About the academy

Led by Far North Queensland’s leading youth soccer development coach and former English league professional footballer, Jamie Gosling Football Academy offers the opportunity for children aged 3-16 to develop their game like never before.

Every boy and girl, of any skill level, aged 2-16 is welcomed at JGFA, and will be mentored and trained by our fantastic group of local and international coaches.  JGFA has four academy locations across the Cairns region, with all regular sessions held at Holloways Beach Sporting Complex, and other sessions held at Trinity Anglican School campuses in Kewarra Beach and White Rock, as well as Cassowary Park in Port Douglas. All our venues ensure top quality surfaces and facilities to enhance each child’s development.

JGFA will nurture and develop your child’s soccer skills, in an encouraging and supporting environment to help fulfil their exciting potential. The JGFA program consists of four, 10-week terms encompassing all aspects of the game. We provide a comprehensive, focused and ever evolving system of structured, top quality coaching that enables your child to progress in all areas of the game.

Little Goslings Football Academy is Cairns’ first football academy dedicated to 2-5 year olds, and is the perfect learning environment for toddlers to develop their basic social, co-ordination, and gross motor skills ahead of progressing to the full JGFA program. We like to see our players start as young as possible and believe a ball at their feet is exactly what they need to become a future soccer-mad star.

Jamie Gosling Football Academy is an independent soccer academy, not affiliated with any FNQ soccer club. Our players are encouraged to train with and play for their junior soccer clubs during the season, where Jamie and the coaches will continue to monitor their progress and pinpoint the skills that need to be addressed in the weekly sessions.

Our mission is to develop these young players with extra specialist coaching for the ultimate benefit of their local clubs and FNQ football in general, developing them as individuals, and ultimately strengthening junior soccer in the region. Continual individual player analysis and reporting will be key to JGFA players and squads excelling and progressing.

Our JGFA tournaments and tours also play a vital part in strengthening your child’s football skills and connections across FNQ, nationwide, and internationally! With our previous Spain, England, and Gold Coast tours a huge success, we’re incredibly excited to see where football will take us next…home OR away. We have also partnered with Townsville-based Gareth Edds Soccer Academy (GESA) for the Elite Football League held in Tully, as well as regular tournaments in Cairns and Townsville.

Jamie’s coaching is second to none, having worked with thousands of children in the region, establishing his glowing reputation as the region’s best youth coach. This all means that there is no-one better qualified and experienced to help, nurture and develop your child to fulfil their potential.

Jamie has worked and played with a huge range of coaches, players and staff in the professional game, creating an unrivalled network of soccer contacts across the globe. If your child has the talent to succeed, Jamie can make it happen. This experience is something Jamie is passionate about giving back and passing on to the youth of FNQ.

Jamie will use his extensive network of high-profile contacts, especially in Europe, to create pathways for talented JGFA players to pursue their dream of becoming a professional footballer.

At JGFA, we believe that to teach the game, you must know the game wholeheartedly, and that is why all our coaches are fully qualified and have played the glorious game for many years. Coming from Brazil, England, the Netherlands and Australia, our team live and breathe football and have all grown up with a ball at their feet.  We believe our passion for the game will inspire our players to work hard and dedicate themselves to the beautiful game … and the rest is up to them!