Jo Dawkins

Director of Football


A product of Hiroshi Miyazawa’s first generation of academy players, Jo has recently returned home from 6 years abroad in North America both in the US Collegiate system and playing professional.

Playing Career

NZ Secondary Schools U19 (Captain), Florida International University, Ocala Stampede (PDL, USA), Ottawa Fury (USL Pro, Canada), Auckland City FC (ASB Premiership), Central United FC (NRPL), Onehunga Sports FC (NRFL)

NRFL Premier League Player of the Year (2015, 2017)

Chatham Cup Winner (2017), Runner Up (2015)

NRFL Premier League Winner (2017, 2018)

New Zealand Footballer of the year finalist 2018

International Honours

U20 New Zealand National Team (Squad)

Coaching Career

2012 - Ocala Stampede (USA) – Academy Coach

2013 - Ottawa Fury (Canada) – Program Director

2014- WYNRS Academy Coach

2014 – Present - Onehunga Sports FC Youth Coach

2015 - Onehunga Sports Mens First Team – Assistant Coach

2015 – Present - Wellington Phoenix Soccer School Director

Coaching Career Highlights

Head Coach WPSS Reysol Cup in Japan (Champions 2018)

Head Coach WPSS Arousa 7 in Spain 2017 (vs Real Madrid, Arsenal & FC Barcelona)

Head Coach WPSS Codion Cup in China 2018

AFF league Champions (multiple) Onehunga Sports FC

Coaching License

  • B.S Sports Management (Florida International University)

  • OFC B License (in process)

  • NZF / OFC C License

  • New Zealand Football Junior Level 3

  • New Zealand Football Youth Level 3

  • New Zealand Football Senior Level 2