Men’s Programme


Hoani Edwards

Coaching Qualification – OFC/NZF B Licence (OFC/NZF A-Licence last assessment Feb 2018)

Hoani had a long domestic playing career in New Zealand playing over 500 senior competitive matches (100 for Eastern Suburbs Premier Team). Prior to that, Hoani represented New Zealand at age group level, playing for both the NZ U-17’s and NZ U-20’s. He understands the sacrifice, commitment and hard work it takes to play international football. Hoani has since forged a pathway in coaching that has seen him cover all levels of the game, from youth all the way through to Head Coach of Eastern Suburbs NRFL Senior Men’s team  


Kane Wintersgill

Coaching Qualification – B Licence (accepted on 2018 OFC/NZF A-Licence)

Kane is currently the Director of Football at Sacred Heart College. He is the youngest coach to obtain the B Licence in the Southern Hemisphere, and the youngest technical staff member to attend a FIFA event, having travelled to Chile for the 2015 U-17 World Cup and most recently, to India for the 2017 U-17 World Cup. These facts combined with Kane leading AFF to the National 16th Grade title in 2016, signify that he is one of the leading young coaches in the country. It is why he has been signed on as as Assistant Coach for the Eastern Suburbs AFC ISPS Handa Premiership side.


Michael Built

Coaching Qualification – UEFA B Licence (OFC/NZF A-Licence Part 2 to be completed 2018)

Eastern Suburbs AFC are extremely pleased to welcome Michael Built into the club. Michael’s pedigree is clearly evident on both the playing and coaching fronts. He will be a part of the club’s ISPS Handa Premiership side in 2018, bringing international experience with him, having played for New Zealand in the 2009 U-17 World Cup and 2011 U-20 World Cup. He also has professional experience from Northampton Town and Bedford Town in England. As a coach, Michael took over as the Head Coach of Hamilton Wanderers Northern Premier League side late in the 2017 season and successfully guided them to safety when they looked destined for relegation. Add to this, coaching Hamilton Wanderers to the National Youth League title, and it is clear to see why Eastern Suburbs AFC are so excited to have Michael on-board.


Billy Harris

Coaching Qualification – NZF Senior Level 3

Billy has been a full time coach for over 20 years with many notable achievements on his resume. Chief amongst those, are coaching Central United to two Chatham Cup titles, and Westlake Boys High School to Auckland and National Championships. Billy is a strong believer in the importance of developing technical skills amongst junior and youth players. As a player, Billy played for 22 years in the National League, with brief professional stints in England and Belgium. He has been named New Zealand Player of the Year three times, which signifies the quality he possessed as a player. These qualities have definitely transferred into his coaching prowess.


Matt Maslak

Coaching Qualification – OFC/NZF B Licence (pending assessment)

Matt’s playing background was spent in England with Bradford City AFC. He signed his first contract for Bradford at the age of 9, and played at the club through all the age groups for a total of 12 years. He started his coaching career at the same club that gave him an opportunity to play professional football, where he supported the youth coaches. Since then, Matt has won titles in Australia, taking South Melbourne’s women’s team to the National Championship. Matt is now a full-time employee at Eastern Suburbs AFC where he has been an assistant coach for the National Youth League team and Head Coach for the Senior Men’s Reserves. 


Jason Niedumow

Coaching Qualification – NZF Junior and Youth Level 3

Jason is returning to Eastern Suburbs AFC after gaining further experience coaching on the Auckland City Player Development Programme and the 12th Grade and 14th Metro teams at Central United. He will be in his fourth year of coaching and working towards his B Licence. He is currently on the Coaching and Management Staff for NYL and the ISPS Handa Premiership. He has coached Junior and Youth Grades in various age groups and has also been involved with the FCBEscola camps in Auckland, Canberra and Sydney, working with coaches from Barcelona and Academy Coaches in Australia. Jason is very passionate about Football and creating a positive coaching environment where players are encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential.


Tim Payne

Coaching Qualification – NZF Junior Level 1 (enrolled to do NZF Youth Level 2 in 2018)

Tim is currently the captain of Eastern Suburbs AFC’s ISPS Handa Premiership side. Tim is one of the few players in the history of New Zealand international football to tick off playing for the NZ U-17’s, NZ U-20’s, the NZ U-23 Olympic team and the All Whites. He played in the U-17 and U-20 World Cups in the same year (2011). Tim has also had professional contracts with Blackburn Rovers in England and Portland Timbers in the United States, which ranks his playing background amongst the best of those who currently ply heir trade in New Zealand. Tim is now looking to pass on the knowledge he gained from these vast experiences, to the next generation of aspiring Kiwi footballers.


Derek Teiku

Coaching Qualification – NZF Youth Level 2 (enrolled in the NZF Youth Level 3 2018)

Derek has a rich playing history for someone still in his early 20’s. Having started his career at Fulham FC, he then moved to another big club in English football, in the form of Crystal Palace. Whilst things did not work out as he would have hoped, Derek has found a home on the other side of the world, here at Eastern Suburbs AFC. As a key member of the ISPS Handa Premiership team, Derek also assists junior and youth coaches at the club. His experience in professional football is an invaluable asset to young players aspiring to reach those heights.  



