Australian Football Skool

Gala Tournament @ Shepparton
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Summer Football Is Here Again!
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West Bromwich Albion FC – School Holiday Camps
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Melvyn Wilkes holds a UEFA A Licence and has been involved in professional junior football in the UK for over a decade and is currently working at EPL Club West Bromwich Albion FC.  He works with talented youngsters and he will be sharing his experience.

He will give you an insight of how professional young players your age train in England and give you an idea of the philosophy West Brom passes on to their players.

Details can be found here for the 2 sessions:

Bundoora Session

10th – 11th July @ RMIT, McKimmies Road, Bundoora from 9am – 3pm both days

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Map for RMIT Campus

Meeting point will be at Netball Centre, Building 203, Enter via Car park 2,
McKimmies Road, Bundoora, please be there by no later than 8:45 AM

Keysborough Session

8th – 9th July @ Coomoora Reserve, Keysborough from 9am – 3pm both days

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Map for Keysborough Venue

There are only 80 spots per session, if you have any questions please email info@footballskool.com.au or ring 1300 436 682

We look forward to seeing you at one of the sessions

Morwell Tournament Info
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With a massive weekend now upon us, below you will find some useful information that will help you make the most out of the weekend in Morwell.

Fixtures and Rules of Competition

Fixtures can be seen here

Rules of competition can be downloaded here

Codes of conduct can be downloaded here

Terms and conditions can be downloaded here

Venues

As the number of teams has grown this year, we will be using two venues, they are within walking distance of each other:

Latrobe City Stadium, Crinigan Rd, Morwell

Most of the games will be played at this venue, facilities available are:

  • 3,000 Seater Grandstand
  • Members grandstand and indoor clubrooms
  • 4 Fields
  • 2 Canteens that will be offering full service
  • Bistro, restaurant that will be catering for dinner on Friday and Saturday evening
  • Change rooms with showers
  • Female and male toilets

Crinigan Road Reserve South, Crinigan Rd, Morwell

  • Located 400 metres from Latrobe City Stadium
  • 1 Field
  • Canteen that will be offering full service
  • Change rooms with showers
  • Female and male toilets

Information Desk

There will be an information desk located on the members stand next to the Main Pitch, ladders, fixtures and any other information can be found there.

Weather forecast

The BoM has predicted temperatures of up to 35 degrees on Saturday, they have also predicted showers and much lower temperatures on Sunday.

Although there are ample areas for shelter around the main pitch, the outside pitches don’t have much cover, so it is recommended to bring some sunshade with you and also your umbrellas and rain coats.

All games will go ahead as planned despite of any rain.

In extreme weather conditions, the AFS or the appointed match official reserves the right to shorten, postpone, delay or abandon any fixture that in his/her opinion compromises player safety.

In extreme heat conditions the AFS or the appointed match official reserves the right to include drink breaks at any time during a fixture.

Photos and Videos

There will be photographers and a camera crew capturing the action through out the tournament.

Team Photo Shoot

All teams will be advised of their allocated time to attend an official team photo shoot.

We aim to have them all done by Saturday, if we are unable to fit all in on that day we will continue Sunday.

The photographers will also be taking action shots and medal/trophy presentation photos.

These will all be available for purchase directly from the photographers’ desk in the club rooms.

Please provide your team sheets at your photo session so they can add the names accordingly.

Video Recording Games

For the games on the Main Pitch only,we can provide a service to record the game on request and a DVD of the game can be purchased at $35.

A minimum of 2 orders are required for a specific game to be recorded.  Please send any requests to info@footballskool.com.au if you want your game recorded.

Full Buffet Dinner

Due to popular demand we will once again be offering dinner at the club rooms next to the main pitch.  Full buffet will be offered at $19 per person.  Drinks can also be purchased at the bar.

There are limited spots available so you will have to book early to avoid missing out.  Bookings can be made at the main canteen at the stadium.  The following sittings will be offered on Friday and Saturday evenings:

  • 6:00PM – 7:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday Night

The action kicks off on Friday night at Latrobe City Stadium with the following events taking place:

  • 6 pm Exhibition game U12 Gippsland Knights v Ricki Herbert Football Academy
  • 7 pm Exhibition game U14 Gippsland Knights v Ricki Herbert Football Academy
  • 7 pm Coaching Seminar hosted by AFCAT to be held at the Latrobe Stadium function centre (all coaches are welcome to attend www.afcat.com.au)
  • Full Buffet Dinner starting at 6 pm

Events on Saturday

Coaches and team managers briefing

It is compulsory that all coaches and team managers meet at the information desk 30 minutes before their first game kicks off to meet with the tournament directors.

Tournament ceremony

11:30 am All teams will be required and are to make their way to the  to the information desk and they will be directed to assemble for the Opening Ceremony. This will conclude around 12:20 pm and games will resume.

