ABOUT US

Established in 2013, Futbal First School of Soccer and Futsal is the place for young players to come and work on developing their football skills in order to reach their highest capabilities in a fun yet highly professional environment. Futbal First actively runs full time and part time academy (skills acquisition) programs, small group trainings and individual coaching sessions along with a futsal program. Currently, we have approximately 130 players in at least one of our programs or consistently training with us.

 

Our team of coaches includes; Rodrigo Vargas, Kosta Drakoulakos, Nebojsa Pejic, Clayton Chappell (GK coach) and head coach Neb Stojkovic. Information on coaches credentials below.

Head Coach Nebojsa Stojkovic coaches all Individual and Small Group Training sessions and currently holds his FFA B Licence, FFS B Licence, AFC Futsal Level 1 Licence and West Ham Coaching Certificate. Nebojsa, also has professional soccer playing experience in Europe along with professional international futsal player experience.

All coaches possess extensive playing and coaching experience and that combined with their passion and professionalism and knowledge ensure that we are providing our players with the highest quality of training and opportunities to reach their maximum potential in all aspects of becoming an elite athlete in football. Each coach brings their own unique signature to Futbal First which compliments our philosophy and program. As a coaching team, we continually reassess ourselves and our program in order to provide the best possible coaching for our students.

 

‘Only if we become better every day and lead by example, can we expect the same from our players.’  

 

“Hard work will always overcome natural talent if natural talent doesn’t work hard!”

~ Sir Alex Ferguson

Meet The Team

Kosta

Drakoulakos

High Performance Fitness Coach

DIPLOMA OF SPORTS DEVELOPMENT

ASCA LEVEL 1 STRENGTH& CONDITIONING

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN CERTIFIED LVL 1&2

Rodrigo

Vargas

Coach

FFA B LICENCE

PROFESSIONAL PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Nebojsa

Stojkovic

Head Coach

FFS B LICENCE
FFA B LICENCE
AFC FUTSAL LEVEL 1 LICENCE

WEST HAM UTD COACHING LICENCE

PROFESSIONAL PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Nebojsa

Pejic

Saturday Academy Coach / Futsal Coach

UEFA B LICENCE

PROFESSIONAL PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Clayton 

Chappell

Goal Keeper Coach / Futsal Coach

INTERNATIONAL GOAL KEEPER

PROFESSIONAL PLAYING EXPERIENCE

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to always be the best we can, to continually learn and educate ourselves in order to provide our players with the best coaching experience possible. As coaches, we will also endeavour to be positive role models and build a relationship of respect, trust and friendship with our players as we believe that players achieve more in this environment. Our training sessions and development of the players are designed according to European level and our aim is to develop each player depending on their age and performance ability.

 

We aim to bring out the best in every player on every level. It is important to us to ensure that all players are able to become valued members of any team and to understand the importance of positive attitudes and mental strength, learn leadership qualities as well as develop into elite athletes in every aspect of football. It is important for players to become responsible for their own results as we coach and guide them to be their best, they must also understand that success comes from dedication, commitment and hard work.

 

Ultimately, we aim to help players reach their dreams and open up opportunities and provide pathways for our players to reach their goals in the football and sporting industry in general.

OUR 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Over the past few years we can confidently say that we have helped and continue to help our players reach their goals. This is evident when they have come to Futbal First playing at a community club level and are now playing at higher levels in the NPL, State Squads and also at international levels. We currently have a number of Futbal First players playing in Europe and chasing their dreams. Most importantly, we are helping young players fall in love with the beautiful game by combining a fun and enjoyable environment with professionalism and hard work.

OUR PLANS 2020

  • We will continue to focus on each and every player at Futbal First and their personal development to progress to elite skills and game awareness.

  • We will continue to improve our program and  strive to improve our own coaching qualifications.

  • We will have strength and conditioning classes available as an extra option every Saturday.

  • We will give players reports as a means for them to be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and to enable them to set goals and analyse progression.

  • We will open up opportunities for players to learn leadership skills.

  • We will arrange friendly games and participation in some tournaments.

  • We are currently considering our yearly overseas trip to Europe either as a team of one age group or for a small group of individuals to train and play with top clubs. Current options being considered are Serbia, Spain, England.