Head Coach – Alex Watson
"Alex, who has been with the Academy since 2016, has over 19 years’ experience in Youth Coaching. Prior to Sydney FC, he coached at NPL 1 level with Blacktown City, Marconi and Sydney Olympic. Alex served as Head Coach of the NSW Primary Schools State Team for seven years competing at National Championships. Honours include six schools’ National Championships, three schools’ State Championships and three NPL Youth Championships. He has an FFA B Licence accreditation and a first class background in education, working as Deputy Principal of a Primary School in Sydney’s west.
"I’ve always been impressed with the way Alex’s teams have played, and clearly he has the ability to develop players with a clear understanding of the playing style we expect teams to exhibit in the Academy. He has shown in his three years at Sydney FC that he is a fantastic exponent of building a team culture, builds a positive rapport with all players and strives for excellence in all he does. This obviously explains why so many players and parents speak so highly of him." - words by Academy Director Kelly Cross.
Assistant Coach – Ty Kinson