Tell us about your career to date, how have you ended up working on the UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program?
I’ve been coaching for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club since I was 20 years old. During my 5 year coaching career, I’ve had the opportunity to work in the US, the Caribbean and parts of Europe. I worked in USA for three summers, working in over 19 different states. I then worked in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean coaching the men’s team and some National CI players. While in Europe I was lucky enough to work in Denmark and Norway.
Do you have a highlight of your time in Australia so far?
A highlight so far would be learning about the culture and environment of Australia. Everyone is so friendly over here! Being able to finally travel and go into Sydney and Manly is great.
What is your favourite part about working on the Global Football Program?
I’m passionate about making a difference in someone’s life and helping them reach their full potential, regardless of their ability or where they’ve come from.
Any advice for sports people at UOW who are looking to progress their sporting and academic ambitions?
Continue pursing your sporting aspirations, but not at the expense of your academic accomplishments. Becoming successful comes from hard work, consistency and discipline, so installing these values into your daily routine will give you the best chance of succeeding in every part of your life.
What do you do with your spare time away from the football field?
I try to stay fit by running, cycling, doing home workouts and going for hikes. I also really enjoy playing chess.
Do you have any personal goals or ambitions for your time here at UOW (professional or personal)?
My goal is to expand my academic knowledge and complete a master’s at UOW in Rehabilitation or Strength and Conditioning.