Director of Youth Coaching

Ryan is responsible for the overall development and delivery of the Swifts Talent Centre and Karori's other football programmes (including holiday programmes and football in schools). His coaching focus is on youth; he coaches Karori's men's reserve team, under 19 and under 17 teams and grade 13 and 14 Travel League teams.​


  • Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts

  • Oceania C licence (and current B license candidate)

  • New Zealand Football Youth level 3 and Senior level 2

  • FIFA coach educators certificate


Ryan has been coaching teams of all ages at Waterside Karori since 2011. Ryan’s coaching experience also includes:

  • Wellington Phoenix National Youth League Assistant coach (2016/17)

  • New Zealand Football National Talent Centre coach (2014 – 2016)

  • Capital Football Age Group coach (2011 - present)

  • Tauranga City United age group coach (2006)

  • Force 3 Federation, International Player Development Programme coach (2005 -2007)

Director of Junior 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.


  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise

  • Oceania C licence

  • New Zealand Football Youth level 3 and Senior level 2

  • FIFA coach educators certificate


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)

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.


  • Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science

  • Masters in Sports Management

  • New Zealand Football Junior Level 3


Jared’s coaching experience includes:

  • Waterside Karori AFC (2019)

  • Trinity Christian College Assistant Coach (2016-2018)

  • East Stroudsburg University Graduate Assistant Coach (2016)

Junior and Girls Lead Coach

Katie leads the development of our programmes for girls and is leading the delivery of trainings for a number of our junior teams.  She is also studying at Victoria University towards a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Psychology. 

Katie was an U17 NZ representative, and is this season playing club football at Waterside Karori.


  • Bachelor of Arts majoring in Education and Psychology

  • Teaching English as a Second Language Qualification

  • New Zealand Football Youth level 3 and Senior level 2


Katie’s coaching experience includes:

  • Capital Football Age Group coach (2017 - present)

  • Waterside Karori AFC (2017 - present)

  • New Zealand Football Skills Centre coach (2017/18)

  • Marsden Girls College (2018 - present)

Foundation Football Coordinator

Lincoln has coached junior football with Karori since 2006, and leads Waterside Karori’s Foundation Football programme for over 200 five to eight year olds.​  


He is on the club's Executive Committee and is responsible for managing a range of club administrative and development functions.


  • Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce

  • New Zealand Football Junior level 2

  • Small Whites junior coaching certificate


  • Coach of a variety of junior Karori teams, from social to competitive (2006 - present)  

  • Coordinator of Waterside Karori’s Foundation Football programme (2012 - present)

  • Lead coach and development manager of the Swifts Talent Centre (2014 - present). 

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