Jamie previously played for Notts County FC in the UK as a schoolboy going onto represent the English Schools U18 FA before deciding his passion lay in coaching. Jamie progressed through the coaching pathway in England obtaining his UEFA B License and joined Stoke City as an Academy coach prior to making the decision to migrate to Australia.
His Australian coaching career began as Director of Coaching at partner Club, Olympic FC overseeing the 9-13s program. In conjunction with this role he was a Football Queensland regional Skills Acquisition coach. Jamie joins us to oversee the Pre-Academy program and help to create high quality coaching environments for children to access prior to entering the Academy at 12 years of age.
This role includes managing our Brisbane based SAP programs, overseeing the development of our Gold Coast Regional programs and organising the internal games program between our Academy Partner Clubs. Jamie also works closely with Martin Bullock as Assistant Coach with the U13 Academy team, helping ensure a smooth transition for players making the step between Pre-Academy and Academy.