U16 NPL Coach
U12 SAP Coach
Holds a C License. Is currently working towards his 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.
Jason began his love for the sport at the ripe old age of 5 and “has had football flowing in his veins ever since”. Throughout his career, Jason played football and futsal at all representative levels including a national youth representation for futsal until his career was ended to a severe knee injury at 18. Luckily for Jason, his interest in the game already extended beyond being just a player. Jason had already completed some coaching badges and found himself as an Assistant Head Coach at the State Titles at 16 years old. His injury coincided with his completion of a University Degree and he made the brave decision to move from ‘the sticks’ to the city. After relocation and recovery, he got back into coaching at his then local club, St Helens/Coalstars in Ipswich, and two weeks after starting as youth team coach he found himself not only assisting the first-team coach but also playing in the starting first team! A few weeks later he found himself trialling at Brisbane Strikers FC but he quickly realised that his knee wasn’t up to it and had to pull out, that same team went on to win the NSL a couple of years later. Devastated by not being able to play competitively anymore Jason took a few years out of the game. Since his return, Jason has worked his way through the various advanced licenses gaining experience in both male and female football.
With his 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.