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2020 Development Program

Join our Player Development Team – Complete Coaching Application Form at the end of this post.

BBFC has stepped up its commitment to Player Development yet again in 2020.


Our Player & Coach Development Co-ordinators focus on all aspects of club, team, player and coach development on and off the pitch. Our focus is to create the best overall environment we can for players to develop on and off the field.

Chairman – Player & Coach Development – Brett White –

Co-ordinator – Male & Female 6s to 11s – Jeremy Hill –

Co-ordinator – Female 12s & Over – Carla Richardson –

Co-ordinator – Male 12s & Over – Mark Orklin –


BBFC has engaged highly skilled technical directors to support our coaches across junior age groups:

Technical Director – Male & Female 8s to 11s

Geoff Holden from SSFA Academy will attend all Monday night training sessions to help guide coaches. This will ensure all players have good opportunities to develop. Since his retirement from a very successful career with Transgrid Geoff works as a full-time coach with the SSFA Academy and has charge of the SSFA WNPL2 2nd grade in 2019 & 2020.

Geoff has coached extensively at SSFA over the past 6 years after having coached a number of different teams at BBFC including under 16A, W30, 21s and others.His sons have been involved at BBFC over the years meaning Geoff has an excellent understanding of the club

Technical Director – Male 12s to 21s

Mick McGovern believes in BBFC having selected it as the club he wanted to bring his son and daughter to start their careers at. He is also a teacher at Inaburra School. His soccer CV set out below is very impressive.

“Mick started playing in 1987 as a Sutherland Shire Football Association Junior. He enjoyed a 20 year playing career that included playing for Sawtell Scorpions in the North Coast Football Premier League.

He began my coaching career in 2006 with taking a number of school teams at Thomas Hassall Anglican College. In 2008 he started coaching with the SSFA in their Development Squad Academy, where he was encouraged to develop his coaching through attendance in FFA coaching courses. Mick completed the Junior and Youth community licenses in 2009, then the Senior License in 2010.

In 2010, Mick was appointed the New Anglican Schools Sports Association (NASSA) Open Girls Head Coach and the All Co Educational Independent Schools  (ACEIS) Open Girls Head Coach. This, in conjunction with his time in the SSFA, lead to his appointmnet as the SSFA’s Women’s National Premier Leagues (WNPL) U12’s in 2011. In 2012 he began working at Inaburra school and has been heavily involved in developing their football teams and programs ever since.

Whilst coaching in the WNPL, Mick took on a role within the SSFA’s coach development committee, as the Chairman and Co-Ordinator of the SSFA Development Squads until 2013. In 2012 he coached the Women’s U16’s Met Far South team in the NSW State Titles. Also in 2013, he continued his coaching education by completing the FFA/AFC C-License. This lead to Mick’s appointment as the SSFA WNPL First Grade coach in 2014, a position he had the privilege of coaching for 5 years. Over that time Mick was awarded the FNSW WNPL2 Coach of the Year in both 2015 and 2016, and helped earn the club promotion to WNPL1 in 2017. Mick furthered his coach education by completing my FFA/AFC B License in 2017, and is now in the process of completing the FFA/AFC A License.

In 2018 Mick joined the Bonnet Bay FC community coaching the U6 Intra’s team that his son was involved in. His daughter joined her brother’s under 6s team in 2019″

Technical Director – Female 12s to 21s

Morgan Maxwell recently completed a Bachelor of Public Heath, majoring in Epidemiology and starts her Masters of Teaching in 2020. Morgan has played for 19 years and has over 100 first grade games at SSFA under her belt. Some of her coaching highlights are:

– Obtained Skills Acquisition and Game Training Certificate in 2015/16

– Obtained C licence in 2019

– Coached WNPL U15’s SSFA in 2017 and 2018

– Previous coaching role at Sports Kickstart in 2019

– Current coach at Sydney FC Academies

– Coach at various clinics in the Sutherland Shire

SSFA Academy Clinics (to be confirmed)

BBFC has engaged SSFA Academy to run the following clinics at Lakewood City Reserve during 2020. We have negotiated great prices for these extra user pays options:

  • Friday Clinic for 8s to 13s – over 10 Friday Nights during the season from 6pm to 7pm … $120/BBFC player … $150 for players from other clubs BOOK NOW AT
  • April School Holiday Clinic – over 3 mornings – details to follow
  • July School Holiday Clinic – over 3 mornings – details to follow

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