Their mission is pretty simple: to provide high level coaching for players of ALL abilities, and bridge the gap between ‘grass-root’ and ‘elite’ level footballers.

There is a suitable program for anyone aged 5 and up.

What sets them apart is their coaching team. Their full time coaching staff hold degrees in Sports Management, Physical Education, Psychology and Health and Human Performance. They have FFA A, B, C and Football Conditioning licences and have decades of playing and coaching experience. Above all though, they are proud to say that they all have personalities!

They aren’t afraid to say that everyone involved in any of the programs will be enjoying themselves, it’s football after all!

Description

Their mission is pretty simple: to provide high level coaching for players of ALL abilities, and bridge the gap between ‘grass-root’ and ‘elite’ level footballers.

There is a suitable program for anyone aged 5 and up.

What sets them apart is their coaching team. Their full time coaching staff hold degrees in Sports Management, Physical Education, Psychology and Health and Human Performance. They have FFA A, B, C and Football Conditioning licences and have decades of playing and coaching experience. Above all though, they are proud to say that they all have personalities!

They aren’t afraid to say that everyone involved in any of the programs will be enjoying themselves, it’s football after all!

Who are the teachers

LEON KITA - Director of Coaching and founder of the Football Pathways Australia football coaching program 

Leon also works as the Assistant Coach for Dunbar Rovers’ NPL First Grade Team, and as the age group co-ordinator for St Aloysius’ year 9’s.  He is accredited with an FFA B-License and has 15 years of coaching experience in the UK, USA and Australia.

GARY RAFFERTY - Head of Strength and Conditioning 

Gary holds a degree in Human Performance, and is accredited with ASCA, IYCA and EXOS qualifications in athlete development as well as an FFA Football Conditioning License. He currently works with Dunbar Rovers’ NPL U18’s, 20’s and First Grade squads, and provides consultation services for teams in the USA.  Gary brings a new proficiency to our coaching team and he is doing great things to enhance the coaching program so that it better meets the physiological needs of the players.

ADAM DAVIDSON - Technical Director of Soccer Schools, FDS and Holidays Camps 

Adam holds a degree in Psychology and has had a huge impact on the content and implementation of our coaching programs. After his graduation, he spent two years leading football camps, administering coaches’ clinics and coaching premier level SAP teams across the east coast of USA; picking up qualifications as a youth camp director and NFHS interscholastic coach. At present, he holds an FFA C-License and FFA Futsal licence and recently worked as the head coach of FNSW GU13 Storm development squad at the National Futsal Championships in Sydney.

DAN KITCHEN - Technical Director of KIKSTARTERS 

Dan holds a degree in Education, and has previously worked as a school teacher and coach, at pre-school, elementary and high school levels. A hugely diverse coach with coaching experience that includes the Manchester United Youth Academy, and UK clubs and programs for disabled players. In the past decade alone, Dan has coached players aged 18-months to 18-years across the UK, USA and Australia whilst picking up his FA Level 1 & 2, and FFA C-License along the way. Dan’s communication skills and coaching personality have been crucial in the delivery of our coaching programs.

Charles Samushonga - Centre Manager & Head Goalkeeping Coach 

Chaz played professionally in Scotland for Dundee United & Partick Thistle before moving to the Kansas, USA to pursue his academic career at Pratt Community College on a playing and coaching scholarship. He currently works as the assistant coach with Bankstown Berries First Grade squad in NPL 2.

Paul Mulligan - Head Coach 

Paul has over 20 years coaching experience in Australia and the UK, hold an FFA B-License, and works as the Head Coach and Director of Football at Harbord Seasiders. Paul works predominantly at the Football Pathways Australia - Harbord centre on the Northern Beaches.

Accreditation

All coaches have Working with Children Checks.

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Classes offered by Football Pathways Australia