ELITE FF TEAM
Founder & Head Coach
Caitlin Friend has an AFC/FFA B licence. She has been coaching for over 4 years now; including coaching a team in Seattle, USA and coaching Bulleen U16's to a WNPL Championship title. Caitlin has played for Melbourne Victory, AUS U17, U20, and Notts County in the English WSL. Caitlin has currently hung up the boots and become a full time coach of the WNPL U19 Bulleen team.
Kayla Morrison, Assistant Coach
US International Kayla Morrison graduated from the University of Kansas and completed her senior year as the 2017 defensive player of the year. She is currently playing for FC Bulleen Lions in Australia and coaching the 16s WNPL team. Sharing her college football experience and the way America approaches coaching will be priceless for the girls.
Rebekah Stott currently plays for Melbourne City in the W-League. She plays for the New Zealand National Team and has gone to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and two Olympic games. She has also played club football in Germany, USA, and Norway. 'Stotty' has a wealth of experience coaching including young female teams in Seattle, New Jersey, New Zealand and in Australia.
Former Matilda and Melbourne Victory player Ash Brown brings an extremely technical side of the game to the Elite FF players. Unfortunately Ash suffered three consecutive knee injuries that took her out of the game. Since then she has focused on coaching and the strength and conditioning side of the game.
Rachael Quigley, Assistant Coach
Rachael Quigley started representing South Australia in the National competitions at the age of 11. She played at a WNPL level at the age of 14. She played for the Young Matildas at age 17 in the AFC qualifiers, followed by playing in the W-League for Adelaide United at the age of 17. More recently she played professionally in South Korea in the WK-League for Hwacheon KSPO and was the leagues top scorer.
Rachael brings a highly technical element to our coaching team and we are excited to have her on board!
Claudia has captained the NTC squad and has been a member of 2 premiership winning teams in the Victorian National Premier League. Claudia was also selected to represent Australia at the 2017 World Cup for futsal in Spain. She currently plays for the Senior Bulleen team in the WNPL and continues to be a key player.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Charlee West grew up playing football, representing Victoria at the youth State Championships and being involved with the National Training Centre (NTC). She played for FC Bulleen in the WNPL before deciding to focus on her physiotherapy career. Charlee has a wealth of experience in football injuries and therefore has specialised in sporting pre-activation and rehabilitation.
Adele Bellos is currently on the U19 Bulleen team. She shows great potential on and off the field, and has the ability to be a great leader and coach. She has held a consent leadership role throughout her years of playing, and proves herself to be a top player.
Jamie Spangher is a bright, future prospect when it comes to coaching. She has always had a great eye for the game. Her football knowledge proves to be a great asset when it comes to helping the footballers at the camp.