football is our passion!
Stuart Casey, professional soccer player, coach

Stuart Casey

Owner - Director of Coaching

Goal Soccer Academy is headed by Stuart Casey, a former UK professional football player, with over 20 years experience in the fitness and soccer industry.

Stuart went on to sign as a professional soccer player for his home town of Plymouth Argyle FC  fulfilling his childhood dream. For the next 5 years he played at some of England's great football stadiums such as The Dell, Fratton Park and Villa Park. He also enjoyed playing against distinguished players such as Paul Gascoigne, Ian Wright and Jamie Redknapp.

Claire Casey, Owner

Claire Casey

Owner - Operations and Event Planning

Joint owner of Goal Soccer Academy, Claire Casey has over 15 years experience in strategic brand design and communications. 

Claire is in charge of day to day operations, event planning and all aspects of design communications. Her qualifications include BA Hons in Graphic Communication.

Kirsti Lee

Business Development & Marketing Manager

The person tasked with letting everyone know what we are up to and getting the word out there! Kirsti has over 20 years experience in Business Development and Marketing and will be helping us grow the business and raising our profile.  

Her qualifications include a HND in Business Management and a Certificate in Marketing. 

Ben McCabe, Coach

Ben McCabe

Coach and Head of Port Stephens camp

Ben, who is a self confessed ‘football nerd’ has been Head Coach for the Port Stephens Camp since 2016.
He is a semi professional Footballer for his local and child hood club Cardiff City FC and has had NPL experience for South Cardiff Gunners. 
Ben has coached hundreds of kids, and has always had a passion for teaching soccer skills and knowledge to any ability mainly through fun focused lessons. 
He has a Football Australia C diploma.   Ben is eager to inspire children of all abilities and create a long term passion for the game.

Steven Greenwood

Coach - Sydney camp

Completing his BA Hons in Sports Management and Football Studies, Steve started coaching in 2003 for Wycombe Wanderers in their community programme and has been passionate about a career in coaching ever since.

Steve has coached Women's football since 2012, starting as 1st Team Coach at Luton Town Ladies in England before moving to Australia in 2014 and coaching Girl's Representative Football at Gladesville Ravens, Dunbar Rovers and currently is the 1st Grade coach for the UNSW WNPL 2.

Steve has spent 6 years at soccer academies in the Eastern Suburbs, joining GOAL in 2020 across all aspects of the coaching program and the new SAPS development league, leading the U11’s team.

A massive Leeds United Fan, he has followed the game religiously since 1990.

Siobhan Crawford

Coach - Sydney camp

Siobhan is originally from Scotland where she studied Exercise, Fitness and Sports Development and began her coaching career across various sports. 

After attending Edinburgh College of Sport she played for a SWPL2 pathway club before coming to Australia in 2016. Siobhan taught Physical Education in primary schools across Sydney before focusing on coaching football.

Siobhan has worked for various children’s soccer academies in the Eastern Suburbs including a girls only development program, and is excited to further apply her skills within the GOAL team.

Siobhan enjoys developing children in the early stages, basing sessions around motor skills and key football practices in a fun and exciting way to keep children engaged, happy and engaged to learn the game we all love.


Alec Faulkner

Coach - Sydney camp

Ryan Matchett

Coach - Sydney camp

Ryan is originally from the UK where he has a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies and a Postgraduate Primary PGCE. 

With experience in the classroom both teaching and providing teacher training, as well as soccer coaching experience throughout the U.S.A, Ryan enjoys working with kids at all stages to maximise their success. 

We look forward to Ryan taking the next steps coaching the young soccer stars at GOAL! 

Ryan will be part of our Rose Bay, Double Bay and Centennial Park classes. 



Manuel Monticelli

Coach - Sydney camp

With a BA Hons degree in Sports Science and UEFA B and UEFA C licensed, Manuel began his coaching career in his home country of Italy, including coaching for the Italian Football Federation in Abruzzo and working with the Italian National team.

Manuel has coached for Barcelona Academy in Italy and has more recently coached various National Division teams in Finland including U17 1st Division team Ykkonen and the Women’s First Team Viikingit.

Expanding his international coaching experience in Australia, Manuel has worked at NPL and SAP level for Northern Tigers and Empoli Academy, before joining the team at Goal Soccer Academy.


Bianca Pupovac

Bianca is a former football player making her way through various football academies as a young teenager.

She has over 14 years of experience playing football for mixed and women’s teams and has competed in multiple NSW tournaments for futsal.

Bianca has experience in coaching women’s football teams and is now working her way through the little leagues. She enjoys engaging and teaching children new and fun skills to master their football goals. 


Charlie Pym