Testimonials

Isaiah really enjoyed the Elite Summer Program this year. So “thank you and job well done” to all of the DFS organisers and coaching team for putting on such as professional footy development program, where like minded kids that have the desire and ambition to succeed in footy can come together and take part of such a program.

As a parent thank you for the time and effort put into Isaiah’s footy development as we look forward to seeing you next year.

Ange Markovsky, parent of 2015 Elite Summer Training Program


I would like to thank you and the other DFS coaching staff for helping me improve my footy in the 2015 Summer Training Program.

I really enjoyed it in 2013 and I really enjoyed it this year. I would definitely recommend it to my mates!

Evan, participant in 2015 Elite Summer Training Program


Wow, what a fantastic day had by Brock, your coaches should be very proud. I will be recommending your program to our football club.

Grant, parent of player in Elite Summer Training Program after Fitness Testing Day


It’s fantastic to see Declan enjoy your program so much, his passion for footy has certainly increased during these weeks.

Ann-Maree, parent of player in Elite Summer Training Program


Love this! He’s doing so well!

Hayden Gregg, parent of player in Elite Summer Training Program


Thanks DFS team, my son Coby was so pumped when he came home. He even done his DFS 300 Touches before he went to school this morning with the intention of doing them after school as well. Thanks again team he’s rapt.

Troy/Vanessa Hanlon, parent of player in Elite Summer Training Program


Yes thanks to the great coaches. Heaps of enthusiasm last night.

Samantha Burt, parent of player in Elite Summer Training Program


It was fantastic to watch those boys last night, what they did was very impressive. I was only there for an hour and what the coaches did with them was unreal!!

Pamela Mohr, parent of player in Elite Summer Training Program


A massive shout out to the coaches who were there last night. The way they related to the kids was awesome. My son can’t wait to get back for more training.

Tristan McSwain, parent of player in Elite Summer Training Program


Clubs looking to truly develop young players need to incorporate Dynamic Footy Skills into their system by exposing all junior coaches to the Coach Support Program.

Gary Samuel, Mill Park Assistant Coach after Coach Support Program


My son Brock got a lot out of the day. His game of footy the day after was his best game so far. Thank you very much for giving him some great skills and a big boost in his confidence.

Mum from South East Junior MasterClass


My son had a ball at today’s Dynamic Footy Skills MasterClass. Thanks guys. Brilliant job again

Andi Chandler, Parent


Congratulations on a very well run Youth Girls program. There are always new skills that need learning and honing.   As always, your coaches have found that perfect balance between teaching and making it fun. How awesome were those skills that the girls put on display on match day!

Thanks heaps guys and girls!

Sylvia Ashley, on Youth Girls program


We can all highly recommend the Coach Support Program to any clubs who want to assist, train and develop their coaches, which in turn certainly provides a better opportunity for the development of the kids.

Glenn Harrington. President, Panton Hill JFC


The structure of the DFS program and coaches was really well organised. And had not only me as coach, but all players involved listening intently and working on improving their skills. I really look forward to working with them again in the future.

Shane U12 coach - Knox Junior Football Club on the Team Development Program


So impressed with the way your clinic was run yesterday! Thanks for a great session team!

Kirsty Palimaka after Masterclass Series session


The session was awesome and all the boys loved it. Great job!

Jason Manolakakis, Banyule Under 10 coach


Cal has been absolutely flying this year. The last couple of seasons he has struggled with self confidence, and the DFS programs have been a huge part in him getting his self belief back again.

The kid who was always prepared to take ’em on and run with the ball from Auskick up until under 13s is back and loving his footy

Greg May, proud parent


Thank you for sending through the footy kicking analysis! It’s brilliant. Some great tips and Alex is thrilled.

Carla Wardlaw, mother


Thanks to DFS for organising such a wonderful day, yesterday at the hanger. Little Dools had a great day, especially being able to go for the tour. DFS have a great series of programs running.  Anyway thanks again for yesterday it was a fantastic success.

Justin Dooley, father of son who attended The Academy Program - Essendon Tour/Training Session


I cannot believe how far your program has taken Nick in such a relatively short time frame.

