Nathan Hall (football coach)

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Nathan Hall
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Full nameNathan Hall
Date of birth (1985-04-16) 16 April 1985 (age 34) [1]
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Teams managed
2012–2013 United Sikkim
2013 Abahani Limited
2014 Amicale

Nathan Hall (born 16 April 1985 in Sydney, Australia) is a former Australian association footballer who was last the head coach of Amicale F.C. of the Vanuatu Premia Divisen.

Sydney Metropolis in Australia

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.


Coaching career

Hall started coaching at a young age and started out with minor roles with state league clubs Sutherland Sharks FC and the APIA Leichhardt Tigers Under-20s soccer team. [2] However, after failing to get a main head coaching role or an assistant role at an A-League or state league levels in Australia Hall signed up as an assistant coach for Thai Premier League side Thai Port under the head coaching of former Thailand international Sasom Pobprasert. [2] In order to get noticed by Thai Port Hall had to send two versions of his letters to the clubs in both English and Thai, he did this with the help of a friend who also helped him gain seven interviews which Hall paid for himself. [3] Hall had been quoted during his time at the club and how honored he was to be given the opportunity by saying "When Sasom gave me the contract, I was obviously excited, but also very honoured. He has taught me so much about Thai football, and has given me the opportunity to be involved in one of Asia's top clubs. I have learnt a lot." [2] Hall also credited former assistant coach to the Thailand national team, Steve Darby, with helping him adjust to being in Thailand and helping Hall improve as a coach. [2] Hall also said that eventually he would like to have a head coaching role in the A-League after he increases his experience as an assistant or head coach abroad. [2]

Sutherland Sharks FC

Sutherland Sharks Football Club is an Australian Association football club based in the suburb of Sutherland in Sydney New South Wales. The club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues NSW. The club's home games are played at Seymour Shaw Park, located in the southern Sydney suburb of Miranda. It recently opened a new academy. It is incorporated as a non-profit club.

A-League Australian premier association football league

The A-League is the highest-level professional men's soccer league in Australia. At the top of the Australian league system, it is the country's primary competition for the sport. The A-League was established in 2004 by Football Federation Australia (FFA) as a successor to the National Soccer League (NSL) and competition commenced in August 2005. The league is currently contested by eleven teams; ten based in Australia and one based in New Zealand. It is known as the Hyundai A-League through a sponsorship arrangement with the Hyundai Motor Company.

Thailand national football team mens national association football team representing Thailand

The Thailand national football team, nicknamed the War Elephants, represents Thailand in international football and is controlled by the Football Association of Thailand, the governing body for football in Thailand and a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF).

United Sikkim

In November 2012 it was initially reported that Indian I-League club United Sikkim F.C. had started talks with Hall about a possible head coaching role at the club. [4] On 10 December 2012 it was officially confirmed by United Sikkim that Hall had joined the club as its new head coach, replacing interim player-coach Baichung Bhutia. [5] His first game as head coach of the club in the league came on 15 December against Mumbai at the Balewadi Sports Complex in which United Sikkim lost 0–1. [6] Hall then managed to earn his first point as head coach in his next match against ONGC on 29 December in which his side drew 1–1 at the Ambedkar Stadium with Nadong Bhutia scoring the first goal for United Sikkim under Hall. [7]

India Country in South Asia

India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

I-League Mens professional football league in India

The I-League, formerly known as National Football League is the men's premier division football league in India. For sponsorship reasons, the league is officially known as the Hero I-League. It currently sits at the top spot in the Indian national football system along with a newer franchise-based tournament known as Indian Super League.

United Sikkim F.C.

United Sikkim Football Club was an Indian football club based in Gangtok, Sikkim. The club,played in the Sikkim Premier Division League which was founded in 2011, is the only club from Sikkim to play in the I-League and the second club from North East India. The club which was co-owned by Dubai based Fidelis World, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia, and Indian music singer Shankar Mahadevan, was founded in order to give the people of the Indian state of Sikkim a team.

United Sikkim did not win a single game under Hall until 27 March 2013 in which his side managed a 5–0 victory over forced-relegated side Air India at the Paljor Stadium. [8] This would turn out to be United Sikkim's last win and points for the rest of the season as the side lost its last four matches after this one and were thus relegated to the I-League 2nd Division.

Paljor Stadium building in India

Paljor Stadium, also known as Palzor Stadium is an association football stadium in Gangtok, Sikkim, India. It is current home to United Sikkim Football Club. It is currently used mostly for association football matches. The stadium holds 30,000 people.

I-League 2nd Division

The I-League 2nd Division is the second-highest division overall in the Indian football league system after the I-League. It is also known as Hero 2nd Division League for sponsorship reasons.

Abahani Limited

Hall was signed as head coach of Abahani Limited of the Bangladesh Premier League before the 2013–14 season. [9] However, Hall was sacked as coach after 32 days, before he even led the club in a competitive match. [10]

Bangladesh Premier League (football) association football league

The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is the top tier of the country's football leagues. It is run directly by the Professional Football League Committee of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). Dhaka Derby is one of the most popular matches in the league. The league is the successor of National Football Championship running from 2000-2006.


On 29 January 2014 it was confirmed that Hall had signed for Amicale F.C. of the Vanuatu Premia Divisen as the side prepares for the 2013–14 OFC Champions League. [11] He earned his first victory with the club on 8 February 2014 in the league against Ifira Black Bird. [12]

Amicale F.C. association football club

Digicel Amicale FC is an association football club from Port Vila, Vanuatu. They play in the highest level in Vanuatu, the Premia Divisen and play in the continental OFC Champions League. The club has reached and lost the finals of the 2010–11 and 2013–14 OFC Champions League, both times against Auckland City. They are sponsored by Digicel Vanautu and Hyundai Motor Company.

The 2013–14 OFC Champions League was the 13th edition of the Oceanian Club Championship, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 8th season under the current OFC Champions League name.

Ifira Black Bird F.C.

Ifira Black Bird is an association football club from the island of Ifira in the southwest of Vanuatu. Ifira is one of the top clubs in the Port Vila Football League.



Since 9 February 2014

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