Football

The Targeted Sports program at Endeavour Sports High School offers students a unique opportunity to combine their regular course of study with regularly scheduled training delivered by professional coaching staff from Australia’s most globally recognized and successful football club Sydney FC.

Under the unique partnership technical training is provided by qualified Sydney FC Academy coaches with academic and well being support offered by school staff dedicated to providing a first class coaching and learning experience for young players.

The program is fully aligned with the vision and philosophy of Sydney FC and is designed to provide additional training opportunities to support young players motivated to reach their potential while at the same time pursuing a first class education.

As part of the curriculum players participate in over 30 hours of practical content each term. The practical sessions are embedded into academic timetables and the program is underpinned by a culture of high expectations and academic excellence designed to support each player in reaching their full athletic and academic potential.

THE PROGRAM

  • An Official Sydney FC Academy School
  • Develops and Identifies talented student/athletes
  • Has a full time football staff and resources
  • Works closely with Sydney FC staff to ensure coaching reflects principles pursued by Sydney FC
  • Designed to complement team/tactical training at clubs
  • Fills in observable gaps of FFA National Curriculum
  • Helps provide increased training volume to reflect World’s best practice.

INCLUSIONS

Players receive:

  • Up to 120 training sessions per year with content designed and delivered by qualified Sydney FC Academy Staff and scheduled around a rigorous academic program and supported by outstanding wellbeing and pastoral care programs.
  • Sydney FC Under Armour branded training Apparel
  • Flexible timetabling and academic support via a dedicated learning support program
  • Access to the Sydney FC Academy digital player development and training load monitoring platform.
  • Exclusive access to the Endeavour Sports High Performance Unit gym through dedicated football only and girls only strength and conditioning sessions
  • Sport specific, age appropriate and individualised functional strength and conditioning programming
  • Specialist Goalkeeper Coaching
  • Opportunities to participate in Sydney FC Talent ID days, the Sydney FC Academy School Cup and Talent Monitoring Matches
  • Opportunities to represent the school in the Puma Cup, Bill Turner Cup and Zone and State Futsal competitions
  • Dedicated A League and W-League match day visits
  • Opportunities to represent Sydney FC Academy schools at domestic and international tournaments
  • Sydney FC Training ground visits to observe training and meet the players
  • Access to HD tactical match footage on a dedicated online platform
  • On site Physiotherapy services delivered by Jubilee Physiotherapy
  • Access to the Endeavour Sports High Performance Unit and associated Student Athlete Support services including preferred providers and discounts on massage therapy, sports nutrition, podiatry and sports medicine services.

FACILITIES

  • International size synthetic pitch
  • 10 mini pitches for street football, 5 a-side or Futsal
  • Indoor Futsal Court
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Change room facilities
  • Lecture rooms
  • Multi mode purpose built football hub

ELIGIBILITY/TRIALS

  • Any student eligible to attend a NSW public high school can apply.
  • All students must complete an application to enrol in a NSW government school and a Targeted Sports Program (TSP) application form
  • Trials for acceptance into the program are held in Term 2 for incoming year 7 students and on a rolling basis for students transferring into higher grades
  • All students are required to sign a annual student athlete agreement and meet rigorous academic, behavioural and attendance standards.

FEES AND UNIFORMS

The program costs $1250.00 per annum/player ($312.50/term) Players are issued with an Endeavour branded TSP uniform upon enrolment and a Sydney FC branded uniform annually. Additional uniforms may be purchased.

COACHING & DEVELOPMENT STAFF 

Program Director 

Peter O’Riordan (Mathematics Faculty)

Pat McCann

–  AFC/FFA A Licence

–  Lead Coach – U16 Sydney FC Academy

–  Head Coach – ACTAS (FFA National Training Centre) 2013-2017

–  Performance Analyst – Australian Women’s National Team (2016 Olympic Qualifying)

Pat O’Shea

– AFC/FFA C Licence

– Sydney FC Sutherland Shire Development Officer

– Sutherland Sharks FC

Chris Bradley

– AFC/FFA B Licence

– Former NSW All Schools Coach

– Former NSW State Team Coach

Anissa Tann

– Australian Women’s National Team (1998-2002) 102 Appearances

– 1995 FIFA Womens World Cup

– 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup

– 2000 Sydney Olympics

Petr Sestak – Goalkeeper Coach

– AFC/FFA C Licence

– FFA/AFC Level 1 Goalkeeping Licence

– FFA/AFC Level 2 Goalkeeping Licence

– Goalkeeper Coach – UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program

Mizuki Ito – Goalkeeper Coach

– AFC/JFA B Licence

– FFA/AFC Level  1 Goalkeeping Licence

– FFA/AFC Level 2 Goalkeeping Licence

– Goalkeeper Coach – Sydney FC Academy

Bruce Hopkins

– Performance Manager

Madeleine Jessop  

– Strength and Conditioning Coach

NOTABLE ALUMNI CURRENTLY COMPETING PROFESSIONALLY

  • Tommy Juric – Adelaide United
  • Teresa Polias – Sydney FC
  • Ben Folami – Melbourne Victory
  • Aleks Jovanovic – Macarthur FC
  • Dylan Fox – Northeast United (Indian Super League)
  • Demi Koulizakis – Canberra United
  • Daniel Wong – Beijing Renhe (CSL 2, China)
  • Presley Ortiz – Sporting Lisbon (Primeira Liga, Portugal)