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Director of Football


  • OFC/NZF B Licence 

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

  • Nomads First Team Assistant Coach

  • Canterbury United Dragons National Youth League Assistant Coach 2016-2018 and Head Coach in 2019.

  • Mainland Football FTC / NAGT Coach 2015-2018.

  • NZF National Talent Centre Coach 2015-2018. 

  • First XI Coach St Andrews College 2015-2020.

  • NZSS U17 Womens Assistant Coach 2019.

Matt Jansen is the Director of Football and General Manager for Nomads United AFC. For his young age, Matt already has a wealth of football experience and knowledge. He most recently coached the Canterbury United Dragons National Youth league side in 2019. 


Matt coaches across the club at various levels. He is currently the MPL Assistant Coach whilst also coaching in our Academy space. 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


  • OFC/NZF C Licence

  • NZF Youth Level 2

  • NZF Junior Level 3

  • Goalkeeping Level 1

  • Futsal Level 2

  • Club-based Referee Accreditation

Playing football comes naturally to JD as he was born and bred in Belgium. JD started playing football from the moment he could walk and played competitive matches until moving to New Zealand almost 16 years ago.

JD finds tremendous joy in coaching kids for Nomads United AFC. "Seeing a smile on every kid's face, when we play the game, is something you become pretty addicted to". - JD Dennen

JD was awarded with McDonald's Junior Football Coach Of The Year Regional Winner 2016 and 2017. He was also in the top 3 nominations for the National Winner.

This title infuses JD's love for football and passion to coach our next generation.