He kicked 5 goals today and 5 goals last week.  Even more importantly he spent a quarter of each game in defence on a key forward applying his defensive skills primarily acquired through DFS elite and summer training programs.

His defensive pressure was recognised by his coach as an example to his teammates today even though he only played in defence for one quarter.

He could not have done that this time last year before DFS training as he was just a forward minded player and did not fully understand the importance defensive pressure forward and back.

He has also been awarded captain of his school footy team.

Martin Klooster, participant's dad


I can’t believe how professionally run it is. I think it really gives the kids a great insight into what to expect in footy.

And if it improves their footy whether it’s local or under 18, or eventually the AFL, it’s a great start.

Mark Williams, AFL Premiership coach, speaking after Summer Training Program induction.


Congrats on running a successful, professional and well organised Aussie Rules Football Academy.

Any player involved with DFS can only improve his or her skills.

It has progressed from strength to strength through hard work, marketing and strategic planning.

Andrew Yodgee, participant's dad and Banyule JFC football operations manager


He is still a work in progress, but Michael’s involvement with DFS has helped to speed up his development with the honing of basic footy skills such as marking and kicking.

A few weeks back he took a contested mark in front of goals, went back and kicked his first goal, what a highlight!

Tony M (Dad) / Michael participated in the 2011 SSS after playing his 1st season of competitive Football


I have done all the DFS sessions from the SSS to the school holiday clinics and the KiK kicking sessions.

I love it all and really love the way they coach and help me with my football.

Josh Tonna – Regular DFS participant


Thanks for organising the program over the past weeks, our son Brayden has really enjoyed it.

Wendy S (Mum) / Brayden participated in the DFS Off-Season Programs – 2011 STP & 2012 PTP. Brayden was also judged B.O.G. during the DFS final off-season match


On behalf of my Grandson John K, I would like to thank all of the DFS guys for their great development program.
John is appreciative of the personal encouragement given by Dan but has said that everyone wants to help which is terrific. Thanks to all.

Maureen K (Mum) / John (JJ) participated in the DFS Off-Season Programs – with special focus on John’s Strength & Conditioning


I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone there on behalf of James and myself for the program you put on in both the summer and pre-season clinics.

I thought the program was professional and very well run. The knowledge and skills learnt have and will continue to be of benefit to the development of James going forward.

Paul D (Dad) / James participated in the DFS Off-Season Programs – 2011 STP & 2012 PTP


Jamie is loving your program and is getting a lot out of it and at the same time is having fun and learning so much.

Johnny Vignale (Dad & Head Coach Banyule JFC) / Jamie particpates in the DFS Saturday Skills Sessions


We had DFS complete a 4-week program with our team. We were blown away by the way the coaches approached the sessions and just how much our playing group loved the training and got out of the whole program.

We’ll definitely get them back again.

Sean Elwick / Head Coach at Heidelberg JFC


I would like to pass on my gratitude to you and the boys at DFS for the training sessions undertaken at the Warrandyte Junior Football Club. I found that the manner in which they were conducted has helped change the approach at training of my under 15’s who now do everything as a team. They now understand that when I am taking they keep quite which gives me more time to rationalise with then why we a going a drill. The drills undertaken we very beneficial and we have now extended on these to include other aspects of the game usually driven by the players. We continue to use most of the drills that were on show.
As a coach I a learnt hell of a lot and believe that this has improved my coaching. Each of the coaches who attended were very professional and it was great to see the boys look up to them. The under 15s this year have improved significantly and a lot of this was on the back of the coaches at DFS.
I would be more than happy to recommend you to other clubs and look forward to working with you in the future.

Steve Rowarth, Under 15s Head Coach at Warrandyte JFC


The whole day went smoothly, DFS are extremely organised. They really know how to make the sessions worthwhile, the girls had heaps of fun while also learning about their footy.

We’re really looking forward to having DFS back to provide some upskill the coaches sessions with all our junior club coaches and some more skill development sessions with our other teams.

Paul Smith, Eltham JFC football operations manager, after successful in-club training day


Just wanted to thank you and the guys for yet another fantastic training program! Cadence has learnt so much through your programs.

Sylvia Ashley, participant's mum