GOL BRAZIL / NNSW Futsal Academy


We would like to present to you our Gol Brasil Academy for 2019. This will be our second year and after a great Nationals we are keen to continue to develop and improve our players over the Autumn and Winter months. This year’s Academy will be led 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 and due to involvement with the Newcastle Titans, Australian Teams and AFA tours have had exposure to the latest skills and tactics from around the globe. Both players took on coaching roles 3 years ago, coaching both junior teams 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 experience comes from both ends of the court.

The objective of the Academy is to continually keep evolving individual NNSW players by targeting specific futsal skills and tactics. It will benefit both court players and goalkeepers. The Academy will prepare and improve any players selected on AFA and Australian Tours, current and future State/Nationals players and Schools players. Or even the club player just looking to improve.

The Academy will be 10 x 90-minute sessions beginning the last week of March and finishing early July (full dates below). U8s-u11s will be Sunday afternoons. U12s-U15s will be Friday evenings. The venue will be at The Parc Indoor Sports @ Howzat in Cooks Hill. Entrance on Brooks St.  The Academy will cost $175 which includes a Gol Brasil training shirt. For any returning Academy members that still have their shirt the cost is $150. Payment will be due at the first Session by either cash or cheque (credit cards or debit cards will incur a $5.00 fee).

The first 3 sessions will focus on individual skills before we start putting those skills together for offensive and defensive tactical plays. We will cover set plays, formations, rotations, shooting, defense, goalkeeping, blocking and much more. So, if you are interested in becoming a more complete futsal player then please fill out the following form:


Not only is the Academy a way to improve our players, but as a new initiative of NNSW Futsal it will be used to develop our coaches. Any current or aspiring coaches that would like help to develop their coaching are invited to attend and view a session.  Under the guidance of our Coaching Director George Poulos coaches will be given an insight into how to build and run a Futsal Training Session. Interested coaches need to contact us before attending a session via our email .


Academy Time and Dates

U8/9s U10/11s U12/13s U14/15s
3pm -4:30pm 3pm-4:30pm 5pm-6:30pm 6:30pm-8pm
Sunday March 31st Friday March 29th
Sunday April 7th Friday April 5th
Sunday May 5th Friday April 12th
Sunday May 12th Friday May 3rd
Sunday May 19th Friday May 10th
Sunday May 26th Friday May 17th
Sunday June 2nd Friday May 31st
Sunday June 16th Friday June 14th
Sunday June 23rd Friday June 21st
Sunday July 7th Friday July 5th


School Holiday Clinics

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

Starting Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th April there will be 3 x 2-hour sessions run across the 3 days:

  • U7/8/9s – 9am till 11am
  • U10/11/12s – 12pm till 2pm
  • U13/14/15s – 3pm till 5pm

Cost is $25 per session or if you pay in advance for all 3 sessions then you will also receive a Titans training shirt to keep.

In exciting news for our Academy players. Instead of the Clinic our Academy players will be playing some exhibition games against touring teams from North Queensland Futsal. This will be at no additional cost.

For more information please go to our website www.nnswfutsal.com.au or visit us on our Facebook page Northern NSW Futsal. Or you can always call the office on (02) 4946 1891.Or alternatively please send us an email at .

Yours in Futsal,
George Poulos
NNSW Futsal Technical Director.

On behalf of David and Nathan  



2019 GOL BRASIL ACADEMY Women’s Program

It gives us great pleasure to announce, that a specially developed Gol Brasil program, has been designed, with the idea to keep Futsal Rep players, at least touching a Futsal ball, over the winter months, in preparation for any Newcastle Titans programs or Gol Brasil programs and for any girls going overseas, on tours or tournaments.

Headed by our new NNSW Women’s coordinator Melissa (Birdie) Khoury and assisted by women’s coach (5 years exp) Tony Moore, this program will help improve one’s Futsal skills and identify potential Representative players, from ages 8 and above.

It will also serve as a training preparation, for any girl, that will play in the new National club competition, under the banner of Newcastle Titans and prepare others for State and National competitions.

Cost of only $175.00, will give you 10 training sessions of 1 ½ hours duration, see dates and times below (dates and times are subject to change, depending on numbers).Also included is a new Gol Brasil shirt, to wear for training, court and coach hire and registration fees to the Gol Brasil Academy. Please fill out Cognito form to book your spot:


Any questions or enquires please email  or  .

Money must be paid by cheque or cash on the first day. (Credit or Debit cards will incur a $5.00 fee)

Starting 23rd March 2019.  At Genesis /Howzat… Darby Street Newcastle 2300

  • 20th April  2019
  • 4th    May 2019
  • 18th  May 2019
  • 8th   June 2019
  • 22nd June 2019
  • 13th July   2019
  • 27th July   2019
  • 10th August 2019
  • 24th August 2019


  • Youth and Women   10.00am to 11.30am
  • Under  16/15/14       11.30am to 1.00pm
  • Under  11/12/13       1.00pm to 2.30pm
  • Under 7/8/9/10           2.30pm to 4.00pm

All current women’s and any future potential women’s coaches are welcome to attend.


Kind Regards
George Poulos
NNSW Futsal Technical Director

On behalf of Mel