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