2022 MFA SAP & AYL

The MFA is delighted to announce our SAP & AYL squads for the 2022 season:


Rod Henderson – Technical Director

Rod is a B Licensed coach with ample coaching, teaching, and technical experience.


Chris Mawere – U9 Head Coach 

Chris is new to the MFA program, having coached at he U8 Eschol Park M-SAP team in 2020. Chris is a C Licensed coach.

PlayersLocal Club
Aydin Khan Oran Park M-SAP
Bailey  BorthwickGregory Hills FC
Zachary TurnerCamden Falcons
Isaac CagneyCamden Tigers FC
William SolomonMittagong FC
Hugo DeeleyBradbury Bears M-SAP
Charlie AdamsDouglas Park
Patrick UrsinoDouglas Park
Aahil MuhammadCamden Falcons
Maxwell WalkerCamden Tigers FC
Benjamin SmutekCamden Tigers MSAP
Cameron MicallefHarrington Park
Jonathan AzzopardiHarrington Park
Noyaan Ahmadi
South West Wanderers
Noah MurphyRuse FC
Lucas HudsonUniting Church SC


Anthony Luna – U10 Head Coach 

Anthony is a C Licensed coach that led the MFA U9 in 2020. He has also coached at NPL level with the Camden Tigers.

Greg Gospel – U10 Assistant Coach


Local club
Jonathan BitonMFA
Dylan GospelMFA
Izaak SmithMFA
Grayson BruceAustral SC
Sachiv RamMinto
Rowan SmylieBradbury Bears
Lucas PeacockBradbury Bears
Joshua HurleyDouglas Park
Blake ForemanAppin United
Olivier FruscianteOran Park
Jett DeweskeEschol Park
Liam SpainCamden Tigers
Ethan HornbyCamden Tigers
Vivaan RaikarEschol Park
Jayce FullerHarrington Park
Ryan StanmoreGregory Hills FC
Ishaan VyasGunners
Sienna WilsonBurragorang District
Domenico ColagiuriMFA


Jamie Cook – U11 Head Coach 

Jamie is a C Licensed coach with coaching and teaching experience. Jamie led the MFA U10 in 2020.

Local club
Cooper AndersonMFA
Jake MicallefOran Park Rovers
Brayden PucoskiMFA
Panuwat LapudomsapMFA
Ayan AhmadiSouth west wanderers
Austin BoxsellMFA
Sai PappuMFA
Washirapon SaenpleeMFA
Xavier ClarkeRams
Noah William CookMFA
Cadel MacDonaldMFA
Keeden RobinsonMFA
Alexi SenMt Annan
Oscar Van Der WeegenMFA
Ethan ShukerRAMS
Julian SanchezEschol Park
Ethan LammondMFA
Liam TaxNone
Callum CooleyCamden Tigers
Jesse WoodsMFA


Jarred Bugden – U12 Head Coach

Jarred is new to the MFA program. Jarred is a C Licensed coach who led the U9 SAP at Blacktown DSFA in 2020, and was also an assistant for the U11 at Nepean.


local club
Peter JuhaszMFA
Mitchel HardingMFA
Anderson DawMFA
Cruz PrestiMFA
Cooper SmithMFA
James ZivcicCamden Tigers
Cohen HawesMFA
Lachlan SlatteryMFA
Steven MegallaMFA
Liam GospelMFA
Logan KingPicton Rangers
Archie RobertsMFA
Aman PulikotMFA
Naddin EfendicMFA
Xavier FuentesSusak Academy
Jackson BugdenNepean FC
Hayne SmithEschol Park Wolves
Floilan MagadolaHurlstone Park Wanderers
William IsaacBonnyrigg Eagles

The  Skill Acquisition Program has been conducted Australia wide for a number of years now and is recognized throughout the country as the appropriate system in which to provide our young footballers opportunities to develop the 4 Core Skills (First Touch, Striking the ball, Running with the ball and 1 v 1). Should a player be selected in a S.A.P. this is what they will receive based on how many years they are in the program –

  • 1 year in SAP – Approx. 30 games and 90 training sessions
  • 2 years in SAP – Approx. 60 games and 180 training sessions
  • 3 years in SAP – Approx. 90 games and 270 training sessions
  • 4 years in SAP – Approx. 120 games and 360 training sessions

The overall aim is to provide those in the various Skill Acquisition Leagues throughout Australia with the same opportunities to develop those set of skills which will be needed for the young player when they move into Youth Football (u/13 to u/16).


