Roy Hunter

Director / Head Coach

  • UEFA B Goalkeeping (Lilleshall UK)
  • Completing FFA Level 3 goalkeeper Course 2015/2016
  • AFC B Outfield (Singapore)
I started PFT with two goalkeepers in 2002. I decided early on that I wanted to have the best, most professional dedicated goalkeeper academy in Australia. I also made sure we aligned ourselves with some of the best goalkeeper coaches and coaching’ techniques in the world. I have also worked very hard to get the highest coaches qualifications available, to be the best I can be.

I  seeing talent evolve in all goalkeepers I work with.

PFT is a great academy with excellent, dedicated coaches and fantastic kids (and parents!). I look forward to coming to work every day.

Rainer Reber

Senior Coach / Western Zone Manager

  • FFA Goalkeeping Certificate
After an extensive playing career in the State Leagues of Victorian Soccer and District cricket for Footscray Cricket Club, I began my coaching career in 2008 with PFT, CC Football Tuition & Thomas Carr College. In 2015 I now hold the positions of Western Zone Manager/Coach for PFT, P.E.G.S. Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach 1stXI Soccer, P.E.G.S. 1st XI Cricket Coach, Oakleigh Cannons Football Club (NPL Senior/Junior Goalkeeper Coach under Head Coach Miron Blieberg), Werribee City Football Club (NPL Senior Goalkeeper Coach), Pascoe Vale Football Club (NPL Junior Goalkeeper Coach) & Footscray Edgewater Cricket Club (Wicketkeeper Coach).

From all my coaching activities I find PFT to be one of the most rewarding. As a result of working in smaller numbers not only are we developing young goalkeepers but we are also helping to develop young men.

Alfonso Cardinale (Fonz)

Senior Coach / Southern Zone Manager

  • FFV Youth Goalkeeper Qualification
I joined PFT as a GK in 2005 and it was a start of a special friendship with Roy Hunter. I trained with Roy for about a year to learn his great methods of coaching to developing my skills as a GK. As our friendship grew stronger Roy asked me if I would like to coach for PFT and get my coaching badges. I accepted and I never looked back.

Now I have started my own Zone (Southern Region) and I am working very hard to build PFT in the area. Long live PFT.

Codey Larkin

Senior Coach

  • FFV Community Certificate
I have grown up surrounded by Football, and I am a passionate and enthusiastic ambassador of the sport. I have now made the transition from playing football to coaching.

During my playing days I was fortunate enough to experience the elite aspects of the game in Australia by being apart of the NTC, AIS, and A-League (Adelaide United). This taught me a lot and has inspired me to pass on the knowledge I have acquired to young aspiring goalkeepers. I have been with PFT since 2011 and I intend to stay around for a long time to come.

PFT has, and does, allow me to develop as a coach by providing a detailed curriculum and a set of principles that fosters a high level of coaching within the academy. Consequently, this provides a tried and proven development pathway for all PFT goalkeepers.

Daniel Neesham

Senior Coach / Southern Zone Co Manager

  • FFV Community Certificate
After playing in the Victorian Premier League for many year, I got an opportunity of joining PFT as a coach and eventually running the PFT South East zone.

PFT has given me great opportunities to development as a coach. Working with experienced PFT coaches such as Roy and Peter, plus having the opportunity of working alongside professional EPL coaches such as Eric Steele and Davis Coles over the last 7 years has definitely made me a better coach.

Working at PFT I get a great opportunity weekly to coach some very talented goalkeepers and it is great to see the Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological improvements in their game and personality come along.

Andrew Lightfoot

Senior Coach

  • FFV Community Certificate
  • FFV Community License
I first encountered PFT in 2007 when I met Roy Hunter at a clinic with Eric Steele and soon after commenced with PFT under the guidance of Peter Zois.

After a number of years attending intermittently I began as a coach at the beginning of 2014 and have enjoyed every minute of it since! Working at PFT gives me the chance to work with exceptionally motivated young goalkeepers who are committed to the continuous improvement of all aspects of their game!