At Football Development Australia we believe our soccer academy offers something different and something special.

Our aim is to provide the youth of today with a platform to show off their potential, learn new skills and techniques in a fun, inclusive and safe environment, all under the guidance of our highly qualified FdA coaching staff.

We also aim to develop players' abilities off the pitch, as well as on it, by introducing them to experiences that will shape their development into young adults and give them life skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.

The overall aim of the FdA training programs is to provide professional, structured football academy training to younger generations and show them just how special the game of football is. You can learn more about FdA via our success stories and youth football podcasts here.


FdA | Academy Program

Football Development Australia's academy program is designed to create an atmosphere and an environment in practice and competition where football players are challenged to be creative and problem solve. The main focus is on player and team development. The development of technically superior football players is at the forefront of our player curriculum. As part of the Football Development Australia Academy, players at this early age will be part of the most comprehensive player development program in the Sydney. The program is designed to foster a passion for the game by creating a fun, learning environment in which young players can master the skills needed to succeed and progress to the next level. FdA's Academy training venue is at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush.  Find out more.

Latest News

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Posted 1 Sep 2021 04:00PM  - Youth Football at it's Best 


Trials for 2022 FdA Academy Squads

Posted 3 Aug 2021 10:00AM

Trials are now open for our 2022 FdA Academy squads. U12 to U18 players can register to trial for the squads at the following link:


FdA U18 Goals - Surf College Cup & Dallas Showcase Tournaments

Posted 2 Aug 2021 10:00AM

Enjoy the match action and some stunning FdA strikes from our U18 participation in the  San Diego Surf College Cup & Dallas Showcase:


What's it like to train at a FdA Football Camp?

Posted 1 Aug 2021 11:00AM

This video offers parents and players a feel for what it's like to train at a FdA School Holiday Football Camp program:


Nutrition Video - What should youth footballers eat to maximise performance

Posted 31 Jul 2021 09:00AM

What should I be eating as a youth footballer to maximise my performance -


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Playing the FdA Way

FDA is recognised as the leading youth football development organisation in Sydney. We pride ourselves in creating the best environment for the development of young players, both as footballers and as people.

We have a very special philosophy which is well known by our players, coaches and parents, and sets us aside from other football programs and academies. The characteristics of 'Playing the FDA way' are evident in all of our academy training sessions, football camp programs and competitive matches. Team spirit, hard work, determination, the ability to overcome any obstacles in life, playing with dignity and fair play. These are all the values and characteristics we look for in our players and teams.

What People are Saying

"Thank you for providing my son and my family with a fantastic experience. I was super impressed at the organisation shown throughout and will be recommending this to every soccer parent I know." - TB

"Our son had a wonderful time and learnt so much. A dream for the kids, but a real and unique opportunity to stand a chance of living out their ambitions. Absolutely brilliant in all regards." - JZ

"This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience run by amazing coaches. They were very thorough with their coaching and made the event very enjoyable whilst teaching at a very high standard. FDA sets a new standard for youth coaching and positive interaction with the players." - PR