Joao Ferraro (Johny)
My first year coaching for SIFC was 2012, representing the Central Coast Mariners. Since 2013 I’ve been coaching for SIFC with the Brazilian Art Football team, so the 2021 season will be my 10th season with the club. Currently, I am the SAP Technical Director and in 2021 I will be U12 Head Coach. I was born in Brazil and moved to Australia in 2011 where I have worked as full-time Football & Futsal Coach. Currently, I bear the UEFA B License and also the FFA B License.
Guilherme Varella (Gilly)
I am Brazilian, 37, and have got the “FFA C License” and also a “Diploma of Sports Coaching” in Australia at CSF. Also known as Gilly, I’ve been part of the Brazilian Art Football coaching team since 2015, so 2021 season will be my 7th season with the club. In 2019 coached the U12B to a minor premiership. In 2020 coached the U12 Super League team into the top 3 teams in a shorted comp. In 2021 I will be coaching the U13A Super League team. I am a Fluminense FC supporter and I’ve played Football and Futsal for 31 years.
Eduardo Carvalho Silva (Caxola)
I am Brazilian, 45, and have played Football since I was 5, and I always enjoyed playing with my friends and had fun with them on and off the field, and I believe this enjoyment is the most import thing in Football. I am a Esporte Clube Bahia supporter and I love going to the stadium with my friends, but I started playing for Galicia FC when I was youth. Currently, I bear the “ FFA Youth C License” and the “FFA Skill Training Certificate” and I’ve been coaching for St Ives since 2018, so the 2021 season will be my 4th season with the club.
Football is my biggest passion in life, and I spent most of my childhood playing Football. I’ve played for the biggest club in my state (Minas Gerais, Brazil) until I was 15, then moved to Australia where I’ve done some coaching courses. Currently, I bear the “ FFA Youth C License” and the “FFA Skill Training Certificate” I’ve been coaching for St Ives, and in 2020 I was in charge for the U9 SAP and U10 SAP. Coaching with the Brazilian Art Football team has been an amazing and learning experience, and I’m looking forward to next season. I am a Cruzeiro supporter, and the player that I like the most is Fabio (Cruzeiro’s goalkeeper)