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Junior Development Program

Developed in line with the philosophy and training methods of Adelaide United, our Junior Development Program has been designed specifically for boys and girls of all footballing abilities from the ages of 5 – 13 years of age.

Delivered in a safe an inclusive environment with a strong emphasis on respect, teamwork and social skills, participants will also learn key footballing skills that can also be transitioned into everyday life.
Participants will receive a high intensity, skilled program which will be delivered by our qualified and experienced coaching staff. The sessions have been designed to develop players skills and advance their technical abilities both on and off the field.

We are proud to announce former Adelaide United player and Club favourite Marcelo Carrusca as the Head of the program.
As many of you know Marcelo has run his own very successful Academy for the past 8 years with hundreds of South Australian kids having come through the program already.

Adelaide United have acquired the Carrusca Academy and this rolls in to become the Adelaide United Football Development with immediate effect.

Why Choose Our Program?

  • Elite Coaching Team: Learn from the best, including former Adelaide United star Marcelo Carrusca, who is dedicated to unlocking each player’s potential.
  • Holistic Development: We believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals, focusing not only on soccer skills but also on life skills like teamwork, discipline, and resilience. Parents can rest assured that their child’s character is being cultivated.
  • Confidence Boost: As children progress and showcase their skills, their confidence naturally grows. Parents will witness their child’s self-assurance and self-esteem flourish.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Engaging in regular physical activity is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Parents can support their child’s fitness journey by enrolling them in our program.

Girls Only Sessions
As well as standard mixed sessions, we also offer girls only sessions at Ridley Reserve on Wednesdays and St Clair on Saturdays.

St Clair Oval
Address: Brocas Ave, St Clair SA 5011
Dates & Session Times:
Monday, 23 October – Monday, 11 December (8 Sessions)
5 – 8 Year Old – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
9 – 13 Year Old – 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Saturday, 28 October – Saturday, 16 December (8 Session)
5 – 8 Year Old – 9:00am – 10:00am
9 – 13 Year Old – 10:15am – 11:15am

Ridley Reserve East
Address: Judd Road, Elizabeth SA 5112
Dates & Session Times:
Wednesday, 25 October – Wednesday, 13 December (8 Sessions)
5 – 8 Year Old – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
9 – 13 Year Old – 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Everyone will be placed into groups with children of similar age/ability for each session, with groups monitored through the course of the program.

Players will receive an exclusive UCAN Adelaide United Junior Development Kit (jersey, shorts & socks), a One Game Membership for Season 2023/24 and a $20 AUFC Store Merchandise Voucher. For more information please call 8340 3000 or email:

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