NPL Seniors

JUFC’s 2022 State side coaching line up announced

JOONDALUP UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB is please to announce State side head coach Nick Jennings and assistant Steve Flint has been re-appointed for the 2022 season. After a fourth place finish and securing the Top 4 Cup, Jennings and Flint will be joined by Blaine Merredew as an assistant as he is promoted to the State first team from the State Reserve side. Joining the three, is Ben Fairbairn who will be team manager.

Our 2021 Under-18s coaching pair of Adam Buckley and Luke Green has been promoted to the State Reserve side as head coach and assistant respectively. Joining them as an assistant will be Oliver Cunningham.


Meanwhile, Sam Ellis moves from our Amateur side assistant coach role as the club’s Under 18s head coach. He will be assisted by Sean Kalaher who returns to the club after a season away.

“A memorable 2021 for the club as we grow from strength to strength but we are looking now towards 2022 and beyond. We would like to thank all the coaches and support staff for thier commitments and their motivation wish them the best for next season,”said JUFC vice-president Ghaz Ramli.

Meanwhile in our NPL Juniors set up JUFC is proud to appoint the following coaches as head coaches for each team.

Trent Pagnozzi will leading the Under-16s side while brothers Matthew Drake and Harry Drake will be head coach and assistant respectively in the Under 15s side.

Fresh from his NPL Juniors Under-13s Division 1 league win, Gary Curran will lead the Under-14s along with assistant Steve Gallagher and team manager Richard Maiden.

For our NPL Under-13s side, JUFC’s long serving junior coach Gary Jackson has been appointed the head coach for the Under 13s side. He will be assisted by the Paul Wallace for the NPL squad and Kevin Towers for the Development side.

Overlooking all football development will be Technical Director, Adam Buckley in his dual role.

State team
Head Coach – Nick Jennings
Assistant Head Coach – Steve Flint
Assistant coach – Blaine Merredew
Team Manager – Ben Fairbain

State Reserves
Head coach – Adam Buckley
Assistants – Luke Green & Oliver Cunningham

State Under 18s
Head coach – Sam Ellis
Assistant  – Sean Kalaher

Team Physiotherapist – Henry Hung
– Kit Wong

Technical Director – Adam Buckley

Under 16s  – Trent Pagnozzi

Under 15s
Head coach – Matt Drake
Assistant  – Harry Drake

Under 14s
Head coach – Gary Curran
Assistant  – Steve Gallagher
Team Manager    – Richard Maiden

Under 13s
Head coach – Gary Jackson
Assistants – Paul Wallace (NPL)
– Kevin Towers (Development)

Junior Technical Director – Tony Taylor

Under 12s – Tony Taylor

Under 11s – Angus Richardson & Lee McGuiness

Under 10s – Jess Neat

Under 9s – Andy Kee & Niall Martin

Under 7s/6s (Clusters/Mini Roos) – Ghaz Ramli


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