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Football Academy

The SportUNE Football Academy aims to provide promising football talent in the New England region a development pathway and competition opportunities so they can reach their full potential.


Our philosophy is based on the wholistic development of each individual in the academy.

With close ties to the University, we’re able to access and tap into its educational programs and SportUNEs well-established UNE Sports Academy, which holds pathways for high performance and elite athlete students.

The Academy exists to assist footballers in developing life skills such as; communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and goal setting through sport.

This initiative is being implemented to support not only promising football talent but the entire football community in the New England. We’re also planning to align our Summer development sessions, which focus on cost-effective skill development for all with the coaching platform of the academy.


Should the Academy trials be successful with enough players to fill a squad; We will proceed with a 20 week program. The program will consist of 2 hours of training per week including a range of personal development sessions, and access to High-Performance Competitions.


  • Sunday, 10am and at Consett Davis, SportUNE
  • Training sessions 2 hours long
  • Other fitness/personal development sessions at SportUNE


  • Regional Match Player Opportunities, in June, July, and August
  • National Primary Games, Tamworth in July
  • Champions Youth Cup, Gold Coast in the September school holidays
  • A range of other Academy and school competitions


$500 per member (10% discount for siblings)

Academy membership includes:

  • Tracksuit/training gear/bags/ball
  • Expert 20-week coaching and development
  • SportUNE Sports Academy personal development and nutrition programs

For any further information please make contact with SportUNE Football League.