The Gap FC is delighted to announce the appointment of it’s Women’s NPL coaching staff for 2016: Rob Askew – opens coach; Allan Waller – Under 20s coach; Jose Salvo – Under 15s coach; and Bec Price – Under 13s coach.
The Gap is Queensland’s leading women’s football club. In recent years The Gap has become the most successful women’s team in Queensland. In the past four seasons The Gap’s senior women’s team has won two pre-season Cups, two Football Brisbane Premierships, three Elaine Watson Cups, three consecutive Grand Finals in the Brisbane competition as well as claiming a historic League and Grand Final double in the inaugural Women’s NPL in 2015.
This outstanding success has been achieved with players that have been developed from within our junior ranks. The club has a well-established football culture based on an attacking possession-based football philosophy that has resulted in a fantastic record in helping players achieve their goals whether that be playing first grade for The Gap or playing for Queensland, the NTC, in the W-League or for the Matildas.
A key foundation of this success at is high quality coaching and the club believes these outstanding coaches will continue The Gap’s fine tradition of developing exceptional female players.
Opens Coach – Rob Askew
Rob Askew will continue in his role as coach of our successful senior team. Rob returned to coach our Open side in 2012 and has presided over an unprecedented era of success. In that time we have won three League Championships, four Grand Finals, three Elaine Watson Cups and two Preseason Cups. Rob was also presided over a Football Brisbane record breaking run of 47 matches from 2012 to 2014. Rob has a B License and a Bachelor of Education. He will continue in the role of Technical Director for The Gap’s Women’s NPL program.
Under 20s Coach – Allan Waller
Allan has 42 years of coaching experience in a variety of roles. He has had enormous success and experience in youth development having been a Brisbane North representative coach for 25 years. He was also coach of Queensland boy’s teams from 2004 to 2009 where he mentored players such as Luke Devere, Mitch Nicholls and Taj Minniecon. Allan has overseen youth development programs in TD roles first at Grange Thistle and then at Albany Creek where he held the position from 1995 to 2002. He has also coached in the Brisbane men’s top league at Taringa Rovers from 2004-2006.
Under 15s Coach - Jose Salvo
Jose is a C Licensed coach. In 2015 he was The Gap’s Under 13 NPL coach and produced a team that played excellent football. He has had many distinguished coaching positions including a successful spell as head coach of the Under 15 and then Under 16 girls at Central (now Olympic). Jose has a South American heritage which heavily influences his football philosophy. He is a great believer in an excellent technical foundation which makes him the perfect candidate to coach at The Gap.
Under 13s Coach – Bec Price
Bec Price has been The Gap’s senior women's club captain for the past five years. She is an outstanding footballer with a keen insight into the game. As a former W-League player with the Brisbane Roar, she brings tremendous knowledge to her coaching about what is required to play at an elite level. Bec is currently completing her B License. She is arguably Queensland’s most promising young female coach. Over the past two seasons she has worked for Football Queensland as the Queensland Girls Under 15 coach. She has also assisted Mel Andreatta with the Young Roar program. Bec is articulate and highly intelligent. She is currently completing a PHD at QUT.
Players interested in trialling for The Gap’s NPL program should register.