We are very privileged to have some wonderful people working for Pro Football Training.
All our coaches are available for Private and Group Coaching sessions, please contact us for further information or to book a session.
Our Coaching Team
Robbie has had an amazing career taking him around South-East Asia, playing for some of the biggest clubs in the region. Robbie mixes his coaching with his role with the PFA and FIFPro representing and assisting professional footballers.
Clubs Played For:
- HNK Hajduk Split (Croatia)
- Sydney Olympic FC (NSL)
- Perth Soccer Club
- QAF FC (Brunei)
- Sabah FA (Malaysia)
- Persita Tangerang (Indonesia)
- Persia Balikpapan (Indonesia)
- Persema Malang (Indonesia)
- Persib Bandung (Indonesia)
- Melville City FC
- Floreat Athena FC
- WA State Team, Under 15’s, 16’s, 23’s and Senior.
- Australian School Boys 1999
- Australia U20
Clubs Trialed with: Empoli (Italy), Toronto FC (MLS)
Coaching Philosophy: To create an environment where players play with without fear, can express themselves and have a great time.
Best Player you have played with: Darijo Srna (Croatia and Shaktar Donekst)
Best Player played against: Park Ji Sung (South Korea and Manchester United)
Career Highlight: Playing in front of 85,000 people in the 2003 Malaysia Cup Final.
Best Piece of advice given: Fail to prepare prepare to fail.
Advice for young players:
- Be humble.
- Stay positive.
- Work hard.
- Never stop learning.
- Listen to your parents.
- Have fun!
Advice for parents: Just let your kids play.
Role with PFA and FIFPRO: Professional Footballers Australia or the PFA – I am currently the Player Development Manager for the Perth Glory Football Club. I am extremely passionate about my role and the 3 areas that we focus on is education, transition and change and the well-being of the players.
FIFPro – I am an advisor to the Chairman and the board of FIFPro Asia. FIFPro is the worldwide representative organisation for all professional footballers; more than 65,000 players in total, male and female. The World Players’ Union currently has 60 national players’ associations as their members.
Life away from football: I am husband and dad of 2 who loves spending time with his family and also friends. I am also currently completing a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Accounting and Indonesia.
Sam is our Goalkeeper coach, he has a wonderful nature with the children and comes up with some very innovative ways of engaging the mind of a young goalkeeper. Sam is currently studying Psychology at UWA.
Clubs Played For: UWA Nedlands, Subiaco FC, Floreat Athena, Fulham FC
State/County Honours: WA u14s, WA Futsal Team u13s, 15s & 16s.
Coaching Philosophy: Creating a positive and friendly environment that encourages children to learn and develop on and off the football pitch.
Best Player you have played with: Jordan Lyden (former MLFC, PFT and now Aston Villa)
Best Player played against: Mitchell Oxborrow. Although I’ve never been one to really focus on who I’m playing, I just try and stop them from scoring!
Career Highlight: Probably not the most prestigious, but saving a penalty on my State league debut at 17 with my family in the crowd is a moment that makes me proud.
Best Piece of advice given: Take risks, make mistakes, and have no regrets on the football pitch
Advice for young players: Football at times can be stressful, but it shouldn’t be. Look after yourself, your family, and just enjoy the beautiful game. Do this and the rest will follow.
Advice for parents: Encourage and allow your children to play. Promote football to be about fun, making friends and being healthy; not about scores or winning games.
Life away from football: I’m currently studying Psychology at University, and try to find ways to incorporate some of the things I learn into my coaching. I also love spending time with my family and friends.
Hayden originally joined the PFT Team in 2010 before leaving Perth to persue his football career, he has returned in 2016 and it is great to welcome him back. Hayden currently players with Bayswater City FC in the WANPL.
Clubs Played For: Adelaide City, Stoke City (UK) Niki Volos (Greece) Perth Glory, Bentleigh Greens, Oakleigh Cannons, Stirling Lions and Bayswater City
State/County Honours: Represented South Australia up to U/16’s
Coaching Philosophy: Always play without fear and with a smile on your face. Try to play in all situations without pressure and focus on improving the players rather than getting results.
Best Player you have played with: Patrick Berger
Best player played against: Danny Drinkwater
Career Highlight: Being offered an apprenticeship at Stoke City.
Best piece of advice given: Dream, believe, achieve. There are no limits to what you can achieve with the right attitude and commitment.
Advice for young players: Attitude is everything. Be positive on and off the field, always play with a smile and respect your team mates, coaches and parents.
Advice for parents: Don’t put pressure on your children, let them play for the right reasons and always do your best to support them achieving their dreams.
Life Away from football: Don’t believe there is a life away from football. When I’m not playing football I’m working as an insurance broker.
Devan has participated in PFT Programs since our first year, attending the inaugural PFT Tour scoring in games against Liverpool and Newcastle United. Now coaching he works with our younger programs and Soccer Super Heroes.
Kosta recently returned from England where he was playing with Reading and AFC Wimbledon.
Louis is a highly respected member of the team, coaching across all our programs including before/after school and Soccer Super Heroes.
Kel coaches across all our programs, in particular our before/after school Programs, forming a great rapport, with children, parents and teachers!
Quin is currently studying to become a teacher.