Dragon Football Academy Pty Ltd is a professional youth football academy based in Brisbane.
We are specialised in football development for boys and girls from 6 – 16 years of age to give them opportunity to reach their full potential in this sport. We offer high quality football program, unique coaching style, top of the line facilities and equipment.
Our philosophy and vision will come from Dragan’s vast experience as a player and years of experience being involved as a coach.
At DFA we believe that an early commitment is so important to establish a solid technical and mental foundation. Learning young is learned for life, so when you learn, learn well from the start.
Our main goal is to bring players to the next football level, from talented to the level of excellence and using our scouting experience to give them chance to play in top professional level.
Our mission is to give opportunity to young players to develop their football skills as well as the leadership qualities.
In DFA we keep the way of playing recognisable, attractive, creative, fast, and fair football. Also, we strive to inspire our players with discipline, respect, character and excellence both on and off the field.
Those qualities will assist players achieve their personal goals and produce players proud of wearing DFA shirt.
“Respect All, Fear None”
I grew up in the former Yugoslavia where football was the major national sport and I commenced playing at a young age with my local club. I was very fortunate to come into contact with some outstanding players and coaches in my early years where I learned the value of great coaching along with application, discipline, focus and most importantly a love of the game and pure enjoyment of playing a fantastic team sport.
My junior experiences enabled me to progress to the national youth league and then to senior football where I was fortunate enough to be associated with FK Drina-Zvornik, and after that with FK Teleoptik-Zemun, as a part of the Partizan Belgrade feeder system. I was given the opportunity to play against some of the best players in the country.
I am grateful for the experience in my junior and senior playing career and feel that this has given me a unique insight into coaching, match planning and what it takes to get the best out of the individual players and the team. Coaching junior players is my passion and I always take the view that I am there to take care of their development as individuals but also to guide them to operate effectively and grow as a team.”
“Learning young is learned for life, so when you learn, learn well from the start”