Drew’s Coaching Bio


Our Academy Director, Drew Sherman, is responsible for the management and direction of the youth department here at Brisbane Roar. Drew works closely with our Head Coach, John Aloisi and Director of Football, Craig Moore to ensure young players are provided the best opportunity of forging professional careers here at the club.

Following a brief playing career, most notably at Swansea City, Drew focussed his energy on his career in coaching from an early age.  Drew is a holder of both his Pro License and FA Advanced Youth License. At 21 he became the youngest person in Europe to obtain his UEFA A License and by 23 he had been appointed as the youngest Academy Director in the English Football League. His career saw him then recruited to work in the world-renowned Southampton’s Academy, specifically with players between the ages of 12-16 years old. Drew’s youth development coaching career has seen him work closely with a number of players that have since progressed to careers in the Premier League and full-international caps.

Prior to joining us here at Brisbane Roar, Drew spent 18 months as National Team Manager and Technical Director of the Cook Islands Football Association, leading the tiny Pacific Island nation to the only International victories in their history and earning the accolade of FIFA Ranking’s highest moving nation in the 2015 Calendar Year.