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SMFC Academy together with Mineiro

SMFC Academy together with Mineiro

South Melbourne FC is excited to announce the commencement of its Football Academy Program for 2022. The program is available to all Victorian football players who want to further develop their skills, awareness, and game understanding outside of their own club core program.

The program has been specifically designed to offer unique training in small groups of 5 or less delivered by the following highly qualified coaches: Mineiro (Former Brazilian and Chelsea FC Professional), Sinisa Cohadzic (Technical Director SMFC & Pro Licence), Samuel Young (SMFC Women Head Coach & AFC A Licence), Vladimir Kostadinovski (SMFC Coach & UEFA A Licence Coach), Bill Batuhan Bikini (SMFC Coach & AFC A Licence).

If you are a young aspiring footballer searching for a way to take your football career to the next level, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The training is specialised for Boys and girls aged 13 to 16 years and has been formulated to cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

South Melbourne FC is also pleased to offer a specialised Goalkeeper Academy. This Academy program will be run concurrently by our specialised Goalkeeper coach Davide Tocci.

Included in the Goal Keeper Program: 4 players maximum in group per Coach, South Melbourne FC Academy Kit (Top, shorts and socks), One video analysis of recorded club game played. Technical Report Card and 1 on 1 consultation with SMFC GK Coach

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are required prior to close of Business Monday, 1st March. Commencement date is Wednesday 3rd March 2022 and will run every Wednesday afternoon for eight consecutive weeks.

To receive your registration form and payment link for the Academy program please send your EOI to

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