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A culturally appropriate talent program that aims to attract first choice athletes and transition them into the Gold Coast SUNS Academy and other existing talent pathways.

The Saad Squad will engage a minimum of fifteen Culturally and Linguistically Diverse male athletes aged 12-18 years to improve the access to existing Multicultural pathways such as the Bachar Houli Academy.

At the core of the Saad Squad is six fundamental components that will ensure program delivery is comprehensive and effective:

  1. Talent identification and recruitment
  2. Cultural immersion
  3. Mentoring and Leadership
  4. Football development
  5. Coaching and umpiring development
  6. GC SUNS Match day experience

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