First Grade

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.

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1st Grade Squad:

Tom Heward-Belle

1. Tom Heward-Belle

Daniel Blachura

2. Daniel Blachura

Ben Van Meurs

3. Ben Van Meurs

Liam McGing

4. Liam McGing (C)

Patrick Scibilio

5. Patrick Scibilio

Harry Van Der Saag

6. Harry Van Der Saag

Jerry Skotadis

7. Jerry Skotadis

Joel King

8. Joel King

Hamish Lamberton

9. Hamish Lamberton

Marco Tilio

10. Marco Tilio

Luke Ivanovic

11. Luke Ivanovic

Giuseppe Tilio

12. Giuseppe Tilio

Jordi Swibel

13. Jordi Swibel

Thomas Fay

14. Thomas Fay

Ryan Teague

15. Ryan Teague

Paolo Bonanni

16. Paolo Bonanni

Callum Talbot

17. Callum Talbot

Ben Koop

18. Ben Koop

David Malishev

20. David Malishev

Evan Tsakos

21. Evan Tsakos