WELCOME | JOSH KENNEDY
Soccer5s is delighted to announce the appointment of Socceroos Legend and Former Melbourne City FC Marquee Striker as Soccer5s RDP Head Coach within the Coaching department.
His return to the football stage is announced a year after retiring as a professional footballer after an illustrious 15-year career.
Victorian born and bred, Josh started his career with National Soccer League side Carlton S.C., the striker made the move to the Bundesliga to forge his career in Europe before finishing full circle at Melbourne City FC in 2015.
The imposing striker finished his career with a J-League Championship, two J-League Golden Boots, a DFB Pokal Cup and 17 international goals for the Socceroos across three World Cup campaigns.
Josh has now found a new home at Soccer5s brand new $4million state of the art centre in Dandenong where he aims to help pass on his experience to the next generation of Socceroos.
The RDP is available to SAP age groups 8-12. The program is designed to benefit and coincide with your Child’s development with their Junior club as well as any other programs they already attend.
“After finishing my playing career, i’m very excited to move onto the next chapter of my career with Soccer5s,” Kennedy said.
“It’s a new opportunity but my goal will be the same as when I played – to help everyone involved achieve their aspirations. Soccer5s’ state of the art setup and vision for developing players gives every child huge potential to be successful.”
Josh will begin his new role with the launch of the Soccer5s Regional Development Program (RDP) which is the penultimate phase of the Soccer5s Player Pathway on 15th April 2016 for 10 weeks.
Soccer5s Dandenong Centre Manager Jack Gillibrand said “I’m absolutely delighted to have captured such a major profile to add to the coaching staff here in Melbourne, the kids in the area will benefit immensely from such an experienced player”
Soccer5s Tuggerah Head of Football and Former Socceroo team mate Dean Heffernan had this to say “Josh is a great addition to the coaching team Soccer5s. With his wealth of knowledge and experience of the game the kids are sure to go on a great learning journey”