Martin’s Coaching Bio
A former player with more than 450 professional appearances in the English Premier League and Football League, Martin joins our Academy Coaching Team from Northern Football in New Zealand where he held the role of Player Development Officer for a number of years.
The OFC A License holder, possesses significant experience in player development, overseeing the successful National Training Centre program across Auckland on behalf of New Zealand Football. As a fundamental part of his role as Player Development Officer, Martin was responsible for working with clubs across the city to ensure that youth development licensing criteria was met, and each club implemented a successful model for the progression of it’s talented young players. This experience Martin uses now to support our Academy Preparation Centres across Queensland.
The former Barnsley and Blackpool midfielder is responsible for the coaching of the U13 age group here at Brisbane Roar. Martin’s playing background in the Premier League and understanding of what it is required of young players looking to make the transition to professional football adds significant value to our Academy, we’re delighted to welcome him to the Coaching Team.