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Football Excellence Program course details

The Football Excellence Program at Albany Creek SHS will offer a world Class opportunity for students who excel in football, to develop their performance skills and knowledge of the game, under the guidance of experienced senior teachers and elite coaches.

The program is built around a solid academic framework that enables students to achieve their sporting and academic goals.

Our program will align with the school’s vision of “building a world class learning organisation”, with football the vehicle of achieving this. The core values of the school, “Respect, Responsibility and Resilience” will underpin the high expectations and standards of behaviours, work ethic and performance that the students of this program will be expected to adhere to.


The Football Excellence Program will be conducted as a lone subject under the Health and Physical Education curriculum area. During Years 7-10, students will cover all strands of the HPE National Curriculum, with the practical focus being the development of performance skills in Football. Students will be able to continue their pathway in Football during the senior years, focussing on advanced development of performance skills and through the completion of Vocational Certificate III in Sport and Fitness (Football Elements).
The senior program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their football skills and to use the study of Football to improve their academic opportunities and provide pathways to tertiary study.
This program allows students the opportunity to complete Junior Coaching Licences, Refereeing Certificates as well as developing specific football conditioning, technical and tactical skills.
Course participants will also be expected to represent the school in both football and futsal aligned competitions and have opportunities for higher representation honours through school and outside channels.
Future prospects for students include: Football and Futsal representation to regional, state and national level, tertiary studies in Sport and Fitness, human movements, sports administration and management.
The program will also allow students to complete accreditation in the following areas:
• Coaching
• Refereeing
• Sports first aid and strapping 

Goals of the Program:


 • To provide unique learning opportunities for students skilled in football and to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in the sport.

 • To open pathways for students into vocational education and training through integrated programs in health and physical education that use football as a vehicle for curriculum delivery.
• To develop football players capable of representation at state and national level.
• To contribute to the whole school improvement agenda by having a positive impact on academic outcomes.
• To enhance the school’s social capital, community profile and its academic reputation.

Outcomes for Students:

• High personal academic achievement of individuals and groups and an opportunity to strive for personal excellence through an enjoyable and challenging educational process.
• Developing advanced levels of fitness, football skills and related health knowledge.
• Opportunities to compete for representation at regional, state and national level teams.
• Completion of a vocational education certificate in the sport and fitness field.
• Confidence, pride and valuing of an academic and sporting self-identity.

Eligibility Criteria:

Students applying for a Football Excellence Program placement must satisfy the following criteria:
• Maintenance of a minimum “C” standard in English and Mathematics.
• Successful performance during trials. 
• Maintenance of satisfactory standards in classroom effort and behaviour across all subject areas


Information regarding specific program fees is available on application. Costs will include all in-school coaching sessions by partner coaches, conditioning sessions and  training kit. All extra-curricular activities will incur an additional charge. Please contact the Football Excellence Coordinator on 3325 6333.

Educational Partners:

Football Coaching International
 • Mr Sam Saif (UEFA “A” licence, published author and senior coach Brisbane Wolves Football Club).
 • Mr Paul Edwards (UEFA “A” licence, senior coach Brisbane Wolves Football Club).
• Australian Futsal Association 

Strength & Conditioning:



Year 7-10 HPS Senior PE    -       Tertiary Education
                                          -       Vocational Training
Certificate III in Sport & Rec (Football) -       Tertiary Education
                                                             -       Vocational Training
                                                             -       Coaching/Officiating accreditations
                                                             -       Sports Administration
Year 7-12 HPS        School – District – Regional – State – National
                              School pathways into QAS/AIS – A-League
                              School – Club Representation (National Premier Leagues)
Albany Creek SHS has confirmed links with European Clubs Watford FC and Chelsea FC through the educational partners listed above. We aim to utilise their resources (intellect, coaching, professional development, technical advisors, and direct recruitment playing opportunities for our students).

Honour Board:

The school’s Football and Futsal teams have achieved considerable success since the program’s inception. Some of our past achievements include:
• Brisbane Metropolitan Champions in football 2006-2011.
• Bill Turner Trophy Regional Runners Up 2010
• Bill Turner Cup Regional Runners up 2008
• GBS Champions in Football 2005-2012
• Australian Futsal Champions 2009, 2011, 2012
• Queensland Futsal Champions in various age groups 2005-2012
 Individual honours and representation of past and present students include:
-       Jessica Dillon: National Women’s Under 16 Asian Cup Squad (Young Matilda)
-       Tahlia Dickinson: National Australian Open Schoolgirls Squad
-       Daniel Bowles, Mitchell Bevan: A-League representatives
-       Daniel Bowles, Mitchell Bevan, Brent Holden, Tahlia Dickinson: QAS
-       Sam Dickinson: Qld School Football
-       Rory Lemke, Rylee Lemke, Julian Jackson, Sarah Nisbet, Chloe McDougall:
        Australian Futsal Representatives