The Gladesville Football School (GFS) is a community based ‘football education’ organization that aims to provide the local community with access to high level coaching and learning through various programs. The GFS was created with the aim of filling a gap in the local market, by offering players of all ages the opportunity to train regularly, and locally, with professional coaches in a specialized environment, with a particular focus on the female game; The GFS is open to all players, of all levels, from all clubs and playing background.

We have created a model that focuses on the 4 key areas of a player’s football education.
We call these the
Four C’s of Player Development. 

CAPACITY – Physical Development

Strength (physical and mental), Speed (physical and mental) Athleticism.

CAPABILITY – Technical Development

Ball Mastery and Skills Development.

COHERENCE – Tactical Development

Game Awareness and Performance.

CLARITY – Mental Development

Mindset and Focus.



The Gladesville Football School operates out of the Gladesville area and has a base in both the Ryde and Hunters Hill LGA’s. We will use facilities at Bedlam Bay in Gladesville and ELS Hall in Ryde.

Training kit:

Some programs will require the players to buy training gear.


The program will be led by our 2 senior coaches Stephen Bott and Andrew Galbraith. Both coaches are AFC B licensed and progressing towards their A license. Both coaches have a strong background in the female game across both youth and senior football.


The Skills program is for players aged between 7 and 12 years old. Developing the individual player is what the Skills program is all about. Building technical capability and confidence. The skills we teach will provide the player with solutions to use in game situations when in possession of the ball (1v1 to 3v3)

High Performance

The High Performance program is for players aged between 13 and 17 year old. Developing the individual player in the game context. Building technical and tactical coherence and confidence. The program will provide the player with solutions to use in game situations when in and out of possession of the ball, both individually and in a local group context (up to 6v6).

Athletic Development

Both Skills and High Performance will be supplemented with an Athletic Development program designed by our Head of Performance, Caitlan Skillicorn, and focuses on developing the various motor and physical qualities of the young players. We understand entering a gym environment for the first time is daunting, so we created a program to allow the youth to experience the gym in a stress-free way, whilst being educated by a professional with a professional athletic development program. Healthfix are our performance partner for this program, and the program is operated out of Healthfix’s Performance Centre in North Sydney. 


The goalkeeper program will be run by coaches Jim Fogarty and Romina Parraguirre. Both coaches have played professionally and Romi has played at international level for Chile. The GK program is open to all age groups and is focused on the individual skills required to be keeper, including movement, positioning, handling, diving, and distribution.

1 on 1

1 on 1 is available 7 days a week and can be booked in blocks of 6 sessions. Our 1on1 sessions are designed to be hi intensity work outs with 1000’s of touches on the ball. 1on1 is available for both field players and goal keepers.

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Sponsors and supporters

Sponsorship of the representative level teams plays an important part in their success. We are not a large Association with 100,000 members, nor do we have the might and financial resources of the larger historical men’s programs. We are a stand alone FEMALE representative program that supports and encourages empowerment of women. If this fits your corporate or personal principles, then please think about becoming a sponsor, so we can grow and empower the womens game together.

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