One of the new members to the Academy coaching ranks, Owen Baker joins the club with an impressive resume under his belt. Owen joins after a successful eight-year stint with NPL QLD squad Brisbane Strikers, following a further five years coaching junior teams.
He guided Strikers to the FFA Cup Semi-Final in 2019 and has previously coached successful Queensland squads at National Championships level.
Graham is very well known in Queensland circles for his exploits as one of the best players in the local league over a number of years. He has an unbelievably positive outlook on life and great passion for pushing players on to the next level. He is an outstanding coach in his own right having experienced NPL junior coaching as well as senior football and also time as TD of Redlands united. We are very lucky to have Graham in our program.
Not just his ability as a coach which is outstanding but the way he carries himself and the positivity he exudes around the place makes players want to be better in all aspects of what they do.
In his previous role as the FFA National Goalkeeper Development Manager, Dean May was tasked with developing a pool of high‐level Australian Goalkeeper coaches by further developing and delivering a world‐class program of goalkeeper coaching courses for coaches of elite and talented goalkeepers whilst facilitating the development of community coaches.
Although Goalkeeping is his main focus, Dean was an active member of the FFA Coach education team conducting C and B-licence courses. He is also an active member of the AFC elite goalkeeper instructors and has previoulst completed courses in India, Singapore, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan for AFC.
As well as National GK duties with Football Federation Australia, Dean has had roles as National Goalkeeper coach for the Guam Women’s team and the Bangladesh Men’s senior and U23 squads