The year 2018 was a special year for Talent Goals owner and coach Ricardo. Since January 2018 he is been active in Australian soccer. After an interesting conversation in the end of 2017 with former Australian professional soccer player Adem Poric (played in the Premier League in the 90’s with Sheffield Wednesday) and Dean Gregory (Technical Director), Ricardo decided to start working in the youth academy of new professional club Gold Coast Knights. He would be responsible for the U14 team there, what is playing at the highest regional competition level. Next to that he would give training session to the U6, U11, U13 and U18 teams during the week. Also Ricardo set up a Ball Mastery Program on Sunday morning to improve the basic technique for the talented players out the Gold Coast area.
It was a very good experience to work in another football culture, Ricardo was able to express his own vision within the club and he was able to learn from other foreign coaches. It was also a very successful year for the Talent Goals coach. With his U14 team he became undefeated champions in the league and after that they also won the Grand Final convincingly with 3-0. But most important, all players have been able to develop themselves individually and all have become a better player this season, and that’s what it’s all about!