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First speakers announced

Updated: Oct 11, 2018

IFCCA is proud to announce our first speakers for the inaugural conference.


Grant Downie OBE will join us on the Gold Coast in May 2019 direct from the UK. Formerly the Head of Performance for the Manchester City FC Academy, Grant has now moved in to a consultancy role for the City Football Group. With over 32 years experience in professional sport and football, Grant will bring an abundance of knowledge in the high oerformance space.

Click here to check out Grant's full profile.

Grant will be joined by a 30-year football veteran whose journey has taken him across three continents - lucky he speaks five languages!


Thomas Federspiel started his career as a coach in Germany in 1988 and he has been working in youth development and talent ID ever since.


Find out more about Thomas here on his profile.



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