SWQ Thunder – Strategic Direction
- SWQ Thunder FC has never been in such a solid position than it is in 2018. Thunder is enjoying the benefit of many hard years of work by countless people cultivating a confident, passionate and elite level regional football club that can match it with the best in the NPL. Thunder is now a beautiful mix of professional coaching staff, strong leadership group, talented skilful players and a positive network of supporters, friends and family. It is crucial that we maintain this balance for our region for many years to come, giving our players the best opportunity for success in football. It is for these reasons that the board of directors and coaching leadership group have reviewed the club’s strategic direction and ongoing sustainability.
- SWQ Thunder has identified that our club requires specialist tailored approach when it comes to the 3 NPL club licences, coaching and mentoring strategy. Each part of the club is unique and complex requiring close attention, time and effort to succeed. It has been determined that rather than run the football department under one technical director stewardship, a better outcome would be to provide a team of specialist professionals to oversee the club and be intimately responsible for success in the following departments; NPL Senior Men/Junior Boys, WNPL Women/Junior Girls and the SAP program. The following professionals will oversee the technical and coaching programs from March onwards:
- NPL Senior Men/Junior BoysFrancesco ZanoncelliUefa Pro and FFA/AFC Licence
- WNPL Women/Junior GirlsKeren ThomasAFC A Licence
- SAP ProgramChris McleodAFC B and Youth C Licence
- Additionally internationally renowned coach Thiago Kosloski (A Licence – Brazil/FIFA) will work closely with the groups to provide mentoring, coaching support and coaching workshops from time to time with SWQ Thunder FC and the local community.
- Our outgoing Technical Director Albin Mikulski has been instrumental in providing opportunities, professional feedback and player opportunities to our wonderful club. Albin has pushed us to be better than we ever have been before. He will return home to his family in Sydney to continue in the professional football arena but will continue in the Thunder family consulting with SWQ Thunder FC, providing opportunities for our players to travel the world playing football and also for many more players all over the world to play with Thunder. We thank Albin for all he has done for our club now and in the future and wish him the very best from the Thunder family.
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