Essendon Royals Major Football Announcement: New Technical Director for Mini-Roos

Essendon Royals Soccer club is proud and excited to announce the signing of our new Technical Director for Mini-Roos football: Matthew “Convo” Conversano!

It is with great pleasure that we announce Matt’s acceptance of this key role at Essendon Royals, having begun his coaching career at Essendon Royals as a Mini-Roos coach back in 2013, along with current Technical Director for Junior Football Jonathan Clemente.

Matt’s well-established prior connection with the club as a junior coach, junior player and senior player embodies the club’s ethos of creating Football People.

Since commencing his coaching journey at Essendon Royals, “Convo” has established himself as a talented young coach across many areas of football development. He has worked as a coach at Brunswick City in NPL, Development and Miniroos roles, Football Technique Australia and Football Star Academy as well as a player performance analyst with Professional Football Consultants. He attained his FFA/AFC Youth “C” License in 2017 and will be accompanying Jonathan Clemente at the FFA/AFC “B” License course at the AIS in Canberra in a month’s time. All of this, before his 20th birthday later this year.

Matt will be working closely with our TD for Juniors, Johnno and Raychel, our Manager for Mini-Roos, to accelerate our coaching and player development program for age groups from U7 to U11. Matt will immediately hit the ground running with Grading and other key post & preseason processes for our Mini-Roos. As an integral part of our growing Department of Football Matt’s appointment is huge news for our club and completes technical role appointments in the Mini-Roos and Juniors Footballing areas.

We would like to formally welcome Matt Conversano as Technical Director of Mini-Roos Football at the club and wish him all the best in his new role.

Simon De Leonardis