2 Halfs Football Development

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Dean Pickering

Director of Coaching

Dean is a committed young man who is passionate about developing young Western Australian footballers, especially concentrating on their academic future also.

At the young age of 15, after playing football himself from the young age of 9, Dean realised his strengths were to succeed in teaching and coaching youngsters. His aim is for sport to be enjoyable and fun whilst also offering Life Skills and Character Building.

After completing Year 12 in high school, Dean was accepted at Edith Cowan University on a Bachelor of Sports Science Degree. On completion of the three years, Dean advanced to do a Diploma of Education in Senior Teaching for a further 12 months. Knowing that his focus was to coach young footballers he applied to further his education and complete a two-year Masters of Strength and Conditioning, which was completed in November 2015.

Dean is also currently coaching and developing an under-12's team with Joondalup City.


  • Masters of Strength and Conditioning
  • Diploma of Senior Education
  • Bachelor of Sports Science
  • FFA/AFC 'C' Licence
  • Senior First Aid
  • Completing FFA/AFC 'B' License in 2016