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Club Career

Jeff Olver played for Heidelberg and Melbourne Croatia in the  Australian National Soccer League, playing over 500 first team games. He is a member of the Football Federation Australia - Football Hall of Fame.

As of March 2015 Jeff was made a life time member of the Football Federation Victoria.

Work History
  • Director of Football Zone Coaching

  • Melbourne City FC A-League Goalkeeping Coach

  • NYL GK Assistant Coach at Melbourne City FC -     A-League

  • Assistant Senior Coach at Heidelberg United - NPL

  • Director of Goalkeeping at Heidelberg United - NPL

  • Coach Educator - For FFV

  • Melbourne Victory W League Goalkeeping Coach

  • U/16 Team at Heidelberg United - NPL

  • Current Assistant Senior Coach at Werribee City FC - NPL2

  • Current Goalkeeper Coach at Werribee City FC - NPL2

Coaching Career

With Over 25 years of experience, Jeff has coached at  an array of different football clubs, including working for the FFV for 9 years. He has also worked for the National Women's team as both an assistant national coach and national coach. Jeff has coached a number of clubs at the Victorian Premier League level which have included Bulleen Lions, Heidelberg United. Jeff has also been heavily involved in youth development, running an array of programs at Carlton Soccer Club and South

Melbourne Soccer Club with the culmination of winning the Australia Championship with the Carlton Youth Team in 2000.

International Career

Jeff Olver played 37 times for Australia. He was part of the Australian team that made the Quarter Finals of the 1988 Olympic Football Tournament. Jeff is often regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers Australia has ever produced. Up until 2009 Jeff had the highest international caps for Australia (54) and competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Youth Career
  • Sunshine Heights

  • Albion Rovers

Senior Career
  • Heidelberg (1980-1987)

  • Melbourne Croatia (1988-1989)

  • Heidelberg (1990-1992)

  • Bulleen Lions (1993-1996)

  • Fawnker Blues (1997)

National Team
  • Australia U19s (1977-1978)

  • Australia (1984-1990)

Teams Coached
  • Bulleen Lions (1994-1995)

  • Carlton (1997-1999)

  • Heidelberg United (2000)

  • South Melbourne (2000 -2002)

  • Thomastown Devils (2003)

  • Moreland Zebras (2012)

  • Melbourne City FC (2020-2022)

  • Heidelberg United (2010-2023)

Current Qualifications
  • Holds Current FFA - A License

  • Holds current FFA - B License

  • FFV Coach Educator

  • Holds current FFA - Advanced Level Two Goalkeeping license

  • Holds current FFA - Advanced Level One Goalkeeping license

  • Holds current FFA - Goalkeeping Diploma license

  • Holds current Working With Children's Check

  • Child Safe Standards


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