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| Tyrone James

At the age of 19, Tyrone James played professional football with Fulham Football Club with some of the most famous players in English Football, such as George Best, Bobby Moore, Alan Mullery and Rodney Marsh as his team mates. Bobby Moore, England’s World Cup Captain actually took Tyrone under his wing to help him develop further and become a professional football player.

Tyrone then came to Australia and played for sunshine George Cross in 1985. The coach was John Gardener, in the NSL League along with Melbourne Knights, Green gully and Sydney FC.

1974 – 1977

Professional Soccer Player

Position: Right Back
Team: Fulham FC
Coaches: Alex Stock, Bobby Campbell
Team Consisted of: Alan Mullery, Bobby Moore, Rodney Marsh, George Best

1977 - 1985

Professional Soccer Player

Position: Right Back
Team: Plymouth Argyle
Coaches: Lennie Lawrence, Malcolm Allison & Bobby Moncur

1985 - 1987

Moved To Australia / Professional Soccer Player

Team: Sunshine George Cross (NSL)
Coach: John Gardiner
Achievements: Best & Fairest Player Award & 2nd Rothman Medal Votes

1987 - 1989

Professional Soccer Player

Team: Footscray Just
Coach: Ian Wallace (ex Scottish International)
Achievements: Best & Fairest Player Award

1989 - 1991

Played Soccer for State team Victoria against touring teams from overseas

Coach: Tim White

1991 - 1992

Obtained Level 2 Coaching

Assistant to coach Bill Murray at George Cross

1993 - 1994

Coach/Player at Polina Sunshine Heights

Set up Youth Team in Sunshine Heights, which have now become local league clubs.

Achievements: Best & Fairest Player Award

1995 - 1996

Obtained Level 3 Coaching Status

1997 - 1998

Coached Melton Soccer Senior Team

Promoted the team from Provisional League 1 to the State League Division 4 (first team in 30 years that they had been promotion).

Appointed coach for the under 12's by the Victorian Soccer Federation for the Western Region.

Tyrone was also Director of coaching at Melbourne Knights Soccer Club.

1998 - 1999

Coached the under 16's and Senior Team at Parkmore Soccer Club

1999 - 2000

Coach and Development Officer

Coach and Development Officer for
Satellite City Junior club

Also coached Melbourne Knights under 16's and coached at Mowbray College

2000 - 2002

Coach

Coached for the Victorian Federation, and a mix of the under 8's soccer team

2000 - 2002

Coaching Level State Licence

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