Football Program

Football Program

As one of the Department of Education’s Approved Specialist Programs, John Curtin College of the Arts’ Football Program is Western Australia’s leading football program in secondary schools.

Established in 1990, our program helps students develop skills, attitudes and knowledge to enable them to compete successfully in football at the highest level. Students play in a college team against selected sides, including visiting interstate and international teams as well as the Champion Schools Soccer Competition, organised by School Sport WA.

Your child will receive specialised coaching from specialist Football teachers who are accredited with the Asian Football Confederation and with the Football Federation of Australia. Accreditations are held at the highest levels. Football West fully supports the course with assistance in coaching and organisation.

A significant number of former students play in professional teams internationally and the program has produced many State and national representatives. Learn more about our Elite Players here.

Course Curriculum

In Years 7  to 10, your child will learn match tactics and strategies, develop refereeing skills and study the history of football. They will participate in intensive technical and skills development for four hours a week.

In Years 11 and 12, your child will participate in intense technical development for three hours a week with increased focus on strategies and tactics. Students are able to complete SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation. This course runs over two years with students commencing in Year 11. Students learn the theory of coaching and complete the Football Federation of Australia Junior Coaching Licence and the Level 4 Referees accreditation. This course will provide pathways into TAFE and points for WACE graduation.


Students can apply for Years 7  to 11 and a maximum of 18 boys and 18 girls participate in the program in each year group. Applications are direct to the college in Term 1 and 2 of the year applicants are in Year 6 with trials in June.

For further information about the program contact the college on 9433 7200.

Download application form: Football Application-Form-2021

Download a brochure here:  FOOTBALL FINAL 2019 brochure