Drag­ons have hopes for Gosling academy

Push is on to make the spe­cial clin­ics a fix­ture

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

JAMIE Gosling’s Foot­ball Academy has opened a Port Dou­glas cam­pus to serve a num­ber of lo­cal fam­i­lies who wanted to send their kids to his clin­ics but were pre­vented be­cause it meant trav­el­ling to his main cam­pus in Cairns. The main cam­pus of the Gosling academy is in Cairns.

Jamie hold­ing ses­sions at DUFC grounds in Cas­sowary park at 4pm on Wed­nes­days till the end of the school year.

“We are hop­ing that we get the num­bers needed to make this a per­ma­nent fix­ture so that the chil­dren of Dou­glas Shire have ac­cess to the same op­por­tu­ni­ties as Cairns chil­dren,” said Dou­glas United Foot­ball Club pres­i­dent Lo­gan Marsh.

Jamie Gosling Foot­ball Academy is an in­de­pen­dent soc­cer academy, not af­fil­i­ated with any FNQ soc­cer club.

JGFA play­ers are en­cour­aged to train with and play for their ju­nior soc­cer clubs dur­ing the sea­son. The JGFA mis­sion is to de­velop th­ese young play­ers with ex­tra spe­cial­ist coach­ing for the ul­ti­mate ben­e­fit of their lo­cal clubs and FNQ foot­ball in gen­eral, de­vel­op­ing them as in­di­vid­u­als, and ul­ti­mately strength­en­ing ju­nior soc­cer in the re­gion.

“As a men­tor and coach, I seek to in­stil the love and en­joy­ment of foot­ball in young Jamie Gosling is a former English Leagues player and cur­rent mem­ber of the Aquis FNQ Heat’s Na­tional Pre­mier Leagues squad. He played against Liver­pool in the FA Cup be­fore mov­ing to Aus­tralia and play­ing in NSW and Vic­to­rian com­pe­ti­tions. Jamie joined Dou­glas United in the FNQ Pre­mier League, guid­ing them to the cham­pi­onship in 2012. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Jamie Gosling Foot­ball Academy in Port Dou­glas call Kim on 0412 579 107 or email info@jgfa.com.au.

chil­dren. I want to en­cour­age good sports­man­ship and team spirit in chil­dren,” said Jamie Gosling.

“I think it’s vitally im­por­tant to be good peo­ple on and off the pitch, some­thing that is some­times lack­ing in the mod­ern game.”

Lo­gan Marsh said the JGFA had the full sup­port of Dou­glas United Foot­ball Club. “We en­cour­age DUFC mem­bers to join in th­ese ses­sions to con­tinue de­vel­op­ing their skills dur­ing the off sea­son.

“It’s also a great op­por­tu­nity for chil­dren who haven’t played foot­ball be­fore to try the sport with­out hav­ing to com­mit to the Satur­day games in Cairns. We are look­ing for­ward to hav­ing some strong ju­nior teams when we start back the sea­son in Fe­bru­ary.”

Jonah with the big wind up and kick

Pic­ture: LUKAS TEAS­DALE

Jamie Gosling Foot­ball Academy squad

Kai Furche

Lewis Marano weaves through traf­fic

Kobi Teas­dale

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