The Football Technique Australia school academy will deliver a high level football program for Carwatha College Year 5 - Year 9 enrolled students as part of the student curriculum.

There will be an annual intake of 25-50 motivated students into the program starting 2018. Enrolment is via application and a skill assessment. This exciting program will feature the latest training methods, including skill acquisition, conditioning, mental preparation, game intelligence and football awareness.


  • Specialised training each term
  • Training all year round on grass and indoor surfaces
  • Training gear (top, shorts, socks, jacket)
  • One morning session and one double period (Total of 3 sessions per week)
  • Working with highly qualified and enthusiastic professional coaches
  • Special appearances from previous and current A League players & coaches
  • Strength training
  • Working in a secure and safe environment with like-minded student athletes




Ljuban (Lewis) Palinic holds an AFC ‘A’ Coaching Licence and is currently A League team Melbourne Victory U15s Academy Head Coach. Ljuban has worked with various professional youth coaches from Europe. He has previously held the role of Technical Director at NPL club Dandenong City SC and has just under 10 years of coaching experience both at youth and senior level. Ljuban has also been the assistant coach at Bentleigh Greens SC senior team and won the NPL Championship in 2017. Ljuban is a passionate youth coach always looking to improve future talent of youth players in Australia.



Carlos holds a Brazilian Pro Licence and has a wealth of experience in coaching both 

futsal, as former Victorian state director of Futsal for AFA, and outdoor football. He has also been the senior coach at Nike Chance Academy. Carlos has been an A League Football Scout for Adelaide & Wellington Phoenix.


PER TERM = $237.50

PER YEAR = $950



To be part of this new and exciting program designed to accelerate your football development and school learning, please register your expression of interest and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.


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Current FTA student comments:

“I like the way Carlos teaches us and I also love to play the sport. FTA has made me much better at Soccer. The training has helped me get better at passing” The best thing about FTA is the teachers are the best” 

 “I like playing football matches most and training at school but I like playing with my friends in high school. FTA has made me a magnificent and sensational football player”


 “I Like my teammates and the teamwork when we play matches. FTA Really helps me to get to school”


 “I like that you can enjoy football and have fun with your friends, that I have confidence to come to school and learning in class. The best thing is coming to school in a happy mood.”


 “What I really like about FTA is being in a team and the matches I’ve loved. I also like FTA because I’ve improved my playing”


 “I Like that we play games at the end and I’m with all my friends. I like coming to school more now because I always look forward to coming to FTA. I like how we do different things every day with FTA”


 “I like playing matches and I’m not as bored when I go to school. I’m looking forward to the real Madrid Tour”  


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