The Australian Football Skool (AFS) Story
Australian Football Skool started from humble beginnings in 2007 as a junior football academy program operating across Melbourne and Regional Victoria during the summer months, back then football was considered only a winter sport. The program was designed to allow players to further develop their skills following the conclusion of the winter season each year. These academy programs offered players the opportunity to learn under highly-credentialed coaches, participate in a number of exclusive events, as well as the chance of representing AFS at some of the world’s best tournaments such as the Disney International Cup and Mediterranean International Cup. These events and tours were the elements that made the program so special for its participants.
While the academy programs no longer operate, the events and tours have continued to operate and have gone from strength to strength. Under our Travel 4 Football brand, we have taken dozens of teams from various clubs across Australia to world-class tournaments and tours across 5 continents. Head to www.travel4football.com.au for more information.
Since the beginning of the program in 2007, our calendar of events have evolved and grown from offering small events exclusively for our academy participants to now running one of the largest junior tournaments in the country, the AFS Shepparton Cup. The 2018 tournament had 227 boys and girls teams competing at one of Australia’s best regional sporting facilities, the Shepparton Sports City Precinct.
The 2019 edition promises to be even bigger with last years total being eclipsed with still over 4 months to go.
Our team has gained vast experience in running major football events by attending and working with some of the most renowned junior tournaments around the world.
We also hold a number of events in partnership with a number of premier sporting organisations including the Macca’s City Cup (Melbourne City FC), Boys and Girls FC (Football Victoria) and 5-A-Side Cup (Soccer 5’s Dandenong). Check out the Partners section for more information on these events.
We also have a brand new event that will be announced very soon, so stay tuned for more information.