Gol Brasil Academy, School Holiday Clinic and Outdoor Club Collaboration

Dear NNSW Futsal Member / Football committee / Football coach.

We want to present to you three exciting opportunities to further develop you as a futsal player and complement your outdoor aspirations.

1. NNSW Futsal Newcastle Titans Gol Brasil Academy

2. NNSW Futsal April School Holidays Clinic

3. NNSW Futsal and Outdoor Club collaboration

The aim is to develop and improve players over the autumn and winter months for our Futsal summer representative competitions while also improving players for their winter outdoor clubs. A win-win situation for both codes. The Academy’s and Clinic’s objective is to continue enhancing NNSW players by targeting specific futsal skills and tactics. It will benefit both court players and goalkeepers. The Newcastle Titans Academy, Sydney FC Academy, and other Futsal academies worldwide have shown that Futsal programs will prepare and enhance players’ football ability through all ages and genders.

NNSW Futsal Newcastle Titans Gol Brasil Academy

This year’s Academy will continue to be coached by two of our most experienced and current players Nathan Baker and David Yager. Together they have a combined experience of 40 years of playing Futsal. Due to involvement with the Newcastle Titans, Australian Teams and AFA tours, both have had exposure to the latest skills and tactics worldwide. Both players took on coaching roles five years ago, coaching both junior and senior teams at Nationals. They are highly motivated to pass on this experience and knowledge during the Academy. Nathan is a court player and David, a goalkeeper, so expertise comes from both ends of the court. Other established senior coaches and I will assist when required.

We have an exciting new format for the Academy this year to help players create momentum in their development by holding sessions weekly. Sessions will be 90 minutes long. We will be offering a 5-week program during March costing $100 incl. GST (includes NNSW Futsal “Have you got what it takes” t-shirt). Then the full 10-week program will commence the first week of Term 2 costing $200 incl. GST (includes NNSW Futsal Academy playing shirt). Active Kids vouchers can be used towards the Academy costs. Macquarie College, Wallsend will host the Academy this year, and we will be offering the Academy on either a Monday evening or Wednesday evening. If you are interested, please fill out the Cognito form with your preference. We will then email you a full registration form once details are confirmed. https://www.cognitoforms.com/NNSWFutsal2/_2021AcademyPreference

The first three sessions will focus on individual skills before putting them together for offensive and defensive tactical plays. We will cover the one-on-one attack, defence, formations, rotations, shooting, goalkeeping, blocking, and identifying space or creating space. If you are interested in becoming a complete futsal/football player, please show your interest by filling out the above form.

Not only is the Academy a way to improve our players, but as an initiative of NNSW Futsal, we will develop any interested coaches. Any current or aspiring coaches who would like help build their coaching can attend and view as many sessions as they like. Interested coaches need to contact us before attending a session, though. Email

NNSW Futsal April School Holidays Clinic

During the 2nd week of April School Holidays, NNSW Academy in conjunction with Newcastle Titans will be holding Clinics, for NON-Academy players. Boys and girls from ages 7 to 15.

These will be 3 x 2-hour sessions run across three days:
# U7/8/9s – 9 am till 11 am
# U10/11/12s – 11 pm till 1 pm
# U13/14/15s – 1 pm till 3 pm

Cost is $90 for all three sessions. Includes an NNSW “Have you got what it takes” t-shirt to keep.

We will send a form to all members separate in the coming weeks but any non-member interested in their club, please advise, and the information will send you.

NNSW Futsal and Soccer Club collaboration

NNSW Futsal has been working hard to build our relationships with all Soccer Clubs. We are currently in talks with clubs, including Futsal into their outdoor programs. So stay tuned with your club for any announcements. We will share our program/services with any outdoor clubs interested in introducing a futsal program to their outdoor schedule during their winter season. We have several FUTSAL appropriate venues including Genesis in town, Awaba Courts, Hockey fields, Maitland basketball and Wallsend Schools, that can accommodate.

The NNSW Futsal, ten, one and half hours sessions, will be available to any interested club after Easter. Programs will benefit and complement Football criteria for SAP and NPL players.

An alternative to the ten sessions is that any NPL clubs wishing to do the NNSW Futsal Academy can do so over a three day, 5 hours per day camp over the April or July school holidays.


Coaches from outdoor clubs will also be allowed to be taught the program and becoming accredited Futsal Coaches.

Please go to our website www.nnswfutsal.com.au or visit us on our Facebook page Northern NSW Futsal for any extra information you may want about us!

Yours in Futsal,

George Poulos

NNSW CEO NNSW Futsal Technical Director. On behalf of David and Nathan