GOL is a brand new form of beach soccer that is exciting, easy to play and – most of all – a lot of fun.
Beach soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Since launching in Brazil more than a decade ago, it’s now played in more than 75 countries worldwide. It keeps the best parts of traditional football, then adds some breath-taking skills and stunning locations that take it to a whole new level.
GOL is a streamlined version of traditional beach soccer, and has been specially created for Australia by former Socceroo and SBS TV Presenter David Zdrilic.
GOL is played on a smaller field than other forms of beach soccer. This means the games are faster, it’s easy for anyone to play and you are guaranteed lots of goals in every match.
It’s also a terrific way to keep fit – although you’ll have so much fun playing the game, you won’t even realise it’s exercise!
The first GOL Beach Soccer event took place on Sunday 31st January 2016 at Dolls Point beach in Sydney, and it was open to all ages and experience levels.
Amanda Alač bought the 'Launch Event' to life as the Business Operations Manager and Event Coordinator in what will be the first of many GOL Competitions, Tournaments and Festivals, to hit Australian shores over the coming years.
Click HERE to register your team and be part of the GOL Beach Soccer revolution.
Check out this video of David in action for the Beach Socceroos:
As a prominent TV presenter and former Socceroo, David Zdrilic is well-known to football fans in Australia.
He scored 20 goals in 30 games with the Australian team, and enjoyed a stellar career throughout Europe as well as with Sydney FC in the A-League.
Since 2009 he has worked in the football media as an analyst, commentator and presenter for SBS, Channel Nine, Fox Sports, ESPN and News Limited. He regularly appears on The World Game, hosted Channel Nine’s recent Wide World of Sports football coverage and also hosted SBS’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, which won the 2015 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage.
David’s passion for beach soccer began in his childhood, which was spent kicking a ball around on the sand at beaches across Sydney. After retiring from professional football in 2009, David played regular social games at Bondi and Tamarama with his SBS colleagues and other football-lovers and became a member of the Australian Beach Soccer team, The Beach Socceroos.
To make this exciting sport accessible to players of all ages and experience levels, David developed a new form of beach soccer that is simpler and easier to play but even more fun and great for fitness.
GOL Beach Soccer launched on the beaches of Sydney in the summer of 2016. The first event took place on Dolls Point Beach on 31st of January 2016.
Scored 20 Goals in 30 Games for Australia and played professionally in Europe for 8 years
SBS TV PRESENTER
Host of SBS's Logie Winning Brazil 2014 World Cup Coverage and Channel 9's ICC football coverage
First Australian player to score for his country in two football codes and only one of three dual internationals
THE GOL VISION
The GOL vision is to combine Australia’s love of football with our famous beach lifestyle, to create a vibrant Beach Soccer culture that is unique to our shores.
The launch of GOL Beach Soccer marks the start of something very special for Australia: It’s the birth of a fun and healthy home-grown sport that will be played on beaches across the country.