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Coach Biographies

Josh Hallam

Josh Hallam

General Manager

NATIONALITY: Australian

QUALIFICATIONS: Football (Senior, Youth, Junior), Bachelor in Sports Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS: WSW, MAN UTD

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Having a positive influence on all participants through sport

ASPIRATIONS: To make Sports and Soccer Kickstart the number one sports development company in Australia

Diego Ros

Diego Ros

Operations Manager

NATIONALITY: Brazilian

QUALIFICATIONS: Multiple Football Qualifications – Bachelor of Business and Commerce with a major in Management

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS: WSW, Gremio/Brazil

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: The privilege of coaching kids is to help shape the next layer of society, and that positive impact is priceless

ASPIRATIONS: To continue developing the Sports Industry, specially football and see Australia embrace and excel at the world stage of Football

Damiano Di Francesco

Damiano Di Francesco

Coach

NATIONALITY: Italo-Australian

QUALIFICATIONS: Grassroots Community, Football, Basketball, Cricket, Tennis

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS: Sydney FC, Delfino Pescara 1936

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Creating confidence and aspiration in our students.

ASPIRATIONS: Be recognised by someone as a positive influence in there life’s successes.

Jamie Morriss

Jamie Morriss

Coaching Development Officer

NATIONALITY: English

QUALIFICATIONS: BSc Sport and Physical Education, F.A Level 2, USSF ‘E’ License, YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor, ASA Level 2 Swimming Instructor

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAM: Western Sydney Wanderers, Arsenal F.C

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Coaching at our advanced clinics, to work with young players that are determined to become the best.

ASPIRATIONS: To coach to the highest level possible, inspiring as many young players along the way as I can.

Nikita Marokakis

Nikita Marokakis

Marketing Manager

NATIONALITY: Australian

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Human Movement
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness      

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS: Sydney FC, Manchester United

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Seeing kids develop a love for sport in a fun environment

ASPIRATIONS: To own a successful business, not sure what business yet!

James Lunt

James Lunt

Coach

NATIONALITY: British

QUALIFICATIONS: Junior License

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS: Western Sydney Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Seeing everyday how sport can inspire and instil confidence in young people.

ASPIRATIONS: To be a successful coach.

Tim Suggete

Tim Suggete

Coach

NATIONALITY: Australian

QUALIFICATIONS: C Licence

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS:  Liverpool FC

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Being able to coach football every day

ASPIRATIONS: To manage/coach at a professional level

Alex Leonardi

Alex Leonardi

Coach

NATIONALITY: Australian

QUALIFICATIONS: C -Licence

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS: Manchester United, AC Milan

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Coaching them all

ASPIRATIONS: I want to be the very best like no one ever was, to coach them is my real test, to train them is my cause.

Alana Thomas

Alana Thomas

Coach

NATIONALITY: Australian

QUALIFICATIONS: FFA C Licence

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS: Central Coast Mariners, Manchester United

OTHER SPORTS AND TEAMS FOLLOWED: NBA- LA Lakers, MLB- Boston Red Sox, NRL- Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Seeing the joy brought to children when they become proficient at a skill during a session.

ASPIRATIONS: Become the greatest coach I can be, and further myself within the Sports Coaching/Teaching career path.

Claire Manuel

Claire Manuel

Coach

NATIONALITY: Australian
QUALIFICATIONS: Level 3 Baseball Coaching Accreditation; Event Management Diploma
FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS:  Manchester United, Western Sydney Wanderers
OTHER SPORTS AND TEAMS FOLLOWED: Baseball- Sydney Blue Sox; AFL- Sydney Swans; Football- Barcelona
FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Favourite part is being able to help the younger generation develop their skills and love of sport and be able to help them love the sports I grew up playing. It’s also great working at Kickstart and being able to coach sport for work and being such a dream job that I do everyday.
ASPIRATIONS: I aspire to be the best sports coach I can be and develop my sporting career along the way to become a full time coach. I would also like to run my own sports centre one day with different sports available.
Angus Roby

Angus Roby

Coach

NATIONALITY: Australian

QUALIFICATIONS: Football

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS: Western Sydney Wanderers

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Coaching is my life

ASPIRATIONS: I want to be a good influence on the footballers of tomorrow.

Harrison Norrell

Harrison Norrell

Coach

NATIONALITY: Australian

QUALIFICATIONS: Football, Rugby

FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAMS: Western Sydney Wanderers, Waratahs

FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A KICKSTART COACH: Nurturing the smallest of people to be the greatest of players.

ASPIRATIONS: Be an awesome coach and spread my knowledge.