Illawarra Sports High School is the only Sports High School on the South Coast that runs a dedicated Talented Sports and Development Program that is fully integrated into the school timetable. As an Olympic Pathway School and a NSW Institute of Sport Partnership school we provide a balance of academic support and a focus on individual athlete development.

Students involved in the Football Development and Sydney FC Academy Programs have Football specific training integrated into their school timetable. The Football sessions offered at school, complement club and representative training, ensuring the complete development of the player. Our program also includes a fulltime Goalkeeper coach who conducts specialised training with our Goalkeepers.

Sydney FC Academy students attend Sydney FC Talent ID and Gala Days and also play highly competitive fixtures against other sports high schools. We aim to produce excellent Footballers in a supportive environment with access to high quality, experienced coaches, excellent facilities and personalised strength & conditioning sessions. Academic support is also provided for students whose sporting commitments can impact on school.

If you are a talented footballer, keen on combining school and Football we invite you to trial for the Football Program.

Talented Sports and Development Football 7 Sydney FC Trials

Current Year 6 students – Year 7 2025

Wednesday March 27th

9.30am to 12.00pm


Current High School Students in Years 7 to 10

Thursday May 16th

1.00pm to 2.30pm


Register online through the school website to register for trials.


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