HHFC XLR8 Coach Bios

Ben Stibilij – Ben has joined the XLR8 coaching team after completing his FFA C licence towards the end of 2017. Ben joins the team with a long history of playing knowledge and coaching various levels and age groups. Ben will be coaching the Under 12A and Under 16A during the season.


Chris Watts – Chris joined the XLR8 team late in 2017 after moving to Sydney from Northern NSW. Chris has played football at a high level, representing NNSW at the national championships during his youth, however now lives in Sydney due to study commitments. Chris holds his FFA Skill Training Certificate and will be looking to gain his C licence at the conclusion of the season. Chris will be looking after the Under 12B, Under 13B and Under 15A teams.


Braden Cheng – Braden has a wealth of coaching and playing experience spanning across many levels of football in Australia. Braden currently plays for Marconi Stallions FC, in the National Premier League 1 competition. Braden is a local player, having played at Spirit FC and Northern Tigers FC before progressing to NPL 1. Braden’s coaching experience covers all age groups and across community, representative and school football. Braden currently holds his FFA Skill Training Certificate. Braden will be looking after the Under 13A and Under 14A teams.


Genevieve Ingham – Gen currently represents our neighbours to the south, North Shore Mariners, in their senior women’s team and joined XLR8 to further her coaching experience and knowledge. Gen continues to coach as part of the Football NSW Skills Acquisition Program for girls and hold her FFA C-licence. Gen will be looking after the Under G12DL A and Under G16DL teams.


Eliza Campbell – Eliza is a current Northern Tigers FC first grade goalkeeper, as well as recently earning a call up to the Matilda’s squad. Eliza has a wealth of experience and moved to Sydney to join Northern Tigers at the start of the year. Since this point she has furthered her coaching experience and looks to begin her FFA C licence in May 2018, whilst already holding her FFA Skill Training and FFA Game Training Certificate. Eliza will be looking after the Monday night goalkeeper academy, as well Under G14DL and Under G18A.


Daniel Alessi – Dan offers a wealth of playing experience to the HHFC XLR8 coaching team. Dan Alessi has played for both Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Newcastle Jets FC in the A league, before joining Manly Utd FC in the national premier league 1 competition this season. Dan has represented Australia at Under 20’s however in recent years blighted by injuries. Dan holds his FFA Skill Training Certificate and will be pushing to progress as the season continues. Dan will be looking after the G12DL B and Under 14B and Under 15B teams.