2014 – 2015: Moreton Bay – U/13 NPL Girls Head Coach
Nudgee College – 11B Head Coach
2015: Nudgee College – 2nd XI Head Coach
2015 – 2017: Moreton Bay – U/15 NPL Girls Head Coach
2016: Nudgee College – 11A Head Coach
2017: Olympic FC – Youth Women U/17 NPL Head Coach
Favourite Coaching Moments:
Meeting Aime Jacquet who changed my approach with coaching and developing players.
To assist in the development of the Youth Women who I coach and see them step into the Senior NPL team.
To win the Youth Women’s NPL competition.
Hughes has an extensive coaching career which dates back to 1993, giving Hughes 24 years of coaching experience in Australia and the UK. Hughes has been playing Football since he was a child where he would play in the park or in the street.
While in the UK, Hughes represented his Army Battalion and travelled all over Europe representing his unit playing Football. During this time, Hughes extensively developed his knowledge of the game and his love for Football was established.
Upon moving the Sydney over 25 years ago, Hughes took up coaching at Sydney City FC where he coached the Open Women’s side and the Under 16 Women’s. Hughes endured great success during his time coaching at Sydney City before moving to Brisbane where he developed his coaching further.
In 1994, Hughes move to Brisbane saw him take up coaching at Brisbane FC where Hughes coached the Brisbane Women’s Open Team to 3 state titles in the coming years. 2008 saw Hughes take up coaching at Brisbane Boys College where he developed a squad which would allow him to achieve further success. Hughes coached the team to the ISSA final for the first time in the schools history.
Hughes then achieved success at Moreton Bay United, coaching the Under 13 and Under 15 Girls to Grand Final victories. Having earned 3 consecutive years of success at Moreton Bay United, Hughes searched for a new career challenge when he landed himself a role at Olympic FC.