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“With hard work and dedication, all goals can be achieved."

  • Coach Peter Sawan is an esteemed professional with a distinguished career both on and off the field. Currently playing in the highly competitive NPL  Victoria, Peter has also represented our national side at a youth level, showcasing his talent and commitment to the sport. Although hindered by injuries, Peter's dedication to the game has remained unwavering.

  • Peter's journey in football began as a member of the U19 Australian National Team - Schoolboys from 2008 to 2011. During this time, he demonstrated exceptional skill and leadership as the Victorian U19 State Team Captain from 2008 to 2009. These experiences allowed Peter to hone his abilities and gain invaluable insights into the sport at a national level.

  • With an impressive 15 years of coaching experience for youth teams in the NPL, Peter's expertise is unrivaled. As the head director and founder of the esteemed S4S Academy, he has established a strong foundation for developing young talents. Peter's passion for coaching is evident through his commitment to nurturing players and helping them reach their full potential.

  • In addition to his coaching accolades, Peter boasts a remarkable playing career. He has represented several clubs in the NPL, leaving an indelible mark on each team. His exceptional skills and dedication have resulted in multiple championship victories, accompanied by prestigious individual player awards, including best and fairest and players' player recognition. Moreover, Peter's leadership abilities have shone through as he has captained teams to championships at the senior NPL level. Teams including the likes of Richmond S.C, Heidelberg S.C, Northcote City S.C, Bulleen Lions S.C and Brunswick Juventus S.C.

  • Peter's football journey has taken him across the globe, as he embarked on international tours and showcased his talents in various countries. His experiences playing in the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong have enriched his understanding of the sport, allowing him to bring a global perspective to his coaching and mentoring.

  • Coach Peter Sawan's remarkable achievements, coupled with his extensive knowledge and dedication to the game, make him an invaluable asset to S4S Academy. His leadership and expertise create an environment where aspiring players can flourish and reach new heights in their football careers.



Our team of coaches have extensive experience playing professionally in local and international leagues with substantial global knowledge of latest training techniques. They have extensive educational expertise from studying the game around the globe. All our coaches have Working with Children checks and provide a fun and safe environment.



“You’ll miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

  • Coach Hugo Sena brings a wealth of experience to his role, having coached at the esteemed Scuola Italiana, a top academy in Chile, from 2015 to 2020. Throughout his coaching career, Hugo has demonstrated his expertise and dedication to player development.

  • In addition to his coaching background, Hugo has a strong professional playing history. He has proudly represented various clubs in Chile, including Club Deportes Cobresal, Deportes Copiapo, Coquimbo Unido, Departes Linares, and Deportes Lo Barnechea. These clubs all compete in the highest professional tier in Chile, showcasing Hugo's experience at the elite level.

  • With his comprehensive coaching and playing background, Coach Hugo Sena is well-equipped to guide and mentor players at S4S Academy, ensuring they receive the highest quality training and support.



“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”

  • Current player for Moreland Zebras Juventas in the Victorian NPL

  • 4 NPL titles with Richmond SC, St Albans Saints SC, Northcote and Dandenong City FC

  • 2019 League Player of the Year


Josh was a Welsh Youth International and spent time in the youth ranks with Liverpool FC and West Bromwich Albion before enjoying spells with Swansea City Football Club and Torquay United respectively.


Josh joined Moreland Zebras in 2021 as a key forward after a number of successful campaigns with Bulleen Lions, and Dandenong City FC. He was an integral part  of helping Northcote City FC, St Albans Saints SC and Richmond SC achieve promotion to the top flight in previous years.



“Make each day your masterpiece.”

  • Coach Marcus Sawan: Building Champions On and Off the Field

  • Introducing Coach Marcus Sawan, an exceptional soccer coach with a passion for developing young talent and helping players reach their full potential. With an impressive background both as a player and a strength and conditioning expert, Marcus brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the S4S Academy.

  • Playing at the NPL level in Victoria and still actively competing at the senior level, Marcus understands the intricacies and demands of the game. His firsthand experience as a player enables him to connect with young athletes, inspiring them to push boundaries and excel in their technical skills.

  • Beyond his playing career, Marcus possesses a distinct advantage in the realm of strength and conditioning. As a fully qualified myotherapist and the owner of Optimal Performance Rehab, he has worked extensively with professional athletes, optimizing their performance levels and helping them achieve their athletic goals. Marcus's expertise in this field empowers him to design tailored training programs that enhance players' physical attributes, ensuring they are well-prepared to excel on the field.

  • Marcus's coaching style is characterized by his professionalism and commitment to the growth and development of each individual player. He recognizes that every young athlete is unique and possesses untapped potential. Through personalized instruction and guidance, Marcus aims to unlock their technical abilities, helping them master the fundamental skills required for success in soccer.

  • As an educator, Marcus places a strong emphasis on technical skills development. With a keen eye for detail, he hones in on each player's strengths and areas for improvement, offering constructive feedback and tailored drills to enhance their technique. His coaching philosophy revolves around instilling a deep understanding of the game, enabling players to make intelligent decisions on the field and excel in their tactical awareness.

  • Beyond technical prowess, Marcus is dedicated to nurturing well-rounded individuals. He places great importance on sportsmanship, discipline, and teamwork, instilling these values in every player under his guidance. Marcus believes that soccer is not just a game but a platform for personal growth and character development, empowering young athletes to become responsible, resilient, and respectful individuals both on and off the field.

  • With Coach Marcus Sawan leading the way, players at the S4S Academy can expect to embark on an enriching journey of soccer excellence. Through his professionalism, expertise, and commitment to holistic development, Marcus inspires young athletes to dream big, work hard, and embrace the joy of the beautiful game. Join us and experience the transformative coaching of Marcus Sawan as he guides aspiring young champions toward success.

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