John Whittle

Head of Strength & Conditioning @ Bangladesh Football Federation

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A highly successful youth football coach and coach educator, who has a proven record across two continents of Asia and Oceania, developing youth players and youth coaches from domestic level through to international teams.

Brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise for producing sustainable National Game Development Strategies to a number of National Associations for long term progression of players, coaches and international youth teams.

An energetic individual, who delivers effective values to player development and team success within clubs and international teams.
John Whittle

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • The Football Association: Goalkeeping A Licence

    The Football Association
    Goalkeeping A Licence
    2010

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2008

  • University of Canterbury: BS Sports Coaching Degree

    University of Canterbury
    BS Sports Coaching Degree
    2004

  • The Football Association: Goalkeeping B Licence

    The Football Association
    Goalkeeping B Licence
    2000

  • University of Canterbury: BA (Hons) Primary Education

    University of Canterbury
    BA (Hons) Primary Education
    2000

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    1999

Career History

  • Bangladesh Football Federation

    Bangladesh Football Federation
    Head of Strength & Conditioning
    2017 – Present

  • New Zealand Secondary Schools FA

    New Zealand Secondary Schools FA
    U19 Boys Assistant Coach
    2015 – 2016

  • New Plymouth Boys High School

    New Plymouth Boys High School
    Director of Football
    2014 – 2016

  • Asian Football Confederation

    Asian Football Confederation
    Head of Youth Department
    2007 – 2013

  • Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran

    Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran
    Consultant of Youth Football
    2010 – 2011

  • Uzbekistan Football Federation

    Uzbekistan Football Federation
    Consultant of Youth Football
    2009 – 2010

  • Chinese Football Association

    Chinese Football Association
    Consultant of Youth Football
    2008 – 2009

  • New Zealand Football Association

    New Zealand Football Association
    National Development Officer
    2004 – 2007

  • Mainland Football Federation

    Mainland Football Federation
    Technical Director
    2000 – 2004

  • New Zealand Football Association

    New Zealand Football Association
    U20 Assistant Coach / Goalkeeping Coach
    2001 – 2002

  • New Zealand Football Association

    New Zealand Football Association
    U17 Assistant Coach / Goalkeeping Coach
    2000 – 2001

  • Avon United Football Club

    Avon United Football Club
    Director of Football
    1997 – 1999

  • Avon United Football Club

    Avon United Football Club
    Head Coach
    1996 – 1997

  • Christchurch United Football Club

    Christchurch United Football Club
    Player / Assistant Coach
    1993 – 1995

  • Christchurch United Football Club

    Christchurch United Football Club
    Player & Goalkeeping Coach
    1990 – 1992

  • Ditton Football Club

    Ditton Football Club
    Player
    1986 – 1990

  • Kingstonian Football Club

    Kingstonian Football Club
    Player
    1979 – 1985

  • Chelsea FC

    Chelsea FC
    Player (Apprentice)
    1976 – 1978

Key Achievements

  • I’ve been fortunate to have coached a number of New Zealand youth internationals, who have gone onto obtaining professional contracts with in the England Premier and Championship Leagues.
  • Assisted with the strategic planning, management and implementation of player/coach development pathways within a number of member associations of Asia and Oceania Football Confederations.
  • I’ve designed specific mentoring programmes to assist with the on-going development of youth coaches within national associations and professional club environments in obtaining further education and qualifications in Europe, Asia and Oceania.

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