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Updated: Apr 23

NJ Copa FC is thrilled to announce Aidan Gaule as the Head Coach of our USL League Two program for the upcoming 2024 summer season! Hailing from Sligo, Ireland, Aidan brings a lifelong passion for soccer and a wealth of experience from across the globe.

Aidan's coaching journey began in London, where he honed his skills as a data and set piece analyst, working meticulously to understand the intricacies of the game. His analytical prowess and attention to detail quickly caught the eye of FC Melita in Malta, a professional team in the first division, where he was offered the opportunity to spearhead the analysis department. In this role, Aidan played a pivotal role in shaping the team's tactical approach, utilizing data-driven insights to optimize performance on the field.

Eager to expand his horizons and delve deeper into the world of coaching, Aidan made the bold decision to join the Barcelona Academy in Dubai. This experience proved to be transformative, as Aidan immersed himself in the renowned Barca methodology, which places a strong emphasis on possession-based football and technical excellence. Under the guidance of top-level coaches, Aidan gained invaluable knowledge and insights that would shape his coaching philosophy for years to come.

During his time with the Barcelona Academy, Aidan not only refined his coaching skills but also developed a deep understanding of player development and mentorship. He learned the importance of fostering a positive and nurturing environment for players to thrive, instilling in him a strong sense of responsibility as a coach.

Overall, Aidan's journey from London to Malta to Dubai has been marked by a relentless pursuit of knowledge and excellence. His diverse experiences have equipped him with a unique blend of analytical prowess, tactical acumen, and a deep understanding of player development, making him a valuable asset to NJ Copa FC as the Head Coach of the USL League Two program.

Having recently directed the NJ WEST branch of the academy, Aidan has already made a significant impact, guiding teams to impressive performances. His exceptional leadership qualities and tactical acumen make him the ideal candidate to lead our USL League Two program.

Robert Aguas, President and Sporting Director, expressed his unwavering confidence in Aidan's abilities, emphasizing his exceptional leadership qualities and profound understanding of the game. Aguas highlighted Aidan's impressive track record, citing his proven ability to motivate and inspire players to perform at their best. Aguas stated, "Aidan's dedication to player development and his innovative approach to coaching make him an invaluable asset to our organization. As the head coach of our USL League Two program, Aidan will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our first team. We believe that his experience and expertise will not only lead our USL League Two team to new heights of success but also contribute significantly to the development and success of our entire organization."

Aidan is eager to bring his innovative coaching style to the USL League Two program, emphasizing attacking football and strategic adaptability. He is determined to lead the team to success and is focused on securing a spot in the USL League Two Playoffs.

"I am incredibly optimistic about our prospects for the upcoming season," Aidan stated confidently. "Our objective extends beyond merely creating a pathway for our academy players; we aim to achieve resounding success on the field. I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to collaborate with the exceptional group of players we have assembled. Together, we will strive for excellence and leave an indelible mark on the league. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this team and I plan to implement a dynamic and attacking style of play that will excite our fans and challenge our opponents. We will focus on building a strong team culture and work tirelessly to maximize the potential of every player. I am confident that with hard work, dedication, and a strong team mentality, we can achieve great things this season."

NJ Copa FC will kick off its USL League Two campaign in May. Players interested in joining the team can register for tryouts on May 4th & 9th and contact Head Coach Aidan Gaule at

Join us in welcoming Aidan Gaule to NJ Copa FC, and let's make this summer one to remember! #NJCopafc #USLL2 #SoccerNews

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