Contrary to what occurs in other countries, the sport of futsal in Australia has become reliant on football/soccer for its source of players, leading to the majority of participants treating it as a form of training and not a sport.  To further develop the game we need to reverse this trend and instead breed a generation of futsal players.

Our aim is to identify younger committed players, at a time where there are not a lot of futsal commitments, and provide technical development and a vision of what is the true sport of futsal. 

As key initiative we are implementing a National Player Development Framework which includes establishing a National Futsal Curriculum that is implemented and delivered through a network of GOL Brasil Academies throughout all regions.


  • Identify talented youth players with long term potential for Australian and International Futsal.
  • Develop and nurture these youth players through a minimum weekly training session.
  • Provide game opportunities.  All players on a team receive fair playing time based on their commitment to excellence.
  • The development of the individual players focuses on the person as a whole.  This means technical, tactical physical, psychological and mental training. Information on nutrition, hydration, goal-setting and treatment of injuries should also be presented.
  • All training & development programs are conducted in a positive environment with encouraging and constructive comments and feedback, in order to maintain and build self-esteem and confidence in every athlete.
  • Training and competition is held at top quality facilities.
  • Training is provided all year round and designed to potentially work in other similar sports and cross training opportunities.
  • GOL Brasil Programs are overseen by a Technical Director who is supported by appropriately qualified coaches.
  • All coaching staff are required to pursue professional development on an annual basis through GOL Brasil annual conference.