COACHING STAFF

Nerimbera FC has a strong team of accredited and skilled coaching staff, who collectively have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the game. Our coaches share a passion for all things football and are focused on the development of players in a positive team environment.

   Bevan Dingley 

FOOTBALL DIRECTOR

Bevan commenced his junior coaching at the age of 16. He then became the sports administrator for the Frenchville Sports Club for nine years, over this time he was junior & youth development coach & became senior coach obtaining his coaching qualifications. He was awarded Coach of the Year & travelled to Parklea NSW to undertake training by the late Australlian coach Eddie Thompson. While head coach at Frenchville their club achieved 10 major trophies for the 1988 season. Bevan has had experience in coaching against EPL club Charlton Atheltic FC, A-League teams, Sate League teams & also coached CQ and Rockhampton Rep teams. 

In 1994 he moved across to coach Nerimbera FC and has had success in winning CQ League titles Wesley Hall Cup grand finals,  junior titles & club championships. 1995-96 NFC's CQ League teams 1st, 2nd & 3rd divisions won back to back grand finals. While coaching at Nerimbera FC Bevan was appointed as CEO of Capricorn Cougars State League club 2006-2012.

Bevan is looking forward to mentoring senior & junior coaches throughout the 2021 season in his role at the club. By all working together we can continue to progress and move the club forward. While striving to achieve results as a club and focusing on improving and developing our players through all levels at the club.

   Cal Lynch 

SKILL ACQUISITION COACH

Cal played junior and senior representative football in Bundaberg and has been coaching since he was 15 years of age.

 

He has maintained his coaching accreditation across the Community Coaching disciplines with current Miniroos, Skill Certificate, Game Training, Senior Certificate and the Coerver Youth Diploma.

Cal is in the process of submitting his final video assessment for the FFA C Youth Licence and very much looking forward to enhancing the skills and techniques of young players at our club and mentoring other coaches.

   Fred Leleu 

From the age of 12 Fred has been around the game. Playing as a junior player for Frenchville playing on through the various senior teams until 2001. In 1992 he became involved in coaching junior teams and then Frenchville seniors in 2000 & 2001. He had four years at Parkana 2002-2005 as a player/coach taking the second division team to a grand final. In 2012 returned to Frenchville coaching junior U15/16 teams, winning two grand finals 2013 & 2015.

 

In addition to various club coaching roles Fred has also undertaken Rockhampton Junior Representative and Central Queensland team coaching appointments.

 

For the last 6 years Fred has managed Frenchville’s first division (2019-2020) and second division (2015-2018) teams. He enjoys the role of team manager and being able to build respect and rapport with the players. This is something he is most looking forward to with the NFC squad in the manager role with Mick Cay in 2021.

FIRST DIVISION MANAGER

   Rick England 

Rick has been a proud member of Nerimbera Football Club for the past 34 years. In that time he has been fortunate enough to win two CQ League titles and two Wesley Hall Cup victories. Rick has represented Rockhampton and Central Queensland as a junior, and Rockhampton as a senior player. In 2004 he was selected in the Capricorn Cougars representative squad and completed against teams throughout the State.

 

Coaching has always been an interest for Rick. Having coached Men's Third Grade to a Grand Final victory, along with coaching Second Grade and also spent time in the role of Assistant First Grade Coach. Junior coaching has been a passion for the past 10 years. Having assisted in the progression of junior teams representing the club at carnivals around the region, as well as being manager for the u13 boys Talen Support Program (TSP) Central QLD representative team.

Holding coaching qualifications for Mini Roos and Skill Training he has successfully developed players at club level to go on and represent Central Queensland. Rick is looking forward to continuing to work with the young players and producing some exciting football in 2021.

WOMENS HEAD COACH

   Michael Cay 

HEAD COACH

At age 9 Michael started playing junior football for Berserker, working his way up through the senior ranks to First Division. In 2008 he played for the Capricorn Cougars in the inaugural QSL competition. Michael was named as one of the top 50 players outside of the A League. Earning a training trial with the Central Coast Mariners, playing with the squad in Mackay. Before continuing to playing with the Cougars / Energy representative teams through until 2012. In 2013 a move across to Frenchville contributed to their winning streak, securing 4 straight Wesley Hall Cups wins (2013 - 2016). Michael's coaching career started in 2014 as assistant coach for reserve grade. Helping guide reserves to 3 premierships wins (2014-2018).

 

Seeing the incredible job Scott & Bevan were doing with a young NFC squad, Michael took the opportunity to give back to the game. Coming across to Nerimbera in 2019 to play alongside the young players, assisting to continue development of the squad from on the field.

 

In 2020 Michael took on the appointment of Head Coach at Nerimbera. Throughout the many challenges faced due to Covid and suspension of the season. Michael remained positive, focusing on moving the structure and style of football around to redevelop the way the team play. He is excited for the year to come and is confident if the squad continue to develop the way they are Nerimbera will again be a force to be reckoned with.

