Coaching Staff

Alan Koch | Technical Director & Head Coach

Originally from Durban (South Africa), Alan Koch has followed the beautiful game across many countries and continents and in recent times has made Western Canada his home base. Alan is entering his first year at Olé and will serve as the Academy Technical Director and Head Coach of Western Suburbs FC.

Alan will be integral in helping the academy further elevate standards, and reinforce the academy as a platform for Olé Football players to earn scholarships and professional contracts across the globe. He will be involved across the Academy, working with players from Juniors to First Team, educating coaches and overseeing Olé player placement and pathway management.

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Matthew Calvert | Head Goalkeeper Coach, P2 Head Coach & Community Coordinator

Olé Football Academy Head of Goalkeeping, P2 Head Coach and Community Coordinator Matt Calvert brings another exciting step forward for this years’ 2024 season and beyond.

The former Central Football National League head coach and development officer’s tenure with Olé FA and Western Suburbs FC officially starts January 20th, 2024 ahead of the Capital Football League season.

The former player for Whanganui Athletic Football Club made 132 appearances, was player/coach for WAFC for two seasons and coached his team to the Federation League champions for 2022. Calvert holds his OFC B Licence.

Tyler Logan | Head of Foundation Phase Coach & Performance Analysis | First Team Assistant Coach

Tyler Logan joined the Olé Football Academy coaching team in 2020, bringing with him a wealth of experience from various football environments in Christchurch. He holds a Bachelor of Sports Coaching, a NZF Junior Level 3 certificate, and an OFC/NZF B-License.

Tyler has a deep understanding of the training methodology and pedagogical framework at Olé FA. Tyler operates as our Head of Foundation Phase & Performance Analysis whilst also serving as the 1st Team Assistant Coach.

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James Prosser | Development Phase D17 Coach & HPP Manager

Coach Prosser joined Olé FA for the 2024 football season in the capacity of D17 Head Coach and HPP Manager.

Since arriving in New Zealand 2011, Prosser has held various positions within the NZ landscape, having a three year stint at Olé FA from 2011 – 2014, moving to Head Coach of Island Bay United and Academy Coach for Kaizen FA before his tenure at North Wellington FC.

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Paul Whitmarsh | Development Phase D15 Coach

Paul began coaching at the academy in 2023 and is an experienced coach and former player. Before embarking on his coaching journey Paul played over 20 seasons of Senior Football, including playing in the UK, with Team Wellington in the New Zealand National League, he was also part of a successful Western Suburbs team that won the Central League and the Chatham Cup.

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Jamie Wildash-Chan | Foundation Phase F11 Head Coach

Jamie Wildash-Chan arrived at Olé Football Academy in 2019. Since then he has worked his way into the Western Suburbs first team squad and gained valuable training experience in 2023 in Scotland with Hearts of Midlothian FC. Jamie has recently embarked on his coaching journey.

With two years of Central League experience and being brought up through the Olé Academy Football system, Jamie brings a unique perspective to coaching. With the understanding of a current player, Jamie holds much knowledge and passion for the game and is excited to share it with other aspiring players.

Reilly Marlow-Jones | Foundation Phase F11 Coach

Reilly joined the Olé Football Academy as a young player in 2014. He has come through the Olé FA system up until now, and currently plays with the first team. He has two seasons worth of experience in the Central Football League. 

Reilly has been working in a coaching capacity position at Olé since 2022, assisting with all age groups. He bring practical knowledge to sessions as an experienced player, providing quality guidance and performance based proficiency to the pitch. He is in the process of completing his NZF junior level 3 license.

Cameron Mackenzie | Head of Strength & Conditioning/Performance & F11 Head Coach

Cameron joined Olé FA as a player in 2016, before leaving at the end of 2018 for university.  After graduating in 2023 from Auckland University of Technology, Cameron has returned to Olé FA as Head of Strength and Conditioning Coach and F11 Head Coach.

Cameron is passionate about ensuring the senior players are optimally conditioned on and off the field to reduce the risk of injuries, while also improving the athletic capabilities that are required to play football.

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Quillian Robert | Goalkeeper Coach & Facilities Manager 

Quillan joined Olé FA and Western Suburbs FC as first team goalkeeper in 2023 and will return to both organisations for his second year in this new role. Quillan has an exciting football pedigree. He represented Canada at the 2011 U17 World Cup, scoring a goal against England, and recently has played a major role in helping Guyana progress to the CONCACAF Nations League. Quillan has also played for Toronto FC and Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer, and Forge FC in the Canadian Premier League.

Quillan brings coaching experiences in Canada from Woodbridge Strikers, Electric City FC and Centennial College to the academy.

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Aurora Duquette-Caven  Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Assistant Community Outreach Coordinator

Aurora was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Recently graduated with a Bachelor of Health Studies from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she worked with the Varsity Queen’s Men’s Soccer Team as their Community Outreach Coordinator and Team Manager for all four years of her degree.

With her family’s involvement in professional sports and having grown up playing sports and dancing, she knew from a young age that sports, health and physical activity would be passions of hers. With her role as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Community Outreach Coordinator, Aurora is excited to be able to apply her knowledge and experience to improve Olé FA players performance on and off the field and increase involvement in sports and physical activity and increasing health promotion in the Porirua community.

Amy Koch | Director of Operations, Media Manager

Having lived in Vancouver for the majority of her life, Amy Koch has spent the better part of her career in the meetings and conventions industry.

Over the last few years, she has worked with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Chief Invigilator and the Ontario Tribunals in Canada. Prior to that, for just over the better part of a decade, Amy worked at the award winning double platinum LEED certified Vancouver Convention Centre in the Sales and Marketing department. She collaborated with global fortune 500 companies in bringing their meetings and conferences to the beautiful city of Vancouver. She was also part of the 2010 Winter Olympic community at the VCC which was the international media headquarters.

She is married to Alan and they share two lovely daughters, Paris and Aurora, who live in Cork, Ireland and Wellington, New Zealand as well.

Jack Fayle | Medical Coordinator

Professionally trained and certified as an Athletic Therapist in Canada, Jack has spent thousands of hours both on the field and in the clinic taking care of his athletes. He brings his skills and passion for the game to Olé FA where he is an integral part of the organisation in overall player welfare and performance.

Fayle has spent significant time with professional teams in multiple sports as an important member of their medical teams. He holds a Bachelors degree majoring in both Athletic Therapy and Exercise Physiology from Camousun College in Victoria, BC. Fayle also holds the certification of a professional First Responder in Canada.

Fayle has played the beautiful game at a high level from a young age and is very much at home on the pitch.

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