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COACHING STAFF

Coaching Staff 

MEET THE COACHES

Coaching Qualifications
  • FFA A License Holder
  • Level Three Australian Coaching Licence No 1803849
  • High Performance National Licence
  • Qualified Coach Educator
  • Founder of KEEPER-FIT Program
Playing Career
  • Australian Socceroo No. 234
  • NSW Senior and Junior Representative
  • Australian Representative 1969-1976
  • Australian World Cup Representative 1970 – 1974
Coaching Career
  • Coach Educator for Football NSW FFA and FIFA
  • Author of Junior, Intermediate and Senior Coaching Licence for Football Australia
  • Goalkeeper Coach to NSW Junior and Senior teams
  • Goalkeeper Coach to Australian Men’s teams, Olympic Teams and Matildas Teams
  • Goalkeeper Coach for Football NSW and FFA Development Squads
  • Qualified SAQ Coach
  • Author of Courage Under Fire (The Goalkeepers Bible)
  • IGA Goalkeepers Diary
  • KEEPER-FIT Strength and Conditioning for Goalkeepers
Jim Fraser 
Director Of Coaching

Jim, who holds a UEFA A licence, is also a qualified coach educator. He wrote the first goalkeeper curriculum in Australia.

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Ken Greenhead 
Head Coach

Ken has been part of the academy since its inception, having worked closely with Jim Fraser for a period of almost 20 years. As head coach, he oversees the development of the junior goalkeepers and implements the IGA curriculum at senior levels. Ken has been coaching full time for over 10 years and has been influential to many goalkeepers who have gone on to professional careers in both Australia and abroad.

Coaching Qualifications
  • FFA B Licence
  • FFA Goalkeeping Level 1
  • Undertaking FFA Level 2 Goalkeeping Course (September 2015)
Dr. Craig Duncan PhD
Strength Condition and Nutrition

Craig is an accredited coach who holds a PhD in Exercise and Sports Science and held the position of Sydney FC conditioning coach and video analyst for a four-year period.

After a successful goalkeeping career where he represented NSW and made his First Grade State League debut at sixteen years of age, Craig then pursued an academic career that has seen him become internationally recognised in the fields of exercise and sports science. 

Craig has also been able to blend his playing experience and sports science to become productive in the development of the KEEPER-FIT program. He has extensive experience coaching children, youth and seniors and has been fortunate enough to work with a number of international coaches and players.

Craig has also coached in the USA and has an innovative view on goalkeeper coaching that has been developed over the last twenty years. His professional qualifications include Bachelor of Human Science PhD, Graduate Diploma of Adult Education.

Playing and Coaching Experience
  • State League and NSW Representative
  • Goalkeeper Coach at Bonnyrigg White Eagles and Hills Sports High NSW
  • NSW Institute of Sport Women’s Program
  • NSWIS Goalkeeper Coach and Speed and Agility Coach
  • Trainer Football Elite
  • Young Matilda’s Goalkeeper Coach 2005
  • Head of the Department of Health, Fitness and Coaching South West Sydney Institute of TAFE
  • Visiting Lecturer Department of Sport and Exercise Science, The University of Sydney
Mitchell Blowes

Mitchell is a former goalkeeper and has played for clubs including Huddersfield Town AFC, Sydney FC and APIA Leichhardt Tigers. He has held various goalkeeping positions including NYL coach at South Coast Wolves and the Football South Coast Academy.
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