Allan Martin – AYL Technical Director

Allan is a B licensed coach with ample coaching, teaching, and technical experience.


Marco Quispe – U13 Head Coach

Marco is new to the MFA program, joining us from the Camden Tigers NPL. He is a C licensed coach and on the way to completing his B License.

PlayersLocal club
Jack SainsburyMFA
Ryan PullicinoMFA
Zachary FlaibanEschol Park
Jackson DennerCamden Falcons
Youssif KhattabOran Park
Daniel WatsonMFA
Ace Phommasaeng-HoangMFA
Bradley SummersonTahmoor
Dylan EddieMFA
Joshua HarrisEschol Park
Valentino SpanoMFA
Luca SenMt Annan
Jude WatsonMFA
Nick BajenovMFA
Alexander HoareMFA
Riley BleeksMFA

Cody Sainsbury – U13 Assistant Coach

Cody is a C Licensed coach that has been with the MFA for many years.


Russell Cachia – U14 Head Coach

Russell commenced with the MFA as an assistant coach in 2020. Russell has a Game Training Certificate and is on his way to completing the C License.

PlayersLocal Club
Cristian  Quispe Guzman

Camden Tigers
Max GorgensCamden Tigers
Flynn BretonMFA
Lincoln HawesGunners
Joshua PersenEschol Park
Krystian SmutekMFA
Steven JuhaszCamden Tigers NPL
Jack GogartyPicton Rangers
Jude HamiltonPicton Rangers
Aidan  McKeonMoorebank SC
Tobias PowerCamden Tigers
Fraser HoldsworthHarrington Park
Oliver Aranda-McgarrityBAFC
Nathan SalterHarrington Park
Noah AwadHarrington Park

Andre Sarkis – U15 Head Coach

Andre is a B Licensed coach and led the MFA U14 in 2020.

PlayersLocal Club
Iszac SammutMFA
Joshua WorganMFA
Kai BerminghamMFA
Rohan KumarMFA
Damon CurranGunners
Sean O'ConnorMFA
Matthew BallantyneMFA
Giuseppe ColagiuriKemps Creek Div1
Euan PullenMFA
Hristijan TodorovskiSouthern Districts
Ryda MillsNarellan Rangers
Tomas RodriguezCamden Tigers NPL2
Noah SelvonKemps Creek
Jeremy Aube-McLeodMFA
Chintan Patel
Ingleburn Eagles
Jaylen  XuerebCamden Tigers NPL2


Peter Pullicino – U16 Head Coach

Peter holds an overseas Pro license and has been part of the MFA coaching panel for several years. Peter represented Malta at youth level.


Sia Sainsbury – SAP & AYL Convenor

The MFA Program

In our program there will be a big emphasis on the DEVELOPMENT of our players from a cognitive and technical aspect. For example, we will be constantly working on how they will solve football problems in possession-based and non – possession-based situations using any or all the 4 core skills and assessing their progression in this aspect of their development

The 4 Core Skills  

First Touch – Do they effectively control the ball so they can keep possession or set up their next move which could be a pass – shot – dribble? Do they take their first touch into space and away from the opponent? to allow themselves TIME and SPACE to DECIDE and EXECUTE the skill needed

Striking and Passing the ball – Do they pass it with accuracy? appropriate speed? Disguise? Good pass selection? – How often do they move into good supporting positions

Dribbling / Running with ball – when to dribble when not to dribble… do they dribble with their head up? Do they constantly get caught in possession (dispossessed)?

1 v 1 Attacking skills – Do they have a set of skills which allows them to produce effective moves such as feints / acceleration / change of direction to get away from an opponent

These are only a few of the areas we need to focus on to develop you as a young player but DISCIPLINE and SPORTING BEHAVIOUR are also a priority if we are to DEVELOP good players.