COVID-19 Update

It is very unfortunate that we have had to postpone our term 1 schedule due to the current situation regarding COVID-19.  The health and safety of our players and their families are paramount during this time.  

These are unprecedented times and the situation is very difficult and is always changing.

At this stage we will be catching up the term 1 sessions lost due to COVID-19.

Unfortunately, I'm unable to give dates as to when catch ups will commence, however rest assured these sessions will not be lost as the football development of each player remains our priority.


Rules and regulations set by the government are changing rapidly, and we are keeping a close eye on this daily.


May you and your loved ones be safe during this pandemic.




Nick Rizzo has spent 13 years playing professional football in England, Italy and Australia with Clubs including Liverpool FC, Crystal Palace FC, Wimbledon FC, Ternana and Perth Glory.

Nick Rizzo has represented Australia at all levels possible Under 17, Under 20, Olyroos and the Socceroo’s.

He is committed, dedicated and passionate about sharing his vast wealth of knowledge and experience as a professional footballer with young upcoming footballers.

The aim of the Nick Rizzo International Football Academy is to train and nurture young players that are keen and committed to improve on all aspects of their football skills and sportsmanship.

Specialised professional football programs shall be operated all year round, these programs shall enhance the development of young football players.

Young football players in Australia are exposed to exorbitant amount of competitive football with the emphasis on 'winning at all costs'. The NRIFA endeavours to emphasise the technical part of football for the players development. Technical training or ‘having a ball at your feet’ is the most important concept for the development of young football players.

Training sessions shall be intense and shall run for an hour and a half but importantly sessions will be enjoyable so that young players nurture the desire to continue to learn and develop their football skills.

The all important phrase in football ‘to want to come back’ is a fundamental aspect of a young player fulfilling his true potential. Enjoyment and the will to work hard are extremely crucial.

Nick Rizzo has developed numerous contacts in England and Italy through his 13 years as a professional footballer, therefore players expressing extreme talent and desire to become professional football players will have the possibility of trialling in Europe.

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Marion Street, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
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