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Specialist Football (Soccer) Program (approved)

2021 will see the last intake of Year 7 students into our specialist soccer program. Those students will be in Year 10 in 2024, at the end of which the soccer program will cease. Therefore, there will be no Year 7 specialist soccer intake for 2022.

Soccer School of Excellence

Woodvale Secondary College is the only Department of Education approved Soccer Specialist Program located in the northern suburbs.  As such the College has the only Soccer Program allowed to take students across boundaries in the northern suburbs. Commencing in 2000, the program caters for both genders, with classes for all year groups (7 – 12).


To develop skills, attitudes and knowledge in students that will enable them to compete successfully in soccer, at the highest levels.

  • Develop individual skills: passing; ball control; heading; dribbling; shooting; tackling
  • Develop team skills: team formations, set plays, principles of defence; principles of attack
  • Provide information relating to diet and nutrition
  • Develop coaching skills culminating in a Junior Coaching Licence
  • Understand the rules for refereeing, culminating in a Level One Refereeing Certificate
  • Participate in Sports Fun program
  • Participate in fitness and weight training sessions
  • Provide work experience in the soccer industry (when requested)
  • Understand the physiological requirements for soccer.


Soccer Program


Boy's Coordinator: Mr Tony Ratcliff

Girl's Coordinator: Mr Paddy Rooney

Ph: 9309 0808