Academy History

The Australasian Soccer Academy (ASA) was founded in 2006 by Tony & Joanne Basha to provide opportunities and open pathways to soccer players of diverse backgrounds looking to reach their maximum potential on and off the pitch. Since our foundation ASA has established a strong reputation for nurturing and developing talented boys and girls some of whom have made it on a professional level both in Australia and abroad. We presently run a variety of programs for age groups ranging from 3 to 20 years old with close to 300 players registered with the academy.

A message from our Head Coach Tony Basha and Academy Director Joanne Basha

We would like to formally introduce you to the Australasian Soccer Academy (ASA). As a motivated member of our Football community worldwide, our goal has always been to create pathways and offer opportunities to young players both here and overseas. 

My dream to form an academy that offered these and many other links for all footballers became a reality over 10 years ago with the birth of the Australasian Soccer Academy.

ASA has been a well-established Academy since 2006 and we are dedicated to our students’ development and to nourish their love of this great game. Our commitment and belief in our training programme is evident in the success stories of many ASA graduates including Mitchell Duke and Christian Volpato.

Here at ASA, we have five (5) key values that set the foundations of our academy 

  • Integrity
  • Attitude, 
  • Respect, 
  • Dedication and 
  • Continued development.

We believe these values are just as important as having all the skills required for success and pride ourselves on presenting quality players who display these important traits

ASA is proud to have formed strong bonds with many overseas clubs, creating pathways for many of our students. By continuing to build on these affiliations, we are able to help create a future for our players both here and abroad and cementing a pathway for juniors to realistically aspire to reach their full potential worldwide.

As Founder / Director of the Australasian Soccer Academy and the Head Coach of our programs, we will continue to ensure our soccer program is one of excellence by consistently  combining highly qualified and personable staff along with excellent facilities and carefully designed developmentally appropriate curriculum to ensure that all ASA students are offered the most comprehensive and relevant training schedule. 

We strive to have elements available to create an environment for all soccer players to improve his or her skills and develop a better understanding of the game. 

We strive to ensure an enjoyable and beneficial time at the academy. You can be certain that every participant will receive our attention, care and coaching throughout their time with us. 

Tony Basha 
Founder / Technical Director 
Australasian Soccer Academy

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