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Northern Beaches Brazilian Soccer Schools Testimonials

2010-2015 Testimonials

"Dear Ian, Jarrod and all coaches at NB BSS,


We'd like to thank you all immensely for your dedicated coaching and

development of our son Charlie Entwistle over the last 9 months. We have no doubt that Charlie's selection into the Central Coast Mariners Academy U/10's SAP is as a result of his training with the Northern Beaches Brazilian Soccer School. 


In the July Winter School holidays of this year we decided to put Charlie, our son, into a Brazilian Soccer Schools holiday camp at Pittwater RSL. He enjoyed the camps so much he never wanted to leave. Towards the end  of the camp the coaching staff pulled us aside as they could see potential in Charlie, and they suggested that Charlie attend weekly regular training sessions with the Brazilian Soccer School to further develop his skills.  So we then carried on with further training on Tuesday nights. Charlie's foot work and skills with a soccer ball just improved immediately and his desire to get better at juggling and do everything to impress his coaches just shone through. Charlie was excelling at the Tuesday night training sessions and so it was suggested that he attend the Academy Training Sessions as well

on a Thursday night at Harbord Kickoff. So we did. The benefits of Charlie attending this Academy session with other highly skilled players were huge.

He constantly strived to better his skills and could test them out against other very well equipped players. 

And my greatest compliments to the coaching staff. Watching all these young boys listen to their coaches was amazing. I've coached myself for a few years and have never had the control of my players like these guys. The coaches are unbelievable. They take their time with the kids, show and tell them everything they need and want to hear. 


We'd never heard of Futsal before. Ian asked us to trial Charlie at AIS at Narrabeen. Charlie went through the 3 trials and got down to the last 18.

Unfortunately Charlie missed out. But he did get a flash pair of Futsal

boots which became his lifeline. He has to wear these to training every week and every time he had to put shoes on.

Ian then told us about SAP. Us being local soccer club members and from one of those clubs not having any rep programs or development squads we were unaware of SAP. So Ian worked on Charlie and wanted us to trial Charlie in one of these programs. We chose the Central Coast Mariners Academy as we were moving up the coast for business. We trialled Charlie in the U/9 SAP first as he is only 8. After the first trial, I was pulled aside by the coaching staff and was told Charlie's foot work was too good as it's a skills based squad, so they put him into the U/10 SAP trials.  After all 3 trials, Charlie now plays for the Central Coast Mariners Academy U/10's team.

This is very exciting news for us and Charlie. 

We'd really like to thank Ian and his coaching team. Without their knowledge of the game and skills we would never have thought Charlie could have gone this far. Even though we now reside on the Central Coast, we are still travelling down to Sydney to finish off the term with NBBSS. We can't miss out on the coaching these guys give. The Mariners program has started but Charlie just loves the programs Ian and his staff have planned.  


If any parent wants to see their kids football skills improve don't hesitate on giving NB BSS a go. 




Simon Entwistle"


"I would just like to thank Ian and the guys for their amazing coaching over the last 2 years. You are doing great things for the area and take a real interest in the kids as individuals which is rare to find. Ben got into Northbridge Rep Squad, and I know that the skills he learnt with you were a big part of this!

Keep us posted for upcoming camps, etc. The new Development Squad programme sounds very exciting!" Thanks again, Kath"


"Hi Ian, best of luck with it all. I think the new Academy and location will be brilliant! I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the coaching from you and your team. You've done a great job in developing Charlie as a player over the last 2 and a bit years. He is really looking forward to playing for Northbridge FC next year in there Elite Junior Development Program. Great that some of his team mates from BSS will be joining him! They can only go from strength to strength.... Cheers Sara"


"Hello Ian,

Glad to see things're going good on those beautiful Northern Beaches!

Also thrilled to see NBSS is going so well for you.

When we left Sydney you asked me to make sure Leo got some 'proper' training - so I wanted to fill you in where he's at.  This kid might look good on your credentials some day....

