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 is a former professional player 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 certified by the French Football Federation, United States Soccer Federation Scottish Football Association, and the Irish Football Association. 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 Master's degree in Business from the University of Paris 10 and a Bachelor's 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 - he currently holds his National C license and is now a candidate for the National B license. He also holds his USYF Futsal Level 2 license and other certificates such as Sports Psychology and Mental Skills from U.S.C and Performance Analysis from U.S.C.  He is also a Level 1 Applied Performance Analyst through ISPAS. 

He is currently a full-time coach and Director for the Richmond Strikers. Bruno is the Boys Director of Futsal and Director of Boys ADP. 

Bruno also brings his playing experience to the GSA - playing professionally with the Harrisburg Heat in the MASL and with RVA F.C. in the NPSL. Bruno is also a product of the Richmond Strikers D.A. and is a former youth professional at Monterrey C.F. Bruno is now assisting the GSA Pro Development Program as a Designated Player.

JUNIOR MUTUMENE

SOUTH AFRICA ACADEMY DIRECTOR

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

Mutumene has over 8 years of sports management experience in his working career. He has played for several professional clubs which include: Maritzburg United, Santos Football Academy & Olympic Club de Kinshasa, in his Younger years. Coach Junior currently holds his SAFA D coaching licence. 

CHAD MANSFIELD

SA ACADEMY COACH

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

Coach Mansfield is certified by the Scottish Football Association and the South African Football Association. Mansfield has completed his GSA Mentorship program level 1. Chad is currently studying Business Marketing with Prestige Academy.

       

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

 

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.

He holds 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, Ajax Cape Town KNVB certificate.

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 is certified by the Irish Football Association and the South African Football Association.

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. 

 

KEEGAN FISHER

SA ACADEMY COACH

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

Coach Keegan heads up the Future Stars Program and comes to the Grove Soccer Academy with a school soccer coaching background. Coach Keegan is in the GSA Mentorship Program and is on track to complete his SAFA D licence. 

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 coutries gathering a vast cultural understanding and experience with adapting to different cultues. 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 Brasilian 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 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.