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Football Federation Australia

Football Federation Australia

Football Federation Australia (FFA), in partnership with its Member Federations, Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League clubs, is thrilled to offer children across Australia’s school yards quality football experiences via the Sporting Schools program.

Arguably the largest team sport in Australia, Football (soccer) is a game that spans age, gender, language and cultural divides. Highly regarded as a safe sport accessible for people of all abilities, football is enjoyed in a multitude of ways, making it the world’s most popular recreational activity. Whether it’s 11-a-side or 5-a-side, outdoors or indoors, football offers the perfect health and well-being solution for more Australians than any other game.

FFA is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.

As the national sporting organisation (NSO) for football, we offer schools quality programs that encourage children to participate in this great sport.

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I think it’s wonderful from a physical perspective, but from a mental perspective it’s important too because exercising clears the mind, gives you a different perspective and gives you different ways to look at life, so exercise has so many benefits and that’s why we support this program".
Damien de Bohun, FFA.

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A-League and W-League logosAs part of the Sporting Schools program FFA are working closely with our Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League clubs to introduce boys and girls aged 5 – 12 to the fundamental skills of the game across a range of fun and engaging game-based activities. Program content derives from the games official national introductory program, ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off.

Program sessions use principles of the ‘Play For Life’ philosophy and align with state Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus, ensuring curriculum outcomes are met. 

Our programs are flexible to allow schools to use their funding in the most cost effective way and work on a one coach for every 16 students to facilitate a high quality experience.

Sessions can also be delivered indoors by qualified Futsal coaches on request (NSW and QLD only).

To find your local Sporting Schools coaching provider see the contacts page.

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Teachers and coaches are our assets

Football Federation Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.

Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.

The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver the Football Federation Australia program within Sporting Schools:

Essentials for schools   Essentials for coaches   Essentials for sporting organisations


Visit the contacts page for the relevant state based A-League club or state body.

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