Olympic Football Club are delighted to confirm Jay Son as the Club’s new Technical Director.
Son, who will oversee the Club’s SAP & NPL Junior Academy programs signs on as Technical Director through to the end of the 2022 season.
Son is no stranger to Olympic, having spent the past four years coaching the Club’s Academy sides and is currently in charge of the U15 & U16 NPL sides.
AFC A Licence Coach, Son has extensive experience in both Australia and Korea, he is also the Technical Director of the Kimberley College Football Academy and the First XI Coach at John Paul College.
Son has also worked in the Queensland set up, taking charge of the U13 Metro side at the 2017 FFA National Youth Championships.
“It is a great honour; I am grateful the club and the committee have appointed me to this great role,” Son said.
“My ambition is to help people have a happy experience and enjoy their time whenever they are entering the club.
“I want people to think that our club is not only highly skilled in football from juniors all the way up to seniors, but also a club that enjoys playing the sport and respects others by having a healthy discipline within the community.”
“Secondly, I will aim to gather together the strengths of both Australian Football and Asian (Korean, Japanese etc) to create a unique style for Olympic FC.
“Of course, it will be challenging, but with all the assistance and support I am getting from the club, I am confident I can make this happen. Big applause to the admin staff, NPL/SAP technical coaching team and the club committee for all their hard work and support.”
Olympic FC Vice President, John Barton said the Club were excited by the direction the Club’s Academy program was headed with Son at the helm.
“We set about an extensive and thorough search to source a Technical Director with the right attributes and characteristics to help deliver our mid to long range plan. To be a Club of choice for players, coaches, parent.”
“After interviewing several solid external candidates, we quickly realised that the candidate who best matched our aspiration plans was in fact Jay.
“We have seen an immediate impact. Added to his existing style of play and technical teachings, is a person who is highly engaged, very enthusiastic and determined to set in place his structures for taking the coaching and playing group forward.
“What we do know is that OFC has one of the most successful player development SAP programs in Brisbane.
“Our focus is to now strengthen and expand our SAP program and create the OFC NPL Junior academy into a program of choice for Queensland based players.”