Saturday evening

The last games will kick off at 7:30 pm, there will be dinner and other events taking place in the club rooms next to the main pitch, those that want to hang around are more than welcome to do so.

Finals on Sunday

Proudly Sponsored by:
National Scouting Report Australia www.nsrsocceraustralia.com

The first games will kick off at 8:30 am depending on where the teams finished on the ladder.  Please make sure you check your game times with the information desk on Saturday before you leave the venue.

In most age groups there are Cups and Plates finals so we can have as many teams as possible are involved in finals on Sunday, so don’t leave without checking your game time for Sunday.

Medal and Trophy presentations

Teams that are involved in Cup finals or Plate finals will be presented with gold and silver medals respectively and a trophy will be presented to the winning team.  These will take place at the members’ stand (smaller grandstand) on the main pitch straight after the game finishes.

Apart from the U12s there will be no 3v4 play offs.

If you have any further questions please contact us on 1300 436 682 or info@footballskool.com.au

AFS International Tournament 2012
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The 6th Annual AFS International Tournament will take place this year in Morwell from 8th- 9th December 2012.

This gala event is shaping out to be the biggest and most prestigious to date due to the following reasons:

Interstate and International Teams Attending
Teams from Queensland and New Zealand will be attending the tournament this year.  Ricki Herbert Football Academy from NZ has confirmed their return to the tournament with 2 teams.
More teams and more games
The number teams has already double as compared to last year and with only limited spots available full quotas on all the age groups will be reached shortly. This year the age groups available will be U10, U12, U14 and U16 and Youth (U19).

Facility will be even better this time
All the surfaces and facilities will be in prime condition by the time the tournament kicks off.

Tournament Overview

  • 4 games minimum regardless of results
  • Group games will be played Saturday
  • Play-offs and finals will be played Sunday (all teams will be involved in play-offs)
  • Qualified referees provided
  • Medals for 1st and 2nd
  • Cups for the winners of each division
  • Fantastic renovated venue
  • Professionally organised
  • 3,000 seating capacity, grandstand on main pitch

Age groups offered

  • U10 (players born in 2002 or 2003) 9v9
  • U12 (players born in 2001 or 2000) 11v11
  • U14 (players born in 99 or 98) 11v11
  • U16 (players born in 96 or 97) 11v11
  • Youth (players born between 95 to 93)

Registration Cost

  • $450 per team (approximately $30 per player)

For More Information on the tournament Click Here

For More Information on Latrobe City Click Here

Competition Rules Click Here

AFS Rep Team Tour UK
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19 players and 4 members of staff flew out to, London on September 21st, this year’s AFS Rep Team departed on the annual UK tour.

The lads spent 2 weeks in England where they were exposed to the environment that English players their age experience at some of the top clubs in the UK

A combination of training sessions, practice games and attending EPL games was on offer for the talented young men.

The team trained with coaches from powerhouse clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and the English FA.

Playing and being very competitive against EPL academy teams from Sunderland, Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspurs was the highlight of the tour for the boys.

The results and performances the boys put on where very impressive, a narrow 2-1 defeat against Stoke, a 4-3 win against Sunderland and a 4-1 loss to Tottenham were commended by the opposition.

All games were played at multi-million pound world class facilities at the respective clubs, all academies were very welcoming and the lads got exposed to the true professionalism of youth English football.

They say to leave the best for last and this was definitely the case when the team travelled to the brand new 31 million pound complex in North London.  Spurs have created a football haven for their players and some would call it the “DisneyWorld of football”

The complex had only been opened for six weeks and the players had the pleasure of being the first visiting team to play Tottenham on their brand new fully flood light 4th Generation Synthetic field.

They also attended some of the most famous stadiums in the world; blowing bubbles amongst the West Ham fans when they took on Sunderland at Upton Park in a game that had a pulsating finale.

They were part of the pre-match preparations by forming a guard of honour for the players as Stoke were celebrating their 150th anniversary when they took on Swansea at the Britannia Stadium, the lads were on the pitch and got within touching distance of the players.

The theatre of dreams as Old Trafford is referred to, was the next stop, as the lads watched Manchester United taken on Tottenham Hotspurs in a rare home defeat for the red devils against a slick spurs outfit.  The atmosphere was dreamlike and a first for all the young men.

Current EPL Champions Manchester City will took on German Champions Borussia Dortmund at Etihad Stadium in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening and the lads were present to see some of the best players in the world battle it out.  The standard of the game was of the highest level and the players were 8 rows from the front as they watched Mario Balotelli score the equalising penalty for Man City.

The main objective of the tour was for the boys to assimilate how football is played and loved in Europe and for them to experience what players their age would go through to become professional footballers.

They were congratulated by all the coaches that trained them and also were a pleasure to watch as they took on some of the best junior players in England.

