“Off the Pitch with Active”

These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.


#015 Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Raff Frisina, Dir of Fusion Futsal Club & SAFL, Past Coach Vanuatu National Futsal Team, Senior coach for Eastern United 2018 and Senior Coach Adelaide University 2019

53:45 minutes podcast. I have learned so much in my research into adult behaviours and how it affect our children. This time I get am]n insight into Raff Frisina’s experience as player and coach in Adelaide and overseas

I caught up with Raff for a coffee before the 2018 Adelaide season. Raff began playing football at the age of 9 at school level in Adelaide. One of the highlights with Campbelltown City was winning the rising star award in the first season. He enjoyed 3 seasons there and was offered a trial in the Hong Kong Premier League midway through 2012. After a brief experience in Hong Kong he moved back to ADELAIDE to start the South Australian Futsal League, which shifted his priorities to Futsal. He has enjoyed coaching FFSA teams.

He tells a great story about his experience coaching Vanuatu National Team in preparing the for qualifying for Futsal World Cup.

Diego Pellegrini offered Raffa the head coaching role with Eastern United FC 2018 – this ignited his coaching career. Raffa has just joined Adelaide University first team as head coach for 2019.

Overview of our conversation

0:00   Introduction and Raffa’s soccer background, playing and coaching.

13:10  Raff shares what he learned from Adelaide United past coach, Josep Gumbau.

15:00  Coaching children

29:00 Raff talks about his opportunity to coach Vanuatu’s National Futsal Team. It’s a great story you all will enjoy.

39:46  Fusion Futsal Club was founded, and a new journey started.

51:00  Wrap up



Memory Lane: Link to “Full on Football Interview” ’09 featuring an interview with Raffa


EURO Futsal 2018 Final highlights: Portugal v Spain



To contact Raff Frisina:

Facebook @Raff Frisina

Facebook @AdelaideFusionFutsalClub

Facebook @SAFL

Web: https://adelaidefusionfc.com.au/