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Maurizio – Team Captain

 My Story

Born and bred in Milan, Italy, I have lived, studied and worked in three different continents & four different countries (Italy, USA, England, Australia).  University degree (University of London) and MBA qualified (Melbourne Business School), I worked for some of the biggest multinational companies (General Electric, Huntsman, Pricewaterhouse- Coopers, Minter Ellison, ANZ), in a number of Marketing, Business Development and eBusiness roles, which allowed me to travel to 31 countries, for work!   Whilst that gave me valuable work and life experience, that was really never going to be what I was destined to do “when I grew up”.  I knew that ….  but was stuck in the corporate “trap”.

A few years ago I decided to follow my calling.. and work with kids .. what better combination than to do that with the Italian national sport, the one I have been playing since I learnt to walk…. Football!

Working with children (and coaching my 7 yr old son and 10 yr old daughter), I have experienced more genuinely satisfying moments and had more fun, personally and professionally, than in my entire working career.

The barometer of my business is the smile on the kids’ faces…. come along and absorb KICKAFOOTBALL’s charisma, energy and passion for football…  and learn to play like the pros, from our experienced Italian coaches.

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Luca – Head Coach

Player Experience

+ 03-07 –  Caldora Pescara   –   Youth Team
+ 07-13  –  Caldora Pescara  –   Youth Team

Coaching Experience

+ 08-14 – Pescara Calcio
+ 14 – Brimbank Stallion (Juventus Academy)
+ 15 – Werribee under 9 – under 18
+ 15/16 – Collingwood City

Qualifications

+ 13 – University Degree in ‘Sports Science’, in Italy
+ 13 – Technical Coach Soccer School Licence for children aged 3 to 13
+ 14 – ‘UEFA C’ Licence, in Italy

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Vincenzo – Coach

Player Experience

+ I’ve been playing football for almost twenty years
+ Junior/Senior team player in Italy, professional and amateur level

Coaching Experience

+ 06-15 – U6 to U16
United Cobras Soccer Club
Oakleigh Cannons
Chisholm United FC
Port Melbourne

Qualifications

+ Youth C Licence – Football Federation Victoria
+ Senior Training Certificate – Federation Football Victoria
+ Game Training Certificate – Federation Football Victoria
+ Skill Training Certificate – Federation Football Victoria
+ Goalkeeping Training Certificate – Federation Football Victoria