TECHNICAL & COACHING STAFF

MEET OUR TECHNICAL & COACHING STAFF

JOEL CORNACCHIA

JOEL CORNACCHIA

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

What is your coaching experience?  I have coached in Australia, USA & the UK across community to professional level with ages 6-senior both male and female. I currently hold my UEFA C License & am undertaking my AFC B License in 2024. Favourite recent experience was my time at London City Lionesses in the Womens Championship as an Assistant/Technical Coach

What do you love about the Bayside? Growing up in the area, I always think of Bayside as family-friendly and being relaxed so close to the water

What do you love about Bayside United? The culture to bring football back to its basics; to fall in love with the game

What do you love about football? Team culture, competitiveness, the people you meet, it’s the World Game

LEE WALKER

LEE WALKER

FQPL2 Head Coach

How old were you when you started playing football? I started playing when I was 5.

Professional football experience: I played semi-pro in the UK and have been coaching for 12 years. I have worked with a number of players that are competing in the Professional game.

What do you love about the Bayside? I’ve lived on the bayside since moving to Australia 7 years ago.

What do you love about Bayside United? I love the community feel that Bayside has and the potential the club has to be infectious

What do you love about football?Everything from freshly cut grass to experiencing those last-minute wins!

MICHAEL FOVAKIS

MICHAEL FOVAKIS

ASSISTANT COACH TO OUR FQPL2 SENIOR MEN'S TEAM MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ESPRESSO DOCTOR

What is your coaching experience? I started volunteering as a coach in 2007 when my eldest son was six. I have now coached all age groups from Juniors through to Seniors for all of my children (male and female teams), gaining my grass roots certificates, Junior C licence and Senior Men’s C License. 

My successes include coaching two of our U13-14 Bayside Junior Teams into the Brisbane Premier Youth League, winning the Men’s City Treble (Grand Finalists, Minor Premiers, undefeated for the season), U16 Semi Finals and U18 Grand Finalists.Our successes as a club meant that we increased to four men’s city teams in the years that followed. In 2022-2023, together with Lee Walker, we coached the Senior Men’s Team into the Grand Final. I now have Grand Finalist trophies at home from 2019 – 2023 for every year from U16’s up.I also coach Futsal at Regional and National levels for a QLD Team. 

Recently I have been Assistant Coach to our Senior Men’s Team. During that time, I filled in for the Head Coach and loved every minute of it – especially when we won!  I am very passionate about our Bayside Teams under the direction of Lee Walker and believe we make a great team. I am looking forward to 2024!

What do you love about the Bayside? I love the community here.

What do you love about Bayside United? I love the community involvement in our local club and getting the best out of each young player. Pushing them to their best and creating young boys to men.

What do you love about football? As a coach and a player, I love the structure of the game and watching players become footballers. I enjoy coaching our Seniors to win, focusing on the tactical components of the game.

CLUB NEWS

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🆚 Ipswich Knights
📅 5pm | Saturday, April 13th
📍 Don Randall Oval, Lota

U23 @ 7pm

#WeAreBayside
#FQPL2

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GAMEDAY 🦅

🆚 Ipswich Knights
📅 5pm | Saturday, April 13th
📍 Don Randall Oval, Lota

U23 @ 7pm

#WeAreBayside
#fqpl2

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4 hours ago
Ladies,

Its on. Weekly all-In training with the mums. Come if you can, hang out with the girls - or not. We get it. Youre a mum. Life happens. But also, its awesome to do something just for you, with us.

📅Monday nights
⏰5:45PM - 6:45PMish (lets not get too ahead of ourselves 😁)
⚽Learn how to kick a ball
⚽And what direction to run
⚽Also how to pass to your team mates (and not accidentally to the other team)

Lets go girls 😉

#2024morethanagame

Ladies,

It's on. Weekly all-In training with the mum's. Come if you can, hang out with the girls - or not. We get it. You're a mum. Life happens. But also, it's awesome to do something just for you, with us.

📅Monday nights
⏰5:45PM - 6:45PMish (let's not get too ahead of ourselves 😁)
⚽Learn how to kick a ball
⚽And what direction to run
⚽Also how to pass to your team mates (and not accidentally to the other team)

Let's go girls 😉

#2024morethanagame
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18 hours ago

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