ELLË Football Academy acknowledges that life is full of experiences, we believe that the opportunity to train in Brazil is a life changing experience. Think beyond the boundaries of playing local football and be prepared for a transformational change in your football capability made possible by this Brazilian experience.
We aim to transform young athletes into global players that are able to compete not only in Australia but also anywhere around the globe.
Brazil is often referred to as “o país do futebol” (“the football country”) producing some great players like Pele, Romário, Rivaldo and Ronaldo (and of course your coaches Le and Leo!). A country passionate about football, with over 10,000 professional players competing in Brazil and across the world. Truly, o país do futebol!
What makes this football experience more special…? It’s the home of coaches Le and Leo, which explains a lot about their intense passion for football. It really is a way of life for many Brazilians, living and breathing football! This passion runs in your coaches’ blood and what better way for EFA players to experience this passion by visiting Brazil, submerging yourself in the culture and playing with the locals.
The Brazilian culture oozes an infectious passion that truly captures the spirit of this South American experience. A must for any bucket list, player or parent!
Elle Football Academy
ELLË Football Academy has partnered with a leading football club focussed on youth development, Figueirense Futebol Clube ( Figueirense Football Club), in the heart of South Brazil. Located on the island of the beautiful Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Figueirense has been responsible for developing top players such as Roberto “Firmino”, Filipe Luís among many others.
The development of Elle players is our primary focus and we believe a partnership with one of the leading football nations will help us deliver on this commitment. We want to offer our players a truly amazing opportunity to train in Brazil while enjoying the culture and getting to know the path of many Brazilian football stars!!
Figueirense Futebol Clube has a team of coaches and staff, with years of experience in development. ELLE’s programme design and coaching methods will prepare players for this opportunity and allow them to continue to develop their self-confidence, discipline and superior football skills.
Figueirense, which has a FIFA standards football field and training facility located at Orlando Scarpelli Stadium, where you can live, breathe, and train football. Importantly, you get the opportunity to play against other talented Brazilian youth players.
Figueirense Futebol Clube not only has a great programme, but backs it up with what matters, well-prepared fields that are equipped with the best drainage systems and great grass or turf, Bermuda Grass (Cynodondactylon), one of the best for football.
Players will have a very intense schedule while in Brazil with comprehensive training sessions, friendly matches against local teams and other leisure football games.
Players daily schedules are packed full of football activities to ensure they capitalize on this opportunity and have an awesome experience.
Figueirense Futebol Clube is responsible for the football training, which includes:
• Daily training, some days, twice a day with the coaches of Figueirense held at the club facility.
• Tactical, technical and athletic work.
• Participation in friendly matches against local youth teams.
Figueirense Futebol Clube offers medical assistance on site (physiotherapist and doctors) for minor injuries such as strains and sprains.
Language Course & Leisure time
Figueirense is in responsible for leisure and language time of the players, which includes:
• Intensive Portuguese lessons (3 hours a week)
• Visiting local places around the island of Florianópolis
• Other activities with the educational staff
*We will organize for players to attend to the Figueirense Futebol Clube (Brazilian League).
Accommodation, Brazilian Visa, Organisation & Airport Transfer
Figueirense is responsible for accommodation of the players at the Orlando Scarpelli Stadium and catering (full board) for all players. Parents hotel will be organised by Ellë Football Academy and charged separately. However, if parents prefer to organize their own accommodation please inform Elle coaches.
Transfer from Florianópolis Airport to the stadium and return for groups is included.
Brazil has recently announced “visa free entry” for Australians. Australians players travelling to Brazil for training camps and tourism, NO LONGER need a visa for Brazil.
ELLË FOOTBALL ACADEMY will aim to take full teams to Brazil as this will enable players to compete in proper friendly matches. We are responsible for the scouting and selecting of talented players for each age group. Selected players will need to demonstrate a consistently superior football capability and outstanding core values at all times.
2-WEEK PROGRAMME (14 Days)
$2,500 (USD) GST inclusive
* Parents accommodation will be charged separately and will be organised by Ellë FA upon confirmation.