Our Coaches

Rocky Silipo:

Football Federation Australia, License 4082807

Working with Children Check Number – WWC0034701E
July 22, 2013 – July 22, 2018


  • FFA/AFC ‘C’ Youth License
    Football Federation Australia
    December 31, 2016 – December 31, 2020
  • Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma
    Coerver Coaching Australia
    January 2015
  • West Ham Coaching Diploma
    West Ham United Football Club, London, UK
    February 2014
  • Junior Football License
    Football Federation Australia
    December 2013

  • Northern Suburbs Football Association
    Head Coach of the Regional U13 teams
    2014 & 2015 Season
  • Chatswood Rangers Football Club
    Head Coach of the Premier League 2, Men’s team.
    2013 Season
  • Galaxy Football School
    Junior Football Coach
    July 2013 – April 2015
  • Rocky Silipo – Football Development Coach
    Head Coach
    Individual football development
    April 2014 – September 2015
  • Off-Season Football Program
    Head Coach of football
    Development of representative players
    August 2014 – December 2014

My Story:

I’m a passionate football enthusiast that has played and followed the game all my life. I represented my region with the Ku-Ring-Gai Representative team when I was a young teenager and played premier league club football as an adult. Unfortunately for my brothers and I, we were forced to sit out every second season due to an agreement between my father and mother. As you can imagine, this would have had a hindering effect on our development. I played the game for love and was never ambitious for myself; I never actually could imagine it as a job and therefore never pursued it. I started coaching after a realisation that I was quite infatuated by the future of Australian footballers. After many hours of reading about psychology, cognitive learning, child development and talent, followed by research into the Belgium association, Germany’s revolution and many more articles of player development, I decided to throw myself into the field to learn through experience. I have seen successful methods of coaching as well as disasters within sessions and these lessons are shaping me as a coach. I happily dedicate numerous hours to my coaching and have discovered joy through helping player’s progress. My goal is to help develop the best players Australia has ever produced, I have travelled far and spent my time and money to better myself as a coach and mentor, so that I can help young footballers realise their dreams and fulfill their full potential. I intend on always evolving as a coach and becoming the best I can be in my field.

In anything you do you reflect outwardly what is born inside. Your posture, the way you play the game and the attitude expressed is all reflected by who you are as a person. I believe that a complete footballer must be strong-minded, strong technically and strong socially. The world of football will challenge you in more ways than one and the ones that succeed will need more than just technical ability. Becoming a great footballer requires dedication, passion and hard work, which in turn require strong character, belief and drive.

Joe Silipo:

Strength & Conditioning coach

Working with Children Check Number – WCC0243099E


  • Sport Speed for Coaches Course
    Academy of Sports Speed & Agility (ASSA)
    Feb 2015
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
    Sports Medicine Australia
    Sep 2014
  • Level 1 Strength and Conditioning coach
    Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
    April 2013
  • Certificate 3 in Fitness
    Fitness Institute of Australia
    May 2006

  • Joe Silipo - Strength & Conditioning
    Six-week program for Nike Most wanted trials with NPL player – Alessandro Tolomeo
  • Galaxy Football School
    Head of Strength and Conditioning
    Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Elite Youth Program
    February 2014 – June 2015
  • Joe Silipo - Strength & Conditioning
    Strength & speed program for 2015 Nike Most Wanted winner Australia – Emilio Martinez
    March 2015 – April 2015
  • Off-Season football program
    Strength & Conditioning Coach
    Development of representative players
    August 2014 – December 2015
My Story:

I am an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach, having a Level 1 accreditation with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA). I have completed a Certificate 3 in fitness with Fitness Institute of Australia (FIA) and am continually learning and gaining knowledge in professional development. I have completed courses such as the level 1 sports trainer course with Sports Medicine Australia and a Sports Speed for Coaches course through ASSA (Academy of Sport Speed and Agility).

My passion is sports performance and I have worked with youth elite academies and youth representative players in football. I have a background in football, playing the game throughout my life and it brings me maximum joy combining my passion for sports performance with the game I grew up playing.