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Dean May

Director of Football

Holding the UEFA A Licence and UEFA A Goal Keeping Licence  , Dean is an award-winning Coach with an extensive wealth of coaching and playing experience at all levels across the globe. Currently Dean is Head Goal Keeping coach for the Brisbane Roar W League, Youth League and Academy.

Summary of Coaching Experience:

  • Bangladesh Men’s National Team - National Goalkeeper coach to Men’s Senior team for FIFA Cat 1 game and AFC U23 qualifying tournament
  • Guam Women’s National Team - National Goalkeeper coach to women’s Senior team
  • Football Federation Australia (FFA) National Goalkeeper Development Manager
  • Goalkeeper Coach for FFA Women’s National Team and Women’s U17 squads
  • Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) National Training Centre
  • Football Queensland Regional Development Officer 
  • Goalkeeper Coach for Arsenal Women and academy squads
  • Goalkeeper Coach Fulham FC Women and academy squads
  • Goalkeeper Coach for England Women U17s
  • Academy GK coach – Arsenal Ladies
  • Academy Coach AFC Bournemouth U15s

Playing History: 

  • Barnet FC
  • Weymouth FC
  • Dorchester FC
  • Ards FC, Irish Premier League
  • Ballymena FC, Irish Premier League


  • UEFA A Licence, English FA, 2000
  • UEFA A Goalkeeper Licence, English FA, 2000
  • AFC Elite Goalkeeper Tutor
  • FFA Coach Educator and mentor
  • AFC/ FFA Advanced GK Tutor, Australian FA, 2010
  • AFC/ FFA Advanced B & C Licence Tutor, Australian FA, 2010


Dean is player and coach developer with expertise in Skill Acquisition. He is one of few coaches in Australia that is an accredited Advance A Licence, FFA Skill trainer, FFA Skill Acquisition Specialist and accredited FFA Advanced Licenced Instructor. Dean is owner and lead coach for Skilltrainer®.



·       FFA Skill Acquisition Head Trainer

·       Academy Coach - West Ham United

·       Academy Coach - Norwich City FC

·       Regional Director Coerver Coaching (England)

·       Regional Community Manger Peterborough United FC




·       Ipswich Town FC (Youth)

·       Queens Park Rangers FC (Youth)

·       Southend United (Reserves)



·       Advanced A Licence

·       FFA Skill Acquisition Trainer

·       FFA Skill Acquisition Specialist

·       FFA Advanced Coach Educator

·       Coerver Coaching Instructor

·       Advanced UEFA & USSF Licenses