CFA Graduates

When CFA was first established in 2015 we wanted to be more than just a football school – we wanted to be a genuine development academy, where we would coach and mentor players from early on in their journey and see them graduate into a professional pathway outside of Cairns.
With CFA graduates now playing in A-League and NPL set-ups all over the country, our development record is second-to-none in the region showing that our High Performance Program is up there with any other elite program in the country.


Notable CFA graduates that have taken the next step on their football journey, outside of Cairns and into the big world of football – not just within Queensland but beyond, include:
– Aaron Dempsey and Aleeah DavernBrisbane Roar FC (A-League)
Zaviah Di Carlo and Happy Venables – Newcastle Jets (A-league)
–  Morgan Stanton – Queensland Academy of Sport
Nate Prien, Tonia-Marie Rantucci, Luke Rantucci, Archie Reid – National Premier Leagues
And while a pathway to professional football is never guaranteed – we have always said with the right training, attitude and opportunities, the sky is the limit.

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