must change into their PE uniform prior to the lesson and change out of the uniform once finished. When swimming, students must bring their bathers, towel and sun protection. Students are not allowed to enter the school following their lesson, in any wet clothing.
Soccer Academy Parent Committee
Parents are encouraged to support their child’s involvement in the Soccer Academy and are welcome to become a part of, or support the Soccer Parent Committee. This committee represents and promotes the Academy with the community, staff and students. Other functions include representing the Academy at P & C Meetings, welcoming new families to the Academy, fundraising for equipment, resources and excursions, and to support the school coaches with activities and events. The committee meets monthly, with at least one of the Soccer Academy staff in attendance.