Founded in 2015, BFA is a football and futsal academy for boys and girls with facilities in Riverwood, NSW. We conduct intense training sessions one to two times per week, developing football players and preparing them to one day play at the highest level in games and tournaments against other Australian teams.

Our programs are designed in an age-appropriate model working on all aspects of a football player’s abilities while incorporating elements that have set Brazilian players apart from their peers, such as technique, creativity, superior skills, finesse, and improvisation. In addition to teaching football-specific skills, we also work to improve our players’ game understanding, cognitive skills, and physical literacy, including balance, coordination, and running technique.

We value respect, communication, compassion, and discipline in our academy. We believe that these values are important building blocks for developing great teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play both on an individual level and as a team.

If you’re looking for weekly football or futsal training with a professionally designed methodology, experienced coaches, and a positive and enriching learning environment, join one of our programs today!


Our mission is to provide an outstanding football player development program in Australia, similar to the programs in Brazil, and to contribute to the expansion of football as a major sport in Australia.

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.


- Pelé

Why Choose Us?

BFA Methodology

BFA utilizes a combination of several soccer and futsal exercises, games, and tools in order to develop a complete player.

Specialised Coaches

Our coaches and strategic partners have several years of experience with soccer in Brazil and internationally.

Strategic Network

We have a global and strategic network of clubs and players in South America and Europe who we utilise through our football tours.

Our Team

Gabriel Gomes

Technical Director

Lohan Taboada, Head Coach at Brazilian Football Academy

Head Coach

Our Programs

Age Groups

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Futsal (Morris Iemma)
U8 - U12
Every Term
Futsal (Heffron Centre)
U9 - U12
Every Term
Elite Football Training
U8 - U12
June - July
Try-outs in May
Private Coaching
U6 - U12
All Year
3-Day Clinic
U6 - U12
NSW School Holidays
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