NPL SENIOR V JAFFAS: 27 APRIL - First Grade KO @ 2.30PM

FootBall DePARtMent

PREMIER football coaching staff

We are fortunate to have a highly qualified and experienced coaching staff at our club, including two A-License coaches who both have experience playing and coaching for A-League clubs.

Adam Hughes

Role

Technical Director

First Grade Coach

Coaching Qualifications

Football Australia A License

Football Australia Coach Educator

Diploma of Management

Football Philosophy

Adam is committed to creating an environment that nurtures growth for both coaches and players. Play a style of play that will equip them well for our senior teams and beyond. His goal is to develop the Valentine FC Youth players into senior Valentine first teams players or onto advanced pathways beyond NPL level.

Professional Journey

Adam joined our club in 2020. He has served as Club TD and First Team Coach within NNSWF. Adam has worked with NNSW young talented players within TSP & National Championships. 

Significantly, Adam, alongside Cas, completed a prestigious FIFA Coach Education course, a selective program limited to only 20 coaches across Australia, facilitated in conjunction with Football Australia.

Playing Career

As a player, Adam represented NNSWF at the youth Australian titles. Playing professionally in Australia, England, Ireland & China over a 17year period.

CAS WRIGHT

Role

JDL Technical Director  

Reserve Grade Coach

Head of Phoenix Foundation (Academy)

Coaching Qualifications

Football Australia A License

Football Australia Coach Educator(Tutor)

Diploma in Leadership and Management

Football Philosophy

Cas Wright is committed to creating an environment that nurtures growth for both coaches and players. Her goal is to develop the Valentine FC JDL program into a successful pathway leading to the NPL and beyond

Professional Journey

Cas re-joined our club in 2021, bringing a wealth of experience with her. She has served as Club TD and JDL TD within NNSWF NPL/NL1, WPL, and Macquarie Football structures. Cas has also coached teams at State and National titles, including the NYC. Cas is currently in her second term with the Newcastle Jets A-League as the Second Assistant and Team Manager.

Significantly, Cas, alongside Adam, completed a prestigious FIFA Coach Education course, a selective program limited to only 20 coaches across Australia, facilitated in conjunction with Football Australia.

Playing Career

As a player, Cas represented NNSWF at the Australian titles. She boasts a remarkable history in the Sydney competition’s top tier, spanning 15 years, where she played for teams like Central Coast Lightning, Newcastle/Port Stephens and Sydney United.