Selina Kiddle, Football (Soccer)

What sport do you coach?

I’ve been coaching soccer since 2010.

From 2007 to 2010, I was coaching basketball, netball and also T-ball.

Why did you start coaching?

When I used to play soccer, I had a dream to play for Perth Glory. Unfortunately, I didn’t reach my goal. So I made the decision to help others reach their dreams, and so give back to the community. 

What sport do you play?

This year I started playing water polo and also cross fit.

  

Qualifications and Memberships

  • 2015 – 2019 –  FFA/AFC C Youth License (Advanced coaching)
  • 2014 – 2018 –  Skill Training Certificate
  • 2014 – 2018 –  Senior Coaching Certificate
  • 2014 – 2018 – Game Training Certificate
  • 2011 – 2020 – Grassroots Football Certificate

Three words that best describe you

I’m loud, very energetic and passionate. I love to laugh.  

If you were an animal, what would you like to be?

I’d be a dolphin - clever, happy and swimming in the water all day.

Athletic career achievements

  • 2014 – I was selected to play in the Melville Women’s Premier League soccer team.
  • 2012 – 2014 – I was the Leading Goal Scorer for the Mid West Soccer Association.
  • 2013 – I played in the WA State School Games soccer team.
  • 2013 – I was ranked the 22nd out of the School Games Championship.
  • 2011 – I was selected the 22nd out of the State Regional Soccer team.
  • 2010 – 2016 – I won various Club Awards.

Coaching achievements

In 2016 I established ‘Skills with Thrillz’ (encouraging girls to help us promote soccer in Geraldton)

Do you have a sports idol?

I like Chris Adams, Football West Representative – he inspired me to become a soccer coach.

Tanya Ammazzini (Riccardo’s mum) who is Mid West Development Officer for soccer, encouraged me to share my enthusiasm and passion with other girls via coaching.

What sort of work you do?

Since 2015, I’ve been working in Athletes Foot as a Store Manager. I like my day job as I get to meet a lot of kids who are quite shy. I use this opportunity and encourage them to take on any team sport as I believe that they could overcome their shyness via a team sport.

What are your hobbies?

I love ‘glamping’. I like to have my TV, good phone reception, and running hot water with me wherever I go. 

What advice would you give to an aspiring young athlete?

  • Live in the moment; don’t caught up in everybody else’s dreams and aspirations.
  • Set realistic goals, and never look back; give it a full shot.
  • Work hard. Play hard.