Suncoast Football

Football (soccer) is one of the most popular sports at Suncoast with a wealth of opportunities for students to build their skills in and love for the world game. Opportunities include Football Academy, SCISSA Soccer and our Federation Club, Suncoast FC.

Suncoast Football Academy


The aim of the Academy is to give all football players the opportunity to be coached by elite, experienced and dedicated coaches and to develop their game to high levels. The Academy will provide an additional opportunity to all students at the College to access outstanding coaching programs within a supportive and engaging football environment.

Players will train and play within the Academy, maintaining strong community links with all local Football Clubs. Students will be given the opportunity to train and play with a Qualified FFA Accredited coach. The Academy endeavours to develop as many players as possible at the College, giving them quality training and first-class opposition in games, whilst also representing their local clubs in fixture games and finals series.

Key Aspects

The Suncoast Christian College Football Academy program is designed for Year 4 – 12 students and provides them with opportunities to develop their football skills while being coached by elite and dedicated coaches.

Course Structure

  • Specialist expert, highly qualified coaches
  • 15 x 90-minute Academy training sessions over Term 2 and 3
  • Game related approach as the major focus of all training
  • Pro-active style of play
  • Uniform system/formation of play as a “development tool”
  • The importance of player development before winning
  • An emphasis on technique before tactics and conditioning
  • A “guided discovery” approach in player development
  • Effective possession “Street Football” based training
  • Age related development goals
  • Totally game-based training from passing exercises, positional games and game training to training games
  • “The best teacher of the game, is the game itself” KNVB
  • Suncoast Christian College understands that the game is the best teacher and that the players want to play the game
  • The coach will place restrictions on the games and can influence the players to achieve the coaching topic
  • All Suncoast Academy training has a football “problem/topic” from “warm up/passing exercises” and “game training” to “training games”
  • It is the most natural, efficient and loved way to lead the players to the goal of “game maturity”
  • Simplifying the game to its basic form is best done with small-sided games for Junior and Youth
  • Biannual written reports for all players


When and When

  • PRIMARY: Tuesdays 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • MIDDLE YEARS: Fridays 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Primary:  $250 per year
Secondary: $250 per year

Fee includes:

  1. 15 weeks of development session coaching and competition fees and small contribution to the kit
  2. Team Player Kit – including personalised match and training uniform, kit bag and football equipment
  3. Competition fees (registration and match day costs)
  4. Travel for all competitions (College bus provided for all inter-school matches)
  5. Equipment and facility use

Key Contacts

Mr Josiah Green – Head of Football
[email protected] | 5451 3600

Mr Mark Lester – Head of Sport
[email protected] | 5451 3600


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About Suncoast FC

Suncoast Christian College has its own football club – Suncoast FC which competes in the Sunshine Coast Football (Federation) competition on Saturday mornings across the Sunshine Coast.

Suncoast FC has teams that compete in there (3) categories as follows:

  1. Under 6 – 7:  Zone Games (MINI ROOS)
  2. Under 8 – 11:  Zone Games (MINI ROOS) being Home and away games controlled by Sunshine Coast Football
    (All MiniRoos matches are non-competitive. Points tables are not applicable for any MiniRoos age groups as set down in the National Curriculum by Football Federation Australia.)
  3. Under 12 – 17 being Home and away games controlled by Sunshine Coast Football

Further information

Mark Lester
P: 5451 3600
E: [email protected]

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Suncoast Christian College is a member of The Sunshine Coast Independent Schools Sports Association which means that our students participate (during the winter months) in regular competitive soccer games with other Independent schools in our region.

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