QPL, NPL Youth & SAP/Academy Coaches & JDO

We are always on the look-out for coaches whether they be new to the role or experienced.

We offer a personalised and mentored pathway to ensure that all coaches gain real-world experience whilst helping them work through the varying levels of coach education.  Coaches will be assigned to club teams based on their experience and will be assisted to ensure they learn how to coach a club team following the club’s youth development pathway and in line with the club’s culture, mission, and vision.  Financial assistance will be made available to coaches to help them with accreditation costs.

Please contact office@hphawksfc.com.au or footballdirector@hphawksfc.com.au if you wish to join our coaching team.

Mark Boyd

Club Football Director (TD)

AFC A Licence

AFC C Youth Licence

FFA Course Presenter

BA Sports and Exercise Science

Mark has a wealth of professional experience having been involved in football in a full-time professional capacity for over 25 years.  Mark has been involved in the National Premier Leagues program in Queensland since FFA’s inception of the concept, as TD at Brisbane City FC, Eastern Suburbs WNPL, Cairns FC, and a short stint at the Brisbane Strikers.  As a player, Mark was a State Representative at all levels from under 14s through to senior and he was a scholarship holder at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra.  After a short time in the old National League with Brisbane City FC Mark ventured overseas to play with the Crusaders FC in the UK and Linfield FC in Northern Ireland.  Mark has held full-time Regional Coaching and Development Manager roles with Football Queensland in Townsville, Cairns, and Brisbane.  Assistant State Coaching and Development Manager with FQ and he worked in the NT as their State TD while serving on FFA’s National Technical Staff.  During his involvement with FFA Mark was responsible for the initial concepts, rules, research, and regional testing of the current games we now play in our U6-U11 modified playing ranks in MiniRoos.  Mark established the Central Coast of NSW as an integrated centre for player development with the establishment of Central Coast Lightning and Central Coast Thunder Rep Programs playing in both NSW and NNSW State League competition streams and as part of this helped build relationships with Central Coast Mariners in the A-League.  As a Coach Educator Mark has coached thousands of coaches at all levels from the basic MiniRoos grassroots through to the advanced coaching streams including the AFC A Licence.

Jason Powell

Advanced SAP Program & Hawks FC Academy Head Coach

AFC ‘C’ License, working towards AFC ‘B’ License

Jason is highly recognised and sought after as a youth development coach with a great eye for talent identification and maximising player potential with wide-ranging experiences managing and successfully harnessing the many differences between country/city and male/female football and some 25 years of general coaching.  Jason took the opportunity to coach State girls and boys teams at the National Youth Championships over the past 4 years and hopes to do so again in 2020.

Jason has also extended his passion for player development by becoming an accredited FFA Coaching Instructor so he can continue his obsessive desire to develop better players through the development of quality coaches.

Jason’s role as SAP Head Coach at the club is one of ensuring all coaches and teams perform at their best.  His role is to coach the coaches across SAP and Academy Teams making sure that all planning is carried out, that training is delivered to schedule and that all coaches understand what is expected of a SAP player.  The Skills Acquisition Program is less about results but more about teaching players to play in different roles and learn specific skills to take them into youth competitions.

Nick Hansen

Junior Development Officer + U14NPL Coach

AFC ‘C’ License, working towards ‘B’ License

Currently Studying a B Sport Development

Nick is a passionate coach and player.  He has many years experience as a junior player coach via school programs and clubs.

Nick’s role as Junior Development Officer (JDO) is to oversee the U6-U11 community program.  Nick will assist all volunteer coaches throughout the season by providing them with additional hands-on coaching opportunities, providing them with a training program and assisting them with their delivery at training sessions and on game days.  Nick’s role is not to coach the teams, but to educate our volunteer coaches and provide support at training and on game days to ensure that we get the best out of our junior players.

Nick will also review players on a regular basis with a view to identify both skilful and struggling players who might benefit from extra training sessions aimed at their enhancement and/or offer game time at a higher level.

The JDO role is a critical role in the support and development of our coaches and players and provides a season-round approach to player pathways at the club.

Danny Gnjidic

Senior QPL Head Coach

AFC ‘B’ License, working towards ‘A’ License

Danny is an experienced head coach who brings years of expertise playing and coaching in first team environments. Danny has previously coached in the Victorian National Premier Leagues with Ballarat City and Moreland Zebras. Since relocating to Brisbane he has helped St George Willawong gain promotion to the Football Brisbane Premier League. His experience, dedication, and team management abilities are invaluable to our senior program.

