COACHES

Name: Mickey Neill

Football Summary:

Mickey grew up playing within the Sutherland Shire in the local setups. His journey led him on a pathway of playing in the NSW State teams from the age of 12 to 15 years old. Within this time he embarked on a journey over to the UK where he had a short stint with Portsmouth FC. He participated in the Manchester Cup which at that stage was a world recognised tournament where the best U/15's teams all over the world would fight to make their mark in world football. On his return to Australia he would be given a scholarship into the New South Wales Institute of Sport where he would participate in NPL1 U/18's competition as a 15 year old. On return to Sutherland Sharks at the completion of his scholarship Mickey would go on to represent the Sutherland Sharks over 2 seasons. One in which Mickey would suffer a long-term injury rupturing his ACL and requiring immediate surgery. In his returning season in 2012 Mickey would go on to sign with the Central Coast Mariners NYL squad who would come equal first in the NYL A-league competition. Mickey was fortunate enough to sign a Professional deal with Central Coast Mariners FC during this period at the mid season transfer window 2012/13 where the Mariners would go on to win the Championship against Western Sydney Wanderers FC in their inaugural season. From here Mickey would have a hard fought few years undergoing 4 more operations due to some tough injuries. After 5 years with the Mariners with up to 50 A-league games and Asian Champions League experience he would return to the NSW NPL with Sydney United, Rockdale City Suns before shortly returning to the A-league with Newcastle Jets. A short-lived stay at Jets would see Mickey return to the NPL once again plying his trade with Sutherland Sharks FC for the 2022 season.

Coaches during this time included:

Graham Arnold, Phil Moss, Tony Walmsley, Paul Okon, John Hutchinson, Jean-Paul de Marigny, Paul Reid 

Position: Head Coach/Owner

Session Types: 

  • 1:1 Sessions
  • Group Sessions

Playing Positions: LB, LWB, LW

Playing Experience:

  • Barden Ridgebacks FC
  • Sutherland Shire Football Association - Junior
  • Sutherland Sharks FC - Youth Football
  • NSW PSSA - (National Champions & Captaincy)
  • NSW State Teams 13's, 14's, 15's (National Champions & Captaincy)
  • Portsmouth FC (UK) - Manchester Cup
  • New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS)
  • Sutherland Sharks FC - Seniors
  • Central Coast Mariners - NYL
  • Central Coast Mariners FC - A-league (Champions 2012-13)
  • Sydney United 58 FC - FFA Cup Round of 16
  • Rockdale City Suns - FFA Cup Round 32, Premiers, Grand Finalists 
  • Newcastle Jets FC
  • Sutherland Sharks FC - Current

Coaching Experience:

  • Sutherland Sharks Development Program - 3 years
  • Private Coaching - 6 years 
  • 5sports Academy - Head Coach 6 Years
  • Endeavour Sports High School - Sydney FC program 2 years
  • Personal Training Cert 3 & 4
  • Youth & Senior C Licence
  • First Aid

Favourite Quote:

If it is to be, it is up to me!