JGFA & GESA
Jamie Gosling Football Academy and Gareth Edds Soccer Academy Tournaments kicked off in 2018 to create more pathways for FNQ kids!
We are very excited and happy to announce a partnership with Townsville-based Gareth Edds Soccer Academy!
Gareth and his team arrived in Cairns for the first tournament in February 2018, which was a huge success!
Both academies had two full days of matches, that separated into Major Finals and Plate Finals on the second day. Players walked away with some awards, and two academy representative teams from each age group were chosen for an "All-Star" round of games by academy directors. The event received amazing feedback, with parents and players from both academies agreeing that it was a tournament not to be missed! Since then, we have traveled to Townsville for another action-packed weekend, and have had developmental games with GESA in Silkwood, with our home Carnival commencing in November!
GESA is an independent, private soccer academy now partnered with Brisbane Roar.
GESA train a mixture of children from all backgrounds and soccer teams in Townsville, Burdekin, Ayr and Ingham, including NPL players.
"Gareth and I have been speaking fairly regularly over the last few months and I am very proud and excited about our two minds and Academies coming together, as we share the same views and philosophies on football development in children and are both very passionate about what we do!
"I think the games and tournaments will add a new dimension to JGFA, as well as creating more pathways and opportunities for our football families in FNQ!"