World Football Specialist Program

  

Our World Football Specialist Program was formed to allow students with a passion for the game of World Football to train and develop under the skilled guidance of elite coaches.  The program aims to provide students (boys and girls) the opportunity to develop their football potential towards the 'elite' level, while maintaining their performance in academic studies.

2019 Coaching Team

We are excited to announce an experienced and highly credentialed coaching staff in 2019 >

  • Daniel Mullen - High Performance Coach FFA/AFC B Licence
  • Grace Abbey - Girls Development Coach FFA/AFC B Licence
  • Dion Kirk - Boys Development Coach FFA/AFC C Licence
  • Clint Vause - Key Teacher World Football Program FFA/AFC C Licence
  • Peter Terminello - Teacher World Football Program FFA/AFC C Licence (to be completed in February 2019)

All coaches are accredited with a minimum FFA/AFC C Licence and have vast playing and coaching experience, including current and former A-League and W-League footballers.

Course Objectives

  • To improve playing performance of players aged 11 to 16 years
  • To compete successfully in State Knockout and Saturday morning competitions
  • To promote an elite football culture through the provision of improved coaching and development programs identifying/coaching 'patterns of play'
  • To adopt best practice in all areas of program development, administration and management
  • To develop an understanding of how players learn, and related issues in sports science
  • To realise and maximise students full potential in football

Course Structure

Gleeson College's program has a focus on development through learning at the highest level.  We focus on:

  • Individual ball skills training
  • SAQ Speed, Agility and Quickness training (Quick feet movement improved coordination and fast twitch training)
  • Finishing drills Improve awareness and technique in the penalty box
  • Team related tactical knowledge Group plays and small-sided games
  • Fitness, strength and stamina Testings
  • Pre-match preparation skills including dietary requirements and post-match recovery techniques
  • Football Sports Science
  • Player self assessment manuals

Future Pathways

Successful completion of the course will provide opportunities to pursue:

  • Careers in Professional and Semi-Professional Football
  • Coaching
  • Refereeing
  • Work in Sport and Recreation
  • Further and higher education

Gleeson World Football Program Graduates

Many of our program graduates have continued their pursuit of excellence on the field and now play professional football, both here in Australia and abroad!

  • Grace Abbey - Adelaide United FC (Westfield W-League) / Heidelberg United FC (NPLW Victoria)
  • Georgia Campagnale - Adelaide United FC (Westfield W-League)
  • Craig Goodwin - Adelaide United FC (Hyundai A-League) / Sparta Rotterdam (Eredivisie)
  • Jordan Elsey - Adelaide United FC (Hyundai A-League)
  • Bradden Inman - Rochdale AFC on loan from Peterborough United FC (League One) / Crewe Alexandra (Football League One, UK) / Newcastle United FC (English Premier League)
  • Ryan McGowan - Bradford City FC (EFL League One) / Australian Socceroos / Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng (Chinese Super League) / Heart of Midlothian FC (Scottish Premier League)
  • Dylan McGowan - Vendsyssell FF (Danish Superliga) / Pacos de Ferreira (Portugal Primeira Liga) / Adelaide United FC (Hyundai A-League) / Heart of Midlothian FC (Scottish Premier League)
  • Alex Mullen - Cambelltown City SC (NPL Adelaide) / Sydney FC (Hyundai A-League) / Mars Hill College (USA)
  • Daniel Mullen - Cambelltown City SC (NPL Adelaide) / Wellington Phoenix (Hyundai A-League) / Newcastle Jets FC (Hyundai A-League) / Dalian Aerbin FC (Chinese Super League) / Western Sydney Wanderers (Hyundai A-League)
  • Matthew Mullen - Cambelltown City SC (NPL Adelaide)  /  Adelaide United FC (Hyundai A-League)
  • Dion Kirk - Cambelltown City SC (NPL Adelaide), Bentleigh Greens SC (NPL Victoria), Adelaide United FC (Youth Team)

PHOTO (L-R): Adelaide United FC Players and Gleeson Old Scholars Craig Goodwin, Dylan McGowan and Jordan Elsey attended Gleeson College Open Night.

College Contact

Mr Clint Vause

P:  (08) 8282 6600

E: clint.vause@gleeson.catholic.edu.au

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