Our Coaches

The 2022 season is upon us. 

In whatever way the season may look like this year, F C Nelson is 100% committed that no aspirational player/member will be left out.  F C Nelson has a growing member base with yet again a significant influx this season.

We have Coaches who have dedicated their spare time to the club at Junior and Senior level, and we certainly couldn't be without you guys.  We cant wait for the season to begin with a new registration system in place, making life easy for us all.  Coaches this year will be able to communicate through our bespoke portal enabling the Coach and manager to be even more efficient and transparent, all members will have log In pass codes, with the dreaded COMET SYSTEM gone :) 

We are asking all existing Coaches & New Coaches to click the link below and express your interest in coaching with an all inclusive, fun, family orientated club.

As soon as applications are in, we will be allocating coaches to teams, followed by a half day training session of how the entire Coaching Portal works.

We also have the Wellington Phoenix mentoring the entire F C Nelson Coaching team this season WOW !  how amazing that all will benefit from this partnership.

We look forward to your applications coming in.


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Men's First Teams Head Coach: Dave Turner

Women's First Team Head Coach: Mathew Walker (Matt)

FC Nelson are delighted to announce the newly appointed head coach for Women's First 11, Mathew Walker. Matt came to NZ from the UK 5 years ago with his partner and their four children. Matt has set up a paint and decorating business here in Nelson. Matt's passion for football comes from his 30 years of playing in England which has taken him all around Europe but most recently Golden Bay Football Club and FC Nelson.

Matts passion and drive around football stems into fitness and training techniques that will help in motivating players to achieve their goals individually and in a team. Matt will be implementing exercises and training strategies to help players improve their fitness, awareness and overall performance.

Matt said:

I cant wait to coach the team and hope we get alot of game time as well as improve fitness and ball skills. We will work together to make women's football visible to the Nelson locals, which will hopefully encourage future generations to play the great game too.Lets make 2022 the year that we bring women's football to the forefront and give them the respect they deserve. With FIFA women's world cup around the corner its an exciting time for female football in NZ.

Training is on each Wednesday from 6pm at Neale Park, anyone aged 15+ is welcome to come along, including  current, ex-players, youth girls, or newbies. This is a welcoming and positive environment, so come on down, say hi to the new man in charge. Matt looks forward to seeing you there.

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