The Central Coast Mariners Academy are pleased to announce the appointment of Club Legend, André Gumprecht who will lead the new Junior Representative Leagues.
Junior Rep’s is a collaborative effort, involving the Central Coast Mariners Academy, Central Coast United and Central Coast Football for boys and girls aged U8s – U12s. The Junior Representative Leagues are unique to the Central Coast and Football NSW and will replace the current SAP (Skills Acquisition Program) format competition previously administered by the Central Coast Mariners Academy.
In a huge coup for the new and exciting program, Gumprecht will lead the Junior Rep’s, drawing on his vast experience in educating young players in skill development.
Now a highly-qualified coach, Gumprecht is a fan favourite amongst Mariners’ supporters, appearing 63 times in Yellow & Navy across four seasons with the club, which included a Hyundai A-League Grand Final appearance. ‘Gumps’ as he is affectionately known, boasts an impressive playing CV across Europe along with an NSL title during his time with Perth Glory.
Gumprecht’s role encompasses the technical delivery of the Junior Rep’s along with education for other coaches within the program.
Gumprecht will continue his current role with the International Football and Tennis School. Thanks to Andre and the team at IFTS, the school continues to produce a number of players that have been successful within our Academy structure which provides a great platform for young aspiring players to balance their love of football within the context of a busy school life.