HISTORY OF GOL BRASIL

The main goal of the GOL BRASIL is to develop athletes on & off the field. The initiative is designed to provide all participants with comprehensive training not only on the field but also on character development, leadership and team building skills and citizenship.

This program has two objectives: first, to nurture and enhance the leadership behaviors that many young athletes are beginning to display. And second, to help athletes transfer these skills from the athletic arena to other areas of their lives.

An athlete cannot simply walk into the training field and expect that they will successfully transfer to another market. GOL BRASIL works with development programming that understand the athlete's positive and negative characteristics and prospects in order to effectively achieve at an elite level.

GOL BRASIL also promotes an international exchange program for youngsters from overseas that wish to develop their skills in football and have a great cultural experience in Brazil. The program is offered to clubs, schools and representative teams or groups of individual players which want to have a once in life experience in the country of football.

HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA

Australian Futsal Association or its predecessors have always had a close relationship with Brasil, particularly the programs of the EBF, GOL Brasil, Ferritti and clubs Minas and Malwee. In Australia, we have had a number of academies start up, all with no real centralized structure or purpose to what they are doing. In conjunction with GOL Brasil we have seen a need to supply this to the futsal community.


WORLD AFFILIATES

A number of countries have already started or shown interest in starting the program. These include China, Malaysia, Brunei, New Zealand and England.