Victory offers Youth Selection Opportunity

Melbourne Victory Football Club is offering talented, young footballers the opportunity to impress the Club’s youth development coaches at upcoming open selection days in January.

Victory’s Pre-Academy (PAC) and Elite Girls Program (EGP) coaches will be running open selection days for interested, motivated and talented young footballers to try and gain selection into the clubs development pathway.


The Pre-Academy provides girls & boys (U9 – U13) a platform to enhance their skills alongside Victory’s technical coaches in a weekly training environment at one of five venues across metropolitan Melbourne.

The curriculum focuses on ball mastery and key technical components and is the entry point into the youngest MVFC Academy team at Under-14 level.


Victory’s Elite Girls Program is for talented players at Under-14 through to Under-19.

This environment is training only and is designed to complement players who are already training and playing in competitive matches with their clubs.

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“We want to provide opportunities to talented and motivated players across greater Melbourne through our Pre-Academy Centres and Elite Girls Program,” said Victory’s Football Pathways Manager, Gareth Turnbull.

“The PAC focuses on the technical development through a comprehensive Club curriculum, delivered by qualified coaches, as we help prepare players for the next stage of development, whilst the EGP provides players with a closer look into how we train in the A-League Women’s program, focusing on our playing principles.”

Victory’s Pre-Academy sessions are held once per week at Truganina, Taylors Lake, Epping, Rowville and Keysborough, while the Elite Girls Program is based at Maribyrnong Sports College on Tuesday evenings.

Details of the free selection days are as follows:

Pre Academy (PAC)
Girls and boys born in 2010 – 2014 

Tuesday 24th January 2023 at Robert Barrett Reserve, Maribyrnong (9.30am – 3pm)


Registrations close Sunday 22nd January 2023

Elite Girls Program (EGP)
Girls born in 2004 – 2009 

Wednesday 11th January 2023 at Robert Barrett Reserve, Maribyrnong (10.30am – 3pm)


Registrations close Tuesday 11th January 2023