Melbourne Victory’s Pre-Academy Centres are a player’s stepping stone into the Melbourne Victory Academy program. Via regular contact with Melbourne Victory coaches players will improve key skills and develop confidence in their ability to take the next step in their football journey.

Training targets players at the skills acquisition phase of their development and seeks to allow graduates of the program to transition into the Melbourne Victory Academy.

Who is it for?

The program is exclusively for boys aged 9-12 and girls 9-14 in Metropolitan Melbourne.

Regional and International Pre Academy Centres are for players aged 9-15 and are co-designed in conjunction with the hosting organisation.

What is a Pre-Academy Centre?

Running out of a number of venues across metropolitan and regional Victoria, training programs will complement a player’s community football development and prepare them for potential entry into the Melbourne Victory Academy.

Where are they?

Pre Academy Centres will run concurrently with Victorian School Terms with Regional and International Pre Academy Centres hosted in School Holiday periods.

  • East Metro – Keysborough
  • North Metro – Epping
  • North West Metro – Hillside
  • West Metro – Point Cook
  • Regional Victoria – Albury / Wodonga
  • Interstate – Riversdale, Tasmania
  • International – Auckland, New Zealand

How do I join?

All nominations for players through to one of our Pre Academy Centres must be approved by your local club Technical Director / Club Delegate. Please contact for more details.