Neil mann

Junior's Technical director

After having made in excess of 200 appearances as a professional for Hull City FC in England, Neil moved into the Hull’s Youth and Academy programs where he worked as a recruitment officer, managed the Centre of Excellence and eventually became the Head of Academy Coaching.


After immigrating to Australia, Neil was immediately employed by Sydney FC in its youth set up. Since moving to Wollongong, Neil has held the Wolves junior TD role and also worked as Assistant 1stTeam Coach in 2017.


Neil holds exemplary accreditations including a UEFA A Licence and the English FA Academy Managers Licence.  Neil said:- “I welcome all new players and parents to the club and the returning players from the 2018 season. 


The end of the season trial process is a difficult one for all involved and I would like to wish all players who have, for whatever reason moved on, the very best. The door is always open for a possible return to the Wolves in the future. 


With the competition being restructured in 2020 we are still uncertain as to exactly how it will look, however we are determined to retain our NPL 1 status and will do this by working cohesively as a unit both on and off the park.


The expectations of being a Wolves players is that you will strive to perform at your best at all times in both training and matches and with the aid of the staff, taking your game to another level. The staff will be working hard to maximise the potential of all of our squads and maintaining a developmental philosophy, which will challenge the players. This will require a high level of commitment, making the team is a great achievement, but the hard work starts now!


I am pleased to announce that we have some key developments for the coming season to provide our players with the opportunity to further develop and enhance their game:


  • All age groups will have an assistant coach.

  • Anthony Tugrul has been appointed as Junior Analyst.

  • The reengagement of Ezio Mormile.

  • Taylor McDonald - 1st team player - will be joining as a player mentor and assistant U15 coach.


The link with Excelsior SBV in Holland will provide the players of the year in both

2018 and 2019 the chance to spend time training with their age group at the Dutch team’s academy. Closer to home, we are hopeful that we will soon be able to announce a number of exciting new relationships with elite clubs which will see selected talented players from our juniors being provided the opportunity to be exposed to elite pathway programs.”