Meet the Team

At ‘Just For Kicks Football Clinics’ we pride ourselves on having passionate, dedicated, accredited and experienced coaches. Our job is to encourage and support your child to do their best whilst having fun at the same time. Our programs are designed to have 1 coach per 14 kids.

Yan Christoforou

Coaching Director - Founder

  • FA Coaching Badge (England)
  • AFC / FFA ‘C’ Licence
  • Master of Literacy / Teaching (The University of Melbourne)
  • Diploma of Education (The University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science (Deakin University)
  • Diploma Sport Development – Received the ‘Excellence Award’ (Box Hill TAFE)
  • Diploma of Sports & Recreation – Received the ‘Excellence Award’ (Box Hill TAFE)
  • Strength & Conditioning Association Level 1
  • Sports Trainer Sports Medicine Australia Level 1
  • Active After School Community Certificate
  • First Aid Training
  • Anaphylaxis e-training
  • Work With Children Check
  • Chelsea F.C (Youth Team)
  • Tottenham Hotspurs (Youth Team)
  • Watford F.C (Youth Team)
  • Barnet F.C (Youth Team)
  • The David Beckham Academy
  • Melbourne Heart (Match Day Community Helper – Volunteer)
  • U15’s NPL Ringwood City Coach
  • Active After School Program – Sports Extra
  • Box Hill Hawks (Sports Trainer – Volunteer)
  • Mooroolbark S.C (Under 16’s Mini-Roos)
  • Aquinas College (EISM Inter School Sport Coach)
  • Mount Lilydale Mercy College (EISM Inter School Sport Coach)
  • Action Indoor Sports (Indoor Junior Futsal Head Coach / Referee)
  • Bayswater Indoor Soccer Centre (Junior Holiday Program Coach / Referee)

Favourite Football Team:  Manchester United

Hobbies: I love to read Spider-man comics

Favourite Players: Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianfranco Zola, Roberto Baggio, Ruud Gullit

Rodrigo Vargas

  • AFC / FFA ‘B’ Licence
  • AFC / FFA ‘C’ Licence
  • First Aid
  • Working With Children Check
  • U’20’s Assistant Coach Melbourne Victory
  • Forest Hill College Football Academy Coach
  • Green Gully S. C (NPL) Player / Coach

Hobbies: I love spending time with my family

Favourite Football Team:  Real Madrid

Favourite players: Diego Maradona

Hobbies: I love spending time with my family

Favourite Football Team:  Real Madrid

Favourite players: Diego Maradona

Kosta Drak

  • Diploma of Sports Development
  • Certificate III & IV Personal Training
  • Certificate in Sports Nutrition 
  • Functional Movement Screen Lvl 2
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Lvl 1
  • Certificate III & IV in Allied Health
  • Master Trainer Lvl 1
  • AWF Olympic Weight Lifting
  • First Aid
  • Work With Children Check
  • Owner of 747 fitness
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach Forest Hill College Academy
  • Trained over 300 footballers
  • High Performance trainer for NPL seniors
  • High Performance trainer Brandon Park Women team
  • High Performance trainer NPL Junior football

Hobbies: I love to spend time with my friends and enjoying watching lots of football games.

Favourite Football Team: Manchester united

Favourite Players: Gennaro Gattuso

Hobbies: I love to spend time with my friends and enjoying watching lots of football games.

Favourite Football Team: Manchester united

Favourite Players: Gennaro Gattuso

Trent Hardcastle

  • FFV Grassroots Football Certificate
  • First Aid
  • Working With Children Check
  • Head Football Coach Camp America
  • Mini Roos Head Coach (Mooroolbark S.C)

Hobbies: In my spare time I have taken up marathon running. I like spending time with my wife and taking our dog Zoe out to as many places as possible.

Favourite Football Team:  Liverpool

Favourite Players: Salah

Hobbies: In my spare time I have taken up marathon running. I like spending time with my wife and taking our dog Zoe out to as many places as possible.

Favourite Football Team:  Liverpool

Favourite Players: Salah

Annette Morel

  • First Aid
  • Work With Children Check
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Events Management
  •  Head events manager 

Hobbies: I love Latin and Ball Room dancing

Favourite Football Team: Chelsea

Favourite Players: Cristiano Ronaldo

Hobbies: I love Latin and Ball Room dancing

Favourite Football Team: Chelsea

Favourite Players: Cristiano Ronaldo

Ben Sharland

  • First Aid
  • Working With Children Check
  •  F.A Coaching Badge (Junior)
  • Under 6 Coach Western-super-Mare A.F.C (England)

Hobbies: Watching Leeds United and spending quality time with my son

Favourite Football Team:  Leeds United

Favourite Players: Zinedine Zidane

Hobbies: Watching Leeds United and spending quality time with my son

Favourite Football Team:  Leeds United

Favourite Players: Zinedine Zidane

Anita Odd

Coaching Specialist:

  • Bachelor degree Event Management
  • Working With Children Check

Hobbies: Playing futsal and baking for my family and friends

Favourite Football Team:  Arsenal

Favourite Players: Neymar

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