World Cup Fever!

To the rest of the world it is known as football but in Australia, we call it soccer.

As a multi-cultural nation, families from a range of different cultural heritages are waking up (really) early to cheer for their teams playing on the world stage for the prestigious world cup trophy.

Where Aussie Rules Football is the sport of our nation, soccer has established a strong following as well.



Soccer in South Australian Government Schools

Soccer has become a popular sport in South Australian government schools. Students can choose to play soccer as a co-curricular activity on a school team, or at select high schools, undertake soccer as a special interest program as part of their educational curriculum.

Use our Primary School or High School schools search to find which schools offer co-curricular soccer.

Special interest soccer programs

Special interest programs are available for students with a talent or passion for a particular subject area. These programs are usually a strong focus for the school and can range from providing opportunities for students at all levels to focusing on the elite. For entry into these programs a try-out and application process is normally required which differs from school to school depending on the program they are offering.

Many of these special interest programs have a connection with Football Federation of South Australia (which is affiliated with FIFA through the Football Federation of Australia) to deliver aspects of the training and coaching programs at the school.

The following South Australian government schools currently offer a special interest program in soccer:

Underdale High School

  • Theoretical knowledge, technique and skill, fitness, career pathway, Level 1 Sports Medicine Certificate, Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Available for students in Years 8-12
  • School profile
  • Football Academy
Banksia Park International High School

  • Skills, training principals, coaching and sports administration, referee’s license, Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Available for students in Years 9-11
  • School profile
  • Soccer Focus information
Norwood Morialta High School

 Henley High School

Roma Mitchell Secondary College

Mount Gambier High School

  • Skill development, game play and tactics, fitness, training principals, refereeing, diet and nutrition, sport psychology
  • Available for students in Years 9-10 (semester 1 only)
  • School profile
  • Specialist Sports (soccer)

Play football in a South Austrlaian government school

Follow your dreams of becoming a champion soccer player!

Apply for the High School Study Abroad Program or High School Graduate Program to develop your skills and abilities in all aspects of soccer while improving your English

language and experiencing the unique Australian culture and school life.


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