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ABOUT

ME

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Nice to meet you

I consider myself lucky to have discovered what I'm passionate about at a young age. It gave me the opportunity to turn my football and cooking into successful and fulfilling careers.

Today, still passionately involved in these fun and inspiring industries, I'm excited to be offering support and services to assist people of all ages and professions to unlock their full potential and achieve the personal, sporting or professional goals they've set themselves.

You can read about the journeys that lead me to football and cooking at the bottom of this page.

Services

I love what I do. Let me share my enthusiasm with you.

Goalkeeper Coaching

Holding both an AFC C and Level 1 Goalkeeping Licence allows me to balance my professional playing experiences with internationally regarded qualifications.

Private or group sessions are available now, as well as game analysis and mentoring services.

If you, or someone you know, wish to take your game to a new level then get in touch and let us discuss how.

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$50.00

Food Services

Jerrad's Kitchen is my food, diet and nutrition space that offers people of all ages the chance to experience everything I've learned from my 17 years in the culinary industry.

As a qualified chef I offer private dining and event catering opportunities, as well as nutrition education and cooking classes.

For more details head to the Jerrad's Kitchen section or get in touch directly.

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$149.00

Self Improvement

Throughout my life I've always felt my best and achieved my greatest levels of success when I was diligent in four key areas. 

The One Percenters is my health, wellbeing and self improvement platform that focuses on these pillars to provide helpful goods and services to people looking to reach their full potential.

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$29.99

Football

Born in Hobart, I started playing at the age of 6 for my school team Cambridge United. My love for the round ball game was instant and although my parents encouraged me to play and enjoy a wide variety of sports, it was football that I found impossible to give away.

In the year 2000 my family relocated to Queenslands' Sunshine Coast. The change of scenery brought with it an exciting new lifestyle and created fresh opportunities for me on the football field.

In fact, it was just three-years later that I would first find myself in goals following the departure of my teams regular shot stopper.

 

Feeling instantly at home I joined the Goalkeeping Australia Academy to sharpen my skills and saw my game improve rapidly under their expert coaching and guidance. 

Things moved very quickly from that point.

 

A successful trial with the Australian Institute of Sport saw me move to Canberra the day after my High School graduation to begin my scholarship within their full time program.

A debut for the U20 National Team at the 2007 Youth Olympics in Sydney helped put me on a fast-tracked pathway to professional football, but it wasn't until 2009 that it was finally realised, signing with newly formed Gold Coast United.

My career from that point:

Pre-professional

2001 - 2006 Maroochydore FC

2007 Australian Institute of Sport

2007 Australia U20

2008 Sunshine Coast Fire FC

2009 Brisbane Strikers FC

Professional

2009 - 2012 Gold Coast United

2012 Australia U23

2012 - 2014 Western Sydney Wanderers

2014 - 2015 Sun Pegasus (Hong Kong)

2015 - 2016 Perth Glory

2016 - 2018 Western Sydney Wanderers

2018 Chennai City FC (India)

2019 - Present Green Gully SC

Cooking

I was 8 when I decided to be a chef.

Fueled initially by the discovery that when hungry, the fastest way to get food in my mouth was to put it there myself, cooking soon became a creative outlet and my form of relaxation.

At school, I balanced food science and nutrition studies with industry employment, before making the tough decision in 2006 to put my culinary dreams on ice to pursue a big break in my football career.

It proved a wise decision (signing with Gold Coast United in 2009), however after five years of professional football I felt motivated to reconnect with my passion for cooking, opening 'Jerrad's Kitchen' for the very first time in 2014.

Still operating today, Jerrad's Kitchen has seen me personally visit the homes of families across Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia to turn their kitchen into mine for an unforgettable night of good food and company.

In 2019, with more than a decade of industry experience accumulated, I decided it was time to complete my formal training and enrolled at Melbourne Polytechnic.

I completed their full-time program in November, graduating with a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

My focus is now on fine tuning my vision and philosophy for food with the intention of opening up my first dining location in the years to come. So be sure to watch this space.