In March of this year Leo travelled to Sydney with Wynton Rufer personally to represent his NZ Elite Academy.  They played a tournament in Blacktown and met with the Western Sydney football team.  This prior to Leo's club season beginning.

Western Springs is my boys' club in NZ, and they have a new Head Coach (dude called Neil Emblen, ex-EPL player and current All Whites Assistant Coach).  He's breathed new life into the club.  Neil is mentoring the prem teams - Leo being in his 10th Grade prems - and subsequently started a Youth Academy, to which both Leo & Harper belong.

Back to Leo...

After participating in tournaments throughout the season & coming third overall in the Ak Premier 10th grade, the team focus was always on the Nationals held in October.  Over the course of 3 days, the boys lifted their game/came together as a team and ended up with played 10, won 10.  Taking the finals 3-0 with young Leo playing the entire game and scoring 2 of the 3 goals.  NZ's 10th Grade champions.

And now the winter season's over Leo continues to play with Wynton Rufer Academy Saturday mornings, to train with Neil Emblen Academy twice a week, and adds in futsal on a Friday night for good measure.

Thanks Ian for recognising that special drive in Leo.  FYI, when we were in Dubai Harper & Leo were inaugural members of the FCBarcelona Escola (Dubai), and Leo received similar comments to yours from his head coach - a gentleman named Josep Gombau - a name you may recognise from the A-League, as current Adelaide coach.  It always gives me immense satisfaction to keep you guys informed of how the little'uns progressing.  I hope he does you proud.  Oliver & I continue to be impressed.

Hopefully within the next couple years you can add him onto your 'I coached this one' list!

All the best with things in gorgeous Sydney.

Take care,



"My son Mitchell joined BSS in August 2012 after the Parents of one of his local club teammates recommended it. He attended the regular skills training sessions and was selected to play the Sunday games in the newly formed BSS FC playing in the Liga Academy competition during Term 4.


In these games he has played a year up in the under 9’s and the BSS coaching improved his skills immensely.


Just recently he trialled for the MWFA SAP U9 Squad and was selected along with his friend Tian mentioned above!


We seriously believe the time spent training and skills taught him at BSS gave him the edge for being selected. Playing practice games at the coaching sessions at BSS with older children have improved his skills and there is total respect for the younger players when playing with the older children. The coaches are all very positive and encouraging, which dramatically improves their confidence and techniques.


Mitch has requested that he continues to attend BSS through future Camps and training sessions wherever possible even though he will attend the elite FFA SAP pathway. 


Sue Sutton"


"Hi Ian,


On behalf of Tian, John and myself, we would like to thank you for allowing Tian to join the Northern Beaches Brazilian Soccer School that you have set up and coached this season. You have done an amazing job with all the kids (in all ages), and with the help of your assistant coaches (especially Marty). Tian has enjoyed it immensely and has come away with more skills than when he started and hopefully that will help him become a better soccer player overall.


The opportunity to play with the squad has played a big part in Tian being successfully chosen in a squad of 20 training and playing in the FFA Skill Acquisition Programme run by the MWFA. Tian has not only been able to learn to control the ball much more, but has enjoyed the whole experience you have provided, which credit should be given to yourself, and Marty for making the children feel so special.. We’re not sure where the Skills Acquisition Programme will go as yet, but are hopeful that the right sort of people are running it and developing these kids appropriately along the way.


Hopefully we can stay in touch throughout the next twelve months, so that if there is a chance or an opportunity for Tian and or Jaylin to be a part of your squad once again, then this could happen.


Our best wishes and gratitude for all you have done for Tian thus far.


Shelly, John and Tian Rae"

2016 & 2017 Testimonials


"We would like to say a huge thank you to you and the BSS team for your coaching and support of Noah leading to his selection into Manly United's Under 9 SAP Squad. Noah has had a fantastic year under your watch at BSS and along with all the other squad members has dramatically improved his ball skills and decision making ability as a result of your intensive coaching sessions. The passion and discipline that you and the team bring to the boys as well as your focus on developing the...ir strengths as individuals is an absolutely credit to you. The training sessions as well as the opportunities to play in competitions at such a high level of football have made Noah’s skills improve beyond belief in just a year. Noah has made some great friends at BSS and we will all look back on this time as such a fantastic experience. We hope our association with you and your school continues for many years to come and wish you all the best of luck for the future.

