FourFourFourTwo: When you think of schools in Australia, there’s the old fashioned ones with the long history of hosting World Wars and the high-school-style runescape ones that have always stood out in Australia.
But there are also some very interesting new schools that are emerging in Australia’s football history.
We asked the community to pick a school that is still relevant today and where they would like to see them in the future.
One of those new schools is the Ivy League Schools.
It was one of the first schools to be created in Australia and is now home to some of the best players in the world.
The Ivy Leagues started in 1993 and have now expanded to 22 clubs across Australia.
We’re now in the final year of the current school year and we’d love to see it continue.
“We’ve had so many great players come through the school and played at the highest level for the school.
We’d love them to be part of the future of the school,” says Andrew Koehn.
The school has already won the title of World Junior Champion in the past two years.
But it has had its fair share of players who have made it big and made it to the highest levels of professional football.
“The biggest factor for us to get that success was that we started with the highest standards of coaching and player development,” says head coach, Paul McIlroy.
“To be able to get players like Nathan Hildebrand, Andrew Smith and David Loyne in to our academy was really important for us because they really did a lot to develop the best in the team and the player.”
The Ivys are the oldest football academy in Australia with a history of more than 150 years.
In the last 20 years, the school has developed the likes of Ben Smith, Chris McIlley, Ryan Thompson, James McManus, Nathan Hildreth, and many others.
“It’s really exciting to see how our players are progressing in their careers, and it’s been a real privilege to work with such a quality of coaching,” says Mr Koehne.
The boys who are coming through the Ivys academy have all played in the top levels of the game.
“I’m really proud of the players we’ve developed in our academy,” says Head of Football, Nathan Koehl.
“We’ve got players who can go on to be professional players.
We’ve got the top players from the national team, internationals, and we’ve got a number of guys who are making it in the professional game.”
The boys in the IvY Leagues have made the grade at the very highest levels.
The School’s alumni include:Ryan Thompson, Andrew Loynnes, Ben Smith