FCA Corporate Pop-up Events/ FCA Professional Development Events/ FCA Major Corporate Events

FCA Corporate Pop-up Events

Football Coaches Australia (FCA) has partnered with The Football Business Network (FBN) to deliver ‘FCA football corporate pop up events’ in state and regional football areas.

The intimate and exclusive Football Coaches Australia event format will be “90 minutes with… talking football and leadership with elite football coaches”.

The first 45 minutes of the event is a Q&A session facilitated by the Master of Ceremonies with the second half comprising questions from the floor.

The FCA/FBN corporate events are to be held in football capital cities and regions.

Opportunities are available to sponsor and host these FCA/FBN events, ensuring exposure to a wide range of key corporate and football stakeholders, in particular from Australia and Asian football regions.

FCA sponsorship provides a forum for businesses in a professional exclusive and relaxed setting.

Packages can be tailored to suit, and can be for a single FCA/ FBN Pop Up Event event, or for a number of events.

For more details on the hosting and sponsorship options available, contact James Boyle on 0413 557 431 or at

Recent FCA Corporate Pop-up Events

Hyundai A-League Grand Final Week 2019

Click here for an insight into the inaugural FCA/FBN event, held during the HAL Grand Final 2019 week, featuring FCA President Phil Moss, Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold and Canberra United FC Head Coach Heather Garriock. 

FCA Professional Development Events

As a FFA Qualifying Member Football Coaches Australia (FCA) is a recognised FFA partner, in delivering Advanced and Community coach professional development programs, which deliver approved FFA Advanced Coaching Licence Re-Validation – Continuing CPD points to coaches, in line with the new AFC Coaching Convention. FCA will work collaboratively with FFA National teams, State Member Federations, HAL/WWL and NPL Clubs to deliver unique professional development events for Advanced Licence and Community Club Coaches.


Upcoming FCA Professional Development Events

FCA XVenture Mind Games Competition
January 29 2020 – Sydney 

XVenture’s Mind Games opportunity

Football Coaches Australia, in partnership with XVenture, is pleased to present the following professional development opportunity for FCA members.

XVenture founder, Mike Conway, is the Emotional Agility and Mind Coach for the Socceroos. 

XVenture is offering 20 Football Coaches Australia members a complimentary professional development opportunity (Normal retail price is $ 400 pp) to participate in XVenture’s Mind Games! – see

In conjunction with XVenture, FCA is offering this PD event as a two (2) ticket prize for you and a fellow FCA colleague within your team.

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Time: 8.30 am arrival for 9 am start, finishing at 11.30 am.  

Register here

Venue: George St Event Cinemas, 505-525 George Street, Sydney

By public transport: Town Hall services – George Street and Bathurst Street (directly outside the Cinema entrance)

Town Hall Station (St Andrew’s Cathedral end)

Parking: Centro Parking is located at 521 Kent Street directly behind the cinemas.  

The focus of XVenture’s work is developing emotional agility, resilience and leadership (EARL) to enable improved personal and professional relationships, individual and team success. The ultimate process involves ‘lifting the ceiling’ on people’s thinking to create Winning Minds.

Goal Scoring Analysis - 'On the Attack' CPD workshop
February 2 2020 – Adelaide

Learn how international teams (Socceroos & Matildas) teams in the modern game score and create chances on regaining possession in each third of the field and, in particular, the final third.

Venue: Adelaide Comets FC, Ellis Park, West Terrace, Adelaide 5000

Date: Sunday February 2 2020

Time: 1.00 – 3.00 pm

Cost: $25

Registration: 12.15 -12.45 pm Food and drinks will be available to purchase in the clubhouse on the day.

Approved FFA Advanced Coaching Licence Re-Validation Continuing PD – 10 CPD points in line with the new AFC Coaching Convention

Register here

Ron’s presentation will include:

  • Goal scoring patterns in general but with a particular focus on the Men’s and Women’s World Cups,
  • Strategic implications for coaches based on where possession was regained, speed of transition and length of passing sequences,
  • How the majority of possessions were regained in the Final Third of the field, and
  • Implications for match analysis and performance assessment.

What’s the evidence?
How can we/you use it?
What are the implications for your session design and practice?

