Homestay Program

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Through the sport of football the FFA Centre of Excellence aims to teach our players teamwork, leadership, and respect while taking part in the experience of a lifetime.

We recognise that for many, relocation to the FFA Centre of Excellence means moving away from home for the first time, and players as young as 14, can be overwhelmed being so far away from home, especially if it is for the first time.

The aim of the FFA Homestay Program is to ensure the scholarship holders receive the best all round development for their football, education and personal lives.

By integrating training, education and accommodation, all conveniently situated in Canberra, the FFA Homestay Program aims to provide optimal conditions to develop and prepare elite players for the mental and physical demands of professional football.

Host families provide strong role models, authority figures and a supportive family environment that make a significant difference in the lives of the young men who have left their families to pursue their football dreams. The host family plays a key role in the development and success of the player.