Our Newest Football Coach

Recruitment Post

Australian Soccer School is proud to announce our newest world class coaching recruit, Steve O’Conner! Steve O’Conner has had a coaching career second to none! Starting back in 1990, Steve was the Men’s Football Program’s Assistant Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport, where Steve went on to completing his Level 3 Coaching Accreditation and the AIS High Performance Coaching Diploma. Moving on to Technical Director of the NSW Soccer Federation, Steve coached Australian Football Royalties, Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton! After a couple of years as TD of NSW, Steve went onto being the 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 and was the Head Coach of the U/20 National Team from 1996 – 2008. Suring this time Steve received his Community Accreditation Senior Licence and Advanced Accreditation A Licence. In 2007/2008, Steve took the Australian National U/20’s Association Football Team, the Young Socceroos, to the Asian qualifiers for the Youth World Cup.

After retiring from the AIS, Steve joined Sydney FC as the Technical Director and Youth Coach in 2008, where the Youth Team won the inaugural National Youth League title and Grand Final, where five of his players progressed to the U/20 National Team and received Senior A-League contracts.

In 2012, Steve O’Conner joined the Hong Kong Football Association as Technical Director, where Steve improved standards of youth football, local coaching, referee development and women’s football.

Australian Soccer School is excited to have Steve O’Conner and his experience on board, and we look forward to giving our youth the opportunity to develop and work with a World Class Coach.