Academy Staff

The academy technical team has designed a developmental path for players of all ages and abilities to progressively take their game to the next level, simply called ‘The SCC Soccer Academy’. As educators, our goal is to ignite interest in players that enjoy the game and to take serious soccer players to the National Football League and beyond.

Our Academy courses run throughout the year where players are taught the principles of soccer through a well-structured curriculum ensuring that they are prepared to graduate to each Academy level program.

The staff charged with the coaching instruction of the academy players comprises of ex professional and semi professional players who have been qualified accordingly with the UEFA and AFC organisations and still presently represent the Singapore Cricket Club soccer section squads. The academy staff brings a degree of sport science knowledge to their training methods throughout all age groups.

Academy Manager

Owen Monaghan

Owen Monaghan

Owen Monaghan

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 03-08-1977
Favourite Teams: Liverpool & SCC

Owen has tremendous amounts of experience working as a full time coach throughout various countries, age groups and abilities, most notably working at the Everton Football Club Youth Academy and recently, the assistant coach at the French club; Etoile FC and presently Geylang International FC playing in the Singapore professional league.

Over the past six years, he has been coaching at the Singapore Cricket Club, winning numerous silverware for the club whilst working as the Head Coach with a Singapore National Football League, Division One squad and the well-known First team that competes within the Cosmoleague.

Furthermore, he has played top-level youth football, competing in the north west of England premier league U19 division, versus the likes of Liverpool, Man Utd, Everton, etc, and has been a semi professional adult player with various English and Welsh league clubs and still actively represents the First team squad in the Cosmoleague, Singapore.

Senior Staff Coach

Luke Diaz

Luke Diaz

Luke Diaz

Nationality: British

Favourite Team: West Ham FC

 

Academy Coaching Staff

Adelina Gomez

Adelina Gomez

Adelina Gomez

Nationality: Singaporean

Date of Birth: 24-04-1989

Favourite Teams: Liverpool Ladies / Geylang International FC

Adelina started playing at the age of 12 and was then part of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Women’s U18-U23 team where she gained playing experiences. She moved on to coaching shortly after and has been in this line for over 7 years where she coached players aged 3 to 18, for both boys and girls.
She has also graduated with a Diploma in Exercise and Sport Science with PSB Academy and Bachelors in Exercise and Sport Science with Edinburgh Napier University.
Adelina is now leading the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) Soccer Academy Girls Program which commenced in January 2015 and has recently attained her Coerver Diploma and her AFC “C” License.

 

Andrew Hutcheon

Andrew Hutcheon

Andrew Hutcheon

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 16-05-1979
Favourite Teams: Aberdeen/Man Utd


Hailing from Aberdeen in Scotland, Andrew has been a professional player in the Scottish leagues with Brechin City and Montrose FC, which gained him trials with Scottish giants Rangers FC. He pursued his coaching career whilst playing which led him to go and coach in the United States for a sustained period focusing on developmental teams up to the age of U18, for both boys and girls.

The opportunity to come to Singapore arose over five years ago and instantly become the ‘Centre of Excellence’ Youth coach for the Singapore Cricket Club whilst progressing to lecture in Sports Management for young adults at the ITE College East.

He still represents the Singapore Cricket Club National Football League and the Cosmoleague squads and was voted the Sportsman of the year of the Singapore Cricket Club for 2010. A superb player who has a positive influence on all youth players he works with from a coaching perspective.