Many thanks again Ian, we are very grateful for everything you have done over the past year.

Andy and Roz Miller"

"I wanted to thank you and your coaching team for the extraordinary level of development our son Noah has achieved over the past year in the BSS program. The level of consistent focus on skills and gameplay tactics has paid off immensely and we have seen Noah rapidly move through higher and higher levels of performance. I also wanted to thank you for ensuring the kids are playing regularly in competitive tournament environments which has increased the level of enthusiasm an...d interest Noah has in the game.

Although there will be and already are many more development and club opportunities for the BSS kids as they come through your program, we look forward to continuing with the BSS program as I see it playing an important and ongoing part of Noah’s development.

Geoff Greenburg“

"Our 9 year old son has been attending the soccer programs at BSS in the past 4 years. All BSS coaches, but particularly Coach Ian has assembled an enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaching staff. The soccer instruction is top notch and is presented to the young players in a way that will challenge them to improve, but is easily understood and fun to participate in. Training sessions are well planned and organized with great eyes on basic and fundamental skills. The children are moving every second, never standing still or wasting time. The coaches are fully involved in all of the coaching and instruct each and every player. As great as the soccer instruction is, what we are most pleased with and impressed by is the connection all of the coaches and the BSS players have made with our son. It is easy to see that the coaches not only have a passion for soccer, but also truly enjoy working with children. Through their interactions, the coaches have made a very positive impact on our son' soccer skills resulting him to be selected to the SAP team of Northbridge Mariners.

- Renata and Tomas Franz"

The following Testimonial is one of our favourite player transformations and 2017 success stories from very humble beginnings.......


"Thank you for the efforts you've put into moulding my son, Callum into the soccer player he is today!
It was only just two years ago when Callum attended your skills program at Warringah Rec Centre North Manly for term 4 and then term 1, the following year.
From there he trialled and gained a position for CC Strikers division one red team (a good start)....
After the winter comp and winning every single game, Callum then trialled and was accepted into your Development Program.
This is where he really started to absorb the beautiful game football. His overall skills, ability and game play really started to show!
Come the end of Callum's second season with CC Strikers, he was scoring goals for fun every week.
Next was the biggest test by far!
Manly United Football Club SAP trials.
Callum was putting forward all he had learnt with the Brazilian Soccer School up against all the best boys on the Northern Beaches. He was up against Manly United's existing SAP and Development squads from last year, plus all the best from the local winter comp teams.
After 4 separate trials lasting all week, Callum was invited to join Manly United Football Club SAP (rep soccer) U10 team for 2017... an absolute amazing achievement from a 9 year old who struggled to kick a ball just two years ago!
You have not only made a young boys dream come true but you have also made me one of the proudest dads who loves the game football.
I can't honestly thank you and your team enough!! I don't know where my boys' career will take him? But I will always know where it started!!!
The Northern Beaches Brazilian Soccer School"....

Thanks again
Jason Hillier"

"My son started the BSS program early 2014 at the age of 10 during his 3 years with BSS he quickly developed and grew into a confident and most of all physically & mentally tough player.

He's been playing Division 1 club football for 2 years, played 2 Kanga Cup Finals, won MVP Kanga Cup 2017, won NSW School State Futsal Championship 2017, Golden Boot SIC 2017 and just been selected for our local Rep Team in NSW BYL for 2018.

The introduction to this first class tactical and physical training at this age is vital for any young ambitious footballer, we highly recommend the BSS program to any parent looking for training at this level and believe me - parents alone can't deliver this !

Just like to say a big thanks for BSS team for starting the ball rolling not only my sons development but for many more talented young BSS players".