Soccer Excellence Academy


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

Blackfriars offers a specialised program for students in Years 5-10. The program is run by Mr Ernie Luongo, Adelaide City National Soccer League player, State League Championship winning coach and Blackfriars Priory School old scholar.

All students in Years 5 and 6 participate in the program comprising of 2 lessons per week during Semester 1.

In Years 7-10 the program is offered as an elective to students who have an interest and demonstrated ability in Soccer. Students are expected to place school soccer as a priority over club soccer and where more than 20 students choose the elective program, selection will be on merit. The elective program comprises of 3 lessons per week and offered during Semester 2.

Enquiries relating to the Specialist Soccer Program can be directed to the Program Coordinator, Mr Ernie Luongo via


Ernie Luongo and Tarek Elrich

Soccer Excellence Academy Coaches