I started playing football from 5 years of age and played with Rockdale City Suns up until the U12s season finished. At 13yrs I was selected in the N.S.W Premier Youth League with the Sutherland Shire (Sharks) football club and reached the senior team (u20s Reserve Grade in the NSW Premier League) . Realising I was destined to be a coach rather than a player, I commenced on a career path as a coach and have been coaching different levels since 2001. With next season being my 15th season as a football coach
Having eight ( 8 ) continuous years coaching with the Sutherland Sharks and expanded in other levels of coaching to enhance my knowledge and experience in coaching football.
I have applied and been successful in winning many coaching positions with the Sutherland Sharks , Marconi Stallions , , Bonnyrigg White Eagles , Sutherland Shire Association positions from Assistant Coach / Manager (15s ,16s 17s ) ,
Metro League Coach ( 11s and 12s) , Premier Youth League Coach ( 13s to 18s), F.N.S.W State Titles Coach with Metro East, Metro Far South (11s, 12s and 14s) , Director of Coaching , Reserve Grade U20s
My passion is football , I devote 4 – 5 evenings a week coaching different age groups as well as coaching my teams on weekends. Since 2006 I have been working fulltime in football.
South West Wanderers FC | Sutherland Sharks | Bonnyrigg White Eagles | Marconi Stallions | Bankstown City Lions
AFC A Licence
Director Of Coaching – South West Wanderers FC –
Southern Districts Association
2010 – 2020
January 2011 – January 2020
I am responsible from U6s to U13s for the player development and also mentoring the clubs coaches. I arrange fortnightly coaches and managers meetings to ensure communication is good between Club – Parents – Players. Team structure , player selections , striker – midfielders – defenders training programs I have put into place for the club. I was with the Wanderers in their inaugural season and have established the club as one of the best junior developments clubs in the district. The Wanderers and I are heading into our third ( 6TH ) season together having now well and truly established itself in the SDSFA league as the leading junior development clubs.
Sutherland Sharks 1st Grade Coach – 2020
I am the current Head Coach & Technical Director of the Sutherland Sharks Football Club in the NSW NPL League
Sutherland Sharks U20s – 2019
I am the current coach of the Sutherland Sharks U20s team in the NSW NPL1 League. During the season we finished PREMIERS
Bankstown City Lions – 2019
I am the current SAP consultant for Bankstown City Lions
Sutherland Sharks U20s – 2018
Sutherland Sharks U20s team in the NSW NPL1 League. During the season we finished PREMIERS
Sutherland Sharks U20s – 2017
September 2016 – September 2017
Coaching the Sutherland Sharks U20s team in the NSW NPL1 League. During the season we finished MINOR PREMIERS AND PREMIERS
Sutherland Sharks U18s
September 2015- September in 2016
I signed with Sutherland Sharks in FNSW NPL 1 League as coach of U18s team ( reserve grade) for 2016. My role was to plan training sessions and do team assessments on strengths and weaknesses on oppositions teams. We train 3 nights per week in the highest level of competition in FNSW Premier League.
My role in 2016 was the under 18s head coach in the NPL 1 LEAGUE . We finished the season equal first and lost the preminalry semi final , ending a game short of the GF.
Marconi Stallions U20s
September 2014- September in 2015
I signed with Marconi Stallions in FNSW NPL 1 League as assistant coach of the Marconi Stallions U20s team ( reserve grade) for 2015. My role was to plan training sessions and do team assessments on strengths and weaknesses on oppositions teams. We train 3 nights per week in the highest level of competition in FNSW Premier League. At Round 5 of the League I was promoted to Head Coach of the u20s team and went on to finish 2ndin the season and make the Grand final finishing Runners Up in the GF.
Bonnyrigg White Eagles – Premier Youth League / Elite 1
2013 – 2014 Technical Director Bonnyrigg White Eagles
2014 coach Bonnyrigg White Eagles Elite One Youth League U16’s – Grand Final Runners Up – Finished 2nd after normal rounds
My role in season 2013 is that I am the coach of the Under 14s and Under 15s teams for this season in the Elite 1 League .
I was a selector at trials and worked with the director of coaching and clubs committee in selecting the U14s and U15s teams.
I also had to arrange a pre season football / bonding camp for the U14s and U15s teams to Jindabyne.
My responsibility is to coach the team three sessions per week for the season and on match day in the highest level of competition in Football NSW.
2013 Bonnyrigg White Eagles Elite 1 Youth League Under 14s Semi Finalist – Finished 3rd after normal rounds
2013 Bonnyrigg White Eagles Elite 1 Youth League Under 15s Semi Finalist – Finished 1st after normal rounds
My role was to coach the Under 13s Premier Youth League team with Bonnyrigg White Eagles. I was a selector at trials and worked with the director of coaching . My responsibility is to coach the team three sessions per week and on match day in the highest level of competition in NSW. We finished 5th and made it through to the Semi Finals.
My role was to coach the Under 15s Premier Youth League team with Bonnyrigg White Eagles after the team U15s coach was released in April 2012.
I worked closely with the clubs director of coaching , sharing the coaching responsibilities .
I coached the U15s team two sessions a week and also on match day in the highest level of competition in NSW.
Club Scout – Preston Nth End Football Club – England
My role was to identify talented players across England and Australia. Once identified a trial with English championship club Preston Nth End was arranged.
