NORTH SYDNEY | CENTRAL COAST | NEWCASTLE
TFA are pleased to announce we will be opening a brand new region covering North Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle. Josh Rose, current Central Coast Mariners player will be the manager in the new region. Josh will be supported by Head Coach Tom Peak.
I was born and grew up in Rockhampton, Queensland, and for the simple fact that I have a love for the game of football it helped drive me to become a professional in the game. My football has taken me to different parts of the world, learning more about the game and the different cultures as I go along.
I believe that my football never really flourished until I began playing for Universitatea Craiova in Romania. The passion that Romanian people show for the game really opened up my eyes to how much this game means to some people. Under the guidance of former Juventus player Nicolo Napoli he helped develop my game to a higher level and I became a much more consistent player. I really enjoyed my time in Romania as I was improving my understanding of the game and really enjoying my football.
I finally moved back to Australia in 2010 as my wife was pregnant with our second child and we both decided it would be a good time to move closer to family. I then signed with Central Coast Mariners and began working under Graham Arnold, former national football coach. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time on the Central Coast and my family love it here also. My football has gone from strength to strength under “Arny” (Graham Arnold) and my personal achievements since returning to Australia have exceeded my expectations. After winning the Mariners Medal for player of the season in my first year back, i was then invited to attend a 3 day socceroos camp under Holger Osieck which I thoroughly enjoyed. In January, 2012, I was very happy to announce that I signed a 3 year extension with the Central Coast Mariners.
*2001-2004 Brisbane Strikers (NSL, National Soccer League 52 Apps-8 goals)
*2005-2006 New Zealand Knights (A-League 12 Apps-1 goal)
*2006-2009 Universitatea Craiova (Romania Liga 1 120 Apps 9 goals)
*2010-Current Central Coast Mariners (A-League 66 Apps 5 goals)
*PFA A-League Team of the Season (2010-2011, 2011-2012)
*A-League Premiership with Central Coast Mariners (2011-2012)
*Coast FM Central Coast Mariners Player of the Season (2010-2011)
*Central Coast Mariners Peter Turnbull Medal winner (2010-2011)
*Socceroos Training Camp – October 2011