MWFA Coach Development Team

EUGENE LAWRENZ

MWFA Coach Development Manager

 

Eugene joins MWFA after an impressive career in coach education that has seen him present over 250 coach education courses and workshops for Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Football Federation Victoria (FFV), as well as grassroots clubs throughout NSW, Victoria and ACT.

Eugene is an FFA ‘A’ Licence holder, and has been coaching at all different levels of the game for over a decade, including NTC/State teams, NPL and community clubs, and various academy programs.

From 2012 to 2014 Eugene was the Head Coach of the FFV State Futsal program, First Team coach at Wesley College in Melbourne from 2016 to 2018, and he has also been Technical Director at several large clubs.

 

MWFA COACH DEVELOPERS

 

Steve HurdOriginating from London, Steve Hurd enjoyed his playing days with a number of semi-professional clubs before moving to Sydney in 2008. He holds an AFC A Licence and has worked across all age groups, including NPL 1st Grade, SAP Technical Director, and the FNSW Institute program. He has also been involved in delivering community coaching courses for several years, and is looking to add his experience to help encourage the growing number of coaches within the MWFA.
James MitchellJames has had a passion for football coaching for many years, first starting out as an U6 coach back in 2006. In recent years, James has furthered his own coaching education through numerous initiatives and has acted as both CCC and Coaching Director. James' main goal is to educate coaches to provide fun and engaging coaching sessions to ensure that young boys and girls have fun, develop their skills, and most importantly have them come back the following year, and if possible enjoy a lifelong involvement with football.
Marilinda WinterStarting as a parent volunteer 12 Years ago, Mim was awarded the Female Coaching Scholarship in 2020, completing her C-Licence in 2021. She has coached junior boys and now coaches junior girls and WPL. Mim has embraced the role of being a CCC at her club and has a passion to find ways to keep junior girls engaged with playing football for the long term and in particular, creating coaching development and training opportunities for teenagers.
Gregor AgicGregor joins MWFA coming from an education and fitness background and has a love for nutrition and exercise. He has been involved with many aspects of football, including playing for nearly 25 years. Gregor has a passion for coaching and his goals are to be a mentor and to assist with the development of current and future football coaches and players.
Gareth BanksNick RobbTaylor Cahill
Sai van WegenRich LaceyJud Harrison
Jane LillycropImogen CarlisleSharna Barras
John KowtanPaul TrecartinCatriona Ormond