At Football Development Australia we believe our junior football programs offer 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 junior football programs is to provide professional, structured football training to younger generations and show them just how special the game of football is.

FDA Football Programs

FDA's junior football programs are designed to create an atmosphere and an environment in practice and competition where 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 FDA Football Programs, 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. Find out more.

Latest News

FDA Squads confirmed for 2017 Gold Coast Youth Cup national tournament

Posted 23 May 2017 01:00PM

The FDA Academy squads will return to the Gold Coast Champions Youth Cup end of season national tournament this September. The tournament offers our players and teams high level competition and match practice against teams from Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.



2016 FDA - US Collegiate Tour - Match Draw Released

Posted 15 Oct 2016 06:00PM

The FDA Academy U16 squad travel to the 2016 Surf College Cup this November and the match draw has now been released. FDA will play Allianza FC, Monarcas Academy and Surf FC Academy - who are all California based sides. Over 500 US Collegiate Coaches will attend the tournament to scout players for their teams:





2016 Tour of Germany - FDA V SV Holdentstadt - 4-4 Draw

Posted 5 Oct 2016 04:00PM

2016 Tour of Germany - FDA V SV Holdentstadt - 4-4 Draw

The FDA Teams kicked off their 2016 Tour of Germany with an exciting 4-4 draw with SV Holdenstadt. Trailing 4-2 the boys rallied to score two goals in the last 10 minutes of a pulsating, end-to-end contest with both teams playing some great football.




2016 Tour Germany - FDA V Vfl Wolfsburg U12

Posted 5 Oct 2016 04:00PM

2016 Tour Germany - FDA V Vfl Wolfsburg U12

Match 2: FDA produced a courageous performance against the Vfl Wolfsburg U12 side last night. The Vfl Wolfsburg side produced a masterclass in high intensity pressing, composure on the ball, crisp one and two touch passing & movement and deadly finishing. A fantastic learning experience for our squad.


FDA teams prepare for Easter Cup International Tournament this weekend

Posted 23 Mar 2016 09:00AM

The FDA Academy U10 teams will competer against teams from Singapore and Far North QLD this weekend at the Easter Football Cup:


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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.


"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