|Date of birth:||18-05-1988|
|Current Country:||Republic of South Africa|
|Current role:||Head of Sport Science and Performance|
|Current Club:||Cape Town City Football Club|
|Secondary positions:||Football coach|
|Contract until:||June 30 2018|
Played for the youth teams of a semi-professional football club in the Netherlands all the way to the Reserve team.
Then picked up an injury and decided to focus on coaching completely as a higher level as a coach than as a player is within reach.
I am highly motivated and passionate football coach with a solid background in applying sport science
and fitness in football. Hence, I am broadly educated in a wide scope of performance enhancing areas
that makes it easier for me to communicate with other performance enhancing specialists working
club because I have an understanding of their role. I am able to communicate effectively within the
world of football and can talk in sports language. This is something I put into my daily practice at
Cape Town City Football Club (RSA), where I monitor and analyse the training load,
and, more importantly, educate coaches about the application of sport science and fitness in
Also, I understand the culture of professional football and the one of the Middle East.
I have shown to be talented in conducting applied football research given the fact that I won the Young Investigator Award at the World Conference on Science and Soccer in Portland (2014) and by contributing to the writing and reviewing process of the Fitness in Soccer book by van Winckel et al. (2014).
V.V. Schaesberg U15
|2009-2010||V.V. Schaesberg U13
Cup runners up
|2012-2013||Liverpool John Moores University Football Club
|2014||4th World Conference on Science and Soccer
1st place Young Investigator Award
|2016||Cape Town City Football Club
Telkom Knockout Cup Champions