ACADEMY STAFF

ACADEMY STAFF

JUSTIN GROVE

OWNER |  DIRECTOR

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Justin Grove brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to GSA. Grove currently plays professionally for the Richmond Kickers in the United States. He has international playing experience with professional French club Red Star FC and semi-pro South African clubs Magic FC and Grassy Park FC. Before going abroad, Grove was a full-scholarship player at the University of Richmond in the NCAA Division I. 

 

Justin Grove is a licenced coach with the French Football Federation and the United States Soccer Federation. He coached at the Red Star FC Academy in Paris, France which has developed numerous professional players throughout all levels of professional soccer. He has over 10 years of experience coaching in the United States, South Africa and France. Grove has developed players who are currently playing in semi-professional clubs, US development academy programs and on scholarship in the United States NCAA 1st, 2nd and 3rd divisions.

 

Grove also has a Masters degree in Business from the University of Paris 10 and a Bachelors degree in International Relations from the University of Richmond. He brings his academic background to the GSA program to guide players in their development off the pitch and in their college recruitment process. 

BRUNO RAMOS

USA ACADEMY COACH

The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Bruno Ramos to it's coaching staff.

Ramos is a USSF licenced coach and holds a US Futsal Level 1 licence.  He is currently a FutsalRVA Academy coach and Richmond Strikers Assistant Director and Futsal Director.

Bruno also brings his professional playing experience to the GSA. Ramos is former Richmond Strikers Academy player and youth professional at Monterrey CF. Ramos played professionally with the Harrisburg Heat and is was a NPSL National Championship player with RVA FC. 

JUNIOR MUTUMENE

SA ACADEMY DIRECTOR

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The Grove Soccer Academy is excited to welcome Junior Mutumene as the GSA South African Academy Director. Junior's playing, coaching and management experience will push the Academy to new heights. 

Mutumene has over 7 years of sports management experience in his working career. This management experience is coupled with a strong professional playing career. Junior has played for several professional clubs including Maritzburg United, Santos Football Academy & Olympic Club de Kinshasa. Coach Junior has over 10 years of coaching experience and currently holds his SAFA D coaching licence and FIFA Grassroots Certificate.

MELVIN LATEGAN

SA ACADEMY COACH

The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Coach Melvin Lategan to its coaching staff.

Coach Melvin brings vast of experience to GSA, he has been involved in the game for over 25 years. Mr Lategan has successfully managed, coached and led various clubs around Cape Town, such include but not limited to Ajax Cape Town, Vasco Da  Gama, Avendale FC and FC Kapstaard to name a few.

Lategan is a highly decorated coach holding a certificate in physical education, F.C.A level one course, SAFA introductory level 1 and 2, Ajax Cape Town coaching course, CTTFA certificate level 1, and Ajax Cape Town KNVB certificate.

CHAD MANSFIELD

SA ACADEMY COACH

The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Chad Mansfield to it's coaching staff.

Coach Mansfield holds a SAFA  D coaching  license and has completed his GSA Mentorship program level 1. Chads adds tremendous value both on field and in the office. Chad is currently studying Business Marketing with Prestige Academy and brings his education and marketing experience to help develop the GSA Brand. 

Mansfield's skills and passion allows him to add value in many areas of the organization. Coach Chad has served in a number of roles within the organization including CT Head Coach,  the coordinator and Head Coach of the Paarl and Stellenbosch Academies and Office Administrator, USA Tour Manager. 

       

KYLE HARLEY

SA ACADEMY COACH / ADMINISTRATOR

The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Kyle Harley to its coaching staff.

 

Harley is currently in the Grove Soccer Academy Mentorship Program and is working towards his Grove Soccer Academy Level 1 certification. Harley has represented South African U17 national team (Amajimbos), earning 3 caps and scoring 2 goals. In his youth, Kyle mastered his trade at Vasco Da Gama FC before moving to Hellenic FC where he played 2 seasons in the SAFA 2nd Division. Kyle also coached the St. Georges U14-U18 team and was the  St. Georges Head of Sport.

Harley has completed his SAFA D License course

 

STEFAN VAN NEEL

SA GOALKEEPER COACH

The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Stefan Van Neel to its coaching staff.

 

Van Neel boasts a professional career at the highest level in South Africa. Stefan is a product of the AJAX Cape Town Youth Academy where he worked his way through the ranks to the AJAX Cape Town PSL first team at only 20 years old. Stefan then moved to Cape Town Allstars in the SAFA National First Division and currently players for the Magic FC in the SAFA 2nd division. Stefan brings his wealth of professional playing experience to the GSA GK program.  

 

TAUGHEED MUSSON

SA ACADEMY COACH

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The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome coach Taugheed  to it's coaching staff. As a former first team player and International Tour player for the GSA, Coach Taugheed has a deep understanding of the philosophy and methodology of the Academy. Coach Taugheed holds his SAFA D License. 

DYLAN MC CABE

SA ACADEMY COACH

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The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Dylan to it's coaching staff.

Coach Dylan began coaching youth whilst completing his degree in Sports, Recreation and Exercise Science. Between nurturing the precocious talent of GSA and studying towards his honours in Psychology, coach Mc cabe is an avert  leader and student of the game. He is currently completing a FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine.  

CLEVIN HENDRICKS

SA FITNESS COACH / REFEREE COORDINAOR

The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Clevin Hendricks to its coaching staff.

 

Clevin is a fitness instructor at the Ozzie's Fitness Club in Cape Town and  brings his fitness knowledge to the GSA. Hendricks focuses on the speed, agility and conditioning of the South African academy players. 

 

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 the Grove Soccer Academy. 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.