With the off season in full swing, and the community football seasons coming to a close, the opportunity has now arrived for the young coaches to reflect on the season and put mechanisms in place to ensure their performance improves into the next level.
For Angus Wythes and Deyaco Kamboozia, the ambition to raise the standards of the game within Australia begins from the grassroots level and encapsulates the talented player development pathway too. Yet the notion of coaching extends beyond the confines of the pitch. It extends beyond the sideline.
The namesake of Kick360’s new football podcast, has seen several semi-professional coaches from the grassroots, talented youth development and semi-professional spaces come together in an attempt to provide a new voice for the level that exists between the professional ranks and the community space. There is an added attempt to share the stories and delve into the experiences of Australia’s well known and rising football coaches and personalities.
With coaching guests on the podcast every single week, stories to be told, advice to be shared, football will be at the heart of every engaging discussion on the podcast.
While the football community will know of the guests in the coming weeks, Angus Wythes and Deyaco Kamboozia will serve as hosts of the new podcast.
Angus Wythes is a high performance specialist with The Performer’s Edge High Performance Coaching who has coached all across Europe and Australia, with notable roles at famed Queensland clubs Brisbane Roar, Brisbane Strikers, Brisbane City and Redlands United.
Wythes also spent several years at NPL Queensland powerhouse Brisbane Olympic FC from 2016 to 2017 as a First Team and U18s Coach. Following this he ventured to England spending nearly 2 years at Non League Balham FC and a period at English club Charlton Athletic in 2019. During his time in Europe he also spent time on the pitch with Olympique Lyonnais, Bayern Munchen, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and SSV Jahn Regensburg among others on a coaching grand tour.
On Returning to Australia, He set about impacting upon the women’s game assisting Blacktown City FC with their Girls development program. Angus seeks to demonstrate his vast footballing knowledge on the new podcast as he too ventures forth into the next stage in his footballing and coaching career.
Deyaco Kamboozia is a professional A License AFC football coach with a background in people management and experience in challenging and diverse environments from community football all the way to liaising with numerous highlighted national teams at their prime time and as a translator.
A community ambassador for the AFC Asian Cup in 2015, Kamboozia knows what it takes to be a football fan and coach within Australia. He served as the Technical Director for North Turramurra Football Club in NSW. Deyaco saw this challenge as an opportunity to put his learning and vision to the test and in a highly collaborative community effort. He managed to turn the club into a seeding community club with the formation of all age groups in a project that extended for half a decade.
Deyaco has also coached at the likes of Sydney University FC, Northern Tigers FC and Mounties FC.
As the boys embark on their first season they are joined in numerous episodes by the passionate and enthusiastic Angelo Maralit. Angelo jumps into the co-hosting chair and offers numerous high quality insights born out of over a decade’s coaching experience. He has chartered all levels of our game, with experience at nearly every age group and across multiple states. He has shaped youth development spaces at the grassroots level and within the talented player development pathway. They range from club and state programs in ACT to the likes of Northbrigde FC and Hills United. The desire to grow and develop our game at every level and really serve the coaching and football fraternity was clear in every conversation.
The podcast is set for launch in the coming week, with further details to be advised.