Dale Hill - Director Of Goalkeeper Academy
Brisbane City FC is delighted to welcome Dale Hill to our Goalkeeper Academy effective immediately.
An experienced Goalkeeper and Goalkeeper Coach, Dale joins us from one of Australia’s top Goalkeeping Academies “Goalkeeping Australia Academy” run by John Gorza, current Matilda’s GK Coach and Australian Junior GK Coach having worked with the under 17’s, 20’s and 23’s in recent times.
Dale began his football journey as a 6-year-old on the Sunshine Coast and soon found himself drawn to the goalkeeping role.
He has 20+ years of playing experience which has seen him represent the Sunshine Coast at every age level and Queensland at U15 and U16/17. He has had stints in the former Summer State League, QSL and NPL and continues to play and act as Head Coach for Caloundra FC in the SC Premier League.
Dale began his progression into coaching as a 17-year-old in 2007 as part of the Goalkeeping Australia Academy run on the Sunshine Coast.
“Dale Hill has been an integral part of the Goalkeeping Australia Academy coaching staff for over 10 years and has been responsible for the development of several goalkeepers who have gone on to represent Queensland
and Australia at Youth Level” said John Gorza, Academy Director, Goalkeeping Australia.
As part of the coaching staff Dale was influential in developing many elite level goalkeepers over the past 12 years. Some notable inclusions are:
Tegan Micah – Matildas & UCLA(USA)
Jack Warshawsky – Brisbane Roar NYL & Joeys
Jordan Thurtell – Perth Glory, Joeys & Young Socceroo’s
Murphy Sheaff – New Zealand U16 Women
Jakob Smith – QAS & U17 Joeys
Nathan Foster – Brisbane Roar NYL
Denver Crickmore – Brisbane Roar NYL
Bon Scott – Central Coast Mariners NYL
Ben Nassiep – Melbourne Victory Academy (U16)
Alex Nassiep – Brisbane Roar(U13) & Melbourne Victory Academy (U14)
Lawton Green – Motherwell Academy (U18), Scotland
Bradford Green – Motherwell Academy(U15), Scotland
Alongside these notable inclusions Dale aided in the development of numerous QPL and NPL keepers who have
represented a variety of clubs throughout the country.
Dale will work with City’s keepers internally across all designated programs as well as inviting external keepers in for One on One and Group Session Development. He will also be conducting Holiday Camps in December and
onwards into 2020.
“I am really looking forward to meeting our keepers and getting started on their continued development” said Dale “Joining a Club like Brisbane City and hearing of their commitment to developing Goalkeepers is fantastic”.
“We are really excited to have Dale join our Academy set up and continue our investment into Goalkeeper development in the community and our schools’ programs” said Mario Lattanzi Head of Football Committee BCFC, “Dale’s experience, drive, vision and focus on teamwork and Club Development completely aligns with our values and aspirations for our Families and future GK stars”.
Dale can be reached on the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Further details for City Keepers and external training programs will be released shortly including an introduction night for parents and players.