Brian Dene Joins Football NSW


Football NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Dene as the Talented Player Pathways Manager.

Recognising the need to provide further support to develop coaches and players within our Associations and Clubs, Brian will focus on enhancing the Talent Support Programs (TSP), Skills Acquisitions Program (SAP) and other talented player pathways for boys and girls.

Previously holding positions at Sydney FC, Football NSW Institute, and most recently General Manager & Head of Football at Blacktown City FC, Dene brings a wealth of football knowledge to the role.

Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge believes that Dene’s previous experience will be a valuable asset to football in NSW..

‘Our aim is to support our associations and clubs in to develop coaches and players to be the best they can be.’

“Brian’s vast amount of experience from his numerous roles within football will assist Football NSW in providing greater value to our stakeholders.”

Dene is looking forward to making the role his own, whilst applying his knowledge of the game’s landscape to the broader community.

“I am extremely enthusiastic to be joining the Technical Department of FNSW as Manager Talented Player Pathways, and working collaboratively with both the Men’s and Women’s Technical Directors.

“I see the role as further developing the Talent Support Program (TSP) and enhancing the Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) with the ultimate outcome being FNSW players selected for the Joeys, Young Matildas, Young Socceroos, The Matildas and Socceroos.”

“Another key element of the role is to establish a network of elite coaches to create a system whereby Associations and Clubs are the focus.”

Brain has commenced his new role here at Football NSW as of Monday, joining the technical department alongside Peter Hugg, Warren Grieve, Oscar Gonzalez, Andrew Fearnley, Matthew Turvey and Nadine Shiels