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 Academy 2018 Trial Period has commenced

Posted 27 Oct 2017 01:00PM

FDA is inviting players aged U8 through to U18 to try out for our 2018 FDA Academy squads. Register for trials at



FDA Academy U16 & U18 squads return to USA in 2018

Posted 27 Oct 2017 01:00PM

The FDA U16 and U18 squads will once again particpate in the San Diego Surf College Cup and the Dallas Showcase in 2018 - two of the most prestigious collegiate recruitment events on the US soccer calendar. Click here for more information on the tour.




FDA Academy U13 & U14 squads confirmed to travel to Germany in 2018

Posted 27 Oct 2017 01:00PM

The FDA Academy U13 & U14 squads will return to Germany in 2018 to spend 10 days of training and match play at our partner Bundesliga club - Vfl Wolfsburg. Click here for more information on this tour.


Registrations are now open | December 2017 FDA Football Camps

Posted 27 Oct 2017 01:00PM

Registrations are now open for the December 2017 FDA Football Camp programs. The program will run from Monday December 18 to Wednesday December 20 - 2017. Click here for registration details.


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.



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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