First Grade & Under 20's

Jimmy Van Weeren


Head Coach – Jim van Weeren

"Jim has been a Head Coach at the Academy since day one. Holding the positions of U15 coach in 2015/16, Jim was charged with the U18 Head Coach position for the 2016/17 and 2017/18, winning the Premiership and the Championship in both seasons. Prior to Sydney FC Jim, spent 5 years at Manly United, gaining valuable experience in the club’s renowned Skill Acquisition Program and as Head Coach of teams in the NPL Youth competition. Since 2013 he was been the club’s Assistant Technical Director, overseeing the development of the club’s playing style from U12 to U16 and the implementation of annual training plans for all squads. Jim holds a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching and has completed his FFA A Licence. Jim also did work at our Academy School, Narrabeen Sports High.

"Over the last ten years, it’s been my job to observe and evaluate coaches and Technical Directors around Australia. I’ve seen Jim at the Academy and I think he is first class. I’ve been very impressed with his coaching style, his obvious rapport with young players and his ability to take on board new ideas and implement them." - words by Academy Director Kelly Cross.


Click here for the 1st Grade team's fixtures & results.

1st Grade Squad:

Evans


1. Mitchell Evans (gk)

Curtis


2. Brendan Curtis

Flottmann


3. Patrick Flottmann

McGing


4. Liam McGing

Scibilio


5. Patrick Scibilio

Skodatis


7. Jerry Skotadis

Sammy


8. Sam McIllhatton

Cameron


10. Cameron Devlin

Ivanovic


11. Luke Ivanovic

Bandiera


12. Jackson Bandiera

Jordi Swibel


13. Jordi Swibel

King


14. Joel King

Cox


15. Jeremy Cox

Mutch


16. William Mutch

Tilio


17. Marco Tilio

Koop


18. Benjamin Koop

Ujdur


23. Nikola Ujdur

Blachura


24. Daniel Blachura

Hamish Lamberton


27. Hamish Lamberton

Duro


30. Duro Dragicevic


U20 Head Coach - Shane Smeltz

U20 Assistant Coach – Howard Fondyke


Under 20 Squad:
13. Jordi Swibel
19. Guiseppe Tilio
21. Finn Ballard-McBride
22. Harry Van Der Saag
25. Daniel Maskin
26. Benjamin Van Meurs
27. Hamish Lamberton
28. Paolo Bonnani
29. Thomas Fay
31. Ryan Teague
32. Evan Tsakos
40. David Malishev