OUR COACHING TEAM

SAM MORRISSEY
Director of Junior and Youth Coaching

Sam is responsible for ensuring we provide the best possible football experience for players of all abilities in grades 6 to 12, including through the development and delivery of junior programmes, coach education and support, and community engagement initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise

  • Oceania B licence

  • New Zealand Football Youth level 3

  • FIFA coach educators certificate

Experience

Sam has a wealth of junior coaching experience at club and regional level.  Sam's experience includes:

  • Capital Football Federation Development Officer (2017 - 2019) (junior football lead for the Hutt and Wairarapa region, coach education lead and involved in the girls and womens football space, including as the assistant national women's league coach)

  • Director of Youth Football at Petone FC (2016)

  • Wellington Phoenix Academy Assistant coach (2015)

  • Director of Junior Football at Tawa FC  (2013 - 2015)

  • Capital Football Age Group coach (2016 - 2019)

SAM SMITH
Men's First Team Coach & Director of Coaching

Alongside coaching the Senior teams, Sam is working with our Youth and Junior teams, as well as providing coach development support for our club coaches.

Qualifications

  • FFA/AFC B License

  • OFC/NZF Coach Educator

  • Technical Analyst at Team Wellington

  • Two years WKAFC Central League Assistant Coach

  • Development Officer at Capital Football

Comments

His thoughts on this upcoming journey: “I'm excited for this opportunity at a club I’ve been working at for the last 3 years. I am looking forward to working with Sam Morrissey and the rest of the coaching team to make sure we are offering a great training environment for all our players. This is an interesting year with new competition structures, and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve”.

KALEY WARD
Girls Coaching Director

Kaley works with the clubs young female players, including the Girls Only and Girls Futsal space.

Qualifications

  • Junior coaching qualification

  • Waterside Karori W-League player

  • National League Golden Boot 2020

JARED PUTT
Junior and Youth Lead Coach

Jared leads coaching in both our junior and youth space.  Jared joined us on his return from the US where he has been coaching at University level for the past two years. This followed a playing career where he played for 4 years and studied at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. He has also coached various youth teams throughout his playing and coaching career.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science

  • Masters in Sports Management

  • New Zealand Football Junior Level 3

Experience

Jared’s coaching experience includes:

  • Waterside Karori AFC (2019/20)

  • Trinity Christian College Assistant Coach (2016-2018)

  • East Stroudsburg University Graduate Assistant Coach (2016)

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