Bruno Cannavan

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Bruno has been involved with both Futsal and the 11 a-side game for close to 30 years.

AFC licensed futsal coach and English FA licensed football coach
Recently moved to Gold Coast, Australia to work in long-term futsal/football projects.
I have been an active and successful participant in the world of football – both in the regular 11-a-side format and in the increasing popular Futsal – from the age of five and have a broad interest in sport.

My rich and extensive experience, strong qualifications which includes a Masters in International Sports Management, plus deep sporting knowledge, has allowed myself and others to achieve their planned objectives. My footballing skills and discipline have enabled me to play with and against some of the best players in the world such as two, three-time Futsal World Player of the Year winners – Falcão and Manoel Tobias – plus the world famous Kaká.
During my football career I was coached by Fernando Ferreti (one of the most successful futsal coaches of all times) and Luiz Felipe Scolari who coached the Portuguese and Brazilian National Football Teams as well as England’s Chelsea FC. During my time with the world-famous AC Milan, I coached alongside the legendary defender Franco Baresi (25 years at the club and 82 caps for the Italian national team).

My passion for coaching and player development ensures that passing-on my knowledge to others is at the forefront of my thinking and practical approaches. Recent significant achievements include placing one U13 player in Bayern Munchen, securing a technical advisor role with the Taipei National Futsal Team that played the AFC Futsal Championship 2014 held in Vietnam and leading junior player development for AC Milan in Macau and Hong Kong. Manager of USRC-BTS team that played and won the Hong Kong International Soccer 7s. First time ever that a local team won the tournament. Among our former pro players we had Capone (2000 UEFA Cup Champion) and Daniel Côrtes (Wellington Phoenix).

Head Coach

  • Galaxy FC
    – Present (1 year 6 months)

    Galaxy FC is an Australian professional futsal club based in Gold Coast, QLD. They play in the F-League which is the top tier of Australian Futsal.

  • Football Queensland
    – Present (11 months)Brisbane, Australia

    Head Futsal Coach – Queensland State Futsal Metro 13 boys that will compete in the FFA National Futsal Championships 2017 in Sydney, NSW.

  • Next Level Futsal

    – Present (1 year 6 months)

    We are a futsal organization dedicated to develop high quality futsal players and teams of all ages and take them to the next level.
    As a Futsal organization we fully support Football Federation Australia, Football Queensland, Gold Coast City Futsal Association and Galaxy FC.
    We want the organization to be a long term commitment with the futsal community where we can assist all year round, although futsal is a sport of its own, we respect most players share both football and futsal as their passion and we are happy to be a complement to football during football season and intensify futsal training during the futsal season.

  • Representative Coach

    Gold Coast Futsal Association
    – Present (1 year 6 months)

    Trials and selection of more than 450 players from U9 to Men’s and Women’s.
    Coaching the Youth team (16-19) that represent Gold Coast in major Australian tournaments and international tournaments as the World Futsal Championship in Orlando, USA.

  • Sunshine Coast Futsal Association

    – Present (11 months)

    ✧ Head Coach of Sunshine Coast Wave Futsal Program (9 y/o – 14 y/o);
    ✧ Coaching the U16 and Youth teams in the SEQ Futsal Premier League. Player and assistant coach for the men’s team.

  • Futsal Head Coach and Football Coach

    Brasil Top Skills
    – Present (3 years 10 months)

    ✧ U8 to U13 Futsal Head Coach
    ✧ U8 Development Coach
    ✧ U11 Elite Coach
    ✧ U18 High Level Coach and Private Coaching (preparation for tryouts in pro clubs)
    ✧ HKJFL U10 Champions 2013/14
    ✧ Citibank International Soccer 7s – U11 Runners Up 2015
    ✧ Setting up the business operations in Australia

    Player

    Football / Futsal
    (26 years)

    Futsal Player

    ✧ National Team – Brazil U15 – U18
    ✧ Clubs – Bengalas, Palmeiras, Portuguesa, Juventus, Nacional, SJRP;
    ✧ Nike Futsal Cup 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 – Hong Kong
    ✧ Played many tournaments in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, China, Russia

    U18 – Football

    ✧ Clubs – Palmeiras, Juventus, Nacional, Botafogo, Caldense

    Professional – Football

    ✧ Clubs – Palmeiras and Juventus
    ✧ USA – Anderson University and Cocoa Beach
    ✧ Macau – Windsor Arch Ka I