On the 24th of August 2018 BFA was having one of the academy projects
dreams coming through.. for the first time BFA was taking some of our
Australia players to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The tour went absolutely
amazing. BFA team got located at Copacabana beach(one of the most famous
beach in the world) and also we have Vasco Da Gama FC as our home
With two intensives weeks (over 18 hours) of training BFA definitely
toke our players to the next level in terms of reality of football.
Futsal morning training sessions with Vasco youth U’10s & U11’s
coordinator Victor Pereira were so good, he dedicate the two weeks with
the boys to focus on their techniques and skills and the kids had a
In the afternoons our players were having the best opportunity ever, we
trained for two weeks with Vasco U’11s (Rio de Janeiro champions 2018
UNDEFEATED). The head coach Beto Araujo had us with enormous pleasure
and patience making the whole situação so comfortable. Wonderful coach
for an amazing team.
Definitely that was the best part of the day, hard training with the
highly level, great atmosphere, our boys trying to communicate with the
Brazilians boys and vice versa..the whole thing was so cool and fun and
at the end they all became best good friends. What an experience!!!
Believing in our huge soccer culture BFA couldn’t miss the opportunity
and we introduced to our players two Beach Soccer sessions during the
trip. We had the honour to have two Brazilians world champions running
it. Sidney Souto for times world champion and Marcelo Bueno three times
world champions. First session was a private session just for us from
both and the second one was a sessions with Marcelo Bueno beach soccer
school. Both sessions at Copacabana Beach. Amazing experience!!!
BFA would like to thank you our dear friend Vasco head coach U’15s and
also Brazil international head coach U’15s team Eduardo Patetuci for the
network and the opportunity. It wouldn’t happen without you buddy. Also
big thank you to Vasco geral youth coordinator Ney Ribeiro Souto Junior
that done everything for us sure every little thing would go smooth to our way. Absolutely champions!
Of course we couldn’t forget to mention about our tourism around rio.
Our crew had the chance to watch two lives matches at Engenhão stadium
and Maracanã stadium. Also we went to visit the Christ redeemer and the
sugarloaf plus ipanema and Leblon beaches.
Unforgettable trip and we can’t wait to be back in 2019.