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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


  • 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.

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