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CFA Cairns, QLD

The region's only fully integrated football academy with programs that suit all levels, from beginners right through to High Performance. With a unrivalled coaching team, you can ensure your child is in the best possible hands at CFA. Training at our own state-of-the-art facility. The Grounds Cairns in Woree.

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All-year-round 5v5 social comps

Join us for one of our many social 5v5 competitions at The Grounds Cairns with Mixed, Ladies Social, Mens Social and the Junior World Cup running at various times of the year. Get fit and have fun at The Grounds Cairns!

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FNQ Youth Cup

The region's biggest independent annual tournament with over 400 players from all over Australia, the FNQ Youth Cup is set for another big year in 2022 at The Grounds Cairns. Express your interest in joining us today!

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our history

In his playing years, Zenon Caravella was widely regarded as one the country’s true technicians. Now, he spends his time developing the next generation of footballers.

The lightest footballer to ever play in the A-League, Zenon more than made up for his smaller stature through his fierce competitive nature, his ability to read the game and do the basics exceptionally well, with Fox Sports commentator Andy Harper once proclaiming Caravella to be the “perfect player” to carbon copy across the A-League.

With a professional career lasting 15 years – with a solid ten in the A-League, Zenon Caravella – has been well recognised for his influence in football across several clubs winning Coaches Player of the Year at Gold Coast United and Club Champion at Adelaide United, all leading to an “Outstanding Contribution to the A-League award in 2016.

In 2015, Zenon Caravella hung up his boots to start Caravella Football Academy in his hometown of Cairns, which now boasts over 300 players of all levels aged 3-15 including our flagship program, “High Performance” (HPP) which has seen our players graduate from our academy straight to an A-League set-up.

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At Caravella Football Academy we have a wide range of programs and social competitions to suit players of all ages and levels.


With a career spanning over 15 years, Zenon Caravella has established himself as not only a quality, hardworking footballer but an honest, genuine character off the field.

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The Grounds Cairns – 117 Toogood Road, Woree.
0414 048 699


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