North Shore Mariners (NSM) is pleased to announce Ryan Grogan as the new Technical Director and Women’s NPL Head Coach.

As a club on the rise, NSM has appointed a Technical Director also on an upward trajectory. Ryan is well-educated in sports and has started a master’s degree in High Performance Sport. He is nearing sign-off by the FFA to deliver FFA C & B Licence courses. Ryan has experience coaching at high levels including the Canberra NYL (National Youth League) team last summer and is currently the coach developer at the Canberra United Academy where he also coaches the NPL1 Women’s side.

Ryan will be overseeing the NSM program, players, coaches as well as our internal coach education program to improve our player and coach development with the aim to becoming the best development club in the region. He will work closely with our Assistant Technical Director Joe Haywood to deliver the player development model set out by the CCM Academy Director Mike Phelan.

Ryan will also coach the NPL Women’s 1st Grade side which has progressed year on year and will be looking to push on next season with young and exciting talent coming through. Ryan begins his role on the 23rd September but will be providing input to the upcoming trials for senior men’s and women’s trials.

Ryan will be presented to our club at the NSM Youth and Senior Presentation Night this Thursday 6th September and be in attendance for the Senior Trials.

We look forward to the next phase of our club’s development under Ryan’s guidance.

Ryan’s football experience:

  • AFC/FFA A Licence
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Sports Management – Uni of Canberra
  • Canberra United Academy
    • Coach Developer (2 years)
    • WNPL Head Coach
    • U17 Boys Head Coach (2 years)
    • U13 Girls Head Coach + U13 Girls ACT Head Coach
    • U20 Men’s Head Coach
  • Canberra United National Youth League Head Coach
  • Capital Football Boys NTC Challenge Assistant Coach
  • Capital Football – Senior National Training Centre Head Coach
  • AIS – Men’s Football Team Manager