Led by FNQ’s leading youth development coach, and former professional English league footballer; Jamie Gosling Football Academy (JGFA) offers the opportunity for children aged 2-16 to develop their game like never before. With mentoring and training conducted by experienced local & international coaches, JGFA caters to every child’s skill level.
We are an independent academy, not affiliated with any FNQ clubs or associations. Players are encouraged to train/play with their club throughout the season, alongside the JGFA Program, where Jamie & his coaches will monitor your child’s progress and pinpoint areas that may need addressing. The JGFA mission is to develop young players through specialist coaching, for the ultimate benefit of their local clubs and FNQ football in general, developing them as players & ultimately strengthening junior football in the region.
With several varying programs & offerings, we are sure that you will find the right fit for you and your child to develop their skills and fulfil their potential in an encouraging, supporting, and exciting environment.
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 old’s, 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.
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.
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, Australia and beyond, 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!