Andre de Jong

Coaching Qualification – NZF Junior Level 2

Andre is currently a key member of the Eastern Suburbs ISPS Handa Premiership side. This is Andre’s 6th season playing in New Zealand’s top domestic competition. Andre is another of our coaches with international experience, having played for New Zealand at U-17 and U-20 level. He was part of the squad that competed in the U-20 World Cup on home soil in New Zealand in 2015. On the coaching front, Andre has been an Assistant Coach at NAGT level for Mainland and is enjoying being involved at elite and grass roots level now at Eastern Suburbs AFC.


Josh Dobson

Coaching Qualification – NZF Youth Level 2 and Senior Level 1

Josh has been an integral part of the coaching structure at Eastern Suburbs AFC over the past couple of years. Josh has gained experience coaching across multiple grades, right up to the Senior Reserves where he assisted Matt Maslak. In 2018, Josh intends on furthering his coaching credentials by enrolling in the NZF Senior Level 2 course. This combined with Josh’s desire to get the most out of the players he works with, suggests that Eastern Suburbs AFC is fortunate to have a driven young coach of Josh’s caliber.


Carlos Roberto Paulette

Coaching Qualification – UEFA A Licence

Carlos brings a wealth of experience to Eastern Suburbs AFC that is rarely seen in New Zealand. He has worked in a senior position within a number of clubs in the United Kingdom, Spain, South America, Africa and now New Zealand. In Ghana he lead Medeama SC to the 4th round of the CAF, which was a worthy performance in the African CAF Championships, in which they were the best-performing team in Ghana. Amongst his many talents, Carlos can speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese fluently, and has studied sports science to the point that he now uses these skills as part of his role as a coach educator.



Women’s Programme


Phil Parker

Coaching Qualification – NZF Senior Level 2

Phil is one of the most highly respected figures in the game in New Zealand. This is due to his to ability to connect with players of all ages, both male and female. His passion for the game has seen him commit huge hours to driving football amongst the Maori community. Phil is also regarded as one of the leading technique and skills coaches in the country, having been the Technical Director of Coerver Coaching for 6 years. Currently he is the leading coach and mentor for OFC’s Football Academy, and in 2017 lead Central United’s 13th Grade Women’s team to unprecedented success. It is a major coup for Eastern Suburbs AFC to have Phil on-board, and he will undoubtedly be a driving force for player development in the years to come.  


Jesus Bueno

Coaching Qualification – NZF Youth Level 2, NZF Goalkeeping Level 1

Jesus has recently taken up a full-time teaching role at Selwyn College, after completing his graduate diploma in teaching. As a fully qualified teacher, Jesus understands about how different learners learn. He adopts this philosophy to his coaching, which is clearly evidenced in the way he interacts with his players. Having coached around the world (Spain, Kuwait and now New Zealand), Jesus brings a wealth of experience to both boys, girls and senior football teams.


Beth Rattray

Coaching Qualification – NZF Youth level 2 (enrolled in NZF Youth Level 3 2018)

Beth played at Eastern Suburbs AFC from the age of 5 to 17, where she reached Premier Reserve level. Unfortunately, due to injury Beth was forced to retire from playing. Playing’s loss was then coaching’s gain as Beth refocused her passion for the game towards helping others reach their potential. Having primarily coached girls 10th and 11th grades, Beth is keen to continue her own development as a coach as well as develop those under her care.


Rebekah van Dort

Coaching Qualification – NZF Youth level 2 (enrolled in NZF Youth Level 3 2018)

Rebekah has a rich playing background and is currently the captain of the Eastern Suburbs Premier Women’s team. She was an integral part of Mt Albert Grammars reign as the top school in women’s football fro 2012-15. During here time she was part of sides that won four Auckland titles and three National Championships. As a coach, Rebekah has already made a mark by leading the Eastern Suburbs 12th Grade girls to the AFF title.


Tayla O’Brien

Coaching Qualification – Youth Level 2 Coaching Award

Tayla has a true passion for the game and has played since she was 5 years old. This journey has taken her to two U-20 World Cups, where she represented New Zealand with distinction. Tayla currently plays in the Eastern Suburbs Premier Women’s team, as well as being a part of the Football Ferns Development Programme (FFDP). As a coach, her aim to pass on all her knowledge and inspire girls to reach their full potential.


Kaitlyn Hunter

Coaching Qualification – NZF Junior Level 2

Kaitlyn has been playing football since she was 3 years old which provides an insight into the passion she has for the game.  She has been a key member of the Glendowie College 1st XI Women’s Football team since Year 9 (4 yrs to date), which is a memorable achievement.

She is looking to further her football qualifications in 2018 so that she can better develop the young players she works. Having been a coach at the club for the past 2 years, Kaitlyn is excited about the long term prospect of being a part of the best women’s football programme in the greater Auckland area.


Darcey Pead-Kingdon

Coaching Qualification – NZF Junior Level 2

Darcey started as a development coach 3 years ago under the leadership of Juan Roman,  and has  subsequently taken the following coaching courses and now planning to take NZF junior level 3 at the next enrollment and CBR course in April.

Darcey has played for EASFC for last nine years, always in the top-level teams for her age group. Last season won the league for 16th Grade Girls premiership.  Darcey also played in Junior A team at Epsom Girls Grammar school which they won their League. Darcey first year at Eggs won the Golden Boot.

As a coach, wants to carry on developing her coaching skills by learning from all the great coaches at ESAFC as well as doing more training courses!