o Our new players from 2020 (despite COVID-19) have all settled into the Academy and are improving.

o During COVID-19 E.F.D.A implemented several one on one sessions as well as small group sessions adhering to COVID-19 protocols to keep developing players from all level of the beautiful game

o Massive Congratulations to Academy player Jae Ciarma who has taken his football to a higher level after his selection at Melbourne City FC NPL Academy in 2020 - We are very proud of our boy from Hume travelling to Doncaster every Saturday morning – those hard works and dedication are paying off



o Welcome all our existing and new members that as at February 2021, we are pleased to work closely with Eastern Lions SC NPL Juniors. Thank you Ghadir, Norm and Jen for offering your great facilities (Synthetic pitch and Main Pitch) for our members every Saturday mornings

o We now have a second campus in South at Power Reserve Doveton to cater for players (NPL and Community clubs) in the region. Big Thank you to Chantal Moothoo - President of Endeavour Hills Soccer Club for your great facility.

o New pricing structure to cater for players with Saturdays’ compulsory school and NPL commitments. As per usual siblings discount available.

o Welcome Elite Body Fitness as a key affiliate to our Academy - Thanks Sabrina and Chris. Amazing gym for men and women with state-of-art equipment to keep our members fit.

o Welcome Rick Nguyen our new Strength & Conditioning Coach for 2021 - as all our players and parents, this is a crucial part of our academy for injury protection / management and building our players’ physical presence on the pitch. Ricky - an ex NPL player at Richmond SC and Bentleigh Greens SC is also a personal trainer.

o John Cara - our pioneered Strength & Conditioning Coach over the last 4 years is now taking a part time role at the Academy

o Congratulations to our Youth Elite Coach Marcus who started his career as a primary school teacher in 2021

o Big Thank you to Icon Plastics Pty Ltd for your support

o Welcome on Board - Kiara Cursio as our Social Media Co-ordinator and Rebecca Waghorn - Marketing Co-ordinator assisting our hard working Operation Director - Liz Dimanche

o Big Thank you to Mauro Colaci for your great help in updating our website - Outstanding job