Education

Master in Sport Science and Physical Education

University of Leuven 

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Longford International College

Thesis: "An exploration of the dynamic capabilities and innovation of a football organisation to be successful on and off the pitch."

UEFA A 

Royal Belgian Football Association

 

 

Certification

As a lifelong student of the game, it’s a passion to continuously improve myself on and off the pitch.

Football Coaching Mentorship, Expert Meeting, ProCourse, Football Fitness Periodisation, Football Braining, Strength Training, Rehab Training and Personal Development courses with WFA/FCE since 2010, but also many other courses on different topics with other organisations.

Recently, I also completed a Leadership in Sport (2020) and Diploma in Sports Law (2022) at Longford International College.

Coaching experience

2021- 2022

Al Ahli Saudi Club FC

(Saudi Professional League)

Assistant Coach of Besnik Hasi

2019-2021

Chelsea FC Women

(Premier League)

Head of Performance in the staff of Emma Hayes

2019

Eskisehirspor

(Turkey TFF First League)

Assistant Coach of Fuat Capa

2018

Al Batin FC 

(Saudi Professional League)

Assistant Coach of Frank Vercauteren

2017-2018

Wellington Phoenix FC

(Australian Hyundai A-League)

Fitness Coach of Darije Kalezic

 

2017

APOEL FC

(Cypriot First Division)

Fitness Coach of Mario Been

2014-2017

FC Krylia Sovetov Samara

(Premier league Russia)

Fitness/Assistant Coach of

Frank Vercauteren

 

2012-2013 

Iran National Team

Fitness/Assistant Coach of Carlos Queiroz

2011-2012

Al Jazeera FC

(Pro League, UAE)

Fitness/Assistant Coach of Frank Vercauteren

2007-2011

KRC Genk

(Pro League Belgium)

Fitness Coach of Frank Vercauteren

Head of Fitness Academy

Assistant Coach U11, U16 & U17

2006-2009 

K Bilzerse VV (Regional)

Youth Academy Director

Quality label Dexia Footpass

Coach U9, U10, U11, U17

 

2005-2006

Oud Heverlee Leuven

(Second division)

Coach U7

1990-2008

Player in Academy & first teams Bilzen VV, SK Tongeren, Kermt-Hasselt & Waltwilder VV

Working experience

Voetjebal België

(Play and learn concept for kids from 2 to 5 years old)

Ambassador

(2016-…)

 

World Football Academy

Instructor

(2013-…)

BC Coaching & Consultancy

Consultant for Federations, Teams, Coaches and Players

(2009-…)

Royal Belgian Football Association

Coach Educator: UEFA-C, UEFA-B, UEFA-A, UEFA-PRO

(2007-2012)

Flemish Football Association

(Topsport School Football in Genk)

Coach/Teacher

(2009-2010)

PHL University College in Hasselt

Teacher & Practice Assistant (2009-2010)

Secondary Education

(Bilzen, Beringen, Tongeren, …)

Physical Education Teacher

(2008-2009)

University of Leuven

Football Coach University Team (Men & Women)

(2006-2009)

Presentations & Lectures

International Symposium (VFV)

Team and Individual Periodisation Champions KRC Genk’ 

Belgium, Antwerp (2011)

Medical Football Seminar (The Football Association of Norway)

'Periodisation in Football'

Norway, Oslo (2012)

Clinic World Football Academy Belgium (WFA Belgium)

'Football Periodisation', 'Periodisation in a First Team' & 'Periodisation in an Academy'

Belgium, Bilzen-Haacht-Brussels-Deinze (2013-2015)

Clinic WFA Belgium

'Periodisation in off-season and pre-season'

Belgium, Hasselt (2014)

Clinic WFA Belgium

‘Periodisation during and after the winter break’

Belgium, Brussels (2014-2015)

WFA Expert Meeting

‘Football Periodisation in Russian Culture’

Spain, Barcelona (2015)

WFA Expert Meeting

‘Football Periodisation in a Foreign Culture’

United Arab Emirates, Dubai (2015)

Clinic ‘Periodisation, Psychology and Management’ by WFA Belgium

‘Dealing with external factors to keep your team fit, fresh and injury free during the full season’

Belgium, Bilzen (2017)

International Sports Congress Brussels (Football Knowledge Exchange)

‘Strength Training: an illusion in a training week?’

Belgium, Brussels (2017)

1-Day Basic Course (WFA Belgium)

'Football Periodisation'

Belgium, Genk (2018)

2-Day Advanced Course (WFA Belgium)

'Football Periodisation'

Belgium, Genk (2018)

Global Sports Tech Talks

'Technology in Football'

Online - Colloseum (2020)

Physical Coaches Belgium

Q&A

Online (2021)

Swedish FA Footbal Fitness Course

'Role of the Fitness Coach, Performance System and Sustainability'

Sweden, Stockholm (2022)