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 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 and I ended up joining the team full time in 2012. I have a teaching background – initally working as an ESL teacher for children both here and overseas, and then becoming a full time secondary teacher in Brisbane. I was working as a secondary teacher when we started Little Big Sport, with Kav commuting from Brisbane to the Gold Coast and doing most of the groundwork. However as the demand for more soccer venues and coaches grew, it was quickly apparent that I should be more involved in the business, so within 12 months of starting Little Big Sport I had resigned from teaching and Kav and I packed up our home and son, and moved down to the Gold Coast.
Now I work mostly behind the scenes, but still enjoy coaching when I can. I can usually be found at a few kindy’s 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 great to see the little ones’ skills and enjoyment developing over weeks and months, and the positive feedback from the community has been overwhelming too!
My name is Luke, I am 22 years old and I have been a coach a Little Big Sport since early 2016. I started playing soccer when I was 6 and I’m currently playing Premier League level at Burleigh Heads Soccer Club. I have been involved in coaching with Gold Coast Soccer since 2013 and gained coaching qualifications such as Grassroots and Skilled Training Certificates. Just recently I completed my Diploma of Sports Development in which I gained extra knowledge to improve my coaching abilities. The most rewarding part of being a coach is seeing the reaction and the excitement on the faces of the children when I arrive and watching them all grow, develop and improve their skills from each session.
Hi my name is Lance. I have always loved sport and being active. Playing Sport is a healthy way to stay fit and learn many skills, principles and form friendships. I have been a coach for years now and have studied Health and Physical Education at Griffith University for two years and have my Football Federation Australia coaching qualifications. Through my studies I’ve gained knowledge and experience on how to coach kids, ensuring they have fun always, while developing their motor skills for soccer and form positive attitudes towards sport. Seeing the kids really enjoy sport and having fun, makes coaching a privilege and a fun experience.
Hi my name is Connor, I’m originally from the Coffs Coast and have lived on the Gold Coast for 5 years already while studying at Griffith University. I am studying a bachelor of Sport Development whilst currently holding a certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness, an FFA C coaching licence and multiple football coaching certificates. I have played football since I was 4 years old and still currently play. I have also participated in many other sports while growing up, including athletics, rugby and basketball. I have previously worked with two different organisations in a position of children’s sports coach. I have also coached club football for several seasons as well as currently. I enjoy coaching because I love to help kids develop their abilities and love for sport. It is a great way to socialise, stay healthy and have fun from a young age all the way through life.
Hi my name is Josh, I am originally from a small country town called Tamworth. I am far from your typical country boy, however, growing up there helped shape me into the person I am today. It was in Tamworth where I participated in my first coaching role when I coached young kids at my local soccer club. I have always had a passion for all sports, but none more than soccer. I was brought up in a family of soccer players, and have played basically my entire life.
I am currently studying a bachelors of primary education at Griffith University and have used this to fuel my passion for working with young children. I believe that there is nothing more rewarding than seeing young children grow and develop before your eyes, and have fun in the process. I also strongly believe that playing soccer is a crucial tool for improving socialising skills, staying healthy and further developing good behavioural traits.
Hi my names Callum. I have recently 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.
My name is Steve and I have 13 years of coaching experience in Edinburgh, Scotland and more recently New York where I worked with kids from as young as 2 years old all the way up to 18. I have coaching qualifications from both the U.S and Scotland.
Hi my name is Sam, I’m 18 years old and I joined the Little Big Sport team at the start of 2018. 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. Its 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.
Hi my name is Tori and im 22 years old. I have always had a passion for working in the sports industry as well as working with young children.
I began my coaching career as a martial arts instructor for young children focusing on gross motor skills, anti bullying techniques and building confidence of young children from the age of 2years old. This is where I completed my cert 3 fitness and diploma of children services, which I then moved into working in a childcare centre. I continued to focus on fitness,health and well being with children which I continued to build my skill set in childrens health and fitness this is were I found my love for soccer.
See you on the field!
Gold Coast, assistant coach
Ben is coach at our after school and weekend venues on the Gold Coast.
Melbourne Area Coordinator
Hi my name is Brooke Mynott. I joined the Melbourne Little Big Sport team in 2017 and have been loving it ever since. I have been involved in a numerous amount of sports over the years, including dancing, soccer, swimming, netball and rowing. I have also represented the state in rowing and have achieved many sporting awards throughout my schooling life. I particularly enjoy the hard work and focus that all sports entail. I really enjoy watching the LBS children grow and further develop their skills. I have previously been a swimming coach for around 3 years and I am currently in my second year of rowing coaching. I really enjoy coaching with the Little Big Sport program and feel it is very rewarding watching the children’s soccer skills improve.
Hi my name is Nico, I am from Argentina and I coach in the northern suburbs.
I have always loved soccer and I was lucky to play in different teams and clubs since I was 6 years old.
Hi my name is Alice and I coach in the Southern and South-Eastern suburbs.
Hi my name is Matthew. I have a love and passion for sport and from an early age have played numerous sports.
My goal is to one day be a Physical Education and Health teacher at a reputable school.
Hi my name is Cherhys and I’ve been working in administration with Little Big Sport for 2 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.
Hi my name is Rosie, I have worked Admin for Little Big Sport since the start of 2017. Ever since I was young I’ve had a love for all sports. When you’re a kid I believe it’s important to mix sports and fun together. My little brother was a little big sport kid; he gained so much passion and love for soccer from the program and now plays for a club.