Soccer Academy


For over 25 years soccer has been a popular and successful co-curricular sport at Blackfriars.

The Blackfriars Soccer Academy is a highly specialised program available for students at all year levels - from Early Learning Centre to Year 12.

In the more formal stages of the Academy program, students in Years 5 and 6 participate for 2 specialist lessons per week during Semester 1.

In Years 7 to 10 the program is offered as an elective to students who have an interest and demonstrated ability for the sport. The elective program comprises of 3 lessons per week and offered during Semester 2.

Academy participants are expected to place school soccer as a priority over club soccer.  Where more than 20 students choose the elective program, selection will be on merit.

Areas covered in the Academy curriculum include:

  • Ball mastery – dribbling, feints, cuts, exploration of the ball
  • Passing and control – first touch, space, possession, position
  • Transitions from defence/ midfield/ to attack - small sided games
  • Advantages of football play within game orientations
  • Developing self-esteem / leadership and positive role modelling
  • National Football Curriculum - Australia

The program boasts highly experienced and credentialed coaches and coordinators with National League, State League and A-League experience.

Graduates of the Blackfriars Soccer Academy have gone on to further training and study at the Australian Institute of Sport with a number signing professional contracts with a variety of A-League and FFSA clubs.

Enquiries relating to the Blackfriars Soccer Academy can be directed to Program Coordinator, Ernie Luongo.