   Scott Thomson 

Scott began playing football at the age of 5 for Ringwood City juniors down in Victoria, where he continued to play until 1997. When his family made the move north to Queensland. Scott continued to play football and signed up with the local team Capricorn Coast. The following year 1998 at the age of 17 he decided to focus on goalkeeping and worked his way into the senior ranks playing for their men's teams.

In 2003 he made the move across to Nerimbera FC as a senior. Playing a significant role in all grades and becoming a well respected key member of the NFC squads.

Scott is an accredited senior coach, successfully completed his Senior Coaching Certificate and has previously coached senior men's teams at the club.

ASSIST.FIRST DIVISION COACH

   Will Thomson 

GOAL KEEPING COACH

Will has been playing local football for over 20 years and has been a proud member of Nerimbera FC for 12 of them. His agility, high level skills, experience and height in front of the net has saved many goals over this time. 

 

Having completed his Senior Coaching Certificate he is an accredited coach who has previously coached the clubs second and third division men's teams. Passionate about all things football and having been the club's man to stand between the posts for many years.

 

Will is keen to pass on his knowledge and craft to assist in the development of the next generation of goalkeepers at the club.

 

   Zoe Peters 

ASSIST.WOMENS COACH

Zoe has been playing football for 16 years, commencing with Nerimbera FC at the age of 6, and has been a Magpie ever since. In addition to playing for Nerimbera FC juniors in mixed teams and currently senior women's. She was successful through her schooling years being selected in Rockhampton, Capricornia & Queensland representative teams. 

As well as playing futsal, Zoe was a competitive member of an all boys team with the CQ Bulls in 2009-10 and also played for the CQ Junior Premier League team. Experienced in coaching many age groups within our club including the NFC women's team in recent years. Zoe holds coaching accreditations in Miniroos, Skill Training, Game Training as well as completing a Cert III in Fitness. 

 

Zoe is the current coach for the u13/14 Girls Talent Support Program (TSP) representative team for Central QLD. This all girls team is the first to represent our region in five years. Highly motivated to increase the number of females playing our great game. Zoe is keen to play and coach throughout the 2021 season. While continuing to promote and develop the talent of women in football and encouraging girls to take the next step in playing football within the region. 

 

   Ezekiel Alley  

JUNIOR COACH

Ezekiel started playing senior football in 2015 commencing his career at Nerimbera FC. His time at the club has been spent playing for both second and first division teams.

He is a HPE school teacher by trade who loves to coach young players and see growth in their abilities. Ezekiel holds coaching accreditation in Skill Training and has been coaching junior Nerimbera FC teams for the last four years. He is keen to continue working with young players and help them realise and fulfil their potential. 

In addition to coaching the next generation of Magpies. Ezekiel is looking forward to another year of donning the black and white and continuing his playing career with the club.

   Shane Burgess 

JUNIOR COACH

In 1987 Shane commenced his football career with Nerimbera, playing juniors through until 1993.  For the last six years he has been a valuable member of the first grade side representing the club in the CQ Premier League.

For the past four years Shane has been coaching junior teams at the club, holding coaching qualifications for Mini Roos and Skill Training. Combined with a background in education as a qualified school teacher. Shane has significant experience in working with young people and enjoys being able to encourage and assist with developing skills of the younger players in the club. 

Shane is looking forward to the new season and seeing our young players develop and build their love of the game.
 

   Casey Dorsett 

JUNIOR COACH

Casey has been playing football from the age of 5. Since joining Nerimbera FC in 2016 as a 14 year old his love of the game has grown.

 

Playing in the junior competition for NFC in the first 2 years, before stepping up to train with the senior the men's squad at age 16. Enabling Casey to continue his development and progression as a player into the senior competition.

 

Casey has learnt a lot from different mentors within the club and feels well supported with the coaching framework the club provides. He is looking forward to taking on a junior coaching appointment in 2021. And being able to assist and encourage the younger players in the club up through the ranks. 

   Bailey Morrow 

JUNIOR COACH

Bailey has been playing football since the age of 7. Starting out at Southside before moving across to Nerimbera FC at the age of 15. Working his way from juniors through the senior teams at the club.

 

He has enjoyed playing in a number of representative teams in both junior and senior ranks. Keen to give back to the club Bailey commenced coaching juniors in 2019 and is looking forward to continuing in assisting with the development of our players in 2021.

   Brooke Rawlings 

JUNIOR COACH

Brooke started playing football in 2017 joining Nerimbera FC Women's team. Having previously played and coached Touch, this experience combined with her love of sports made for a natural progression into the world of football. Her talent and passion for the game was quickly identified earning her Nerimbera FC's Women's Player of the Year for the 2020 season.

