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1:1 Coaching

Some of our most experienced coaches are available to book for 1:1 or small group sessions. Whatever you’re after, our coaches are some of the best in the country and will help you develop your skills and game understanding – working towards your own aspirations.
Details and contact information below:

Liz Anton

Coaching Experience:  Liz is looking to coach and help hard working young girls to reach their football aspirations.  She grew up learning about and practicing a wide range of styles of football and uses a combination of these ideas as inspiration for her own coaching.  Liz has coached a girls team at Springs this season and is keen to share her love for the game by helping other girls to develop their skills with her.  Liz likes to focus on improving technical skills and is open to working on any requested skills; seeking feedback from players as to what they would like to work on.  Liz is a current member of the Football Ferns and has represented New Zealand at 3 age group tournaments so can really relate with the aspirations of our junior and youth players.  Liz is also currently a member of the Football Ferns Development Programme and plays for our Western Springs Women’s Premier team.
Favourite Players: Becky Sauerbrunn is an exciting central defender who plays for Utah Royals and also the USA!  While Antoine Griezmann is a hard working attacker with Atletico Madrid and France!
Availability: any day except Sunday
Preferred Ages: Girls of any age
Contact Liz on : 021 183 9125 /

Maurie Wasi

Coaching Experience: Maurie has been coaching and developing junior and youth players at Springs for over 6 years during academy training, HPU training, holiday programme and position specific training.  He has coached a range of junior and youth players/teams from 9thto 19th grades which has included local league competitions and national tournaments.  Maurie has also coached players/teams for Auckland Football Federation at their Federation Talent Centre and this has included leading teams from 12th to 16th grades at the Weir Rose Bowl and National Age Group Tournaments.  Maurie has also enjoyed coaching in local schools.  Maurie believes that the player’s needs are the most important and committed to helping players reach their goals.  Maurie’s experiences with small group and 1 to 1 training includes prior experience within the Springs community.  Prior to coaching, Maurie played international football for Papau New Guinea and has also represented Springs for 6 seasons.

Favourite Player: Zinedane Zidane is the finest player I have ever seen
Availability:  Weekends (term time) and school holidays
Preferred Ages: Boys and Girls aged 7 to 17 years
Contact Maurie on : 021 052 6992 /

Jason Niedumow

Coaching Experience:   Jason joined Western Springs at the beginning of 2018 and has coached in the Academy, HPU, HPP, TIDP, Holiday Programmes and our 15th, 16th and 17th Metro teams.  He also coached the 13th Grade Metro team who recently won the WSAFC 13th Grade Invitational Tournament and the 13th Grade McCartney Tournament in Taupo.

This is his fifth year coaching Junior and Youth players having previously coached at Eastern Suburbs, Auckland City FC on their Player Development Programme and at Central United.  He has also been involved with the FCB Escola Camps in Auckland, Barcelona, Canberra, Newcastle and Sydney and travelled to Spain in March for the FCB Escola International Tournament in Barcelona.
Favourite Player:   Lionel Messi 
I had the privilege of meeting Messi this year while I was at Camp Nou.  I really respect Messi for what he has achieved in his career.  To watch him score two goals against Chelsea and assist Ousmane Dembélé with his first ever goal for Barcelona in the Champions League was just magic.
Availability:   Monday to Sunday (evening availability may vary during the season)
Preferred Ages:   Jason is available to coach boys and girls of any age
Contact Jason on:

Gerard Garriga

Coaching Experience: Gerard has been coaching players aged 5 to 16 years for 9 years. This year at Springs he has coached youth teams and worked with our junior players to develop their core skills. Prior to that, Gerard coached and managed an Academy at a Spanish club for three years.  Other football experiences have included using football as a means to help encourage teamwork within youth groups.  Gerard is confident coaching a range of football skills and working with anybody!
Favourite Player: Andres Iniesta is a great example that you don’t need to be strong, quick and tall to be the best player in the world.  He is a great technical player who is intelligent and plays for the benefit of the team.  He looks after the ball and has played in one of the best teams in recent times – an unbelievable football player.
Availability : Monday to Sunday (evening availability may vary)
Preferred Ages : Happy to coach boys and girls of any age
Contact Gerard on : 0211212381 /

Julia Robinson

Coaching Experience: Julia has been coaching boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18 for the past 4 years. She has coached everything from 6th grade Whole of Football teams through to academies and high school football teams. Julia has been involved at Springs this year in assisting with HPU sessions. She has played in a variety of positions and is confident in helping players develop their skills in a number of areas. Julia has played football every year since she was 5 and is passionate about passing on her love of football to others and helping them enjoy the game.

Favourite Players: Danny Blanchflower who captained Tottenham in the 60s was a great footballer, amazing at reading the game and had some great lines to the media. Luka Modric as well. He’s a magician in the midfield, small but really hardworking, intelligent and superb on and off the ball.

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and all day Sunday.

Preferred Ages: Girls and Boys of all ages.

Contact Julia on : 021 0829 4737 /

Oscar Browne

Coaching Experience: Oscar has been coaching boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 17 for the past 12 months. He has coached junior kids playing in our whole of Football up to 17 Grade teams.  Oscar coaches both our Mini Skills sessions for 5-8 years and also our older Springs Skills Centre sessions.  Oscar has been involved at Springs all his life and fondly remembers his early years playing in the junior teams and is now a Men’s Premier team player.  He is a great role model for kids and has an array of skills and tricks that he loves sharing with the younger players to help their development and grow their love of the game.

Favourite Players: Messi: The greatest player the world has ever seen. Can do everything, the best goalscorer, dribbler and passer ever. Anyone that wants to see how the beautiful game should be played should watch him. Never dives or cheats, just gives his all, wants the ball and gives moments of magic every game. 

Drogba: The first player I ever watched and being a Chelsea fan I loved his power and all the great important goals he scored. He also stopped a civil war in his country Ivory Coast which shows how he used his football ability to change lives. The ultimate big game player. 

Availability: Most week days before school(for the crazy committed ones), Friday afternoons and possibly Sunday afternoons. 

Preferred Ages: Girls and Boys of all ages.

Contact Oscar on : 022 120 5282 /

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