What is the Fury Academy?
The Fury Academy is another step in the club's development as a football force in North Queensland.
It is a development program under the for 9-11 year-olds to take part in a weekly customised training program with Technical Director Bill Mitchell and other qualified Fury coaches.
The program will be in line with the FFA National Curriculum and will provide players with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge of the game in a specialised environment.
Who's it for?
The Fury Academy is for 9-11 year olds. That means, in 2017, children must be born in either 2006, 2007 or 2008 to be eligible.
When will the Academy take place?
The Fury Academy will take place during Terms 2 and 3 in both Townsville and Ingham. The Townsville Academy will be held on Tuesday, and the Ingham Academy on Friday.
Does this mean they'll be selected to join the Fury elite development squads?
There is no guarantee of this but children who benefit from 1-3 years guidance fromBill Mitchell and other FFA-qualified coaches will be able to play at an advanced level so their chances of selection for the elite development squads will be enhanced.
The point is, if a player is talented and wants to try to reach their potential, the highest-level accredited and recognised development pathway in the region is through Northern Fury.
Is there a cost?
Yes. The cost in Townsville is $300, while the cost in Ingham is $200. The difference is due to the length of the sessions and inclusions.
Does my child have to stop playing for their current team?
No! Quite the opposite! We want the children to continue to play with their current team as the idea is to get as much practice and exposure to being comfortable on the ball as possible.
Our long-term aim is to produce future Socceroos or Matildas. In the short-term, we want to help kids improve their skills and enjoy playing football.