We’d like to thank the squad and their parents for being so well behaved, respectful and dedicated throughout the whole tour and prior to it during the preparation, no doubt they’ve come back with many stories, great memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Log on to our Facebook page to follow their travels. www.facebook.com/australian.footballskool

Summer Football Starts Soon
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With the AFS summer season only a few weeks away, preparations are well under away to make this the best one to date since it was established in 2007.

All zones have relocated to great facilities in order to provide a better environment for the players and coaches that will participate this year.

The program has been revised and has been designed to offer the players the perfect preparation for their club winter season next year.

With 6 home and away, rounds and 3 tournaments taking place from mid-October until early December, it promises to be an exciting summer full of football.

Below is a summary of the venues that have been secured for this summer:

AFS East – Rowville Football Centre

A great facility that comprises a FIFA-2 synthetic field with an adjacent pavilion, this will also be the venue that will host this year’s 5v5 Gala Tournament in November.

AFS Manningham – BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir

A great grass surface with club rooms; situated in an ideal location to cater for the players in the Northern suburbs.

AFS North West – Cairnlea Reserve, Furlong Road

Two grass fields side by side with great clubrooms situated near the ring road; it will be a great venue easy to access for all the players in the North West and Western suburbs.

AFS Peninsula – The Peninsula School, Mt Eliza

There will be plenty of space at this state of the art venue, the equivalent space of 4 fields with the ability to access indoor courts and also canteen facilities.

AFS South East – Lois Twohig Reserve, Dandenong North

The zone formerly known as Central has changed its name and moved to another facility that is situated in Dandenong North, close to freeway access and with ample space in their club rooms.

Over 100 players have already registered across the board and registration days are taking place at the different zones over the next 2 weeks.  Training starts the first week of October and the first tournament will be played in the last week of October at BT Connor Reserve, Reservoir.

For more information on the zones and to register online, visit www.footballskool.com.au or call us on 1300 436 682.

AFS Season 6 On The Way
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Anthony Coyne Coaching Workshop
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Manchester City FC academy coach coming to Melbourne

Anthony Coyne has been working at newly crowned EPL Champions Manchester City FC for the last 10 years.  He works with talented youngsters and he will be sharing his experience.

He will give you an insight of how professional young players train in England and give you an idea of the philosophy Manchester City passes on to their players.

The workshop will be a combination of theory and practical sessions in which Anthony will cover what they look for in a player and also share with you the future plans that MCFC have for their talented youngsters.

Only 50 spots are available for this clinic.  Cost is $40 per coach.

Saturday 30 June @ Timber Ridge Reserve, Doncaster

We are extremely pleased to announce that Anthony will be in great company.

Australian Football Skool together with FC11 and Smart Connection have secured high profile guest speakers for the second half of the day.

The day will pan out as follows:

9am – 12pm: Anthony Coyne Workshop (Manchester City Academy Coach)  Theory and Practical Sessions

12pm: Lunch will be provided during a short presentation on how football and education can be used to provide more opportunities within the football industry in Australia.  Presenters: Milton Sakkos (FC11 Director) and Andrew Donis (Smart Connection)

1pm – 5pm: There will be practical and theory sessions from the following guest speakers:

This promises to be a fantastic day where there will be great information provided by some high profile people who are experts in their field.

You can register online:

http://MCFCCoach.questionpro.com

And make payment below:

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Falcons 2000 to partner with AFS
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Australian Football Skool (AFS) are extremely happy to announce a new partnership with Falcons 2000 Soccer Club.

Both entities have already formed great rapport by working together on very successful projects in 2011. The most recent was the AFS Championships 2011 that took place at their home venue Latrobe City Sports Stadium.
Over 500 players from Victoria, NSW and New Zealand participated in the event that was very well supported by Falcons 2000, Fortuna 60 Soccer Club, Gippsland Soccer League and Latrobe City Council.

Falcons 2000 and AFS both played an integral part in the success of these past events and demonstrated how well they can work together.

Falcons President Tony Salvatore said “AFS has been committed to junior development since it was founded in 2007 and forming this great partnerships with our club only confirms the clubs promise to focus on junior development. It’s a great opportunity to get specialist coaching without going to Melbourne.”

Falcons 2000 SC and AFS are currently in discussions of the finer details of the partnership and how they will benefit their members, however the main objective is for

AFS to extend to Falcons 2000 SC thier exerience, knowledge, networks and opportunities for players to learn and develop further.

AFS Director Rolando Navas stated, “It is fantastic to be able to work with clubs like Falcons 2000. They have a great team in the committee who runs the club; they are looking into the future to provide more opportunities for their players to play more football and have access to more coaching resources and expand their network in the football community”

AFS coaches and staff were present at the opening training session on Thursday 16th of February to take on training sessions for the different age groups and gladly answered questions from the new or existing Falcons 2000 members.

For more information on or Falcons 2000 SC check out www.falcons2000.com.au