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Project Description


A veteran of over 300 professional appearances. Former NSL player with experience playing professionally in Malaysia.
M league champion with Pahang FC and won two NSL cups with Melita Eagles.
Recognised as one of Australia’s most skilful players during his time.



  • Youth License.
  • Senior License.
  • Advanced accreditation C license.
  • Fitness for Soccer course.
  • FFA B License.

Seminars – educational tours

  • PFA conference featuring Aime Jaquet
  • Refresher courses @ Football NSW
  • Seminar involving Pedro Oliveira from Brasil
  • 2 Day Coerver Coaching seminar with Alfred Galustian
  • National Coaching Conferences
  • Football Fitness Seminar – Raymond Verhailen
  • The Barcelona youth system – Escola Barcelona
  • Real Madrid youth system
  • RCD Espanyol youth system

Self Education

  • Visited FC Barcelona 2011 Master Class 5 day program. Barcelona methodology and operating system.
  • Visited FC Espanyol 2011 Master Class 3 day program.
  • Visited FC Barcelona 2012, viewed first-grade training session and youth set up 4-day youth development program.
  • Visited Real Madrid Sports complex and training facilities4-dayy youth development program
  • Extensive Online research
  • Observed professional team training sessions Japanese teams
  • Observed Socceroos Training Sessions
  • Observed Holland national team training sessions
  • Observed FC Barcelona first team training session
  • Observed FC Barcelona Escola Training sessions and games
  • Observed FC Barcelona La Masia games
  • Observed Valencia FC Youth training sessions and games
  • Spent 2 weeks at REFA Royal European Football Academy Valencia observing
  • Observed The next generation Sports Levante international football school
  • Observed JDT training facilities Johor Baru Malaysia 2017


Over 300 appearances in top flight football.

  • Runner-up medal in the National Youth League grand final for Canberra City.1985
  • State League Division 1 Champion
  • State league Division 1 Grand Final medal: playoff series 1988
  • NSL Cup Champion medal with Melita Eagles 1987 1991
  • Top 6 Quarter Finals in the National Soccer League West Adelaide 1993
  • Top 6 Quarter Finals in the National Soccer League Melita Eagles 1991
  • Ampol Cup Champion medal – West Adelaide NSL 1993
  • League Champions medal for Pahang FC, Malaysia 1995
  • Malaysian Cup runner-up 1995
  • Malaysian FA Cup runner-up 1995
  • Asian Champions league quarter finals 1995
  • Milo’ Fair Play award Malaysia 1995
  • 3rd place Malaysian Liga for Negri Sembilan FC 1996
  • Endorsements: Adidas, Diadora
  • First grade Minor Premiers – Premiers – Waratah Cup Winners, Avala Sports Club (Bonnyrigg White Eagles) 1992
  • Karadjordjev Cup – Runner Up Melbourne 2000
  • NSW Soccer Federation Challenge Cup – Runner Up 1989
  • 12th Croatian Soccer tournament Melbourne – Winners 1986
  • State league Runner Up 2000 ACT comp – White Eagles 2000
  • State league champions 2001 ACT Comp – White Eagles 2001


  • ACT Representative at age 12 to 18
  • Played for Canberra City Olympians NSL youth squad at age 15
  • NSW rep senior squad 1992


  • Senior First Grade coach Hills Brumbies, State league 1.2003
  • First Grade coach West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook GHFA Comp. 4 Seasons 2004-2007
  • Club Marconi U15 and U16 Premier Youth League squads.
  • Technical Director for the Marconi Football School 2010
  • Technical/Sporting Director Foundations Football School 2004-17
  • Head coach Bankstown City Lions Football club Woman’s first grade 2014
  • Bankstown United U14 Coach


  • NSL debut for Canberra City Olympians at age 16
  • Transferred to Sydney to play for Sydney United at the age of 17, 1 season
  • Canberra City State League 1 season
  • Played for Melita Eagles from age 18 for 4 seasons
  • Marconi Stallions 2 seasons
  • Played for West Adelaide 2 seasons
  • Moved to Malaysia to play in the M liga with Pahang FC 1 season
  • Negri Sembilan FC 4 seasons
  • Canberra Cosmos loan spells between Malaysian stints
  • Melbourne Knights as above

Trials in Turkey for Gencelerbeligi and in Madrid, Spain for Rayo Valecano