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Keynote Speakers

Grant Downie OBE

Consultant,
City Football Group

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Thomas Federspiel

Technical Director,
E.C. Agua Santa

Hope Powell OBE, CBE

Head Coach,
Brighton & Hove Albion

Maria Ruiz De Ona

Lead Neurophysiologist
Aspire Academy, Doha

Jonatan Cabanelas

Technical Coordinator,
Aspire Academy, Doha

Nacho Ferrer

Technical Director,
Brisbane Strikers

Graham Arnold

Head Coach,
Caltex Socceroos

Vitor Matos

U23 Assistant Coach,
FC Potro

Marco Monti

Technical Director,
Inter Academy

Benjamin Musci

Coach,

Inter Academy

Kelly Cross

Technical Director - Youth

Sydney FC

Graham Harvey

First Team Coach - Eastern Lions FC,
Hong Kong

Rob Sherman

Incoming National Technical Director,
FFA

John Didulica

Chief Executive 
Professional Footballers Australia

Beau Busch

National Manager - Player Development
Professional Footballers Australia

Wim Koevermans

Deputy Technical Director & Head of Coach Education, AFC

Event Moderators

Simon Hill

Commentator & Presenter,
Fox Sports Australia

Stephanie Brantz

Commentator & Reporter,
ABC, Fox Sports, ESPN

Glenn Warry 

Chief Executive, Football Coaches Australia 

Ken Stead

IFCCA Conference Director & Former Brisbane Roar Director of Football

Adam Peacock

Fox Sports Presenter

Marco Monteverde

Football Writer, Courier Mail

Greg Hinks

Brisbane Roar Game Day Host & River 94.9fm Presenter

Panellists

Emma Highwood

FFA Head of Community
Women's Football

Allira Toby 
Brisbane Roar, Westfield W-League

Lawrence Gilbert 
Co-Founder, Australian Indigenous Football Championships 
 

Ramone Close
Co-Founder, Australian Indigenous Football Championships

Jeff Hopkins

Head Coach, Melbourne Victory Westfield W-League

Trevor Morgan

Head Coach, Australian U17 Joeys

Jose Barcala

Head Coach, Brisbane Roar FC Academy

Joey Peters 

SBS Football Analyst,
Former Matildas 

Kate Gill

Deputy Chief Executive, Professional Footballers Australia & Fomer Matildas Captain

Kat Smith 

Assistant Coach, Melbourne Victory Westfield W-League

Darren Davies

Former Brisbane Roar Head Coach