The Pre Academy Centres (PAC) for boys aged U9 – U13 and girls U9 – U14, are located around Melbourne and operate as a training only environment, focusing on technical skill development in line with the MVFC playing philosophy. These weekly sessions are designed to complement the young players club training and matches, not replace (where possible).
The PAC is for players who demonstrate a passion and motivation to develop their core skills, as they move towards the next step in our pathway, the ‘Academy’ or the ‘Elite Girls Program’.
We also have partner clubs in Regional Victoria (Murray United), Tasmania (Olympia FC) and Auckland, New Zealand (Mt Albert Grammar) who host an annual 2-day camp visit from our Pre Academy and Academy staff.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The program is for identified boys aged 9-13 and girls 9-14 from across Melbourne.
Regional and International Pre Academy Centres are for players aged 9-15 and are co-designed in conjunction with the hosting organisation.
WHAT IS A PRE-ACADEMY CENTRE?
Our Pre Academy Centres (PAC) is a technical based program where players follow our PAC curriculum once per week to compliment their club or school environments.
WHERE ARE THEY?
There are six metro Pre Academy Centres which are delivered at various times to accommodate the different schedules of our PAC parents and players.
Epping – Saturday AM
Point Cook – Saturday AM
Maribyrnong GK – Saturday
Hillside – Saturday PM
East Doncaster – Saturday PM
Keysborough – Monday PM
HOW DO I JOIN?
New players will be required to attend at least one selection day. Players are nominated through their local club Technical Director / Club Delegate.