Sting futsal academy



The aim of the sting futsal academy is to extend student opportunities both on the court and in the classroom. The strength of the sting futsal academy lies in its 'student-athlete' approach which focusses on developing each student's academic, sporting and personal characteristics and provides our students with genuine pathways towards sporting success.


The Sting Futsal Academy has been running successfully for many years. The academy was originally created at Shailer Park State High School to give highly skilful students the opportunity to progress their performance in line with their academic achievement. The sport was introduced to the Brisbane area in the mid 80's and in the last 20 years there has been a huge influx within the sport due to its accessibility, its high intensity and the high level of technical skill required. With this in mind, students are provided with sessions that focus on both highly technical as well as tactical aspects of the game. Students are provided with the option to have Futsal as a timetabled HPE lesson where they are provided with even more opportunity to understand the game. As well as this, students are supplied with strength and conditioning sessions which are differentiated to age groups with a focus on mobility in the younger years and a more strength and power focus in the senior years to coincide with the growing intensity and demands of the game. There are regular academy meetings to check on academic progress, provide support and check in with all squads to promote the team ethos of the whole academy.

Opportunities within Sting Futsal Academy:

As part of the academy, Sting Futsal students are offered a range of opportunities. These include:

  • Multiple training sessions per week

  • Opportunities to participate in regional, state wide and National school competitions

  • Exposure to talent identification for state and national representative teams

  • Access to strength and conditioning programs

  • Opportunities to promote student leadership

  • Use of Futsal within the curriculum in junior years

Entry Conditions:

To be a part of the Sting Futsal Academy, student must have:

  • Previous experience in the sport of Futsal or Football/Soccer to a high level. (Club Futsal, School Futsal, SAP programs or high level club football)

  • Have an intense passion for the sport of Futsal and/or Football/Soccer

  • Motivation to be the best student athlete that you can be. Work both collaboratively and independently; challenge yourself and reflect on your learning

Academy Levy:

As part of the Sting Futsal Academy, students are required to pay a levy of $200 to cover the following expenses:

  • Cost of individual Futsal kit, this includes your name and squad number for the year

  • Competition fees

  • Staffing Costs

  • Consumables (training balls, match balls, training equipment, laundry)

Extra-Curricular Opportunities:

  • South East Queensland Titles

  • Gold Coast School Titles

  • Queensland Champion of Champions (If progressed from SEQ Titles)

  • Brisbane Futsal Challenge

  • Gold Coast Futsal Challenge

  • Coomera Cups

  • Queensland School Sport South Coast Cup (7 boys, 1 team only)

  • Summer State Titles

  • Coomera Cups

  • Chantelle Cramb Cup (15s and Opens only)

  • Australasian Champion of Champions (if progressed from QLD Champ of Champs)

For further information please contact Sting Futsal Academy Director.

Last reviewed 18 November 2019
Last updated 18 November 2019