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Strive for EXCELLENCE. Inspire others. Fulfill YOUR potential.

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We strive to provide the opportunity for student-athletes to maximise their potential and shape their future.

Our vision is to inspire excellence in every student-athlete we work with. We want to be a part of producing Australia's most well-rounded student-athletes and see their journey inspire others.


SCA’s team consists of ex-college athletes who successfully pursued their dream of playing college sports in the USA and want to provide other young Australians with the same opportunity.


SCA’s team had unique upbringings experiencing the challenges of the traditional NPL football system in Australia. Fortunately, they had the opportunity to pursue their academic and athletic dreams in the USA through college scholarships and had a great time doing so. However while experiencing unique football pathways and college experiences Dylan and Sam were brought together by a common goal. Both have a deep-rooted passion for the game and sports in general, and a desire to foster the development of Australia's youth which has led them to Southern Cross Athletes.

In 2019, Southern Cross Athletes was founded with the goal of mentoring young, like-minded student-athletes in pursuing their dreams of competing in the US College system. Drawing from their own personal experiences of studying and competing in the USA, the SCA team recognised the need for a more holistic approach to the college recruitment process.

SCA has developed a comprehensive four-phase process that prepares athletes holistically, covering athletic, academic, and personal development. Since adopting this approach, we have successfully placed numerous athletes into programs that best align with their individual needs and those of their families. This method has secured millions of dollars in scholarship funding for our athletes.


SCA strives to mentor young athletes through their athletic, academic and personal development to optimise their potential. The SCA team endeavour to guide young athletes through the college application and recruiting process while embodying the values of Dedication, Honesty, Respect and Purpose.

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Dylan Watson


Dylan played soccer for nationally ranked Bryan College in Dayton, TN winning a conference championship.


Dylan founded SCA to mentor young Australian athletes and guide them through the college recruiting process.

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Dan Branley

Sports Consultant - Soccer

Dan played soccer for nationally ranked Bryan College in Dayton, TN winning a conference championship.


Dan has experience coaching at NCAA DI level and extensive knowledge of the college soccer landscape in the USA. 

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Sam Jarrett

Sports Consultant - Soccer

Sam played college soccer for the nationally-ranked Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. 

Sam brings a wealth of experience in navigating the college recruiting system to the SCA team. 

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Nick Feakes

Sports Consultant - Rugby

Nick played rugby for nationally ranked Lindenwood University winning a national championship.

He now plays professional rugby in the MLR for Nola Gold. 


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"Southern Cross Athletes helped us to easily and professionally navigate the US University women’s Soccer programme and elite sporting scholarships."

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