U9-U12 Girls Academy

Our Junior Girls Academy is overseen by Head of Female Football, Anthony Costa. You don't need to be in the Academy though to play all girls football at the club. We have teams that require NO TRIALS at every age category U6 - U15. After that it's either Women's Premier League or Senior City League.
Our Academy teams have a dedicated coaching staff that closely follow the FFA National Curriculum and also deliver sessions in line with the clubs vision and philosophy. The Academy aims to provide a solid foundation of skills for junior players to eventually play for our WPL team or higher.

Trials / Selection

Screen  Shot 2019- 08- 13 at 9. 42. 33 pmEntry into the Junior Girls Academy is via trials and invitation. The program is aimed at those players that really love their football and want to take it to the next level. Training is 2 times per week (1.5 hour sessions) with a game on Saturday come the weekend.

The sessions are challenging and the session derived from the FFA National Curriculum. Our coaches are either experienced current high level players, experienced coaches and / or (pending) C Youth licence coaches.

Trial Dates

Trials for the Girls Academy are via a 4 week free girls coaching clinic. The clinic is open to all girls born 2008-2012. Every participant will be offered a spot in our junior teams. This will be in one of our regular teams or in one of our Academy teams.

  • 9 October
  • 16 October
  • 23 October
  • 30 October

5 - 6pm (born 2012,11,10)
6-7pm (born 2009, 08)  

overseen by Head of Female Football Anthony Costa and qualified coaches working in our junior female program.

How does the Academy differ from the other teams in the Female Football Program?

Hey Our Female Football Program has a strong reputation. We have many players move into the Junior NPL in our youth age categories. As well as representatives in the Queensland State Team. We aim to grow participation as well as technical proficiency through our program. The difference between VUFC female teams and those in the Academy are:

  • Regular teams train once per week U6 - U11, twice in U12 - U15 age categories
  • Academy teams train three times per week
  • Regular teams have a mix of beginner and moderate skill level players
  • Academy teams have moderate to well skilled level players
  • Regular teams training sessions are based on fun and learning core skills
  • Academy training is based on technical periodisation, covering more complex subjects. We ensure the sessions are still fun but they are more challenging than regular sessions.
  • Regular teams have a dedicated coach. The coach will be pre-arranged and given support throughout the season. The coach will have a Skill Training Certification from Football Queensland.
  • Academy teams have experienced coaches that are either currently playing high level football, have a number of years of experience coaching or have / are undertaking their youth C licence (a professional qualification). 
  • There is an additional cost to being a part of the Academy. This is due to the cost of paying the coaching staff (approx 75 sessions in a season plus approx 19 games). There is also additional kit requirements. 
  • The level of expectation on attendance to sessions is also heightened for Academy players.
  • Academy teams may also play against male teams where an additional challenge is sought. This IS NOT every week, but occasionally as part of the training cycle.


Players are asked to pay an additional fee on top of their regular registration fee. This purely covers the coach assigned to the team and some additional kit. Parents are made aware of the cost in advance.

U9-U11: $800 ($10.60 per session including kit, club registration, specialist coaching and match officials fees).

U12-U13: $870 ($11.60 per session including kit, club registration, specialist coaching and match official fees).
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