Meet Our Team
Our coaches have been carefully selected so as to bring the highest quality coaching to your child at age-appropriate levels. All of our coaches at Little Big Sport are dedicated and innovative coaches with personal & professional qualities pertinent to working with children.
All of Little Big Sport’s Coaches:
Are Football Federation of Australia qualified
Hold a current Working With Children Check
Experienced in coaching young children
Hold Current First Aid certificates
Director and Coach
Hi my name is Kav and together with my wife Zoe, started Little Big Sport in 2011.
Growing up with a passion for sports, which developed from a young age, I always saw my future as working within the sports industry.
Whilst in high school I was chosen to represent my country in Slalom and Giant Slalom snow ski racing (snow) and also coached children in this sport. After high school I Studied Sports Education at University and have gained a number of sports coaching certificates including my Football Fedration Australia football coaching certificates.
In 2005 I began coaching children as a full time job in a variety of sports in different countries including Austria, Japan, UAE and Australia.
I truly enjoying being around children, and seeing them having fun and developing an interest and passion for sports. My belief from the start was that if children enjoy what they do, they will inherently learn along the way, hence this being the foundation of Little Big Sport. I know how much enjoyment young children can get from physical activity, so through my exposure to sports together with the enjoyment I get from teaching others, it was natural for me to become involved in a career where I can coach soccer and teach children to enjoy physical activity.
I still enjoy coaching and try to get around to the venues as often as I can, in between working on the business behind the scenes. I coach throughout the week at some childcare centres, and can usually be found at the Robina venue on Saturdays.
I’m very proud of how far the business has come, with over 2000 children enjoying our program each week, across 3 states.
Manager and Coach
Kav and I started Little Big Sport in 2011 when our son was just a year old, and I ended up joining the team full time in 2012. I have a teaching background – initially working as an ESL teacher for children both here and overseas, and then becoming a full time secondary teacher in Brisbane. I am also a Football Federation Australia Qualified coach.
Now I work mostly behind the scenes, but still enjoy coaching when I can. I can usually be found at a few kindies throughout the week, and at one of our weekend venues. I find coaching extremely rewarding, as soccer is a sport that anyone of almost any age can pick up the basics of relatively quickly. It is absolutely wonderful to see the little ones’ skills and enjoyment developing over weeks and months, and it’s always reassuring to hear the positive feedback from parents and the community.
Hi my names Callum. I moved over here from the UK where I was working as a PE teacher and a soccer coach for Fulham FC. I have over 10+ years experience working as a soccer coach for many premier league clubs in many different countries. My drive for soccer and teaching is the main reason why I continue to peruse a career within this environment. Sharing my experience and knowledge is my passion and I hope to do that here at Little Big Sport for a long time.
Gold Coast & Northern NSW
Hi! My name’s Brad. I started at Little Big Sport in 2018. Growing up in the UK, I’ve played football all my life and for various academies, among them Leeds United.
I’ve coached in the UK, Turkey, Spain and now, Australia.
My qualifications include FA Level 1, Street Skills Miter, FFA Grassroot and Skills Acquisition.
My favourite part about coaching is sharing the experience I’ve gained over the years and seeing the enjoyment on their faces.
Hi my name is Sam, I’m 20 years old and I joined the Little Big Sport team at the start of 2018. I’m Football federation Australia Qualified coach and I have always enjoyed many different sports from a young age such as football and tennis. I graduated in 2017 from All Saints Anglican School where I thoroughly enjoyed Physical Education. I was the A grade Tennis Captain for 2017 in competitive tennis at All Saints. I have had experience coaching young kids in tennis camps since I was 16. I am enjoying coaching young kids in football as I feel its very important in this day and age to stay active, get outdoors and socialize. It’s great watching the kids develop ball skills and coordination while having fun. I am really enjoying my coaching experience and seeing the happy faces on kids when I arrive at centres.
