Brisbane Magic Futsal is extremely pleased to announce former Australian Futsal Coach and CEO, Mr Jim Roberts ASM as a member our Advisory Panel.
Jim has had extensive experience in the development of the sport of Futsal both in Australia and internationally. He played a key role in bringing the sport to Australia from Brazil in 1986 and worked tirelessly to develop the sport within FIFA. He travelled the world extensively for 15 years on this mission, as a national coach, FIFA instructor, and senior administrator.
He was presented an achievement award in 2000 by the CBFS (Confederation Brasilero de Futebol Salao) for his contribution to the development of Futsal throughout the world. He coached the Australian National Men’s team to 3 consecutive FIFA world Cup finals – one of only 4 people in the world to achieve this and is a veteran of some 66 international games as Australia’s national head coach.
He developed and implemented the sport’s Level 1 and Level 2 coaching accreditation courses approved by the Australian Sports Commission and utilised internationally throughout the OFC.
Jim was a member of the “Olympic Family” in Sydney 2000
* Nine years as a FIFA international technical, administrative and political advisor for the world development of the sport of FUTSAL conducting international technical workshops in Kuala Lumpur (FIFA), FIJI (FIFA), Vanuatu (FIFA) and (FIFA) Samoa and (FIFA), New Zealand , Philippines, Egypt , the Solomon Islands and Trinidad and Tobago (FIFA).
* Twenty-one visits to Brazil for both technical and administrative reasons as well as political work associated with the development of the sport both in Australia and the inclusion of futsal as a sport in the 2000 Olympic Games.
* Developed and implemented a comprehensive athlete and officials exchange program with Brazil.
* Official observer status at the 1996 Asian Qualifiers for the 1996 Futsal world cup and the 2001 Tiger 5’s in Singapore and the KL world 5’s in Kuala Lumpur 2003.
* Official delegate to the first FIFA congress on Futsal in Guatemala 2000.
* Ten years international coaching experience as National Head Coach for the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MENS TEAM – FIFA FUTSAL WORLD CUP FINALS – 1992 Hong Kong,1996 Spain and 2000 Guatemala.
* Winner Oceania qualifiers 1996 and 1999.
* International challenges in Brazil 1993, 1995 and 1996 (Futsal mini world cups) Portugal 1998 and Thailand 2000,international challenges in Australia 1993 and 1995 and 2000 involving Brazil Canada and Japan .
* Full international games against Brazil(3), Russia, Costa Rica, Belgium, Egypt, Spain, Croatia, Portugal, Argentina, Paraguay, USA, and thirteen top Brazilian Club teams across six cities in Brazil . Also full internationals against Fiji (6), Vanuatu (6) Papua New Guinea (1) , Cook Islands (1), Samoa (2) and New Zealand (3).
* Extensive international coaching and administrative networks including Brazil, Argentina, Europe, ASIA, USA and Oceania. Once again we continue to attract some of the leading personalities in Australian Sport.
Brisbane Magic Futsal is very pleased to have Mr Jim Roberts ASM as part of our club.