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Football Australia, in partnership with its Member Federations, A-League and Westfield W-League clubs, is thrilled to offer students across Australia quality football experiences via the Sporting Schools program.

Football Australia offers two programs for Sporting Schools, MiniRoos Kick-Off for primary schools and Secondary School Football for secondary schools.

Primary School Program

The MiniRoos Kick-Off program introduces boys and girls aged 5 - 12 to the fundamental skills of football across a range of fun and engaging game-based activities. Program sessions use principles of the ‘Play For Life’ philosophy and align with the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus, ensuring curriculum outcomes are met.

MiniRoos Kick-Off programs can be tailored to suit the needs of each school. Programs can range from 4 - 12 sessions and can run from anywhere between 30 - 60 minutes. The programs are inclusive and available to students of all abilities.

Secondary School Program

Secondary School Football is a program designed for secondary school students in years 7 and 8 to further develop their fundamental movement skills in a team environment.

The program is delivered in an inclusive and engaging manner which targets all skill levels and encourages a positive view towards an active and healthy lifestyle.


All Primary Schools have the option to purchase a Sporting Schools Equipment Pack for $200.

The Sporting Schools Equipment Pack includes:

  • 5 x size 4 footballs
  • A carry bag
  • 10 bibs
  • A set of goals

Equipment packs can be ordered directly on the Sporting Schools Booking System, alternatively please contact the  A-League or Westfield W-League Club delivering your program to place your order.


Teachers can deliver Primary School Football (MiniRoos Kick-Off) and Secondary School Football programs in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Approved by  A-League/Westfield W-League Club

To become a coach and deliver football in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

  • Be aged 16 years or over
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Completed Football Australia Grassroots Certificate Course

Please contact Football Australia Schools to enquire about Coaching in Schools -

Coaching Providers

Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which Football Australia is one.

Football Australia coordinates all Sporting Schools programs and do not require external coaching providers. For further information please contact Football Australia.

Football Australia Resources

Football Australia is proud to provide an online and interactive football resource designed for Primary Schools, Teachers and Students to learn at home or throughout your in-school football program.

The interactive workbook is linked to Health and Physical Education learning areas of the Australia Education Curriculum, with a particular focus on Physical Literacy. The resource is themed with football and A-League/Westfield W-League Club information, and innovatively assists teachers to teach primary school children about Australia’s relationship with football on a national and international scale.

Upon booking a football program with Football Australia, teachers will be provided with an array of resources that may include Schools Football Program;

· inclusive of lesson plans and play sessions

· certificate that can be edited to include the school and children’s name

· Interactive Workbook (Digital version)

· qualified coach (If selection of ‘Coach Delivered Program’)

Community Engagement Coordinator


Or contact your relevant  A-League/Westfield W League Club.


Canberra United
Contact: Ivan Souto Diaz 
Phone: 0426 067 478


Central Coast Mariners
Contact: Cameron Stone
Phone: (02) 4353 7200

Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Contact: Diego Ros
Phone: 0404 263 387

Sydney FC
Contact: Tunahan Guner
Phone: (02) 8314 5113

Newcastle Jets
Contact: Nicola Browne
Phone: (02) 4921 0800

Football NSW
Contact: Jackson Chesser 
Phone: (02) 8814 4419


Football NT
Name: Paula Da Costa
Phone: (08) 8928 1006


Football Queensland
Contact: Laura Bryant 
Phone: 0466 411 698


Adelaide United FC
Contact: Ruben Garcia
Phone: (08) 8340 3000


Football Tasmania
Contact: Alby Hooper 
Phone: (03) 6273 3299


Melbourne City FC
Contact: Penni Charles
Phone: (03) 9457 1765

Melbourne Victory FC
Contact: Tim De Graaf
Phone: 0400 347 414

Western United FC 
Contact: Pete Bradley
Phone: 0434 945 170


Perth Glory FC
Contact: Michael Garcia
Phone: (08) 9492 6000

Football West
Contact: Sarah du Plessis
Phone: (08) 6110 5939

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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