GSA office staff

JUSTIN GROVE

OWNER |  DIRECTOR

Justin Grove brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to GSA. Grove played 3 years with professional french club Red Star FC. In the United States he played for the semi-pro club RVA FC and in the NCAA 1st Division with the University of Richmond. During his youth development he played for the RIchmond Kickers and Richmond Strikers and was scouted by AJAX Amsterdam, Derby County and Manchester United. 

 

Justin Grove is a licenced coach with the French Football Federation. He coached at the Red Star FC Academy in Paris, France which has developed numerous professional players throughout all levels of profesional soccer in France. He has over 10 years of private coaching experience in both the United States and France. Grove has developed players who are currently playing in US academy programs and in the United States NCAA 1st Division.

 

Grove also has a Masters degree in Business from the University of Paris 10 and a Bachlors degree from the University of Richmond. He brings his acedemic background to the GSA program to guide players in their development off the pitch. 

MARCELLA MONTEIRO BARROS

LANGUAGE DIRECTOR  |  ADMINISTRATOR

With her vast cultural knowledge and language proficiency Marcella Monteiro Barros is an invaluable addition to the Grove Soccer Academy academic staff. Daughter of Brazilian Diplomats, Marcella has lived and studied in over 7 different countries gathering a vast cultural understanding and experience with adapting to different cultures. Marcella is fluent in 5 languages including French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Farsi. She has studied language, culture and civilization, and other domains at top French, Italian, and Brazilian Universities such as Claretiano University in Brasilia, University of Paris 4 La Sorbonne and University of Paris 5 La Sorbonne Decartes in France, and the Italian Institute, Instituto Marangoni. Marcella will head the Grove Soccer Academy language and culture programs and will lead the language assessments, classes and tutoring.

SHERLEY DOMINGOS

OFFICE MANAGER

The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Mrs Domingos to its staff.

Mrs Domingos brings vast of management experience to Grove. She has been involved in management positions for many years working for international brands such as Nine West and Steve Madden. Mrs. Domingos will be working to take the GSA brand to new heights.   

AARON SITHOLE

SA ACADEMY PLAYER/INTERN

The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Aaron to it's office staff.

Aaron is a senior player at the Grove Soccer Academy. He is currently studying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology doing his 3rd year in Business Management. As part of his 3rd year studies, Aaron has chosen to intern at the GSA office to gain the working experience that is required for him to graduate.

Being one of the top players at the academy Aaron was chosen for the 2017 USA International Tour and was scouted by NCAA 1st Division Virginia Commonwealth University and NCAA 2nd Division Bellarmine University. He is on course to transferring to Bellarmine University in Louisville Kentucky where he will continue his studies and pursue his dream of playing professional soccer.

ANATHI JAFTA

  ADMINISTRATOR

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The Grove soccer academy is pleased to welcome Anathi Jafta to its staff.

Mr Jafta started his career in 2015, enrolling for Sport Management course with the Cape Peninsula University Of Technology, well known as CPUT.

Anathi is very passionate about community development particularly youth. He is  highly involved in community projects with aim to develop and equip young people especially those from previously disadvantaged areas. Mr Jafta is one of the community leaders who seek to provide intensive initiatives, to develop and strengthen the youth of the country through sport and education.

Mr Jafta was appointed, in 2016, as the Sport Co-ordinator for youth owned organisation,  Learners Movement of South Africa well known as LEMOSA.

He is the co-founder of LEMOSA football and netball clubs that are currently based in delft township, Cape Town.

Mr Jafta holds National Diploma in Sport Management.

Mr Anathi is now studying towards BTECH/ honours Degree in Sport Management through CPUT.

Personal quotes:

''Dream big, practice everyday and never give-up''

''Winners never quit, quitters never win''