Soccer Training

Junior Football Director at Cumberland United FC

Oct 1987 – Jan 2013 – Football Apprentice / Professional Footballer / Football Coach –Tottenham Hotspurs UK, AFC Bournemouth UK, Cumberland United AUS.

Professional Footballer

  • Signed professional football contract from Tottenham Hotspur to AFC Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee.
  • 1998 AFC Bournemouth Auto Windscreen finalists played at Wembley Stadium.
  • 2003 AFC Bournemouth league promotion from Coca Cola league 2 to Coca Cola league
  • Play-off final was played at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
  • 2005 celebrated testimonial year at AFC Bournemouth (10 years professional service) and was granted a testimonial game against then Premier League team Charlton Athletic.
  • 2006 won Professional Football Associations (PFA) Fans Player for the month in Coca Cola League 1 for the month of November.
  • 2006 signed extended years contract with AFC Bournemouth.
  • 2007 runner-up player of the year.
  • Club captain from 2005 – 2007.
  • Currently 2nd highest in league appearances in AFC Bournemouth’s club history.
  • Total of 438 competitive professional league appearances.
  • Total of 26 professional league cup appearances (Carling Cup).
  • Total of 28 Football Association (FA) Cup appearances.
  • Total of 3 league play-off appearances.
  • Total of 514 professional games with AFC Bournemouth.

Coaching AUS

  • Senior Coach Cumberland United 2009-2012
  • Junior Development Coordinator Cumberland United 2009-2012
  • Junior Football Director Cumberland United 2013-Present.

Coaching Honors

  • FFSA Premier League Coach of the Year 2009
  • FFSA Final Five Series Premier League Champions 2009 (CUFC Promotion)
  • FFSA Cup Winners 2009 (CUFC)
  • FFSA State League Playoff Finalist 2011
  • FFSA Promotion 2012 (CUFC)

Qualifications/Other Courses AUS

  • AFC, FFA Senior B Licence (2014)
  • AFC, FFA Senior C Licence (2009)
  • National Police Certificate (2015)
  • Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Police Check (2012, 2014)
  • Mandated Notification Training Certificate (2012, 2014, 2015).
  • First Aid Certificate (2016)
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care Training Certificate (2016).

Neil Young – Soccer Training

I was a professional footballer for more than 16 years and have been coached by many of the leading coaches in the English game. I have captained a professional side and then gradually moved into the coaching side of the game while maintaining my professional playing status.

I have completed English and Australian soccer coaching course which provides me with the relevant skill set to instruct, coach and demonstrate a high level of football techniques and strategies. I am able to direct, and create training sessions that will enhance and develop footballers of all ages and ability.

Training Program Week 1 10am - 12pm Lunch 1pm - 3pm
Monday Session 1v1's Session 2 SAQ (soccer based)
Tuesday Session 1 FT Session 2STB
Wednesday Game VS Cumberland United (time and venue TBC)
Thursday Session 1 RWTB Session 2 1v1/SAQ
Friday PT Beach Session (venue TBC). Small-sided games.
  • FT-First Touch,
  • STB-Striking the ball,
  • RWTB-Running with the ball/Dribbling,
  • 1v1-Beat your man moves,
  • SAQ-Speed Agility quickness
Training Program Week 1 10am - 12pm Lunch 1pm - 3pm
Monday Session 1 RWTB Session 2 GT-Playing from
Tuesday Session 1 STB Session 2 GT-Switching play
Wednesday Game VS Cumberland United (time and venue TBC)
Thursday Session 1 STB Session 2 GT-Attacking play
Friday PT Beach Session (venue TBC). Small-sided games.Presentation?
  • GT – Game Training