Graham Cameron

First Mens Assistant Coach

AFC ‘C’ License

Graham was recently at St George Willawong as assistant to head coach Oscar Langone. St George won the Brisbane Premier League undefeated in 2020. In 2019 he assisted Danny with the first team and also managed the reserves team. Prior to that Graham was the head coach at Kangaroo Point Rovers.  Graham brings a wealth of experience and comes with a solid winning percentage that he will no doubt look to implement on our first team squad for 2021.

Jarrod Lane

U23 QPL Head Coach

AFC 'B' License

Jarrod joins us from Southside Eagles where he was the Head Coach in 2020 and the U20’s prior to that. He has a very long history in football as a player and coach and is looking forward to continuing his senior coaching journey with Hawks.  Jarrod brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be an important addition to our coaching ranks and we are excited to have him at the Hawks for 2021.

Julien McNamee

U23 QPL Assistant Coach

Working towards AFC 'C' License

Julien has been the Head Coach at Kangaroo Point Rovers FC in Football Brisbane's Capital League 2 for the last couple of years and has been involved at the club for many as a player, committee member and coach. His experience with senior footballers will be a vital ingredient he will be passing on to our U23 players who will be looking to make an impact on the first team in 2021 and beyond.

Amir Kasa

U13 NPL Coach + U18 FQPL Coach

AFC 'C' License

Diploma of Sport Development

Amir has been a part of the Holland Park Hawks coaching staff for the past 5 years. Across this time Amir has been involved in many different facets of Junior and Senior development across the club. Amir brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the coaching ranks and is deeply passionate about the game. What he enjoys most about coaching is the opportunity to enhance the quality of kids lives by making them better individuals and players.

Blake Troy

U16 NPL Coach 

AFC 'C' License

Blake has been at Hawks for the past 2 seasons, having been previously involved in the community space. Being fairly new to coaching he is passionate and is keen to gain further experience in the game. His coaching experience is supported by his extensive playing background having been previously involved in the state leagues when Sydney Olympic were in the NSL U16,17 National Youth League levels. He represented NSW when he was 16, and as a senior player has enjoyed successful stints at Rochedale, Lions, and Taringa Rovers. He’s a very passionate football coach who is developing his own style based around good knowledge and education in the game and is extrfemely committed.

Stephen Bradshaw

U15 NPL Coach 

AFC 'C' License

Tony Eagleton

U12 SAP Coach + U14NPL Assistant Coach

AFC 'C' Youth License

Tony joins us from Redlands United where he has learnt his craft coaching for the previous 8 years. He has worked in the SAP space for the past 3 years and is happy to expand his skillset working as an assistant in the NPL space. Having grown up playing in New Zealand he has developed a love for the game which has made the transition from playing to coaching seamless. The expertise Tony brings will adequately prepare the U12 squad for their transition from the SAP to the NPL space.

Thomas Burgess

U11 SAP Coach + U13NPL Assistant Coach

AFC 'C' Youth License

Tom has worked in the Holland Park Hawks SAP program for the past 2 years, and is one of our most promising up and coming youth coaches. Tom enjoys being a part of our Junior program and is passionate about inspiring and developing young players. Tom is a keen footballer and is a part of the Holland Park Hawks FQPL Senior Program as a player.

John Weatherby

U10 SAP Coach

AFC 'C' Youth License

John joins the SAP coaching ranks, having coached at the football club for the past 6 years. Previously, he has been a Gold Coast Premier League Assistant Coach at Gold Coast Knights. Further to his experiences as a coach, he has a wealth of playing experience. Most notably he was a part of the Rochedale Rovers First team in the XXXX State League. He experienced a brief stint at 3. Liga side FC Magdeburg in Germany. Later into his career he enjoyed brief stints playing County League in the UK, along with an array of local football clubs in Brisbane.

Matteo Ribechini

U9 SAP Coach

AFC 'C' Youth License

Cert III & Cert IV in Fitness

Diploma in Sport Development

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 1

Matteo returns to Holland Park Hawks for his second year at the club. He has not only been an integral part in developing the junior program over the past 2 years but is also a part of the First Team Squad at Holland Park Hawks. Along with his passion of the game, he has a passion for health and fitness and is a personal trainer by trade. He holds all the key ingredients of a fantastic coach and he hopes to pass on his passion for football onto the next generation of players. He enjoys being a part of players development and giving them the foundations to become better players and people. Seeing the players improve whilst developing a burning passion for the game is the most rewarding part of Matteo’s job.

Aidan Lawler

U9/10 Academy Coach

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