Former chairman of English Premier League team Southampton Football Club and Brazilian Soccer Schools owner Rupert Lowe attended a local branch of the school’s training session on July 10.
Brazilian Soccer Schools coaching director Danny O’Shea runs the program on the grounds of Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, teaching boys and girls the traditional Brazilian philosophy and methods.
O’Shea said he had more than 80 children affiliated with the academy, which runs sessions over nine-week terms as well as after-school and elite programs.
He said the school delivered a development program for junior teams at Joondalup United, which is playing its first season as a State League team.
‘This has seen rapid progress through the junior leagues and winning the highly regarded Armadale Cup at both under-11s and 13s,’ O’Shea said.
‘We impress to all our students ‘talent is good, practice is better, passion is best’.’
The coach said they were planning to expand the program to other states, and the next term would start on July 27.