North Coast Football has appointed Mr Alex Nolan as its new Player and Coach Technical Development Manager.
Alex will be responsible for leading NCF’s National Premier League Youth and Skills Acquisition Phase programs. He’ll also be working with the coaching coordinators in all 25 local clubs on developing the skills of coaches throughout the region. He commences work on Monday, 31 May 2021.
A product of North Coast Football, Alex grew up in Coffs Harbour and played within the NCF representative squads in junior football and then with Coffs United Football Club first grade squad at 17 years of age.
Alex is returning to the North Coast after eight years of being involved in football, working in education and studying:
- Head coach NPL U20, assistant coach NPL first grade and assistant technical director at Dunbar Rovers FC (in Sydney’s eastern suburbs).
- Head coach NPL U15, U17, reserve grade and first grade at University of New South Wales (UNSW).
- Spent the last two years working at Rose Bay Secondary College, including roles as second-in-charge in the mathematics faculty, a mathematics teacher and Year 12 Coordinator.
- Awarded Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and Bachelor of Secondary Education at UNSW.
- Student President at UNSW FC.
Mr Nolan said he’s looking forward to coming home. “It has been a long-term goal of mine return to North Coast Football and contribute to building football in the region and provide opportunities for the abundance of talent from the regional towns,” he said.
NCF General Manager Andrew Woodward said Alex was uniquely placed with his skills in football and education.
“This job is all about bringing tried and tested techniques to local football pitches and ensuring they’re understood and adopted,” Mr Woodward said.
“Alex has done a lot in the NPL scene in Sydney and in education as well. He’s got the skills, qualifications, techniques and style to have a big and positive impact on local football,” he said.