FDA Academy coaching team profiles:
Cormac Begley - FDA Academy Headcoach
FDA Founder and Director, Cormac brings his invaluable experience of playing professionally in Ireland, France and Italy to FDA's Youth Development coaching team. His ongoing research with a number of top European football organisations means that he is always bringing updated and innovative training techniques into FDA's programs.
Cormac played as an international for his native Republic of Ireland U-18 national side. His professional career then brought him to France and Italy where he played in the Serie C for 3 seasons with Giarre Calcio in Sicily.
He has been a Youth Development coaching specialist for 10 years and is Head Coach at the FDA Academy for elite player development in Sydney.
Jon Contos - Strength and conditioning specialist & assistant coach
Jon is studying Sports science at University of Sydney and is a passionate football player. Growing up he played in a number of Australian football academies and also overseas. Jon is very knowledgeable about football and passionate about developing young players.
Jon's aspiration is to work as the Sport Scienctist/Strength and Conditioner for Manchester United.
Andrew Dind - Assistant coach
Andrew played 15 years in club football and various representative sides and represents the University of Sydney during University Games. Andrew is studying for a double degree - Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Honours) at the University of Sydney. He is passionate about applying his knowledge of exercise and sports science, as well as nutrition in the field of junior football.