Since its beginnings in 1999, the Harristown State High School
Football Academy has aimed at providing students the opportunity to reach their
In addition to the quality coaching received and playing
opportunities offered, the Academy also monitors each athlete’s academic
performance, effort, behaviour and attendance.
Over the years, Harristown State
High School has helped to develop male and female footballers of all ages and
ability, who have demonstrated aspirations, and hard work, to represent their
school, district, zone, region, state and country.
The Football Academy is a
systematic program, which not only prepares people to become better
footballers, but to become even better people in their school and social lives,
enforcing the Academy ethos “ATTITUDE DICTATES YOUR ALTITUDE’.
How do new student athletes trial?
Students new to the school and who are interested in becoming a part
of the Football Academy, are encouraged to complete a Sports Academy Application Form and make contact with the Football Academy
Students will then be
invited by the academy coach to attend trial sessions before, during or after
school to ascertain their football ability, pending acceptance into the
At the start of every year or when student athletes are accepted
into the Academy, they are issued with the following information/forms to discuss
Football Academy uniform order
Football Academy calendar
Football Academy medical form
Football Academy agreement to
Football Academy Prospectus
Completed forms are to be returned to athlete’s Football Academy coach ASAP.
Expectations of student athletes who are accepted into the
· Work hard individually during
training, and also with other student athletes, to develop their football
ability, whilst being respectful and showing integrity
Demonstrate a football ability
to play competitively
Athletes strive to achieve ‘B’s
or better’ for effort and behaviour
Athletes strive to achieve a
minimum of ‘C’ for all academic classes
Class attendance is above 90%
Acceptance to wear the right
uniform during school and academy time
All football costs are
reconciled within a reasonable time frame
Information on our Football Academy Philosophy and Course Structure
can be located in our Football
Football Academy costs
Each student who is an active participant in the Football Academy is
invoiced a $50 levy at the start of each year or when accepted into the Academy.
This levy covers external coaching and
refereeing courses, Bill Turner Cup, Schools Premier League and Red Lion
competition entry, the engagement of external coaches and professionals, specialised
equipment purchases, equipment maintenance and our affiliation with the
This levy does not
cover other costs involved with the academy such as futsal competitions, Darling
Downs regional representation, buses and uniform orders.
As such, letters will
be forwarded home notifying of relevant costs, and payment is expected within a
reasonable timeframe to the P&C Shop
If you are keen to attend these programs, please see Mr Burchardt in Q33 to register your interest.
Through the Schools Premier League (SPL) Competition, our school is
proudly aligned with the Brisbane Roar. Brisbane Roar statement 4/12/19.
“Brisbane Roar Academy is pleased to announce
an alignment with the Schools Premier League (SPL) for 2020.
with the Heads of the Schools Premier League, Shane Robinson and Sean Curtis,
and the Brisbane Roar Academy, the Club will align with all Schools Premier League schools in 2020.
will see the promoting of the SPL competition as well as allowing support and
identification of current and potential BRFC Academy players as well as
continuous professional development of SPL coaches, in collaboration with BRFC
Academy General Manager Warren Moon and the Club’s highly-qualified staff.
Schools will also
have access to behind-the-scenes & Hyundai A-League Game Day experiences.
“The Brisbane Roar Academy is enhancing its focus on a Queensland-first
approach for 2020 and part of this approach includes providing for SPL schools,
all of which have advanced football programs,” Academy General Manager Warren
schools with such advanced programs will not only prove to be beneficial for
both selected schools and Brisbane Roar, but football as a whole throughout
The SPL consists
of 13 Government Schools running elite football programs across South East
More than 1400
football students are enrolled at SPL schools, including 80 students in
Brisbane Roar Academy team with more than 30% of football program students
representing their region or state in schoolboys & schoolgirls
The SPL competition
will be played across five categories in 2022 – Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Intermediate Boys, Senior Boys & Senior Girls.
Like to Know More?
Any new students wishing to join the Harristown State High School Football
Academy are asked to complete a Sports Academy Application Form
or contact Football Coordinator, Mark Burchardt.
For more information on the Football Academy, please read the Football Academy Prospectus.
Please direct any enquiries to Football Academy Coordinator, Mark Burchardt.
AFC FFA B Licence
Senior Boys Coordinator
AFC FFA C Licence
Senior Girls Football Coordinator
|Alex Marstella |
Working towards AFC FFA C Licence
Junior Boys Coordinator
Working towards AFC FFA Licence