Hey, My name is Connor Peabody. I’m 17 years old. I am a striving Surf Ironman and heavily into all sports. I went to Emmanuel College for the majority of my Senior schooling. In 2019 I completed my Cert 3 & 4 in fitness and business and am now a qualified personal trainer for all ages. Amongst training and working in my spare time I volunteer at the surf club on patrols or helping out with the nippers. I also help out with Albatross nippers where we help kids with special needs go to the beach in a nippers program. I have loved helping out with these legends the last few years. As a youth I played all sports but took an attraction to swimming, soccer and surf. I played Club and school soccer until u/14 where I then decided to focus on swimming and surf. It has been a great a great opportunity coaching with little big sports the last couple of months and have loved watching the kids develop there skills.
Hi! My name is Dave and I joined the Little Big Sport team in 2020. I have grown up playing soccer and tennis at various social and competitive levels on and around the Gold Coast and I love to share my passion of these sports with people of all ages.
Since the start of 2012 I have been lucky enough to work in the education and sports coaching sectors while completing my undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications. The opportunity to work with the younger generation to pass on skills and knowledge in a fun and interactive environment has been truly a rewarding experience for me. Coaching at Little Big Sport and watching the kids develop a love for soccer with a huge smile on their faces is a great way for me to continue giving back to one of the sports that has given me so much joy over the years.
Hi my name is Kane and I joined Little Big Sport at the start of 2019. I have been coaching on the Gold Coast since 2015 as well as volunteering and coaching in local soccer clubs, schools and other soccer programs. I have coached from 4 to 16 year olds. I am in the midst have obtaining my certified coaching license. I have also completed a Skills Training course, Game Training course. I have also achieved a Certificate 3 and 4 in Personal Training where I have obtained First Aid and CPR training.
I live and breathe soccer and what I enjoy the most is the pure happiness and fun it brings to everyone, children and parents alike. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my experience, knowledge and joy with children and seeing how they grow and develop.
Hi I’m Irthe and I joined Little Big Sport at the start of 2019. I am an accredited FFA coach and have a current First Aid and CPR certificate. Over the last 5 years I’ve coached and refereed soccer at various organisations and schools on the Gold Coast. I’ve played soccer competitively my entire life and hope to bring the same passion I have for this sport to others! I’ve always found working with kids very rewarding and in 2016 I volunteered to coach sport and teach basic English in Tanzania and Kenya for 3 months by myself. I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology and hope to continue coaching during my studies
Gold Coast & Northern NSW
My name is Bella. I am from Canada. I have grown up around football my whole life. I played college football at the University of Liberty and the University of Louisville. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science. Right after college I moved to Sweden to play professionally. After that I moved to Israel to play for 5 months then I play in Austria in Champions League.
I am now playing professional in the NPL Australian league with Gold Coast United. I love Australia and hope to stay for a while.
I enjoy coaching with Little Big Sport because it gives me the chance to introduce children to the sport of soccer and give them the opportunity to develop and learn new skills. I love to see them being outdoors and enjoying themselves!
Hi my name is Nick and I come from the UK. I have a passion for all sports with an admiration for soccer. I’ve worked at various professional soccer clubs in the UK and now have the pleasure for working for Little Big Sport. I hold my UEFA B licence and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology.
Seeing kids develop their skills and smile every day at our Kindy & After School Program is why I love working for Little Big Sport.
Hi! My name is Andrew, I’m from Melbourne. I’ve been playing soccer for 12 years now and have been coaching for 6 years. I am also currently studying a Bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Science at Victoria University. I coach because I love the game; I encourage, develop and challenge young athletes to provide them with an opportunity of accomplishment. The way I coach benefits the individuals by creating a positive and engaging atmosphere, which leaves a meaningful experience. As a coach I create an environment where every player builds confidence, self-esteem and character by playing the desired sport. I develop strategies and techniques whereby each athlete focuses on performance, decision making, dedication and team work.
Hi my name is Cherhys and I’ve been working in administration with Little Big Sport for 4 years now. During this time I have seen first hand the impact the Little Big Sport programs have on all the children and their very proud parents.
I am lucky enough to experience having my little family participate in the program as well, seeing the joy and excitement on their faces and the vast skills improvement over time has been extraordinary.