Players aged 9 yrs old to 16 years were the age groups I was working with. Six (6 ) months I spent in England scouting and 6 months in Australia . I worked under the guidance of Chief Youth Scout Jim McCluskie at Preston Nth End.
I was also mentored in coaching with their center of excellence through their coaches and I often attended training sessions with the club five nights a week.
Sutherland Sharks – Premier Youth League
I was coach of the below Premier Youth League and Metro League Teams with Sutherland Sharks from 2001 – 2007.
I was responsible for conducting and organizing of the trials to select the team and was team coach for the entire season. I coached three nights a week and on game day.
This involved all responsibilities of coaching in a competitive environment in Football NSW.
2007: Sutherland Sharks Under 13s Coach – Sutherland Sharks – Premier youth league 2007 – Finished 2nd
2006: Sutherland Sharks Under 15s Coach – Sutherland Sharks – Premier youth league 2006 – Finished 5th
2006: Sutherland Association Under 12s Coach – Sutherland Association – Metro League 2006 – Finished 1st , Minor Premiers
2006: Sutherland Association Coaching Development Officer. This role entail developing and implementing training sessions and drills to identify players 9s and 10s from the Sutherland shire area. I supervised 10 coaches when the program was conducting during the season.
2005: Sutherland Sharks Under 14s Coach – Sutherland Sharks- Premier youth league
2005: Sutherland Association Under 11s Coach – Sutherland Association – Metro League 2005 – Finished 2nd
2005: Sutherland Shire Development Coach Under 10s – Under 12s. Developing the individual ball control and ball skills with younger players.
2004: Sutherland Sharks Under 13s Coach- Sutherland Sharks, Premier youth league
2004 – 2006 – Sutherland Sharks Camp instructor, the club runs school holiday camps to assit with the development of park soccer . this is also used to identify any talented players who have not yet been identified into the metro reps league or youth league system.
During 2001 – 2003 , I was assistant coach / Manager , learning how to become a coach, working and learning from senior coach Alex Baird for three years.
2003: Sutherland Sharks Assistant Coach / Manager U17s
2002: Sutherland Sharks Assistant Coach / Manager U16s
2001: Sutherland Sharks Assistant Coach / Manager U17s
2001 – 2005 : Sutherland Shire Elite Academy Coach – Working with players aged 13 – 17 to develop their individual skills and understanding of the game.
I have experience in coaching within the NSW schools system and have the understanding of how the school system operates. I held the position of Metro East School Selector in 2006.
- 2002: Cranbrook High School , Coach Under 14s
- 2003: Cranbrook High School , Coach Under 16s
- 2004: Cranbrook High School , Coach Under 13s
- 2006: N.S.W School Boys Futsal Coach Under 12s
- 2011: William Carey Christian School Under 11s
State Titles Coaching, Football NSW Tournment
I was selected to coach at the state titles during 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011 and 2012 respective tournments. This involved selecting players from the metro east region, far south region and metro south region. I was responsible for training the players selected, team selections and results at the national state titles played over the week long tournament. The teams had over 10 weeks preparation prior to the start of the competition.
I have been appointed coach five (5) times and Won the State Titles Tournment five (5) times.
- 2004: Metro East Under 13s Coach, Won the state titles
- 2005: Far South Under 11s Coach, Won the state titles
- 2006: Far South Under 12s Coach, Won the state titles
- 2011: Metro South Under 11s coach, Won the state titles
- 2012: Metro South Under 14′s Coach, Won the state titles
- 2005: Sutherland Shire Semi finalistist Under 11s coach – Finished 3rd after normal rounds
- 2006: Sutherland Shire Assoiciation Under 12s coach – Minor Premiers – Finished 1st after normal rounds
- 2006: Sutherland Shire Association Under 12 coach – Winning Centenary Cup
- 2006: N.S.W School Boys Futsal coach Under 12s – Runners up
- 2007: Sutherland Sharks Premier Youth League Under 13s Semi Finalist – Finished 2nd after normal rounds
- 2012: Bonnyrigg White Eagles Premier Youth League Under 13s Semi Finalist – Finished 5th after normal rounds
- 2013: Bonnyrigg White Eagles Elite 1 Youth League Under 14s Semi Finalist – Finished 3rd after normal rounds
- 2013: Bonnyrigg White Eagles Elite 1 Youth League Under 15s Semi Finalist – Finished 1st after normal rounds
- 2014: Bonnyrigg White Eagles Elite 1 Youth League under 16s Grand Finalist – Finished 2nd after normal rounds
- 2015: Marconi Stallions NSW PL1 Reserve Grade Under 20s – Grand Finalist – Finished 2nd after normal rounds
- 2016 : Sutherland Sharks Under 18’s Coach NSWPL – Finished 2nd after normal rounds
- 2017 : Sutherland Sharks Reserve Grade Under 20’s Coach NSWPL (Minor Premiers/Premiers)
- 2018 : Sutherland Sharks Reserve Grade Under 20’s Coach NSWPL (Premiers)
- 2019 : Sutherland Sharks Reserve Grade Under 20’s Coach NSWPL
- 2010 – 2019 – Current Director of Coaching at South West Wanderers Football Club
- 2019 : Bankstown City Lions SAP Consultant