Playing Style

The National Curriculum
To shape the future success of football in Australia, and provide all levels of the sport with a roadmap for player development, the Football Federation of Australia has developed a National Curriculum. Our coaches are educated through FFA programs, using key elements of the National Curriculum that are aimed at young players’ key development phases.

“The National Football Curriculum intends to deliver an Australian playing and coaching philosophy based on analysis of top football and scientific research, taking the specific circumstances and characteristics of Australian football into consideration.”
Han Berger, National Technical Director, FFA

Click on the link below to see the National Curriculum

FC Birrarung Playing Style
In 2013 the club began working with James Vaughan to develop a club philosophy and playing style. James has extensive experience in player development, having worked with National Talent Centres (NTCs) in Australia and New Zealand, and has played Futsal for the NZ team.

James VaughanThe FC Birrarung Playing Style has been developed to reflect the individual values of our club, to incorporate the feedback of our players and parents, and to ensure that we achieve long-term player development. It builds upon the National Curriculum, and ensures that what we stand for at FCB is represented in the way we play.

Click the link below to download the FCB Playing Style.

FCB Playing Style (PDF, 4.6Mb)