Gala Tournament Shepparton 2014
AFS Rep Team Tour UK
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.
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Summer Football Starts Soon
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
Anthony Coyne Coaching Workshop
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:
And make payment below:
Falcons 2000 to partner with AFS
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
National Scouting Report Partnership
Thanks to a partnership between Australian Football Skool and National Scouting Report (NSR) talented young athletes and aspiring high school students now have an opportunity to advance their careers and education through football scholarships at American universities.
Australian Football Skool will be contacting athletes in the coming months by post with the view of inviting players (male and female) to participate in trial games across the state.
Eligible players are advised to keep an eye out for the mail as information will be sent out by direct mail and emails
NSR of Australia is an international division of National Scouting Report of America, which is the oldest and largest college athletic scouting and recruiting organization in the world.
National Scouting Report is recognized as the “worlds leading recruiting authority” when it comes to sports scholarships and USA college placement.
Competing in college at one of America’s 2500 highly recognized institutions will give you the opportunity to test yourself in what is now arguably one of the most completive sports program for athletes looking to enhance their sporting and academic ability..
For more information on NSR and sports scholarships please visit www.nsrsocceraustralia.com
Beach Soccer Tournament in 2012
Frankston City Council is proud to present a beach soccer tournament as part of the 2012 Frankston Waterfront Festival
Details can be found below:
Date: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th January 2012
Times: 10:00am – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday (festival times Saturday 10am – 10pm & Sunday 10am – 6pm)
Venue: Frankston Beach, Nepean Hwy Pier Promenade Frankston Waterfront (Melway Ref 100A B8)
Transport: Drive, Train or Bus (visit metro for bus and train times)
Adults play on Saturday:
- Open Mixed
- Over 35s Men born in 1977 or earlier
- Women all ages
- Men all ages
Juniors play on Sunday:
- U10 (2001-2002)
- U12 (1999-2000)
- U14 (1997-1998)
- U16 (1995-1996)
These are not gender specific for the junior teams, as long as they are the right age.
Register online at www.frankstonbeachsoccer.questionpro.com
- Prizes for the winning teams and runners up
- 12 minute halves
- Referees provided
- Cost $5 per person
- Limited spots available
International and Interstate Teams Join Morwell Tournament
The 5th Annual AFS Championships will take place this year in Morwell from 16th- 18th December 2011.
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 New South Wales and New Zealand will be attending the tournament this year. Ricki Herbert Football Academy from NZ has confirmed 2 teams and International Football Group from NSW has confirmed 3 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.
Facility will be even better this time
Two weeks before the tournament for the first time in its history, the same venue will host an official A-League game (Melbourne Heart vs Wellington Phoenix) which will mean that all the surfaces and facilities will be in prime condition by the time the tournament kicks off.
Quick Tournament Overview
- 4 games minimum regardless of results
- Group games will be played Friday and Saturday
- Play-offs and finals will be played Sunday
- Qualified referees provided
- Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- Fantastic renovated venue
- Professionally organised
- 3,000 seating capacity, grandstand on main pitch
Age groups offered
- U8 (players born in 2003 or younger) 7v7
- U10 (players born in 2001 or 2002) 9v9
- U12 (players born in 99 or 2000) 11v11
- U14 (players born in 97 or 98) 11v11
- U16 (players born in 96 or 95) 11v11
- $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
Stoke City To Visit Gippsland
After successful campaigns in the English Premier League, Stoke City FC now finds itself amongst the biggest clubs in Europe by competing in the prestigious Europa League.
This is the chance to be coached by Stoke City FC academy coaches and get an insight into the training methods that are used by the top clubs in England.
Each camp will consist of 12 hours of intense training where players will be coached, monitored and offered feedback by the Stoke City FC coaches.
Players will be provided with a training top and a Stoke City FC pack.
One lucky player will be given the chance of a lifetime and be offered an all expenses paid trip to train at the Stoke City FC Academy in England.
To register simply click on the link stokeinlatrobe.questionpro.com
If you have any queries call 1300 436 682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org