Capalaba FC - Bulldog Academy

With the granting of 5-year National Premier Leagues Women (NPLW) and Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL) licences from 2018, Capalaba FC looked at ways to implement structured pathways that had the capacity to produce quality footballers for our elite programs. It is important for any elite program to provide a pool of players that will push for selection and allow for ongoing success and longevity of these programs utilising home-grown talent.

With that thought process in mind, the Bulldogs Academy concept was born and implemented with great success for the 2018 Season.

The aim of the academy is to develop young players to be expressive skillful talented footballers and foster an enjoyment of the game. 

Players are required to undertake a trial and selection process that mirrors those of our elite programs, building the experience and confidence of these young players for what lays ahead of them as they progress through the pathway to becoming an elite player.

Players who are selected in the academy are required train three nights per week (Under 8 Academy players will train twice a week) and will compete in the Football Brisbane Komodo Dragon competition. This competition is a more advanced league in which Football Brisbane requests clubs to select players of a higher ability to compete against each other.

The Academy coaching team is headed up by Capalaba FC’s dedicated Miniroos Technical Director, Emilie Rochelet, a “C” Licenced coach who has experience playing at the highest level in her native France, as well delivering SAP and Academy programs with Queensland NPL Clubs. Emilie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Academy Program as well as a passion for developing young talent.

Emilie is ably supported by an experienced, dedicated and passionate team of Coaches and Assistant Coaches who all strive to impart their knowledge and experience to our younger players.


If you wish to join our Academy program, then please contact:

Miniroos Technical Director
Emilie Rochelet

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