SIA Academy Campus
During the camp held by SIA Academy there are countless players who pass through the facilities of the high performance center. International players eager to get to know Spanish soccer and improve their soccer level during their vacation time.
In the summer months in Australia, which are different from those in Spain, there is also the possibility of attending the camps. The activity does not stop for any month at Soccer Inter-Action. In addition, Australian soccer is becoming more and more important and there are many players who want to have the opportunity to succeed in women's soccer.
Summer Campus for Australia
SIA Academy organizes specific campuses for all countries in the southern hemisphere. Australia is one of them. The players have to come during the Spanish winter season but the weather is still fantastic and during those weeks they are prepared to learn about Spanish soccer. Together with the coaching staff and the regular players who reside at the academy, double training sessions are organized every day.
In addition to the training sessions every day, there are workshops on nutrition, psychology or video analysis that help the player to grow from another area. All players who come for the campus have specific activities and individual training sessions, in addition to everything they do with the rest of the academy players.
Australian player experience
In this case, Ruby got a first-hand taste of the experience of living at the SIA Academy. For three weeks, she participated in the usual training dynamics and learned everything that encompasses the methodology of Spanish soccer. She was welcomed at all times by all her teammates, enjoying a great atmosphere during this time.
Here you can hear how she felt about her experience, what she values most about SIA Academy and how easy it was for her to come to the academy. She wanted to continue her training during her vacations, and all her expectations were more than met.
More players at SIA Academy
Ruby was not the only player present at the SIA Academy. The high-performance academy is one of the few at present that accepts both male and female players. It is therefore a mixed academy. During the season they have been trying out various players and in addition, there are the year-round residents.
Women's soccer is growing and this is evident at all the Soccer Inter-Action campuses. More and more girls are coming to learn how to train in Spain and to have opportunities to improve their soccer level. They are looking to make a name for themselves in a country where soccer is very competitive and is becoming more and more relevant.
There is a significant growth in soccer in Australia. At the women's level, the league is very competitive and the Australian national team often performs well in international tournaments. The A-League Women is Australia's top women's division, with Melbourne Victory FC as the champion of the last two editions.
Also important is the country's national team. Although the quarterfinals have been their best result in a World Cup, they have several trophies in the Asian Cup and the OFC Women's Nations Cup, the most important competition in Oceania.
Australia's top women's teams
Melbourne City FC, Sydney FC, Adelaide United or Camberra United FC, are the most famous clubs in Australian women's soccer, along with the current champion. The league is made up of eight teams, with all but one having a men's team in the top division.
The latest team to join the league is Wellington Phoenix Football Club, a New Zealand club. After being in the men's league since 2007, it was last season that they decided to participate in the women's competition as well. As a result, every year the level increases and the demand grows in this important league of the Oceanic continent.
Australia women's national team
The Australian women's national team has different titles to its credit: 2 Nations Cups, 3 Australian Cups, 3 OFC (Oceania) Championships, 2 AFC Asian Cups and 1 AFF Championship. In terms of World Cups, their last participation in France 2019 they reached the round of 16. Their best qualification was in the World Cups between 2007 and 2015, where they reached the quarterfinals in all three editions.
As players, the most outstanding goal scorers would be Lisa De Vanna with 47 goals in 150 games and Sam Kerr with 42 goals in 92 games. Similarly, Cheryl Salisbury has been the player with the most appearances for the Australian national team, with a total of 151 matches.