Our targets is to create and improve soccer players. Since we started we have done fantastic work with many Australian players who could reach is dream to play in A-League, NPL and for a few lucky and well prepared players in overseas. Every start of the season is a challenge for many new players arriving hoping to do the same but the road is with plenty of hurdles and it is not easy at all to get there. Players need commitment , willing, passion, open mind, humbleness and positive attitude to try to be professional. Our Academy is the place to learn and to be one one of them ! Start the new adventure and good luck
Many Players went in Europe after spending time with our Professional Academy. Someone managed to survive into a new environment someone else left after few months and came back in Australia. To play in overseas is a big challenge, you have to be strong and with a flexible mentality, the culture , the habits, the food are completely different and you have to ready to juggle all of its.
In March this year my 14 year old son Harley Dickerson & I went to Italy for him to play soccer in a tournament with some of the best young soccer players in Australia. Harley attended a 3 day soccer clinic in Mackay in the June school holidays last year run by ex A.C Milan Player Andrea Icardi and his team of professionals. From the clinic Harley along with 5 other Mackay boys were recognized for their talent and passion for soccer and invited to attend the tour and make up part of teams ranging in age from 10 to 17. It was the best experience my son could of had to further his passion and love of soccer and develop his skills even further. Andrea and his specially selected team of coaches worked diligently with him and his team to prepare them for the tough competition Italy and other countries had prepared to challenge the Australian teams. They got to taste what is needed to make it as a professional player. Harley’s home coach Bruce Clarendon of Lions noted a big change in his skill level upon return. The boys worked really hard training and competing but they also had a lot of fun too, along with the parents who attended.
Both Jack and I would like to thank everyone involved for the time and effort that all the trainers have made to teach the fantastic skills that the kids are unable to find elsewhere. The passion from the trainers/coaches is a pleasure to see and we would like to wish you all the best of luck for the future.
I just wanted to let you know Ronnie thoroughly enjoyed your school holiday soccer camp last week, and that we have seen a great improvement already in Ronnie’s soccer skills. Since he has been attending the Academy training on Tuesday nights, he has gained very quickly a greater understanding of the game, and as his skills are improving he is also enjoying the game so much more. We feel very fortunate to be involved with the AC Milan Academy here in Sydney and believe that your staff offer exceptional training skills to the children. They also have the ability to deal with children at their own level, as well as display professionalism which is second to none. We would like to praise Andrea in the way you are running your programs and training, an thank you for your personal touch given to your clients/members also. I must say that we thoroughly enjoy watching your staff work with the children, and even my mum, Elizabeth, who just turned 80 years of age, would not miss one of the training sessions for anything !
I would like to congratulate you and the entire coaching staff on an incredible job you have done with the U14 boys! The game yesterday highlighted that in a relative short period the U14n team have developed, matured and improved incredibly well. When you look at start of the season when the u14n lost 6-3 against U14m. Secondly, if you compare the evolution of the U14n team compared to last season’s U13 team, it appears to me that this team (u14n) have reached a level of maturity as a team, earlier compared to last season. This is a testament of the coaching work you are performing! Well done and keep-up the good work. It just highlights that the Milan Academy is the only program in Australia that provides CONSISTENT and HIGH QUALITY training programs across all teams and with excellent coaches. I have had the pleasure to witness significant improvement of the individual players and teams. For you coaches it must be very satisfying to see your efforts being realised in strong competitive teams whilst improving each and every player! A job well done and keep-up the good work!
It is a very exciting opportunity being able to do and practice at what you love everyday, something any kid would want to do when growing up. I thank you, Andrea and the academy for helping me from the beginning. Without your support I would have never have got close to this opportunity, and I will remember this for the rest of my life. The Academy has shaped who I am today to be disciplined, humble and hard working all things that even if I do not make it as a professional, are imbedded within me forever. Thank you, and I will make sure to keep in touch.
Lucas Carvalho Van de Scheur has started playing for AC Milan 2 weeks ago. Last Saturday he woke up at 5:00am fully dressed with AC Milan uniform saying that it was time to wake up as he needed to go for a game. His mom checked the internet and told him that he misunderstood something because there was no game on. He cried for 2 hours…
I just wanted to let you know how much my boys Braith and Ashton enjoyed the 4 day Holiday camp at Homebush. The camp was professionally organised with exceptional coaching staff. My boys said that they enjoyed the camp and couldn’t wait to come back again next school holidays. Thanks again for the wonderful camp experience that you have given my boys.
Would just like to say a big thank you for our trip to Italy. It was extremely well organised (be it attributed to experience or sheer cleverness). I expected to be stuck bored while the kids trained etc but this turned out not the case, I recall always something happening, always a tour, an activity, and always a coach arriving to take us somewhere... Absolutely brilliant !! So once again, thanks for a great experience and particularly your collective efforts to make it the awesome trip it was (I assume it took months of hard preparation). Well done!
Thanks so much, the kids are really enjoying the AC Milan Soccer Training and I’d like to take this opportunity to put forward our thanks and appreciation to the whole team at AC Milan but especially Luca and Rich who give Amy such wonderful support and encouragement. So much so that she is happy to attend the camp without her friend next time which I think is a hug compliment as being the only girl in a hundred or so boys can be quite confronting. I have no doubt it is these two coaches that make her feel confident and comfortable to do so. Also to Andrea for his wonderful support and encouragement of our wonderful Ky!
I would just like to say a massive thank-you to all the staff at AC Milan Soccer Academy involved in putting together the tournament for our Australian boys. My son Jermaine Quakawoot had an amazing experience over in Italy playing in the tournament and was very overwhelmed and very much excited for the opportunity/experience , I can't thank you all enough for allowing Jermaine to participate and as a parent I was impressed how smoothly and professional things went from flights, accommodation, tours etc. I understand how much time and effort went into organising such an event and was very proud to be a part of it, from office staff to coaches you all did an amazing job and for that I am extremely grateful, Jermaine is very much looking forward to the AC Milan Clinic in June here in Mackay, and thoroughly enjoyed also having the coach he had in the tournament, sorry I don't know how to spell his U12s coaches names but Jermaine said his coach was tough and he really enjoyed the challenge and tried hard each and every day, he really enjoyed his coach and respects all involved. I think the discipline was fantastic and an eye opener in a positive way. So again thank you Andrea, Rosie, Hannah & Coaches for making this experience memorable and a complete success.
I wanted to send you a quick note to say ‘thank you’ ! We decided to let Darcey trial for our local NPL1 team for the first time this year, the Macarthur Rams, and to our surprise & delight he was the 2nd player selected on the 2nd night of trials ! Without going to Milan - changing his position, seeing how tough and physical he had to be, and the coaching he received, I don’t think he would have made it. The Italy trip changed how he plays . So again, THANK YOU.....he is super excited ! Many Thanks, Kaaren & Darcey