Club Coaches

DIRECTOR OF COACHING

Name: Andrew Taylor  

Qualifications:

FFA A Licence (Part A) 2016

Masters of Education (Coaching) 2016

FFA B Licence 2013

FFA C Licence 2011

Diploma of Education

FFA Senior Licence

FFA Junior Licence

ASC Coaching General Principles 2010

FA Psychology for Coaches Level 1

Cert IV Massage Therapy (Sports Massage)

Coaching Experience:

Head Coach- NSM WPL 1st Grade 2016

Head Coach- Mosman Academy U10/U11 2015-2016

Head Coach – Mosman FC Men’s Premier League 2011-2015

Head Coach – U13/U14 Football NSW Institute 2013-14

Assistant Coach – FNSW Women’s NTC 2013

Head Coach U14/U15 – Northbridge FC State League 2011-2012

Head Coach U10 PDP – Northbridge FC 2012

Head Coach/ Coach Coordinator, Junior Skills Program – St Pius X HS 2011-2014

Coach U8/ U9/ U10 – Northbridge Academy PDP 2009-2011

Favourite Team: Borussia Dortmund

Coaching Philosophy: Strive to achieve the maximum amount of improvement and performance from a player as possible while they are under your guidance. Coaching is not just about the ‘what’ and the ‘how’, players must be able to identify ‘where’, ‘when’ and ‘why’.

Favourite Football Quote: “You need both quality and results. Results without quality is boring; quality without results is meaningless.” – Johan Cruyff

COACHES

Name: James Raphael  

JamesQualifications:

FFA C Licence (Senior & Youth) (2012)

FFA Senior Licence (2009)

FFA Youth Licence  (2008)

FFA Junior Licence (2008)

FFA Grass Roots Instructor (2009)

FFA Goal Keeping Certificate parts 1 & 2 (2012)

Coaching Experience:

Football NSW Project 22 Northern Area Coach (2009)

Manly Warringah U11’s  Metro League Coach (2009)

Manly Warringah U12’s  Metro League Coach (2010)

Manly United State League U13 Coach (2011)

FNSW State Titles Met North Coach U11’s (2009)

FNSW State Titles Met North Coach U11’s (2010)

FNSW State Titles Met North Coach U13’s (2011)

FNSW State Titles Met North Coach U14’s (2012)

Mosman FC Men’s Premier Reserve League Coach (2013-2014)

Mosman FC Men’s AA1 Reserve grade Coach (2012)

Mosman FC Men’s AA3’s Coach (2011)

Favourite Team: Aston Villa

Coaching Philosophy: Cherish the ball, keep it simple, keep it moving and don’t force it.

Favourite Football Quote: “Football is an easy game made difficult by those who play it” – Bill Shankly.

 

Name: Jimmy Oneill

JimmyQualifications:

BTEC National Diploma in Sports Science -1999-2001 (Grimsby College)

FA Youth Module 1 – 1999-2001

FFA Senior Licence – 2012

FFA Youth Licence – 2012

Coaching experience:

2001-2003- play soccer USA (coached Harvard girls soccer team and kids age 6-16)

2012-2014 – Mosman Academy (under 9s, under 10s)

2013-2014 – Manly United FC – SAP under 11s , BYL under 14s

Favourite Team: Manchester United

Coaching philosophy: To create an environment where learning is fun and a two way process. To train and coach players’ minds as well as bodies to become technically excellent, mobile, thoughtful and problem-solving footballers.

Favourite Football Quote: “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job” – Brian Clough

Name: Ian Bentham  

IanQualifications:

FFA Junior Licence

Coaching Experience:

Mosman FC Academy U9  2013-2015

Plantation Primary School Volunteer coach ages 6-10 (Liverpool, England)

Favourite Team: Everton FC

Coaching Philosophy: A good attack comes from the back, a good defence starts at the front. Play as 1 unit; win, lose or draw. A team’s success will always overshadow personal glory.

Favourite Football Quote: “What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.” – Sir Bobby Robson

Name: Amanda Walker

AmandaQualifications:

FFA Skill Training Certificate

Coaching Experience:

Mosman FC W11 2013

Mosman FC W12 2014

MFC Girls Academy 2014

Favourite Team: Childhood team Liverpool FC and for sheer watching pleasure any team coached by Guardiola

Coaching Philosophy: Possession and passing over physicality and strength.

Favourite Football Quote: “Play for the name on the front, and they’ll remember the one on the back”

 

Name: Michael Wilkinson

Qualifications:

FFA Junior Skill Acquisition License 2014

Coaching Experience:

Mosman FC U6 – U11 2010 – present.

