Welcome Mitchell Prentice – Development/Academy Director

Bayswater City Soccer is pleased to announce the appointment of Mitchell Prentice to the newly created position of Development/Academy Director 6yrs-12 yrs
. Mitchell’s role will be to oversee all players within these age groups and look to implement a program that will enable children to improve and refine their skills in a positive environment. Mitchell will look to give our players the building blocks to prepare them for NPL Football at Bayswater City SC.

Mitch comes with a wealth of experience,
originally from Wollongong, NSW, Mitchell played professional football for both Sydney FC and Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League until injury prematurely ended his playing career. Since then Mitchell has turned his attention to youth development coaching in Western Australia. Mitchell is currently the Head Coach of the Perth Glory FC U15 Academy Squad and also Head Coach of Western Australia State Team. Mitchell has worked with a number of young players from WA who have been identified by FFA Technical Staff and also represented Australia as well as achieving selection into the FFA Centre of Excellence Program in Canberra. Mitchell has coached some of the most promising young players in Australia who have won individual awards such as Player of the Tournament and Goal Keeper of the Tournament at both the NYC and NTC Challenge. In more recent years Mitchell has successfully coached the WA U14 boys to 2nd place at the National Youth Championships in 2016 and 2017. Currently, Mitchell holds an FFA/AFC B License coaching certificate and WWCC.

Philosophy on Youth Development

“To allow all players to feel included, educated and loved through participation in the sport of football. 
To pass on my knowledge, expertise and technical advice to enhance each individuals ability to grow their personal game in a safe and secure environment.
In order for each individual to excel and potentially become a technically gifted footballer, they will enjoy attending every training session, match and look forward to exciting and rewarding outcomes in football.
I will nurture and mentor all players involved to fulfil their ambitions and aspirations in football.
During the important developmental years as a footballer, the emotional well-being of the individual must be dealt with in an effective, caring and positive manner to achieve the best results possible.”

We at the club are looking forward to working with Mitchell in order to give our players the very best possible football education.
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