This workshop provides coaches with a unique opportunity to come together and discuss this exciting area of our game.

  • Get ready for what will be a fantastic afternoon
  • So, if you’re a community or advanced coach and want to learn more about finishing the attack and the strategies used by leading teams we thoroughly recommend you join us for what will be a great two (2) hours of insight and discussion.
Creating an Elite Football Team Environment
February 17 2020 – Melbourne

How do we as coaches design and implement a structure that can influence our team dynamic to ensure sustainable team cohesion and focus?

The characteristics of a modern leader require high emotional intelligence, a defining purpose that is inspiring and the ability to engage and build trust with its athletes and staff.

  • Executed correctly, the leader can positively influence organisational culture and enhance performance through the empowerment of more effective teams.
  • Aspiring and professional coaches that want to identify their personal leadership principles, build high performing teams, lead change and innovation whilst positively influencing the team dynamic. 

Date: February 17 2020

Time: 6.45 Registration for 7 pm start to 9 pm

Venue: Gondola Room, Veneto Club, Bulleen Road, Bulleen

Cost: $25

Approved FFA Advanced Coaching Licence Re-Validation Continuing PD – 10 CPD points in line with the new AFC Coaching Convention

Register here 

The topic discussion will provide coaches a learning opportunity to gain clarity on how to create the elite team dynamic whilst obtaining a clear understanding of; 

  • Defining your leadership principles?
  • What is our current team identity?
  • How do we create a team culture?
  • What are the team’s winning behaviours?
  • How to influence the team & individual mindset?
  • Are we functioning effectively?
  • How will we become successful together?

Bio – FCA Ambassador Scott Miller

Scott Miller has coached at the elite level in three different countries. English Premier League experience with Fulham Football Club, Assistant coach with Danish Superliga outfit Aalborg BK and Head Coach with Newcastle Jets in the Hyundai A-League. Scott is currently the Head Coach of Langwarrin Football Club. 

Professional qualifications that include AFC Pro Diploma, UEFA A Licence, BSc Exercise Science and BSc Psychology have established Scott as one of the most experienced young coaches in Australia

Recent FCA Professional Development Events

Football Coach Evolution

Football Coaches Australia (FCA) is a support partner of the Football Coach Evolution (FCE) programs held in Sydney on 14/15 December 2019. FCA members will received a $40 AUD discount for each of the two courses.


The Football Braining course delivered by Raymond Verheijen was approved as a PD program for FFA Advanced Coaching Licence Re-Validation. Coaches received thirty (30) Continuing PD points – in line with the new AFC Coaching Convention. The FCE Grassroots Coaching course delivered by Eugene Lawrenz was not attributed FFA Coaching Licence Re-Validation Continuing PD points.


FCA PD Day With Borussia Dortmund FC Coaches
Football Coaches Australia/Club Marconi/Borussia Dortmund Professional Development Event
“Developing your own players – high performance youth development”
In partnership Marconi Football Club, Football Coaches Australia presented a unique PD event with visiting Borussia Dortmund FC coaches.
PFA Player Development Camp

The PFA Player Development Camp was held in Melbourne on July 2-3, 2019 in Melbourne.

The Camp will saw players in the first years of their career undertake content designed to help them successfully navigate the world of professional football and gain a deeper understanding of the industry. The more experienced players were given the flexibility to choose from a wide variety of content across the two days to follow their own passions and cater to their individual needs.

Football Coaches Australia (FCA) delivered a coaching masterclass (3 x ½ hour sessions) focusing on the following:

  •  the coaching pathway
  • the challenges and opportunities for players transitioning to coaching
  • panel discussion with HAL/WWL Assistant coaches to provide real-life insights into the role.

FCA/ FFA/ FNSW National Teams PD Event - featuring Socceroos Coaches & Olyroo players

Tuesday 11 December, 2018 – 9.45 am – 4.00pm

Prehab (CoE): FFA High Performance Co-ordinator – Andrew Clark

10:00 -11:30am
Men’s Under 23 team ‘On Pitch’ Training session
Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold

FCA update and coach member input (Gold Room)

1:00-1:30pm Lunch

FFA National team coach presentation/panel discussion – 3 x 20mins
“We are specialist groups doing specialist things”

  • Logistics
  • Performance Management
  • Coaching

 Panel and coach attendee discussion facilitated by FCA (Head Coach Graham Arnold, Assistant Coach Rene Muelensteen, High-Performance Co-ordinator/ Head of Sport Science Andrew Clark, Senior Technical Analyst Doug Kors, Logistics Manager Matt Sheppard).

