Meet Our Coaches - Pine Hills FC

Meet Our Coaches

Director of Coaching

Director of Coaching - Ken Swan 

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As a player Ken was voted the best and fairest player in Queensland senior football two years in a row in the early 80's. He represented Queensland at the senior level over a 12-year period, and also played in the early years of the national league. Ken was also a member of several teams that won premierships and grand finals at the highest level of Queensland football and was an Australian Schoolboys representative (many years ago).

Ken has also coached at the senior level. He coached Sunshine Coast in the state league, and North Star, Brisbane Strikers and Mt Gravatt in the Brisbane premier league. He has also coached multiple junior representative teams.

Ken has over 30 years educational experience as a Teacher, Principal, Education Adviser, Author and Lecturer at QLD University of Technology. He is currently an education consultant and has a national company that supports youth financial education and wellbeing.

Coaching Co-ordinators

U6-U8 Coordinator - Luke McKenna

Brisbane Premier League for Pine Hills FC and Taringa Rovers FC. Luke currently plays in the Senior Mens Reserves team at Pine Hills FC and his own children also play at PHFC. Luke has worked as a teacher and Assistant Principal and greatly enjoys working with young people. He has had the opportunity to coach junior and senior soccer teams over the last 15 years. Coaching juniors at PHFC is an opportunity to give back to the game that has added to his life for more than 25 years. He supports Liverpool, especially when they are winning!

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Corrie has been coaching for approximately 18 years at various levels. Prior to that he had many years of playing experience. Corrie has coached seniors, youth and squirts and more recently has coached our Academy teams, and coordinator of our girl's program. Corrie is passionate about developing girls football at Pine Hills. The U12 Girl's team he coached in 2019 were league champions and grand final winners.

First Team Coaches: Boys/Mixed

U9 John Powell

I've been at Pinehills for the last 6 years which included playing  for Pinehills over 35's and coaching.

I was born in the Midlands in the United Kingdom. This is where the local stadium of West Bromwich Albion was a stone throw away, so that's always been my team.

I really enjoy coaching the kids, and watching them develop their skills. That's probably the most rewarding part for me!

U10 Rob Kusema

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Rob is passionate about PHFC . As well as coaching he also is on the Committee and helping whenever possible.

Rob is a keen student of the game, keen to improve his knowledge and skills; and enthusiastic about sharing his existing expertise with less-experienced coaches.

Favourite Team: …

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U11 Coach - Enzo Dagostino

Enzo had a long and distinguished career as a senior player in Brisbane’s premier men’s divisions and has been coaching for over 20 years across all age groups.

Enzo also has a role supporting coaches in our miniroo program.


Favourite Team: Inter Milan

U12 Coach - Jason Tomins
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Jason lives and breathes football, soaking up as much knowledge as he can to improve his coaching and further develop his players. You will often see him at the club helping out other coaches and always giving players positive feedback.


Favourite Team: Liverpool

U13 Coach - Leo Sirianni

U14 Coach - Dafydd Jones (Stitch)
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Stitch is a long-time lover of football who brought his passion from Wales to Brisbane many years ago. Stitch continues to play in the over 35 division. Stitch is a passionate coach who soaks up new ideas and knowledge.

Favourite Team: Liverpool

U15 Coach - Andrew Knox

U16 Coach - Glen Faulkner / Jacob Mitchell

U18 Coach - Joe Garraway

I have been playing football since I was 6 to the age of 38 in both England and Australia and have been coaching on and off for 10 years. My favourite team is The Arsenal.

I played as a hard-hitting centre back/centre midfield with a huge passion for the game. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge with the U18 players this year.

Other Coaches

We also acknowledge and celebrate the many new and beginning coaches we have at our club. It is impossible to provide a coaching program that develops our players without the volunteer mums and dads who put their hand up to coach each year. The club is grateful of this support.

We are committed to supporting our new and beginning coaches during 2021 through our provision of coaching programs, age-level coordinators and the recurring support of the Director of Coaching.

The names and team roles of our volunteer coaches will be listed here once finalised in late February.

In the case of inclement weather - advice on status of fields will be posted here no later than 4:00pm on the day.

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