Kickstart Soccer was started by Abdel in 2013 and has been growing steadily ever since. Kickstart Soccer offers programs, camps and clinics to boys and girls.
Kickstart also works to promote the game of soccer in a variety of schools and at local gala days in southern and metro Melbourne for South Yarra Primary School, Christ Church Grammar School, Toorak Primary School, Middle Park Primary School, Stonnington Primary School, Caulfield Primary School and Lauriston Girls School.
Abdel: Program Director and Coach
Abdel played professionally in Morocco for over 10 years in the country's Premier league and top divisions. Since coming to Australia he has played in the Victorian Premier League for South Melbourne and continues to play in State League.
Abdel has developed a strong reputation in Melbourne as a coach that is passionate about teaching young people the joy of soccer, providing supportive and accessible sessions for all age and skill levels and being able to share his great commitment and enthusiasm for the game. As a coach, he has trained and worked with Rowville Sports Academy, FC11, Nunawading City FC, Collingwood City FC, Richmond SC, South Yarra SC and Futsal Plus.
Abdel has been the director of Junior Coaching at South Yarra Soccer Club for the last 4 years and works closely with the Toorak Prahran Cricket Club and the Stonnington Community Football Association to develop community-based soccer programs to promote inclusivity and diversity in soccer.
Said : Coach
Said has played professionally and currently plays in the Victorian State League. He is a qualified and practising personal trainer as well as being a passionate coach. Said has been coaching with Kickstart Soccer and the South Yarra Soccer Club Juniors since 2014.
Pascal plays Futsal and manages a number of senior Futsal teams in some of the top leagues in Victoria, including Futsal Oz and Futsal Plus. Pascal has coached soccer with South Yarra Soccer Club and Futsal Plus Juniors since 2011 and has been with Kickstart Soccer since 2013.