Capital Football welcomes two new staff for 2023

Capital Football is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Federation Development Officers. Having undergone interviews towards the end of 2022, we welcome Connol Modd as Federation Development Officer (Community Lead) and Milan Elie as Federation Development Officer (Club Support Lead).

Wellingtonian, Connol will be familiar to many clubs having been actively coaching locally for several years, most recently with North Wellington/Onslow Junior FC and previously with various Capital Football representative teams. Connol is passionate about the community and has a genuine desire to assist our clubs and ensure all can access the game, whilst receiving quality provision.

Connol is looking forward to getting started, stating “the football community in Wellington has been a second family to me following moving to New Zealand at an early age. I have had the pleasure to work with many incredible people through football in Wellington. I look forward to building more relationships across the region. I am a strong believer that football is for everyone. Continuing to make the game as accessible and welcoming to all players is an area that I am passionate about.” 


Connol Modd


Milan moves to Wellington from Auckland, having been heavily involved with Coach Education and the Talent Development Programme at East Coast Bays AFC as a Football Development Officer. Milan is excited by the change of scene and getting stuck into supporting Capital Football clubs in these areas, along with assisting across the board. Milan is in the final phase of assessment for the OFC/NZF B Licence as he looks to add this to his impressive qualifications.

Milan commented, “having worked as part of the football development community in Auckland for a while, I'm really looking forward to moving to Wellington to work with clubs to build on the positive steps taken in the Talent and Coach Education spaces over the past few years. I'm excited to meet everyone in the Capital Football community over the coming weeks.”


Milan Elie


Connol and Milan are OFC/NZF C Licence qualified coaches, and their football knowledge will stand them in good stead for their respective positions. Federation Development Manager, Steeve Sharpe is delighted with the appointments “we were impressed with the quality of applications for both roles and it is a testament to both Connol and Milan that they came through so well when interviewing. Connol and Milan are quite different personalities, but what they will both bring is a sincerity to offer a quality experience for our members. We are looking forward to having a full complement of development staff in place for 2023.”

Connol and Milan will begin with Capital Football on Tuesday 7th February 2023.  

Article added: Teusday 31 January 2023


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