FDA has run school holiday camps in Sydney and Melbourne since January 07. We would to thank all participants for working hard and for sending us the following feedback:

...The Camp was enjoyed by all our three boys. Highly skilled coaches, a well organised and managed camp provided a great learning and socialising environment. All our boys thought it was great and we loved it, we will be back, thank you. W.B.

...Our eight year old son attended an FDA school holiday camp about a year ago and has continued to train and play with the FDA Academy since. One year on, our son's football and attitude has improved dramatically and he is more passionate than ever about the sport. This is due to the exceptional organisation and standards of FDA - training sessions are thoughtfully planned, structured and executed by terrific coaches who inspire and encourage the children while overseeing their holistic development as players and individuals. Not only do FDA teach the whole array of skills and instill an in depth understanding of the game, but they continually demonstrate and prioritise teamwork and good sportsmanship . We feel very fortunate to be part of FDA and would highly recommend it to other young footballers looking for a environment to flourish in.

...It was great experience for our Navi and he is so excited to do it again. He has learnt a lot from this camp. N.S.

...As a Christmas gift in 2008, we put our then 7 year old son into the FDA school holiday camp. He is just about to turn 10 and still counts that camp as the best present he has ever received. And so do we. Cormac is a fantastic coach and is a gentle teacher of a game he clearly loves and instills confidence and respect in his kids. This is the third year our son has been attending FDA and he truly loves each training session. What we see in FDA is not only the skills in football being taught, but players learning great sportsmanship. If you're looking for an academy that will improve your child's skills in a gentle and happy environment then enrol them in FDA.

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…I again thank you and all the coaches involved for giving A. the opportunity to participate in a magnificent camp. A. enjoyed it immensely and I as an onlooking parent felt that the professionalism and the standard of coaching was at the highest level. I congratulate you all and thank you… J.P. Melbourne

...Dear FDA, thank you once again for providing M. with a wonderful week of football at the FDA camp in Sydney. You are a wonderful team and foster such a positive attitude during the camp which allows each child to feel comfortable and do their very best. The very smart new FDA kits certainly made the children look like a professional team from the moment they stepped on the pitch! This is M.’s 3rd camp and he loves his visits to Sydney and the challenge the 5 days of training provides. His skills definitely improved each and every day… R.O., Hobart, TAS

…Thank you for providing such a great opportunity for the kids to extend their skills, great location, good venue and a very well run camp...D.K, NSW

…Even when I’m sitting my legs still feel like they are running, but I’m not too tired to go back tomorrow. I loved the FDA Camp, the uniform was cool and our coach taught us how to kick the ball with our shoe laces…J.K., 6 years

…The FDA Camp was fantastic - I learnt more in one week than I do in 100 club training sessions! My coach Omar Melizza was really experienced and could teach a sloth how to play soccer. Every day was a new experience and inspired me to train as hard as I possibly could....L.S, 11 years

…Every day when we walked away from the Stadium L. said that he couldn't wait to get back to train again the next day. Very professionally run program; the kids were kept so wrapped up in what they were doing they didn’t even think of fooling around or wasting time…N.B., Sydney

… it was lovely to see S. playing exceptionally well throughout the week. He has been playing for the local club for 3 years now and really hasn't shown much interest nor improvement. On the second day I noticed that he was running all over the field and defending and shooting goals. He was really into it. He really responded to the coaches and the training. It was lovely to see...N. L., Sydney

…I would like to congratulate FDA on putting on the best experience in soccer my son has had. Your coaches were fantastic and all the kids seemed to enjoy themselves. The sportsmanship was pleasure to watch, my own father came to watch one day and he made mention of this as well. My son has been to a number of clinics and none have come close to your camp in what he learnt, the fun he had and the supervision he received. Thank you very much…R. M., Newcastle, NSW

…I would like to say a massive thank you to you and the team, my son J. had a magnificent time and as one of the youngest on the course I can’t thank the boys for all their care and consideration to him. Despite his age (6) he learnt heaps and his football club Werribee Bees were delighted with his massive improvement. I would like to say as a mum I found the coaching and the course to be both professional and value for money... Thanks again, J. S. Melbourne

…I would like to say that our son M. is really enjoying his training this week. Your coaches are doing a great job and he is learning a lot… A.S. Melbourne

...I had a great week and got to try a few things I’ve never done before, like bicycle kicks and diving headers with the safety of the cushions. There were kids of different abilities they all fitted in well and we all got individual tips during the sessions. We didn’t get the sessions cancelled even in pouring rain, the field was really well drained. I also loved the games at the end where we could practice some of what we learned. It was good to be with the coaches that have played at the highest level. Well done, L.G.

...My son thoroughly enjoyed the camp and really loved working with your coaches, who sounded like they had a lot of time for the kids and a lot of positive supportive advice… P.W.

…From our perspective everything was organised to perfection and this made for an enjoyable week for us as parents as well. We cannot speak highly enough of the camp and FDA… C.B., Victoria

...Thank you for teaching me super skills for soccer, especially the bicycle kick and the diving headers. I can't wait to try them in the real game! Thank you for your patience, and the opportunity to make friends who share a passion for the great game called soccer!! A.H.

...Thank you again for all your help and in co-ordinating such a great event! E. absolutely loved the experience and you could see the look in his eyes after each session and his anticipation and excitement for going again the next day. The camp made him love the game again and want to perform at his best. M.A.

…Just a quick message to say "thank you" to ALL for a wonderful and inspiring week of Soccer! The H. family

…Thank you all, to the Coaches and support staff for a great week. M. had a great time and has come away full of confidence. He tells me his skills have improved and he can't wait for the season to start again…The kids seemed to really appreciate the efforts and knowledge of the coaches. The Coaches and staff were most enthusiastic which rubbed off onto the players. Thank you… - J. W.

…I would just like to congratulate FDA and thank you for a very well organised junior football initiative. My son C. has come away with some useful tips to practice. The intensity was right for the week which has obviously come from years of experience. Well done and look forward to future camps. The venue was great and the cost was right. – W. I.

…Let me congratulate FDA for such a professional and well organised event. Very impressive. I can't thank you enough for all your support, patience and kindness over the previous week. Please extend my sincere gratitude to the coaches, who were absolutely fantastic with the children. Thanks again for providing the children with such a wonderful opportunity. I hope that my son can be welcomed back into your future programs, as he not only enjoyed himself, but he learned more about improving his technique as well… - M. P.

…I'd just like to thank you so much for all the hard work you all put in to make sure that not only me but every single other child could have such a great time. This camp was by far the best football camp I have ever been to in my life, I have learnt so much that I can take back to my club and use it to help improve my game… - D. S.

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