In addition playing football Brooke has been part of Nerimbera FC's committee and coaching staff for the last two year. A qualified coach holding accreditation for Skill Training and Miniroos, Brooke's coaching role has been introducing our youngest players (ages 4-7) to the game. Assisting with the development of basic skills and foundations of the game while maintaining a focus on fun.

Brooke is looking forward to the 2021 season. Not only aiming for the Women's team to take out the title, but also continuing to contribute to the club within the committee and as part of our junior coaching staff.

   Joe Bramhall 

JUNIOR COACH

Born in England, Joe has played football for as long as he can remember. Playing Academy Football for Blackburn Rovers from age 9. Until moving to Australia in 2007 at age 11 and becoming an NFC Magpie. In addition to club football Joe also started playing Futsal and was selected in numerous Representative Futsal Teams. 

In 2016 he accepted a scholarship to play football at a college in Missouri USA. Unfortunately injuries forced him home after only his second season, and has been playing for Nerimbera when able to for the last 8 years. Joe loves the game and all things football. He has a passion to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with the younger generation.

   Ben Dingley 

JUNIOR COACH

Ben is in his 16th year at Nerimbera FC, having become a Magpie back in 2006 at the age of 5. He commenced his Representative career at an early age of 11, being selected for the Rockhampton side. From there he represented Central QLD in U12's through to U15's and Capricornia School Boys U12, U14, U16, U17.

 

He was a key player in the Nerimbera U16 side in 2017 where the team claimed victory in the season Grand Final. Ben transitioned into playing senior football when he was 15 and is now part of NFC's first grade side. 2018 saw Ben take home Nerimbera Men's Player of the Year. 

Ben is currently studying Physiotherapy full time at CQU and holds accreditation in Skill Training coaching. Having coached NFC junior teams in 2018 and 2019. He is excited to again help coach the next generation of Magpies, and will strive to help each improve each individual player while enjoying football.

   James McIntyre 

JUNIOR COACH

James is a proud first division player and member of Nerimbera FC. He predominantly played touch football while growing up, and first payed club soccer at Berserker in 2009. He played for a few years with the Bears, helping win a second division title, before joining Nerimbera FC in 2015. James has since played in both the first and second division sides at Nerimbera and represented Rockhampton in the Tri-City competition. James has relished the opportunity to be involved with the Magpies through various challenges and successes in recent years.

 

In his role as a secondary school teacher, James has been responsible for several Rockhampton and Capricornia school representative football teams, while also coaching school football and futsal teams over the years. Holding current coaching accreditations he has recently developed a football program that aligns with the Australian Football Curriculum to be taught at his local secondary school.

James is excited to give back to the club by coaching and is looking forward to encouraging and equipping the next generation of young NFC football players in 2021.

 

   Mark Parter 

JUNIOR COACH

As well as being an active player for junior and senior teams since 2011. Mark has been an active member of Nerimbera FC's coaching staff since 2014. Coaching teams from under 10's through to under 15's. 

Mark has supported and guided a number of this teams players with transitioning from club into junior representative ranks. He has a great rapport with players and parents and is looking forward to continuing to coach our juniors in the 2021 season.

 

 

   Matthew Trotter 

JUNIOR COACH

Matt's football career began in Bundaberg QLD at the age of 6. Playing for Brothers Aston Villa until the age of 14.

 

He has been with Nerimbera FC since 2016, commencing his coaching career in 2017 as Assistant Coach for U7's. In 2018 Matt stepped up to into a coaching role for the  U8's team.

Matt is a qualified coach having completed his Miniroos accreditation in 2020 while coaching the clubs U7's team.

In addition to coaching juniors Matt is an active member of the clubs committee. He is keen to see what 2021 brings for Nerimbera FC and also further this coaching credentials.

   Sam Bentley 

Sam's introduction to the world of football was at the early age of six. Despite a number of injuries, he has never hesitated to come back to the game. Having played for Nerimbera FC for over 18 years he is proud to call himself a Magpie.

He has also contributed to the club in coaching roles, having undertaken a junior team for two seasons. And most recently coaching the second division side for the 2020 season.

Sam's goal is to continue to develop the squad and set their sights on aiming to take away the grand final win in 2021.

SECOND DIVISION COACH

   Adrian Baker  

SECOND DIVISION MANAGER 

Adrian was first introduced to Nerimbera FC in the early 1990's where he played in the senior third division squad.  A move away for work purposes saw him return to the club in 2001. During his playing time 2001-2018 (forced to retire due to injury), Adrian also coached junior teams through this period.

 

Excited to be back working with the next generation of Magpies Adrian took on the role of first division manager in 2020. In 2021 he plans to use his football experience and love for this great club to help drive the players to continue grow and develop.