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A Footballer is a wonderful blend of attitude, technique, skill, imagination, and passion.
Without the attitude to apply yourself and get past the barriers that every footballer faces the road to success will be challenging. You need all ingredients to succeed and J & J Football understands the process a young footballer makes from loving the game to integrating all these elements to become the best player they can be. We are committed to providing the most effective football environment possible. An environment where we embrace player’s taking a risk, identifying weaknesses, learning from mistakes, pushing the boundaries to ultimately improve as footballers and people. Come learn with us to put a solid structure around your passion and have fun playing the greatest game on earth.
Branko knows what it takes to compete at the highest level, having played professionally for 16 years. His Career included four years at Serbian powerhouse Red Star Belgrade, this led to a move to Chinese Super League’s Beijing Guoan where he won the league’s Most valuable player and golden boot with 21 goals in 2005. He returned to Europe to play in the German Bundesliga with Energie Cottbus, famously scoring twice in a match against giants Bayern Munich in 2008. He has also scored against Europe’s most successful team Real Madrid. Branko finished his professional career playing 33 matches with Perth Glory. As a coach at the Glory he was involved in the youth and senior teams. Branko holds A UEFA coaching license.
Adi brings a wealth of knowledge and great passion and belief to coaching. 25 years experience in such diverse roles as first team coach, psychologist and football analyst. Adi holds a degree in sports psychology, a UEFA Pro-Diploma coaching license and a UEFA instructors license. He has worked on the coaching staff at a number of professional clubs in Europe and was recently involved as an analyst for the Bosnian national team in their wins over Switzerland and Luxembourg in March 2016. Prior to joining Subiaco he was the technical director and head of youth development at Bayswater City SoccerClub.
Years of experience
This is a partnership of two passionate football people with 50 years of experience between them. Branko has an impressive playing career across so many continents, there wouldn’t be anyone in Australia who has scored against the UEFA Champions League winners and World Club Champions: Red Star Belgrade, Bayern Munich and the might of Real Madrid as well as being an MVP in the Chinese Super League. He will impart all that knowledge onto the players he coaches.
When he was just 27 Adi was appointed First Team Coach of St George Budapest, since then he has committed himself to gaining the best coaching qualifications he can, earning the highest badges through the respected European system. Adi’s focus is on every child to reach their potential, whether they are recreational players or kids aspiring to be professionals.
Branko and Adi have totally different styles and personalities but their love and philosophy are the same. Their collective aim is to unlock every players inner passion by improving their skills and technique, and making the beautiful game fun to play.
David Basheer, SBS World Cup Commentator