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State Soccer


Coaching Staff

Emanuel Pais was born in Lisbon and since 2008 has lived in Australia. He isthe  Head Coach of State Soccer, offering soccer classes for children aged 18 months to 12 years old in Sydney and Adelaide. SL Benfica supporter and Portugal. A brief resume of his experience

  • Worked as Part-time Football (Soccer) Coach at Balmain DFC and Peak Academy, responsible for coaching various age groups and leading school holiday camps.
  • Football Coach at Sydney FC, coaching school holiday camps and working as an ATP Coach and STP Coach.
  • Full-time Head of Development at Kickeroos, overseeing the development squads program, coaching coaches, organizing teams and creating a football vision and philosophy.
  • Head Football (Soccer) Coach at Pembroke School Inc, planning and supervising training sessions and managing a team of coaches.
  • Holds a Football Federation Australian – Asian Football Confederation B license 
  • Volunteered as a Training and Matchday Assistant at Adelaide United FC, assisting players and coaches and gaining valuable experience.


Possesses football coaching, match analysis, team management, talent identification, and development expertise.

Native Portuguese from Portugal, fluent in English and Spanish. Basic French and Italian.

Notable Players:

Hosine Bility

Al Hassan Toure

Mohammed Toure

Tete Yengi 

Kusini Yengi

Yared Abetew



Emanuel Pais is such a gentle and loving coach. The way he trains the children is really engaging and my child always looks forward going to soccer. I recommend him highly!

– Pedro Ruiz

Great experience with coach Emanuel. He’s very patient and keeps my twin boys engaged in their sessions. They can’t wait until the next session!

– Louise Midlam

Wow what an amazing session with Emmanuel. Thanks so much for the lesson my little one absolutely loved it and can’t wait for the next one!

– Natalie Henderson

I highly recommend training with Emmanuel. He is a good teacher, who pass on his extensive knowledge to the children. Training with Emmanuel is the best way to get your kid excited about football. Your child will learn the basics of football very quickly and with great joy.

– Carsten Bergner

Fantastic football program. Very well organized and run by Emanuel. If you are looking to progress your child’s football skills this is the place to be

– George Kalogeridis

Couldn’t speak highly enough of the quality of coaching from some great players themself . Kids have fun, learn so many skills and have great respect for each other and their coaches. Great value!

– Nicole Tristan Bechtold Reynolds


0458 014 988


Sydney + Adelaide

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