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OUR COACHING TEAM

SAM MORRISSEY
Technical Director & Men's First Team Coach
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Sam coaches our Men's first team, and 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 & Exercise

  • OFC / NZF B Licence

  • NZF 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)

KALEY WARD
Junior Lead Coach & Girls Coaching Director
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Kaley leads coaching in the junior and girls space, working with the club’s young female football and futsal players. Kaley joined us on her arrival from the US in 2019 where she played four years at University level for the University of Tampa and University of West Florida.  

Qualifications

  • NZF Youth Level 2

Experience

Kaley’s coaching experience includes: 

  • Waterside Karori AFC (2020 - 2023)

  • University of West Florida Youth Programme Lead Coach (2015/16)

Kaley's playing experience includes: 

  • Capital Football ISPS Handa Women’s Premiership (2019 - 2021)

    • ISPS Premiership Team of the Season (2020) 

    • ISPS Premiership Golden Boot (2020) 

  • Waterside Karori (2019 - 2023)​

  • University of West Florida (2015/16)

    • NSCAA Scholar All-American (2016) 

    • All-Gulf South Conference First Team (2016) 

  • University of Tampa (2013 - 2015)

JARED PUTT
Men's Reserves Head Coach
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Jared leads our Men's Reserves team having worked coaching in both our junior and youth space since 2019.  Jared joined us on his return from the US where he coached at University level. 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

  • NZF Junior Level 3

Experience

Jared’s coaching experience includes:

  • Waterside Karori AFC (2019 - 2022)

  • Trinity Christian College Assistant Coach (2016-2018)

  • East Stroudsburg University Graduate Assistant Coach (2016)

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