HEAD OF GOALKEEPING
Michele has extensive experience in Goalkeeper Coaching which has developed between Italy and Australia. He has adapted and mixed the two different coaching styles, creating challenging and fun sessions with the aim of preparing the future generation of PRO Goalkeepers.
Michele's qualifications are listed below:
FFA GOALKEEPING LICENCE LEVEL 1
FFA GOALKEEPING LICENCE LEVEL 2
FFA - SENIOR "C" LICENCE
AIAP (Italian Association of Goalkeeper Coaches) - LEVEL MASTER
Member of APPORT - Italian Goalkeeper Coaches Association
BARCA Innovation HUB - Certificate in Neuroscience and Training
BARCA Innovation HUB - Certificate in Training for Team Sports
GOALKEEPER COACH - GK TECHNIQUES SPECIALIST
Nick started his Goalkeeping career as a Youth PRO with Bournemouth. While playing for Bournemouth he was also coaching goalkeepers at the Bournemouth School of Excellence.
He then became a Senior PRO Goalkeeper in Hong Kong where he played for Kitchee SC.
He continued his PRO career at Po Chai Pills before returning to England to play with Bournemouth Poppies.
His next move was to Australia where he played NPL for Inglewood and Armadale.
Nick has attended the C-Licence course and adds a wealth of technical knowledge and understanding of the role to the 1951 GK COACHING team.
His passion for goalkeeping techniques is second to none and he will enable GKs to be ready to move into game related exercises feeling comfortable and confident.
GOALKEEPER COACH - GK COORDINATION SPECIALIST
Riccardo is the latest addition to the 1951 GK COACHING team.
He moved to Perth after leaving S.S Potenza Calcio in Serie C (third highest league in Italy) where he was playing as a PRO GK.
He played a tournament with Italy U17 national team in 2013/14 and brings to our sessions a real PRO attitude and attention to detail, second to none.
His comprehensive coordination exercises will help improve all the footwork and bodywork associated to the goalkeeping techniques.
His CV can be easily viewed on line and we are lucky to have him starting to coach our younger GKs.