Our Team

Malcolm McPherson M Sports Director 

Ex professional football player in Europe during the 1990’s for West Ham Utd, Brentford FC, Yeovil Town, IFK Norkopping, Dagenham & Redbridge. Malcolm founded M Sports Football Kidz NZ in 2004 and is now working with over 300 schools nationwide. He has coached at every level of sport, ranging from beginners to elite, New Zealand National Football League. McPherson’s passion for rugby was harnessed as a representative in Bristol, playing through the grades until professional football came knocking.

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Chris Bryson North Shore Regional Manager

Chris is the face of M Sports on the North Shore. A well qualified coach with an incredible ability to coach children of all ages. His enthusiasm and passion has been the mainstay of the M Sports programme for over 10 years. We are lucky to have such a well sought after coach. Chris started playing sport as a rugby player in his hometown, London. Blessed with pace, athleticism and balance, his days as a winger were an excellent grounding for his future career in football. Chris has been the Director of Coaching at North Shore United and now Takapuna AFC.

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Tom Speers M Sports Regional Manager Auckland City/East/West 

Tom has been a manager for M Sports since 2015. His coaching experience is extensive working with all levels of player from beginner to senior. His ability to coach all levels, build relationships with schools, clubs and federations has seen the programme grow considerably in the region. Tom is also the senior 1st team coach of North Shore United AFC. Tom was a flanker at a competitive level in the UK schools rugby system.

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Joe Hall Canterbury Regional Manager

Joe joined the team in 2016. He has extensive knowledge and has a passion for coaching. Joe is also the Assistant Coach at Canterbury United in the NZ National League. We’re delighted to have his experience and knowledge in the region.

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Matthew Hamnett – Full time M Sports Coach

Matthew has worked in professional football academies in the UK. He is currently the Auckland City FC Goalkeeper Coach and plays for Central United in the NRFL. His experience and professionalism makes him the ideal person to run M Sports programmes Auckland wide. Matty grew up in the North of England where the passion for both football and rugby ensured he had an excellent grounding in both codes.

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Ross Langworthy – Full time M Sports Coach

Ross is a UEFA B License holder and former professional football academy coach in the UK with Cheltenham Town FC. His experience of coaching is at every level. He was a semi-pro football player in the UK and has played in the NZ National League for Eastern Suburbs AFC.

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