Vision and Philosophy

1st Eleven Academy creates the best possible football environment for children and youth to enjoy, improve and excel. 

It is our mission to create footballers capable of playing at the highest level.

Aytek Genc and his team of experienced coaches work within the framework of Football Australia's Skill Acquisition Program and Game Training, with a particular emphasis on ball mastery, decision making and effective game play. 

Aytek Genç, Technical Director

Aytek was considered one of the most technically gifted players in the NSL, having featured in over 350 professional games over a career period of 15 years. Genç won 4 caps (Cap 381) for the Australian football team and spent five years of his playing career in Malaysia with Johor FC. He captained Sydney United in the National League and become the Clubs’ Strategic Development Manager after his playing career concluded.

Aytek became Assistant Coach of Sydney FC in the Hyundai A League before twice being voted NSW Premier League Coach of the Year, during back-to-back Championships with Blacktown City in 2006 and 2007.

Aytek is an SBS TV & Radio analyst.  

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