About

JOSEPH CUNNANE

FOUNDER / HEAD COACH

WHO AM I?

Ever since I was a young lad I was always football obsessed. My first taste of organised football was when I was 5 years old. My dad used to bring me along to QPR's (Queens Park Rangers) community Saturday football sessions in West London. I loved it from the first session.

Then moving to Australia at a later stage I grew up playing as a junior at Olympic FC (current NPL club), with a few seasons at Eastern Suburbs FC.

My highlight growing up was definitely school football though. In particular playing First XI with St. Laurence's College and beating Terrace on penalties to go through to the Uhlsport Cup Final.

I now play as a midfielder at FQPL club, Mt Gravatt Hawks.

COACHING CV

In my 5th year of coaching, I am a driven and hard-working coach with a real passion in developing young female and male footballers. I have a real passion and drive in developing players' technical side of their game as I feel this is the biggest weakness in the Australian game, in comparison to the top footballing nations across the world.


  • I started my Private Private Coaching business in 2020 (formerly Cunnane 1on1 Football Training). I have been privileged to coach clients both in the grassroots side of the game and elite (QAS/NPL/FQ Academy)

  • Eastern Suburbs FQ Academy Coach (formerly known as SAP) - Gold rated program - U11, U12 Girls & U10 Boys Head Coach

  • Eastern Suburbs Schools Coach - Currently providing after school training sessions to introduce girls to the game

  • Brisbane Boys College Year 9 Lead Coach - Assist and mentor the Year 9 coaches

  • St. Laurence's College Year 7A football team Head coach for 4 years - establishing the future 1st XI players and introducing them to the 'Lauries Way of Football'

  • St. Laurence's College Skill Coach - provided players in yr 5-12 extra opportunities to train each week


Licences & Certifications

  • FFA/AFC C Youth Licence

  • FFA/AFC C Senior Licence

  • FFA/AFC B Licence Candidate

  • Football Queensland Miniroo's Certificate

  • Blue Card