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

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

Primary School Program

The ALDI 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.

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

Secondary School Program

FFA 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.

Equipment

All Primary Schools have the option to purchase ALDI MiniRoos equipment kits for $100.

ALDI Mini Roos Equipment Pack 1

  • 5 x size 4 balls
  • 1 x set of pop-up goals (2 goals)

Aldi Mini Roos Equipment Pack 2

  • 12 x size 4 balls
  • 32 x cones

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

Teachers

Teachers can deliver Primary School Football (ALDI 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 Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League Club
Coaches

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 Federation Australia Grassroots Certificate Course

Please contact Football Federation Australia Schools to enquire about Coaching in Schools - schools@ffa.com.au

Coaching Providers

Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with over 30 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which FFA is one.

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

Football Federation Australia Resources

Football Fever is a National Football teacher resource designed for students in Years 3 - 6 and linked to Health and Physical Education learning areas of the Australia Education Curriculum. The resource is themed with football and Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League Club information, and innovatively assists teachers to teach primary school children about Australia’s relationship with Asia and football.

The resource is a legacy item of the AFC 2015 Asian Cup and has been developed with input from leading educators around the country.

Teachers can register to use the Football Fever Resource.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Email: schools@ffa.com.au

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

ACT

Canberra United
Contact: Kelly Stirton 
Email: kelly.stirton@capitalfootball.com.au
Phone: (02) 6175 7122

NSW

Central Coast Mariners
Contact: Joey Gibbs
Email: joeyg@ccmariners.com.au
Phone: (02) 4353 7200

Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Contact: Josh Hunter
Email: jhunter@wswanderersfc.com.au
Phone: (02) 8602 6400

Sydney FC
Contact: Howard Fondyke
Email: howardf@sydneyfc.com
Phone: (02) 8314 5113

Football NSW (Futsal)
Contact: Trudy Burke
Email: trudyb@footballnsw.com.au
Phone: (02) 8814 4419

Newcastle Jets
Contact: Daniel McBreen
Email: danielm@newcastlejets.com.au
Phone: (02) 4921 0800

NT

Football NT
Name: Paula Da Costa
Email: admin@footballnt.com.au
Phone: (08) 8928 1006

QLD

Brisbane Roar FC
Contact: Laura Bryant 
Email: lbryant@brisbaneroar.com.au
Phone: 0411 835 931

SA

Adelaide United FC
Contact: Ruben Garcia
Email: Ruben.Garcia@aufc.com.au
Phone: (08) 8340 3000

TAS

Football Tasmania
Contact: Alby Hooper 
Email: community@footballfedtas.com.au
Phone: (03) 6273 3299

VIC

Melbourne City FC
Contact: Darren Tan
Email: Darren.Tan@melbournecityfc.com.au
Phone: (03) 9457 1765

Melbourne Victory FC
Contact: Tim De Graaf
Email: tdegraaf@mvfc.com.au
Phone: 0400 347 414

Western United FC 
Contact: Robert Palmaricciotti 
Email: robert.palmaricciotti@wufc.com.au
Phone: 0476 165 683

WA

Football West (Futsal)
Contact: Annie Leyland
Email: sportingschools@footballwest.com.au
Phone: (08) 6110 5928

Perth Glory FC
Contact: Michael Garcia
Email: community@perthglory.com.au
Phone: (08) 9492 6000

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707

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