Our team

Nicolas Dhuez, Head Coach

Nationality: French

Speaks: French, English, Japanese

Certifications:

  • DEF (French Diploma delivered by the French Federation of Football)
  • JFA Diploma Level D
  • JFA Referee Diploma Level 4

Player background:

  • Charleval (Normandie, France)
  • ES Nanterre (Paris, France)
  • Selected in the Regional team of Hauts-Seine, Paris-Île-de-France
  • Lorraine (champion)
  • First professional contract at the age of 14 years old
  • Professional player for FC Metz (Ligue 1, France)
  • RC Paris (3rd Division, France)
  • FC Brighton (3rd Division, England)

Coaching background:

  • 3 years at RC Paris (France) with categories U8,U10,U12
  • 2 years at FC Brighton (England) with categories U8,U10,U12
  • 8 years at Lycée Français International (Tokyo, Japan) with categories U6,U8,U10,U12
  • 3 years at FC Chiyoda (Tokyo, Japan) with categories U6,U8,U10,U12,U15,U17
  • Now at AOBA International School (Tokyo, Japan) since 2014 with categories U6,U8,U10,U12,U15,U18
  • Now at FCNomade (Tokyo, Japan) since 2013 with categories U6,U8,U10,U15,U17

Kevin Le Bras, Coach

Nationality: French

Speaks: French, English, currently learning Japanese

Player background:
  • 1996-2001: FC Benet (U6 – U10), Benet, France
  • 2001-07: Chamois Niortais FC Academy (U13 – U17), Niort, France
  • 2009/2010: SCO Angers (U19, National 3), Angers, France
  • 2010-13: Vannes OC (National 3, Ligue 2), Vannes, France. Practiced regularly with the pro team and played one game in Ligue 2.
  • 2013/14: Coastal Carolina University (NCAA Division 1), Conway, SC, USA
  • 2014: SWFL Adrenaline (USL PDL), Fort Myers, FL, USA
  • 2016: CS Mont-Royal Outremont (Québec Premiere League of Soccer), Montréal, Canada. Semi-professional soccer player.
  • 2017: FC Pumas (Tokyo Metropolis League), Tokyo, Japan
Coaching background:
  • Helped occasionally as an assistant coach at SWFL Adrenaline (Fort Myers, FL, USA) with categories U8, U10
  • Helped occasionally as an assistant coach at CS Mont-Royal Outremont (Fort Myers, FL, USA) with categories U8, U10
  • Now English Soccer Coach at Global Athlete Project (Tokyo, Japan) since July 2017 with categories U6, U8, U10
  • Now Coach at FCNomade since September 2017 with categories U8, U10, U12, U15

Laurent Junior Paganelli, English Soccer Coach

Nationality: French

Speaks: French, English, basic Japanese

Player background:

  • MJC Avignon (U5-U12)
  • OA (former ACA) (U12-U15) as a goalkepper

Raised in a professional soccer environement, Laurent was the assistant of Michel Hidalgo during three years of affiliates during his training courses for children and young players at Tournon, Aix-en-Provence. He is always in close collaboration with Thomas Benedet who is in charge of all video logistics at the Olympique de Marseille (Ligue 1, France). His passion for football never went away, and he now communicates his love for the game to the new generations with enthusiasm.

Yurie Shimbori, General Manager

Nationality: Japanese

Speaks: Japanese, English

Qualifications:

  • Kindergarden Teacher Diploma
  • Childcare Diploma
  • Counseling Diploma (Japan Mental Health Association Psychology Course)
  • Life Coach Certificate (Ginza Coaching School)
  • Secretary Diplome
  • Professional Dancer
  • Dance teacher for kids

David Brisson, Osteopath D.O.

Nationality: French

Speaks: French, English, Japanese

Qualifications:

  • D.O. Diploma in Osteopathy from IDHEO (Institute of High Studies of Osteopathy), France