3:00-4.00 pm
Advanced Licence Football Coach ‘peer to peer’ high-performance football discussion
Effective ways to create coach-player performance relationships from a leadership perspective 

 Panel and coach attendee discussion: FFA National Coach Education Manager, Sean Douglas; Associate Professor USyd, Donna O’Connor; USyd PhD student, Gina Haddad; UQ PhD student Pouria Nabi.

Men’s Under 23 team ‘On Pitch’ Training session
Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold

Recovery Session: FFA High-Performance Co-ordinator – Andrew Clark

Approved FFA Advanced Coaching Licence Re-Validation Continuing PD
30 CPD points in line with the new AFC Coaching Convention

Who attended
A-League, W-League & NYL Head, Assistant and Goalkeeping coaches, Top tier NPL Head Coaches, FFA 2-Star Club Academy Coaches, Sport Scientists/ Technical Analysts

FCA/ FFA/ FNSW National Teams PD Event - featuring Matildas’ Assistant Coaches & Future Matildas’ players

Tuesday 12 March, 2019 – 9.00 am – 4.00pm 

Football Coaches Australia (FCA) / Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Football NSW present a unique professional development event for FFA Advanced Licence football coaches.

Field Sessions – led by Matildas Assistant Coaches Gary Van Egmond & Ivan Jolic

Prehab session – Drazena Bogovac, Young Matildas Strength & Conditioning Coach

Field session – Assistant Coaches Gary Van Egmond/ Ivan Jolic/ Mel Andreatta

Seminars/ Facilitated Discussions
Gary Van Egmond/ /Kate Cohen (Senior Technical Analyst) – Pre-Training Video re Training focus & Analysis: Cup of Nations to FIFA Women’s World Cup

Elite Coach Mentoring – Ivan Jolic

Youth Development – Girls & Women’s Football – Brian Dene FNSW Technical Director

Women’s Advanced Football Coaching – Panel Discussion featuring National Team/ W-League/ NPL Coaches

Networking with all attending Advanced Licence Coaches

Approved FFA Advanced Coaching Licence Re-Validation Continuing PD
30 CPD points in line with the new AFC Coaching Convention

Who attended
A-League, W-League & NYL Head, Assistant and Goalkeeping coaches, Top tier NPL Head Coaches, FFA 2-Star Club Academy Coaches, Sport Scientists/ Technical Analysts

Featuring Matildas’ Assistant Coaches & Future Matildas’ players.

FCA Major Corporate Events

Upcoming Events

Football Coaches Australia Hall of Fame Function

Football Coaches Australia will hold a ‘Hall of Fame event’ (date to be finalised in 2019) to celebrate and highlight the achievements of the Australian football coaches, as well as non-Australian coaches who have become significant figures in the history of the Australian game.

1. The overall objectives of the ‘FCA Hall of Fame Event’, will align with the FCA
communication strategy:

  • To increase public interest and awareness of all elements of football coaching
  • To promote the events and public activities of the Association, inclusive of achievements of its male and female members.
  • To bolster recognition of FCA’s true value among other stakeholders in Australian football.
  • To celebrate the role of coaches in football and to educate the public on why coaches are so vital to the footballing ecosystem.

2. Australian coaches should be regarded as pioneers of the past and innovators of

  • Supporting theme: Our coaches should be celebrated for what they brought to Australian football over recent decades. Many have been given inadequate recognition.
  • Supporting theme: FCA will seek to build narratives around telling the story of our coaches, be they of the past, present and future, men and women alike.
  • Supporting theme: FCA wants to actively identify prospective coaches and work with
    them to advance their coaching knowledge.

3. Target Audiences for the Event 
beyond the immediate Australian football coaching fraternity, the target audiences will include the following:

  • The wider Australian football community
  • Key stakeholders in the sport
  • Other coaching associations (domestically, internationally)
  • General public