Favourite Team : Manchester United

Coaching philosophy:

Always try to take into a game what you have learned at training. Talent and skill are nothing without belief and desire. Playing out from the back is the way forward!

Favourite quote:

“The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work.” -Sir Alex Ferguson

 

Name: Pavol Sadlon

Qualifications:

Slovak C youth license

FFA C (awaiting assessment)

Coaching Experience:

Mosman FC 2015

SV Strasshoff( Austria- U 8,9,10)

North Sydney Bears( U6-10)

AC Milan soccer school Sydney( U 7-10)

Coogee White Tigers(U8-11)

Favourite Team : SSC Napoli, Bayern Munich

Coaching philosophy:

The harder on a training ground, the easier on the battlefield.

Favourite quote:

“Never give up.”

 

Name: Tom Newcombe

Qualifications:

FFA Junior Licence

Level 1 Sports Trainer

Grassroots Coaching

 

Coaching Experience:

Grassroots Coaching – Seaforth FC – 2010-2011

Favourite Team: Tottenham Hot Spurs

Coaching Philosophy: Developing players with flair who can make and choose their own decisions depending on the situation they find themselves in

Favourite Football Quote: “We don’t want to tell our dreams, we want to show them” – Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Name: Jake Vlatko  

Qualifications: 

Diploma of Sport Development 2015 

FFA Senior Coaching Certificate 

FFA Skill Training Certificate 

ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association) Level 1 Coach 

First Aid Certificate 

Coaching Experience: 

Assistant Coach, U14 Mater Maria College  

Coach- U10, Mosman Academy   

Coach- U7, Mustangs 

Coach- U9, Bluebottles  

Coach- U10, Jackals  

Coach- U13, Local League  

Coach- U8, Blizzards (girls) 

Coach- U10 Fierce (girls) 

Favourite Team: Arsenal 

Coaching Philosophy: The real winners are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better 

Favourite Football Quote: “Good players practice until they get it right. Great players practice until they never get it wrong.” Unknown

 

Name: Tadhg Purcell

Qualifications:

UEFA B licence holder

Qualified Level 1 TRX instructor

SAQ diploma holder

 

Playing Experience:

15 years playing experience in UK/Ireland

Captained Shamrock Rovers FC

Northampton Town FC

Darlington FC

Cork City FC

UCD AFC

 

Coaching Experience:

SAQ instructor at Northampton Town Youth team 2007

Strength and Conditioning coach at Marconi Stallions FC 2013

Head Football Coordinator at The Scots College 2013-present

 

Coaching philosophy:

Pass on my knowledge and love of the game to people willing to listen. 

Favourite football quote:

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

 

Name: Alastair Cockerton

Coaching Experience:

Mosman FC U8 Skills Development Program 2015

Pittwater House School U15 2014

Pittwater House School U14 2013

Pittwater House School U13 2012

Beacon Hill U14 2013

Favourite Team : Southampton, Barcelona

Coaching philosophy:

Possession, and technical skill and ability over brute strength and force

Favourite quote:

“Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought” – Dennis Bergkamp

 

Name: Tom Newcombe

Qualifications:

FFA Junior Licence

Level 1 Sports Trainer

Grassroots Coaching

 

Coaching Experience:

Grassroots Coaching – Seaforth FC – 2010-2011

Favourite Team: Tottenham Hot Spurs

Coaching Philosophy: Developing players with flair who can make and choose their own decisions depending on the situation they find themselves in

Favourite Football Quote: “We don’t want to tell our dreams, we want to show them” – Cristiano Ronaldo

 

 

GOALKEEPING

Name: Graham Wood  

Qualifications:

FFA Goalkeeping Certificate

FFA Goalkeeping Licence

Junior Skills Certificate

Favourite team: Edinburgh Hibernian

Philosophy: To make sure the players have fun, improve skills and learn the right way to play the game.

Favourite quote: “If you’re in the opposition penalty area and not sure what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we can discuss the options later” – Bob Paisley, Famous Liverpool Manager

Name: Dominique (Dom) Garnier  

Qualifications:

UEFA ‘B’ License (FFF)

FFA Junior License

Cert III Fitness

Coaching Experience:

Mosman FC Goalkeeping Coach

SCEGGS Redlands

Sydney Soccer Football Academy

Nike Academy ‘Most Wanted’ Goalkeeper Coach

NWS Koalas Women’s Goalkeeping Coach

Sydney University Goalkeeping Coach

Kambala

Other:

Professional player for 3 years

Played and coached at semi-professional level in France for over 10 years

Favourite Team: Paris Saint Germain

Football Philosophy: Respect, work hard and be humble.

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