MEET THE

COACHES

SENIOR COACHES

Barry Brown

Barry Brown

Co-founder & Head of Sports

  • Stage 3 UEFA “B” license with the English FA
  • 20 years football coaching experience, 9 years in Hong Kong
  • Experience working with English professional club’s development centres including West Bromwich Albion and Northampton Town
  • Experienced SAQ (speed, agility, quickness) coach
  • Previously the Football Programme Manager at ESF football in Hong Kong
  • Completed professional development courses on growth mindset, emotional intelligence and person-centred coaching
  • Currently 1st team Manager of KCC Dragons in the Yau Yee League Division 1
Stevic Dragutin

Stevic Dragutin

Senior Coach

  • UEFA “A“ license
  • SAQ level 1
  • 10 years managing YMCA Christian College football team
  • Youth Coach at ESF Educational services since 2010
  • Ex-Head Coach of Global FC (Philippines professional club) in 2018

COACHES

Jordon Brown

Jordon Brown

Coach

  • FAW Level 1 & FAW C Certificate
  • Youth football coach in Hong Kong since 2010
  • Northampton Town FC development centre and academy youth player
  • Currently playing full-time professional football in Hong Kong
Mirko Paffi

Mirko Paffi

Coach

  • UEFA “B“ license
  • 25+ years football coaching experience in Italy, Ireland and Hong Kong
  • Coached various schoolboy clubs and academies in Ireland such as Home Farm, Lourdes Celtic and Shamrock Rovers
  • Participated in various national and international tournaments such as Milk Cup (Northern Ireland), Gothia Cup (Sweden) and other tournaments in Belgium, Italy and England
  • Previously managed Jobstown Celtic Colts team between 2015-19
Shu Kitamura

Shu Kitamura

Coach

  • FAW Level 1 coaching certificate
  • Currently playing full-time professional football in the Hong Kong Premier League
  • Previously played in Brazil and for Mogi Mirim, Paulista A2
  • Previously played in NCAA Division 1
  • Fluent in English, Japanese, Cantonese, Portuguese, Spanish
Dirk Haddow

Dirk Haddow

Co-founder

  • Level 1 Football Coaching License\
  • Voluntarily coaching youth football (team and individual training) for the past 12 years.
  • An intricate knowledge of the UK academy system, EPPP and school football pathway programs in the UK

ABOUT OUR COACHES

"I highly recommend the Tekkerz"

"I highly recommend the Tekkerz program. Their maximum touch philosophy and time spent on the ball means that no child gets left behind no matter what their skill level. Baz is a brilliant coach who knows how to get the best out of every child he works with. He creates a fun atmosphere for children while teaching all the skills required to develop as a football player and person.”

D Fryer, U10 Parent

"Tekkerz is a great club"

"Among many business minded football clubs Tekkerz is a great club with high professional standards and committed management and coaches. The coaches are amazing and know how to inspire children and get the best out of them."

M.R, U9 Parent

"exceptional commitment and passion"

"Coach Baz’s deep passion for football has a great influence on my son.  His exceptional commitment and passion in coaching young players make him not just the best coach but also the role model of my son.”

Denise C, U9 Parent

"Extremely flexible and forward thinking"

"Dirk and Baz have been extremely flexible and forward thinking with their adaptations to classes with the many changing situations in HK over the last few months. Most importantly Baz’s positivity, sense of humour and enthusiasm is contagious and this is reflected in the children’s interest in the sessions.”

Mr C Barr, U10 & U8 Parent

"Great coach and engages with the kids"

"Coach Baz is a great coach and engages with the kids very well. George has lots of fun going to his classes and within only a few sessions, actually learnt some great football skills. Thank you.”

Jennifer H, U6 Parent

"Coaches Baz, Jordan, Shu & Stevic are all very good coaches"

"We have signed up for the Tekkerz program for a few years. Coaches Baz, Jordan, Shu & Stevic are all very good coaches, they always have different ways to stimulate the children's interest in football and explore their potential. We are very happy to have such coaches to accompany our kid for developing more in the football field.”

Samir & Amanda, U7 Parent