Parramatta FC reveal signing of new Technical Director on three year deal


SUPA IGA National Premier League NSW Mens 2 club Parramatta FC has announced the appointment of Jakob Tielman as its new Technical Director, with the experienced UEFA B / AFC B football license signed by the club on a three year contract.
The signing, announced by Parramatta FC’s new committee, backed by the Granville and Districts Soccer Football Association (GDSFA), represents a milestone for football development for Parramatta FC and Australia – following in the footsteps of fellow Dutchmen Guus Hiddink and Pim Verbeek as coaches of the Socceroos and Football Federation Australia (FFA) Technical Director Hans Berger.
Intending to implement the FFA’s recently revised national curriculum as Parramatta FC’s Technical Director, Tielman is highly qualified for his new position, possessing all the experience required to perform the role at a high standard. In addition to his UEFA B / AFC B football license and experience in coaching elite youth football in NSW, Tielmans’s experience includes:

·    Coaching various levels of youth football since 1983 including elite football training at Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB: Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond) centre in Zeist for the Football District of Dordrecht – age group 14.

·         Delivering Elite player coaching programs

·         Delivering player development programs

·         Ability to identify talented players

Welcoming his appointment, Jakob Tielman said “I am delighted to have been given three years in which to develop a plan for this club with stepping stones taking account of the FFA curriculum and our own coaching philosophy.
“Ultimately, a club like Parramatta FC should be back in National Premier League 1, so the aim is to get young players into the club at the age of nine and then develop a core of players through youth and first grade teams.”
In 2014, the former National Soccer League club will aim to be fielding teams in ages Under 9s to 11s in the Football NSW Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) and from Under 12s through to first grade in the SUPA IGA National Premier League NSW Men’s 2.
To assist Tielman, he is set to announce coaches who, he explains “have this philosophy to football development, who believe in the 1-4-3-3 formation, because that is what the FFA curriculum asks for, who understand the methodology like 1 v 1, passing and striking of the ball, running with the ball and the like so they can include that in their training and make players technically better.
“If we achieve that then I believe that Parramatta FC and football in Australia will go forward.”
Tielman’s appointment puts Parramatta FC at a considerable advantage over other clubs in NSW, as his other objective is to enhance the social aspect into the club.
Tielman, who has previously coached individual teams at Parramatta FC, adds “We don’t only want our players to train and play with the Club because we also want them, along with their parents and coaches to make use of our improving facilities at Melita Stadium.
“We hope that by using our facilities: to shower after training; play pool or have something to eat will help integrate different cultures and backgrounds throughout the grades, involving players, parents and coaches.
“If we do that over three to five years I believe we will create better footballers, a better club and a stronger community.
After a number of ownership and structural changes in recent years, Parramatta FC’s new management sub-committee, comprising of Matt Kennerson, Tony Nikolic, Chris De Jesus, Lea-Anne Moffat and Nick Yammine, are introducing a more professional business-like approach to the Club’s management, operations and transparency processes. 
“As noted on the new Parramatta FC website, the new sub-committee will assist “in overseeing the day to day administration and operations of the club.”
Jakob Tielman’s appointment is a key element in this transformation as is the appointment of first grade coach Franco Cosentino.
Club Relations Manager Tony Nikolic explains “the signing of Jakob Tielman, on a three- year contract represents an exciting transformation for the development of football in Western Sydney. 
“Our aim is to provide a world class football development program that will see Australian children develop under Jakob’s guidance so they can compete and succeed on the world stage.
“The new committee is not only reinvigorating Parramatta FCs business processes and operations; we are assisting Jakob in building a professional and disciplined football culture, a place where the community, parents and players become a part of the Parramatta FC family and get a chance to reflect on its rich history as Parramatta Melita.”
GDSFA board member Matt Kennerson also welcomed Tielman’s appointment, stating “the signing of Jakob Tielman means we have an extremely well qualified Technical Director that is in alignment with the goals and vision of the Club and this is essential to a successful future at the Club.”

There can be no doubt that Parramatta FC will be aiming to soar to new heights with Jakob Tielman at the helm.


Among a range of new initiatives already established by the new sub-committee for the Club, a new website and a Facebook community!/pages/Parramatta-FC/247988411908032 have already been introduced.

Parramatta FC will be holding trials for its 2014 Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) and under 18

SAP trials 3rd November to 7th November 2013.
Please check Parramatta Website for times and up-to-date schedules 
Parramatta FC – Trial dates and times for Youth League PL2 – 12 to 18 year olds have been scheduled for.

2.             10th November 2013 to 17 November 2013.

Please check Parramatta website for times and up-to-date schedules for each age group. 
For details and an up-to-date complete schedules of trial dates and times please visit and follow links to your desired age group.