Our coaches are all carefully selected for their unique abilities to coach, mentor and build personal bonds with the players. In addition to extensive playing and coaching experience, at Quest Football Academy, each of our coaches cares about developing the person and not just the player. We pride ourselves on making a personal connection with each child and celebrating their success and achievements together.
Our Academy Manager Tim oversees and manages the operations of our programs. Tim is vastly experienced with a background including over 20 years working with kids and playing football. Holding a degree in Business and Sports Management, Tim is passionate about providing players with the foundations to succeed both on and off the pitch.
Coach Ash, a passionate fan of football, first started playing when he was only 5 years old. With a playing career of more than 20 years, including travelling internationally to participate in five-a-side tournaments, Ash loves passing on his knowledge to the next generation. Starting coaching when he was still at school, Ash holds two coaching licences and has delivered thousands of coaching sessions.
“Hard work pays off, hard work will always beat talent. But, if you’re talented and work hard… it’s hard to beat.”
Coach Matt lives and breathes football. With a playing career spanning 20 years and including multiple state representative honours Matt has spent the last 10 passing on his knowledge of the game coaching youth teams. Having coached back to back BYPL championship teams, Matt is a current state coach representative. Matt holds multiple FIFA accredited coaching qualifications.
“A positive and welcoming culture is key to creating an environment that allows children to thrive. I prioritise fun and enjoyment which allows the children to focus on skills and development without any pressure.”
Coach Dean grew up loving soccer and has over 25 years of experience in playing and coaching. Dean has coached various junior teams to premiership and tournament titles. Coach Dean has played in 3 different state teams and even had the chance to play with the Solomon Island National Team. Dean really enjoys passing on the love of the game as well as creating a fun and respectful culture to work and play within.
“Soccer isn’t just a sport it’s a passion, it’s not about how big you are it’s about how big you play.”
Coach Jack has been playing Football since he was 6 years old. With lightning-quick feet, he has representative playing honours at a state and regional level. Having been coaching for many years Jack is a current member of the coaching staff at a Football Brisbane Capital League One level.
“Yours is the earth and everything that is in it.”
Lexi’s passion for soccer has developed since the age of 4, when she first put on the boots. With almost 20 years of playing experience including representing Queensland at a national level, Lexi loves fostering a similar passion in the kids I see all across South East Queensland. Lexi currently plays competitively in the Brisbane Women’s Premier League. With extensive coaching experience across multiple age groups Lexi endeavours to play a role in helping children be at their happiest and healthiest.
“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.”
Coach Chris has been playing soccer for over 30 years. His first nickname was the “racehorse” for his blistering speed on the counter attack. He has gone on to play 15 years of indoor soccer, winning 6 premierships! For the past 8 years Chris has turned his passion to coaching and has been coaching youth in this time.
“Be like Nike and ‘Just do it’”