Mission and Philosophy

Special Soccer School believes that consistent training is indispensable to the development of soccer skills, measuring progress and providing incentives for personal growth.

Special Soccer School believes that through sports (such as soccer) people with an intellectual disability can benefit physically, emotionally and spiritually. Families are strengthened and the community at large, through participation and observation, is united in understanding with people with an intellectual disability in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.

To provide an opportunity for people with an intellectual disability to participate in soccer, physical fitness activities and share the experience of friendship with other athletes, their family and the community.

Special Soccer School believes that people with an intellectual disability can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in a team sport, such as soccer. Such participation can provide an opportunity for these people to realise they can overcome some of the intellectual and physical limitations that have held them back in the past.

We concentrate on three essential goals

Quality

Outreach

Growth

About Juan Carlos Loyola OAM

  • 1992 3MP Easy music award ( community work) **
  • 1999 Non-Resident citizen of the year award from city of Dandenong. **
  • 2000 Nomination for citizen of the year City Of Casey
  • 2001 D. S.S.S nomination community event of the year City Of Casey
    2001 Volunteer of the year award City Of Casey **
  • 2001 Certificate of appreciation government Of Victoria.
  • 2001 Special invitation by the Governor honourable John Landy.
  • 2002 Event of the Year City of Casey.
  • 2003 Centenary of Federation Medal Award. **
  • 2003 Named Australia Head Soccer Coach National Team People With Intellectual Disability
  • 2004 Australia Head Soccer Coach INAS-FID Global Games ,Bollnas, Sweden
  • 2004 Tattersall’s Enterprise Archived Award. **
  • 2005 Volunteers for 2006 Commonwealth Games Medal Presentation Award **
  • 2005 Australia Head Soccer Coach INAS-FIF World Cup Germany 2006
  • 2006 Toyota Local Hero Commonwealth Games.
  • 2006 Vic Sport Nomination, Victorian Sport Leadership Award
  • 2007 Herald Sun Pride Of Australia Medal Nomination
  • 2009 The Order Australia Medal Award **
  • 2009 Holt Australia Day Awards **
  • 2012 Nomination for citizen of the year City Of Casey
  • 2012 City Of Casey Sportsperson of the year
  • 2012 Award **
  • 2013 City Of Casey Australia Day Community Service Award **
  • 2013 Longstanding Community Service Award **
  • 2014 Nomination for citizen of the year City Of Casey
  • 2014 Disability Sport Recreation Finalist Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2015 Finalist Award Coach of the year Disability Sport Recreation .