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.
|Aydin Khan||Oran Park M-SAP|
|Bailey Borthwick||Gregory Hills FC|
|Zachary Turner||Camden Falcons|
|Isaac Cagney||Camden Tigers FC|
|William Solomon||Mittagong FC|
|Hugo Deeley||Bradbury Bears M-SAP|
|Charlie Adams||Douglas Park|
|Patrick Ursino||Douglas Park|
|Aahil Muhammad||Camden Falcons|
|Maxwell Walker||Camden Tigers FC|
|Benjamin Smutek||Camden Tigers MSAP|
|Cameron Micallef||Harrington Park|
|Jonathan Azzopardi||Harrington Park|
|Noyaan Ahmadi||South West Wanderers|
|Noah Murphy||Ruse FC|
|Lucas Hudson||Uniting 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
|Grayson Bruce||Austral SC|
|Rowan Smylie||Bradbury Bears|
|Lucas Peacock||Bradbury Bears|
|Joshua Hurley||Douglas Park|
|Blake Foreman||Appin United|
|Olivier Frusciante||Oran Park|
|Jett Deweske||Eschol Park|
|Liam Spain||Camden Tigers|
|Ethan Hornby||Camden Tigers|
|Vivaan Raikar||Eschol Park|
|Jayce Fuller||Harrington Park|
|Ryan Stanmore||Gregory Hills FC|
|Sienna Wilson||Burragorang District|
Jamie Cook – U11 Head Coach
Jamie is a C Licensed coach with coaching and teaching experience. Jamie led the MFA U10 in 2020.
|Jake Micallef||Oran Park Rovers|
|Ayan Ahmadi||South west wanderers|
|Noah William Cook||MFA|
|Alexi Sen||Mt Annan|
|Oscar Van Der Weegen||MFA|
|Julian Sanchez||Eschol Park|
|Callum Cooley||Camden Tigers|
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.
|James Zivcic||Camden Tigers|
|Logan King||Picton Rangers|
|Xavier Fuentes||Susak Academy|
|Jackson Bugden||Nepean FC|
|Hayne Smith||Eschol Park Wolves|
|Floilan Magadola||Hurlstone Park Wanderers|
|William Isaac||Bonnyrigg 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.
|Zachary Flaiban||Eschol Park|
|Jackson Denner||Camden Falcons|
|Youssif Khattab||Oran Park|
|Joshua Harris||Eschol Park|
|Luca Sen||Mt Annan|
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.
|Cristian Quispe Guzman||Camden Tigers|
|Max Gorgens||Camden Tigers|
|Joshua Persen||Eschol Park|
|Steven Juhasz||Camden Tigers NPL|
|Jack Gogarty||Picton Rangers|
|Jude Hamilton||Picton Rangers|
|Aidan McKeon||Moorebank SC|
|Tobias Power||Camden Tigers|
|Fraser Holdsworth||Harrington Park|
|Nathan Salter||Harrington Park|
|Noah Awad||Harrington Park|
Andre Sarkis – U15 Head Coach
Andre is a B Licensed coach and led the MFA U14 in 2020.
|Giuseppe Colagiuri||Kemps Creek Div1|
|Hristijan Todorovski||Southern Districts|
|Ryda Mills||Narellan Rangers|
|Tomas Rodriguez||Camden Tigers NPL2|
|Noah Selvon||Kemps Creek|
|Chintan Patel||Ingleburn Eagles|
|Jaylen Xuereb||Camden 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.