Football St George (“FSG”) is excited to launch the Goal Keeping and Goal Scoring Academies. The academy programs are delivered for players aged 10 to 17 years.

The Goal Keeping Academy will be delivered by Elite Goalkeeping, which is a specialist program where young and developing goalkeepers can learn and acquire the skills of goalkeeping. The program was developed and founded by John Crawley, a nationally recognised and accredited coach and former national and international player.

The objectives of the Goalkeeping Academy are to;

  • To assess and enhance the basic skill levels of each participant.
  • To incorporate new ideas and techniques now in vogue with Youth Goalkeeping Coaching Programs and practiced by many elite goalkeepers in Europe and South America.
  • To introduce and foster a psychological approach to performance by each participant.

Elite Goalkeeping will evolve and adapt to challenge goalkeepers as they advance and strive for a higher level of training. All coaches have many years of experience in the game both in Australia & overseas. The coaches will push players to improve all aspects of goalkeeping in a fun, competitive, and high paced environment.

The Goal Scoring Academy will be delivered by the FSG Technical Director Brian Dene who has an AFC A-Licence and has coached at A-League and NPL Clubs.

The objectives of the Goal Scoring Academy are to give players more experience around the goal and to help players gain the tools necessary to be effective as individual and partnered goal scorers.

The Academy focus will be on the fundamental technical and tactical aspects of being a goal scorer, including;

  • Correct ball striking,
  • Shooting for power and accuracy.
  • Creative dribbling around goal.
  • Making space to shoot.
  • Making correct runs.
  • Playing with your back to goal.
  • Linking up with teammates.

The Goalkeeping and Goal Scoring Academies will be delivered at the same venue and time, with keepers and field players working individually on skills before coming together to implement those skills in game related training (i.e., 1 v 1’s, crossing etc.).

Football St George CEO Phil Brown said;

“We are excited to launch the Goalkeeping and Goal Scoring Academies.

These programs supplement the training provided by clubs and give players an opportunity to hone their skills under the guidance of highly experienced and knowledgeable professional coaches.

These programs demonstrate FSG’s commitment to providing unique and valuable development opportunities to the regions players and are aligned to our strategic goals of diversifying football offerings and continued investment in player development.”

Term 1 Program details are;

  • Days: Each Monday from 13 February to 3 April 2023 (8 weeks).
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm (10 to 13 years), 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm (14 to 17 years).
  • Venue: Peakhurst
  • Cost: $220 per player per term (including GST).

Players interested in attending the Goalkeeping and Goal Scoring Academies should complete the following online forms;

FSG Goalkeeping Academy Expression of Interest

FSG Goal Scoring Academy Expression of Interest 


All enquiries relating to the Goalkeeping and Goal Scoring Academies can be directed to Football St George via email to the FSG Technical Director at