Apply For Our F.T Development Academy At Peregian Beach College

Apply For Our F.T Development Academy At Peregian Beach College

After a hugely successful Term 1, Sunshine Coast FC and Peregian Beach College in partnership with Sunshine Coast Sports Club are please to announce the launch of the Full-Time Development Academy at Peregian Beach College.

The Full-Time Development Academy will run parallel with the Full-Time Elite Academy, and will cater for players who demonstrate potential to progress into the SAP / NPL program with Sunshine Coast FC “Fire”.

Prospective players will train similarly to the Elite program with a slightly reduced training load of approximately 8 – 10 hours a week, twice daily, which will also incorporate Sports Science support and player monitoring program.

The delivery staff for the Full-Time Development Academy Will still comprise of the Elite staff of Melvyn Wilkes, Gareth Thomson and Tom Bateman, with the inclusion of other vastly experienced and qualified coaches.

Technical Director Melvyn Wilkes said “the Full-Time Development Academy will help to bridge the gap between players who have potential and the players who are already on the Elite pathway. If a player demonstrates exceptional ability. The opportunity will arise for the respective player to make the step up into our SAP / NPL squads”.

Players in the Full-Time Development Academy at PBC will still register with their respective Junior clubs, whilst having the benefit of receiving full-time Professional coaching on a daily basis 4 days a week.

For more information and an opportunity to trial for a position please email

Trials are scheduled for Thursday 10th September 2020 at Peregian Beach College, Old Emu Mountain Road, Peregian Beach, 4573. ALL players attending must be registered.

Age groups are we are looking to recruit for are as follows:

2021 – U9
2021 – U10
2021 – U11
2021 – U12
2021 – U13
2021 – U14