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Bayside PiratesWant something different to do over Summer? Why not try Futsal? If you play outdoor soccer and want something exciting to do over the summer, then Futsal could be for you. Call Mark on 0413 527 501 for further details.

The next Academy term commences on Saturday October 10. Girls and Boys of all ages are welcome to join. New players can either join for the 10 week Spring Coaching Program or for the 20 week Spring / Summer Program. This includes participating in a competitive League, which will commence in October.

For further details contact Zoran on 0406 155 622 or Mark on 0413 527 501.


The Pirates Womens team have started training for the Melbourne Futsal League, which will commence in early October. If you are an elite player and would like to represent the Pirates in Melbourne’s best Womens Futsal League, then call Mark or Zoran for further details.


Registrations are now open for the Spring Season! Places are limited for the Mens Competition, which is fast becoming the regions best Mens Futsal Competition. It all starts again on Friday 9th October. Details should be sent to Mark at as soon as possible, as the Fixtures List will have to be compiled. It is strongly recommended that all teams have a minimum of 6 committed players. 8 players per team is the best option.


The aim of the Academy is to teach players the skills of Futsal in a safe and friendly environment in order that they can reach their potential whilst having fun playing the game.

The Director of the Academy is Zoran Mrdjan who places an emphasis on teaching Futsal in the South American style. All players are taught ball skills and strategies with an emphasis on team work, fitness and self discipline.

Only Academy players will be selected to represent the Bayside Pirates in the FFV’s Futsal League and at the State Championships.

The Academy operates from February to November, with periodic breaks during the year. Qualified FFV Coaches will assess all players and organise them into their relevant age groups and skill levels. Training session times will be issued once the groups have been formed.

The Academy operates on Saturday afternoons and is open to:

Sub juniors aged 5 to 10 and juniors aged 11 to 18

All Academy Players will receive a Kit Bag. Training Uniforms are supplied on a seasonal basis. A uniform is also supplied for representative matches. All players are expected to have their own Futsal shoes and shin guards.

We also provide coaching sessions for older players who are either new to the game or players who just want extra coaching. If you would like to attend some of these sessions to improve your skills, then simply contact Zoran or Mark.


The annual subscription to join the Academy is $480, which equates to $12 per week. With our EasyeePay payment method, subscriptions can be paid either in full at the beginning of the Academy season (February) or it can be split into two payments of $240 (February and July).

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