Meet Our Coaches

AMAN HADID

COACH
  • Represented National Team Camps
  • Olympic Level and World Cup Qualifiers
  • First Team / Gold Coast United – Hyundai A league
  • Endeavour Sports High School Graduate
  • NSW State team – experience
  • Australia u23 Train on Squad 2006
  • Played Football in over 10 countries
  • Top goal scorer pre season cup Hyundai A league 2011

STEVE O’CONNOR

HEAD COACH
  • Men’s Football Program’s Assistant Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport 1990
  • Level 3 Coaching Accreditation and AIS High Performance Coaching Diploma.
  • Technical Director of the NSW Soccer Federation
  • Head Coach of the AIS Men’s Football Program for 12 consecutive years
  • During his time as Head Coach at AIS, Steve was also the Assistant Coach at various times for the U/17, U/20 and U/23 National Teams
  • Head Coach of the U/20 National Team from 1996 – 2008.
  • Community Accreditation Senior Licence and Advanced Accreditation A Licence.
  • Steve took the Australian National U/20’s Association Football Team, the Young Socceroos, to the Asian qualifiers for the Youth World Cup 2007/2008
  • Sydney FC Technical Director and Youth Coach in 2008

DAVID MITCHELL

COACH
  • David Mitchell played 108 national league matches, scoring 33 goals
  • First Australian to play in the Scottish Premier League, German Bundesliga and the Dutch Premier League.
  • First Socceroo to score in a European club competition
  • NSL U21’s Player of the Year 1981
  • First Australian to play in 4 Senior World Cup campaigns (1982 – 1994)
  • Sydney Olympic Coach 1998
  • Sydney United Coach 1999
  • NSL Coach of the Year 1998-1999
  • 2006 David Mitchell was added to Football Australia’s Hall of Fame
  • Head Coach Perth Glory 2007 – 2010
  • Director of Football Perth Glory 2010 – 2011
  • Head Coach Kedah FA 2011
  • Pundit for Astro TV for Brazil World Cup 2014 and EPL in Malaysia 2014
  • Central Coast Mariners General Manager of Asia 2015
  • Feyenoord Rotterdam Scout 2015 – 2016
  • Pundit for Astro TV for EPL 2016
  • Pundit for ESPNFC for Australia’s 2018 World Cup playoff against Syria

ADAM BARBERA

COACH
  • Technical Analyst – Socceroos & Olyroos
  • First Team Assistant Coach – Hills United FC
  • Coach – Blacktown City Football Club
  • Football Analyst – Sydney FC
  • Youth Football Coach – Blacktown Spartans
  • Head Coach U15’s – Blacktown Spartans
  • Head Coach U13’s – Blacktown Spartans

CLAUDIO CANOSA

COACH
  • FIFA PRO-LICENSE HOLDER
  • As a player:
  • National Soccer League Games players in Australia – 200 games
  • First Grade Games, Argentina, Bolivia, Malaysia – 180 games
  • Involved with the filming and “Technical Analysis” of matches for the Australian Olympic team at the top Stadiums in Australia, including Hindmarsh, MCG, Sydney Football Stadium, Bruce Stadium, Olympic Park, Bob Jane Stadium and Carrara Stadium
  • As a coach:
  • Twenty-one years of experience as a coach at state, national and international levels with clubs and countries
  • Extensive experience with youth development
  • Full understanding of the football philosophy under the 4-2-2 formation

JEAN-PAUL DE MARIGNY

COACH
  • Head of NSW Institute of Sport
  • Australia U17’s
  • Newcastle Jets
  • Western Sydney Wanderers
  • Won the A-League with Melbourne Victory

WALLY SAVOR

COACH
  • Socceroos Debut vs. China 1984
  • NSL Cup Winner with Sydney Croatia in 1987
  • 28 appearances for the Australian men’s national team, including the famous 4-1 win vs. Argentina 1988
  • 2003 Wally Savor was added to Football Australia’s Hall of Fame
  • Coaching St George
  • Coaching Bankstown Berries

ANDREW

COACH

JEAN-PAUL DE MARIGNY

COACH
  • Head of NSW Institute of Sport
  • Australia U17’s
  • Newcastle Jets
  • Western Sydney Wanderers
  • Won the A-League with Melbourne Victory
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