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 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 I’m Clayton and I joined Little Big Sport in 2018. I’ve played soccer all my life growing up in the UK.
I’ve coached for professional soccer teams and also coached in Africa.
I have various coaching qualifications such as my UEFA B License, FA Level 2 in Coaching & FA Level 2 in Goalkeeper Coaching.
I have a love and passion for Football and coaching young people to inspire the same passion within them.
Gold Coast & Northern NSW
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 19 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.
Hi my name is James and I joined Little Big Sport in April of 2017. I have been coaching for 5 years and worked with many different ages from 2-16 years. I have completed the grassroots coaching course, ALDI Miniroos coaching course, skill acquisition coaching course, Game training coaching course, and currently studying to be a teacher. The thing I enjoy most about coaching is seeing the passion and enjoyment grow within in the kids and I love seeing each players hard work pay off as their skills develop.
Ben is a coach at our after school and weekend venues on the Gold Coast.
Hi my name is Kane and I joined Little Big Sport at the start of this year. I have been coaching on the Gold Coast for the past 4 years. I have been 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
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 smile every day at kindergarten and our After School Program is why I love working for Little Big Sport.
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 Yossi Segal. I joined the Melbourne Little Big Sport team in April 2019 and have enjoyed every moment that I have been involved with Little Big Sport. I have played in a plethora of sports including, Volleyball, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Water Polo and Athletics. My biggest sporting passion is Football (Soccer) and Futsal where I have represented on a district level, state and semi-professional level. I get great joy in helping others improve, especially in a sporting context and I aim to get this joy every time I work with the kids at Little Big Sport. I have previously worked with children as an aide worker, tutor as well as many years volunteering in my local youth movement where I created weekly programs and bi-annuals camps for kids in the local community.
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.