SSFA Welcomes Chris Gallo as SSFA Program Manager – A New Chapter in Football Excellence

The SSFA are pleased to announce a significant and exciting development – Chris Gallo will be picking up the ball as our new SSFA Program Manager.

Chris Gallo is a forward-thinking football manager whose experience spans from elite youth to senior first teams across various prestigious clubs in England and Australia. He has excelled in overseeing coach development programs, curriculum, staff, and players, ensuring the coordination of top-tier coach education and player development strategies.

Chris’s approach is both structured and innovative, implementing coaching curriculums alongside technical programs, including the renowned English Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Program. Chris is adept at moulding well-rounded players and orchestrating high-performance teams, and creating a culture where players can realise their full potential.

In the realm of team dynamics, Chris stands out as a highly communicative team player, establishing strong rapport with coaches, administrators, clubs alike. His analytical thinking, logical problem-solving skills, and capacity to make sound decisions under pressure are just a few of the assets he brings to the table.

Chris is eager to give aspiring local coaches the opportunity to work with some of Sutherland Shire’s best players. All coaches will have access to support, feedback and resources, to help better themselves. Creating better local players, through creating better local coaches. Chris is looking for coaches for teams in the ages between U9s to U18s. Please get in touch with Chris if you feel any of your coaches are deserving of an opportunity (

Chris’s commitment to best practice, maintaining high standards, and his dedication to self-improvement are evident through his continuous professional development endeavours.

His industry-related qualifications include:

  • UEFA Pro Licence (FAW, pending)
  • UEFA A Licence (FAW, 2018)
  • UEFA B Licence (FAW, 2016)
  • FA Youth Award (2014)
  • FA Child Safeguarding Certificate
  • FA Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • FA Welfare Certificate
  • FA Licensed Coaches Club Membership

We are confident that Chris’s extensive experience, combined with his passion for football and player development, will contribute significantly to the growth and success of our SSFA Programs. His dedication to excellence is inspiring, and we are looking forward to a future rich with achievement and advancement in the world of football.

Please do not hesitate to contact Chris if you have any questions or know those that are seeking an opportunity to enhance their coaching journey.

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