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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.

Technical Director


  • AFC/FFA B Licence Coach

  • CBF/CONMEBOL/FIFA B Licence Coach

  • NSCAA National Diploma

  • OFC/NZF C Licence Coach Educator

  • NZF Community Coach Educator

  • SOCCERSMART Cognitive Training Instructor

  • TOVO Barcelona T1 certified


Fernando Lambert is the Technical Director for Nomads United AFC and his role will see him continue to increase the quality of our Talent Centre Program and further develop our community pathway for all members.

Having done his work experience with acclaimed clubs like Corinthians, Gremio, Sao Paulo (in Brazil), WSW, Sydney FC (in Australia) and SoCal in USA, Nomads United AFC could not be happier to have Fernando as part of their team and are lucky having him share his skills and love of football with our members.

Fernando earned his football qualifications in Brazil, Australia, the United States and has recently done his T1 TOVO Barcelona Certificate. He is also a Cognitive Football Instructor.

“I would like to thank Nomads United AFC for all their support and I am looking forward to preparing for the 2021 season and hope to provide the best coaching possible on and off the field”. – Fernando Lambert

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.