top of page


Matt Jansen photo.jpg
Director of Football


  • OFC/NZF B Licence 

  • Bachelor of Sport Coaching & Performance Analysis (University of Canterbury)

Matt is our Director of Football and General Manager at Nomads and oversee's all of our football development programmes within the club. He brings a wealth of football experience and knowledge to the role, particularly in the Junior & Youth space where he has spent the past 10 years coaching across a range of high performance youth environments, most notably with Canterbury United in the National Youth League.


Matt is currently the Assistant Coach of our Mens Southern League side and also coaches our U17 Academy side.

While Matt's passion is in coaching, he also oversees all of the club structures from administration through to governance, strategic planning and more.

Football Development Officer


We are very pleased to announce that Atticus Jones is joining Nomads and has accepted the role of Football Development Officer starting in 2024.

Atticus is a familiar face around Canterbury football and joins Nomads after his role as Football Development Manager at Waimak United AFC. Atticus is also currently the Canterbury United Futsal Dragons Assistant Coach, the Head Coach at St Bedes First XI, and holds a Masters of Science in Psychology, with a specific focus on sports psychology and motivation.

Atticus has taken up the role of Football Development Officer to lead our junior grades and programmes, overseeing:

-Junior Skill Centre & Pre-Academy Programme Coordinator.
-Community Coach Education Lead, delivering NZF qualifications, Nomads-specific coach education and coaching support across key programmes.
-Community programmes coach.
-Nomads Pathway coach.

bottom of page