Welcome to The Neil Young
Football Academy

The Neil Young Football Academy (NYFA) comes to Adelaide! The NYFA was founded and is directed by former Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth professional Neil Young.



AGES: U5/U6 U7/U8 U9/U10 U11/U12 U13/U14


Clinics opening in 2024!


One on One sessions coming in 2024!

Academy Dates

U5/U6  U7/U8  U9/U10  U11/U12  U13/U14

2024 Term 2

Begins: Monday, 29 April 2024
Ends: Friday, 5 July 2024

2024 Term 3

Begins: Monday, 22 July 2024
Ends: Friday, 27 September 2024

2024 Term 4

Begins: Monday, 14 October 2024
Ends: Friday, 20 December 2024

About Neil Young

Neil started his professional footballing career at Tottenham Hotspur, where he captained the youth side. He spent seven years at Tottenham before moving to AFC Bournemouth where he played over 500 games.

After retiring from the professional game, Neil relocated to Adelaide and established himself as a well-respected coach.

In 2009, in his first year as seniors coach, Neil guided Cumberland United FC to Grand Final victory and promotion to the Super League. For this achievement, he was awarded FFSA Coach of The Year.


The Academy

The NYFA is open to players in the U5/U6, U7/8, U9/10, U11/12, and U13/U14 age groups, with all participants being eligible for consideration to represent NYFA in the Adelaide Academy League (AAL) tournament. Additionally, players may be evaluated for potential involvement in interstate and international tournaments organised by the academy.

What you can expect at the NYFA?

  • Challenging environment offering game-time experience and healthy competition.
  • Expert coaching based on extensive experience and a deep understanding of the game.
  • Skills development through focused drills, individualised coaching, and tactical awareness.
  • Improved football intelligence to better read the field, and make smarter decisions.
  • Regular evaluations and feedback to track progress and identify areas for improvement.

Interested in joining the academy?

Considering joining the academy? Prospective players are required to express their interest by filling out the contact form available on our website, after which they will receive an invitation to participate in a trial. Upon acceptance into the NYFA Elite or Development programs, players will be issued a unique code for complete registration.