Football Academy - Coaching staff


John Walmsley

• A Licence Coach (Football Federation Australia/Asian Football Confederation)
• FFA Conditioning Licence
• Bachelor of Science: Exercise and Sports Science
• Postgraduate Diploma in Education

• First Team Assistant Coach at Bayswater City SC, 2020-present
• Western Australian U13 State Team Coach from 2013-2019, winning the FFA National Youth Championships in 2013 & 2017
• Western Australian U19 Coach and Men’s WA State Team Coach, 2019
• Head Coach Perth Glory FC U14, 2013-2018
• Perth Glory W-League Assistant Coach in the 2013 season
• WA FFA Skill Acquisition Coach 2011-2013
• WA National Training Centre Program coach/match analyst, 2010-2012
• Football West Youth Development Coach, 2008-2012 (HPC, State Futsal Teams)
• Numerous players worked with are now playing professionally in Australia and overseas, and representing Australia at national level
• High School Health & Physical Education Teacher since 2012. Previously Football Program Director at Ocean Reef High School
• Played for ECU Joondalup and Stirling Lions in the WA State League/NPL, 2006-2012
• Emigrated to Australia in 2004 from Liverpool, England.

Brad Hassell

• A Licence Coach (Football Federation Australia/Asian Football Confederation)

• Former player with Adelaide City and Perth Glory in the National Soccer League (pre A-League years)
• Represented Australia at schoolboy and U23 levels
• Worked as the Skill Acquisition Trainer for Football Federation Australia and more recently Football West
• Former First Team Coach at Armadale SC
• Coached various Western Australian State Teams (Men’s U19, U15, U13)
• Coached Perth Glory FC U14's
• Experienced in establishing various high-performance football programs including;
- Set up and managed the Skill Acquisition Program in WA, which influenced the development of many young West Australian footballers
- Established and ran the initial Perth Glory Academy U12-U14 age groups
- Managed various State Team programs, including interstate and overseas tours
- Coordination with junior clubs to provide support and guidance with their youth programs
- Conducted various workshops with a focus on 'coaching the coaches'

Sean D’Arcy

• A Licence Coach (Football Federation Australia/Asian Football Confederation)
• Futsal Level 1 (Football Federation Australia/Asian Football Confederation)
• Goalkeeper Level 1 (Football Federation Australia/Asian Football Confederation)
• FFA Advanced Licence Course Instructor (B and C Licence)
• FFA MiniRoos, Skill Training & Game Training Certificate Instructor

• Worked for Burnley FC Football in the Community International Department based in Xiamen, China, 2019
• Head Coach WA Futsal team at Nationals Championships (Boys & Girls), 2008-2011, 2015-2018, 2020, 2021
• Assistant Coach WA U15s State Team, 2020
• Assistant Coach WA U16s Bali International Youth Tournament, 2018
• Assistant Coach WA U14 State Team National Championships Coffs Harbour, 2013
• Technical Director at Westside Football Club, 2011-2019
• 2006 Coach at Football West in High Performance Programs such as HPC, District Academy, Glory Academy, TSP and various other programs, 2006-present

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