The AIS is transitioning out of directly delivering sport programs to empower sports to manage their entire high performance pathway, a priority action of Australia's Winning Edge.
For details on the high performance plans of individual sports please contact the relevant national sports organisation.
AIS Men’s Football
AIS Men’s Football is a well credentialled, residential football development program. It has has produced many high-quality players for domestic and international clubs and it's alumni play throughout Australia and across the globe in various competitions.
The program was established in 1981 as one of the AIS’s eight founding sports, with two broad aims: to identify and develop young players and to develop coaches through the scholarship coaching scheme.
In 2009, the program altered its focus to specifically support the preparation of players for selection to the FFA's national under 17 team (The Joey's) and future professional careers. An element of this preparation is the opportunity to play in the National Youth League as the youngest team in that competition.
About the program
The AIS operates football programs for both men and women and provides opportunities for athletes to play and train under the supervision of national coaches, further developing their experience and professionalism.
Athletes in both programs have access to sports psychology, nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, recovery and travel services.