FAST Football Academy is a football training academy founded on the principle that every child can benefit from the skills, experiences, and training provided by a professional, world-class coaching program.
Founded in 2008 by 3 brothers (all professional footballers themselves), FAST Football Academy began working with a small number of local clubs, and has quickly grown into Sidney’s most effective and widely recognised training program. Serving all ages and skill levels, from Kindergarten to Year 4 students, FAST Football Academy has proven a lasting commitment to building future stars.
Milan, Ivan, and Eddy Bosnar are all professional or former professional footballers with years of coaching experience between them.
Milan Bosnar, a certified AFC C License C holder, was a defender for nearly two decades and most recently played for Sidney United’s winning team in 2006. Milan also holds a Senior License in coaching. His experience has been a driving force behind building and developing the winning staff of FAST FA coaching professionals.
Ivan Bosnar is currently team captain and centre midfielder for Sydney United, and plays in the NSW Premier League. A member of the club for over a decade, Ivan has toured Italy, the US, England and Ireland, and has been coaching young players aged 6 to 12 years for over 6 years. Ivan holds the Senior FFA license, and shares Head Coaching duties with brother Milan.
Eddy Bosnar is currently playing for Suwon Blue Wings in Korea, and has been essential in forging strong relationships between the professional football community and FFA. Eddy’s past clubs include Everton, Dinamo Zagreb, Jef United, Heracles Almelo, Shimizu S Pulse, and Sturm Graz. In 2012, Eddy gained worldwide recognition, breaking the record for fastest free kick in the world (123 kmh). Upon his retirement from professional play, Eddy will join brothers Milan and Ivan in the day to day management of FFA.
FAST Football Academy currently employs 8 full time coaches who specialise in working with children at all skill levels and experience. The Academy offers recreational programs to schools throughout Sydney, as well as Elite programs based from their home field at Cheltenham Road Park.
The Academy has become known for their inflatable soccer fields (“The Zone”), which is also available during School Holiday Camps and is for hire for special events and birthday parties. FAST FA continues to expand their programs within the local community by offering training and coaching programs to local clubs and schools, and works alongside Keeper School (goal keeping coaching) for all goalkeeping programs.
With a combined professional experience of over 2 decades training Sidney’s children and youth, FAST Football Academy and the Bosnar brothers remain dedicated to the challenge of building the stars of tomorrow, while instilling the benefits of healthy living and team sporting activities within each and every student.