PRO-PLAYER will always strive to provide a unique professional environment for our people and players. With our highly-rated and qualified staff, we aim to deliver the best coaching provision in SEQ.

Our staff have the highest coaching qualifications from UEFA, coupled with years of experience working in professional elite environments in the UK and Europe. We work closely with the individual player within the team environment for the full, holistic betterment of the individual.

Our staff have aided the development of many professionals within the English game, raising millions of dollars for clubs in the process.

Many of our players have also gone on to football & education while enjoying careers in other countries such as USA, Spain, Switzerland, and Portugal amongst others.

Nick Green

PRO-PLAYER Director & Sunshine Coast Wanderers Head Coach

Nick is held in high regard in Australia & the UK for his incredible coaching expertise. He was head coach of Brisbane Roar during 2023.

A UEFA ‘A’ & UEFA Youth Award licensed coach who has a proven track record for player development, Nick has worked with numerous leading UK clubs such as Lincoln City, Hartlepool United & Middlesbrough FC, where he has developed players who have racked up transfer values of millions of dollars, international caps & professional football appearances all around the world!

Nick has worked with many professionals in his time, including Paul Green (Rep. of Ireland & Derby County), Ellis Chapman (Cheltenham Town), Brad Walker (England U/18s) and Josh Hawkes (Sunderland).

Nick is a Manchester City Fan and his favourite ever player is Georgi Kinkladze.

  • UEFA ‘A’ Licence
  • UEFA Youth Award
  • Lincoln City U/18 – U/23
  • Hartlepool United U/18 – U/23

Billy Lumley

PRO-PLAYER Director

Billy is held in high regard for his record of goalkeeper development in Australia.

Billy created one of Australia’s biggest and most successful goalkeeper academies during his time in Australia, and has worked with numerous male and female professional goalkeepers such as Macklin Freke (Brisbane Roar), Mackenzie Arnold (West Ham United Ladies and Matilda’s), Joe Lumley (Southampton), Cooper Skerry (former Leeds United), Jaimie Cogman (former Cardiff City) and Henry Blackledge (Luton Town).

Billy has set foundations for lots of goalkeepers for Brisbane Roar’s academy over the past few years.

Billy was a professional player at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Northampton Town & Jerez Industrial (Spain), as well as a schoolboy at Tottenham Hotspur.

Billy is a Tottenham Hotspurs fan and his favourite ever player is Robbie Keane.

  • AFC Goalkeeper ‘B’ Licence

  • UEFA ‘C’ Licence
  • Sports Business Institute Modules
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Ex-Tottenham Hotspur Schoolboy

  • Ex-Wolves, Northampton Town & Jerez Industrial

Sam Bartolo

Director of Goalkeeper Operations

Sam has had an illustrious football career in Malta, having played in every division of the Maltese league and represented the Maltese National Teams up till U/21.

He has 10 years of coaching experience, having worked in numerous leading academies and coached Hibernians FC in the Maltese Premier League and UEFA Europa League.

For the three years prior to relocating to Australia in January 2023, he had been working within the international setup in Malta as Goalkeeper Coach for the U/17 and U/16 National Teams, competing in UEFA competitions against the biggest nations in Europe. In his first year in Australia, he served as the NPL & U/23 Goalkeeper Coach of Brisbane Roar.

Sam is an experienced Professional Goalkeeping Coach who has worked with the best players and talents in Malta and Brisbane, and holds both the UEFA ‘B’ Goalkeeping and UEFA ‘B’ outfield awards, together with a Master’s Degree in International Sport Coaching from Liverpool John Moores University.

Sam is a Fulham FC fan and his favourite ever player is Edwin van der Sar.

  • UEFA ‘B’ Goalkeeping License
  • UEFA ‘B’ Licence
  • Malta U/17 & U/16 National Teams
  • Coached in the Maltese Premier League
  • MSc International Sport Coaching at Liverpool John Moores University
  • Sport Psychology Certification

Cameron Foulkes

Director of Football Operations

Cam is an ex-professional footballer from the UK who has played academy football at professional clubs with both Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers throughout his youth career.

He has coached in the foundation phase of Doncaster Rovers’ academy and is one of the youngest UEFA ‘B’ licensed coaches in the UK.

Cam is highly regarded as one of the best youth coaches in Australia and holds the head coaches role at Cannon Hill Anglican College, as well as Nudgee’s First XI assistant coach.

Cam is a Sheffield United fan and his favourite ever player is Billy Sharp.

  • UEFA ‘B’ Licence
  • FA Youth Award
  • Ex-Sheffield United & Doncaster Rovers

Tom Collins

Goalkeeper Coach

Tom is an ex-professional footballer in for Scunthorpe United who has also been selected for the England U/17 youth squads.

He made his professional debut against Manchester City in the Papa John’s Trophy, playing against the likes of Cole Palmer, James Trafford, Rico Lewis and James McAtee.

In his first season as a pro, Tom picked up the Young Player of the Season award.

Tom made 60 appearances League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup for Scunthorpe.

After Scunthorpe, he went on to have stints at Rotherham as well as teams in Dubai before transitioning into full-time coaching at his own academy.

Tom is a Manchester United fan and his favourite ever player is David de Gea.

  • UEFA ‘B’ Licence

  • Ex-England U17 Squad

  • Professional debut vs Manchester City

Dominic Scott

Goalkeeper Coach

Dominic is an ex-professional footballer who played for Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough, before finding his feet at Hartlepool United in League One, where he made his professional debut at 16 years old.

Dom is a Newcastle United fan and his favourite ever player is Alan Shearer.

  • UEFA ‘C’ Licence

  • Ex-Professional Goalkeeper

  • Ex-Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool Goalkeeper

Liam Fitzsimmons

Youth Development Coach & Operations Assistant

Fitzy is an ex-professional footballer who spent his youth career at Blackpool FC Academy before signing at Fleetwood Town.

Fitzy moved over to the U.S.A. aged 19 to play D1 at Georgia State University. He captained the side for three years, winning the Conference Championship and various individual awards.

He has coached at various levels, including elite levels in the U.S.A., and has held many video analysis roles. He has also run his own private 1 on 1 and small group sessions.

Fitzy is a Liverpool fan and his favourite ever player is Michael Owen.

  • UEFA ‘C’ Licence

  • Ex-Professional footballer

  • USA College Graduate