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.

Nick Hansen

Junior Development Officer

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.

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

AFC 'C' License working towards 'B' Licence

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.

Stephen Bradshaw

AFC 'C' License

Tony Eagleton

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

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

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.