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Old Dec 11th 2021, 7:58 pm
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Morning all,

My family and I are moving over to Brisbane in August and we’re just trying to sort the basics out.
we have two boys aged 12 & 8 and would love some advice on schools, best areas to live etc.

On a side note, our eldest is quite the accomplished footballer and it’s a big deal us moving away so I’d really like to try find him a team before we get over. He plays at a very high level so any suggestions would be amazing.

Thanks all in advance,

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Do you mean football or soccer? Just a heads up - football in Australia has a different meaning. Soccer not such a big deal here but there are teams around and there are probably talent squads, there are talented programs for most sports (ah, I see that Queensland soccer is trying to reclaim the "football" title LOL). https://footballqueensland.com.au/player-pathway/

Best areas to live usually depend on work, budget, vacancies, additional services - you'll probably be in a better place to work that out once you have a job.

Plenty of schools around and all have priority enrolment areas so there will be no difficulty getting into your local school - they're obliged to find a place if you live in their area. There is usually a parallel Catholic system - they often have the stronger sporting focus too - so if you dont like what the government system has to offer there's the option of Catholic. There is also quite a strong independent private system and probably more kids go to private schools in secondary than would do in UK.
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Do you mean football or soccer? Just a heads up - football in Australia has a different meaning. Soccer not such a big deal here but there are teams around and there are probably talent squads, there are talented programs for most sports (ah, I see that Queensland soccer is trying to reclaim the "football" title LOL). https://footballqueensland.com.au/player-pathway/

Soccer is also called football here
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Soccer isn’t a major adult sport in Australia but it’s bigger than Rugby (Union). AFL and NRL are the two big football sports.
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Soccer isn’t a major adult sport in Australia but it’s bigger than Rugby (Union). AFL and NRL are the two big football sports.
In terms of participation, soccer is no. 3 behind swimming and cycling according to this.

https://onthegosports.com.au/blogs/n...s-in-australia
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In terms of participation, soccer is no. 3 behind swimming and cycling according to this.

https://onthegosports.com.au/blogs/n...s-in-australia
Adult sports. Many boys play soccer in their early years but migrate to League and Australian Rules as they get older. Football wise it’s AFL, NRL, soccer, Union. in that order.
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Originally Posted by Aldo_1985 View Post
Morning all,

My family and I are moving over to Brisbane in August and we’re just trying to sort the basics out.
we have two boys aged 12 & 8 and would love some advice on schools, best areas to live etc.

On a side note, our eldest is quite the accomplished footballer and it’s a big deal us moving away so I’d really like to try find him a team before we get over. He plays at a very high level so any suggestions would be amazing.

Thanks all in advance,

Alan
When we moved to WA our eldest son was already in a football youth academy in England, we did our homework and new Football was not the main sport in Australia but our son was also naturally sporty and also played others sports, when we arrived in Perth we were very pleasantly surprised at the facilities invoked with football our son started off at Lynwood football club (sponsored at that time by West Ham Utd then Southampton) throughout our sons time in WA he played football most of his friends were migrants from other counties and that football was their passion and although in WA AFL hogged all the headlines/media (to this day I could never understand why lol) etc he still played football he even represented the state on a number of occasions and played for some tops clubs in Perth,
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Adult sports. Many boys play soccer in their early years but migrate to League and Australian Rules as they get older. Football wise it’s AFL, NRL, soccer, Union. in that order.
On the contrary, teens and adults migrate to soccer when they start breaking stuff playing rugby.
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On the contrary, teens and adults migrate to soccer when they start breaking stuff playing rugby.
Not in Australia they don’t. Compare the minuscule irrelevant A League to the NRL or AFL.

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Not in Australia they don’t. Compare the minuscule irrelevant A League to the NRL or AFL.
8 and 12 year olds don't play in the A league. Nor in the NRL or AFL either
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8 and 12 year olds don't play in the A league. Nor in the NRL or AFL either
Only you could post something as idiotic, but at least you have a standard.
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Only you could post something as idiotic, but at least you have a standard.
I like to deal with facts. Don't post silly statements if you don't like it.
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There are loads of soccer clubs in Brisbane. For kids it is the highest participation sport and also very popular with adults. <snip>

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I like to deal with facts. Don't post silly statements if you don't like it.
Your ‘facts’ aren’t factual. Soccer is and always has been a minor game here at adult level. The natives simply prefer mens football…
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Originally Posted by Aldo_1985 View Post
My family and I are moving over to Brisbane in August and we’re just trying to sort the basics out.
we have two boys aged 12 & 8 and would love some advice on schools, best areas to live etc.
So, now that previous posters on the thread have perhaps beat to death the "football codes" argument , can you perhaps tell us more about where you want to live in other respects, e.g.
- how close to the CBD you and/or your partner need to be, for commuting purposes?
- very roughly, what you're looking to spend, on a purchase or rental?
- whether you're looking at state school vs private school options, or either?
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