ABOUT THE PATHWAY TO PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY

The Pathway to Professional Football Academy (P2P FA) aims to provide professional football coaching in Canberra.  We will focus on developing the character, skills and on-field decision making of our young male and female players. The staff at P2P FA are passionate about youth development and want to raise the bar.  In fact, we believe it is time for a change on what we do and how we do it.  We will provide a flexible and player-centred learning environment that not only supports young players in  learning the game they love and enjoy, but also aims to encourage and challenge them to be contributing and respectful members of our community.

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Our Approach

OUR PARTNERS

ORANGETHEORY FITNESS

ANYTIME FITNESS AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY

OUR TEAM

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Mr Ian Worthington
Head Coach

All P2P FA sessions will be run under the direction of our Head Coach Mr Ian Worthington. Ian obtained his UEFA 'A' licence in 2019, and has extensive coaching and international youth development experience at clubs including Bolton Wanderers, Burnley FC and Manchester City FC in the UK.
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Mr Luke Wilkshire
Talent Identification Consultant

Luke is the Head Coach for the Wollongong Wolves in the NSW NPL and had a distinguished career as a professional footballer in the EPL, Russia, the Netherlands and most recently with Sydney FC in the A-League.  Luke played 80 games with the Socceroos over ten years, including two world cups in 2006 and 2010.
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Ms Carleigh Dallen
Child Safety Consultant

Carleigh is an experienced Social Worker with extensive experience in supporting young people and families, particularly those who experience high vulnerabilities and trauma. Carleigh also has a strong background in community development and believes that it takes a village to raise great successful children and young people.
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Mr Lex Anderson
Speed and Movement Consultant

Lex has been involved in coaching running, speed and movement for over 20 years, including roles with the ACT Academy of Sport for Men's Hockey, professional sporting organisations such as the Brumbies and the Raiders, and as consultant to Australian programs in Football, Softball and Hockey, individual athletes at international and national levels. Lex now specialises in gait analysis and improving running mechanics to achieve better performance and injury prevention for athletes.
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Canberra City Health Network

Our sponsor the Canberra City Health Network is a multi-disciplinary, patient focused team that offers a complete range of allied health services including Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage, Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from three convenient locations. All our clinicians take pride in being a team of like-minded empathetic health professionals who all genuinely care about the health and wellbeing of our patients.  Find them at https://www.canberrahealthnetwork.com.au/  
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