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Player Development 2021 and beyond
Brisbane Strikers FC has won tittles at National, State and Local levels over 25 years.
Brisbane Strikers FC is recognised as a leading developer of professional football players in Australia. This is because our focus is based on player development- as in line with the successful European models of Football.
Through the Brisbane Strikers FC Academy we will deliver you an elite learning environment based on world’s best practice.
Brisbane Strikers FC Academy delivers Queensland’s most comprehensive approach to player development by concentrating on you as an individual within the team.
We are dedicated to using world’s best practices to develop players like you into the professional footballers of the future.
We will only recruit the highest credentialed coaches and support staff.
This is only achieved by instilling our values and upholding our philosophy without exception across the entire football club.
Your future is our future. Your promise is our promise.
Perry Park - the home of Brisbane Strikers FC- is certified as Queensland’s highest standard football-specific venue by Football Federation Australia.
As a player at Brisbane Strikers Academy you will benefit from the use of our two football-specific facilities – Perry Park and Meakin Park.
Both facilities are overseen by full-time ground maintenance staff to ensure you train and play to your potential.
Your home matches will be played at the historic Perry Park in the inner-Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills.
Perry Park is certified as Queensland’s highest standard football-specific venue by Football Federation Australia.
You will use the same facilities that are provided to Australian and foreign national teams and touring professional clubs, including:
■Two full size playing fields
■Six dressing rooms
■Fully-covered main grandstand
■Broadcast quality lighting
■Broadcast quality media facilities
■Canteen and bar facilities
■Brisbane Strikers offices
Your training will be at the Brisbane Strikers Academy headquarters at Meakin Park, located in the Logan City suburb of Slacks Creek.
Operated alongside Football Queensland, you will benefit from the same optimum training environment provided to state representative teams, including:
■Three full-size playing fields
■Six dressing rooms with shower/bathroom facilities
■New lighting system on each field
■Meeting and analysis room
■Brisbane Strikers Academy club house and offices
Leganes FC has confirmed that the LaLiga Club will work exclusively with Brisbane Strikers Football Club in identifying and nurturing talented Australian Players in their Madrid based LaLiga Club.
Effective from February 2020, Leganes FC will attend on the Brisbane Strikers Club to assist with Identifying talented youth and will then offer them a scholarship for further development.
Brisbane Strikers will be the only National Premier League Club in Australia to have this professional association with a LaLiga Club of such level and capacity. Unlike the ‘franchised’ models of brand names- this is a solid and developed relationship within the Clubs.
Mr Morris Pagniello; International Representative for CD Leganés FC stated on the exclusive partnership “Brisbane Strikers Football Club is synonymous with excellence in Player development and demanding professional attitudes and mentalities within both their teams and as an overall Club mentality. This combined with their excellent facilities and professional staffing, means that we have a perfect platform to give talent a solid step into the Professional and semi-Professional Leagues in Spain. This is not a franchise or expansion of CD Leganes FC footprint- it is a solid building on the relationship with Salvatore Sottile, a Board Director of Brisbane Strikers FC and the fact we are earnestly wanting Australian talent to move to another international level.”
Brisbane Strikers FC continues its commitment to innovation and football development with the launch of our new E-Learning products. Strikers E-Learning products are developed by our Football Manager Nacho Ferrer who holds 3 UEFA 'Pro' Licenses and formerly coached at both Rea; Madrid and the Spanish Football Federation