National Roller Hockey Association (NRHA) Coaching Director
I started playing Roller Hockey when I was 5 years old in 1962, as my Father was a player and encouraged me to play the sport. As a player one of my main characteristics was my skating ability, which aligned with my fitness, made me a very competitive player. I was frequently the top scorer in my clubs and often in the National leagues. During my Senior playing career I was involved with both Barcelos and Viana clubs when we were promoted to the Premier League and became more professional.
When I was 28 I completed the National coaching course and I decided to concentrate on my coaching career. As a Coach today, I am very pleased that I have been involved in all different levels of coaching, including National teams with Portugal – one of the best National teams in the world and with England who have great potential that I am motivated to develop.
- NRHA National Coaching Director – Full Time Nov 2007 to Current
- NRHA National Coaching Director Jan 05 to Nov 2007
- National Senior Head Coach 1996 to 2005
- Letchworth RHC 1997 to 2003
- North London RHC 1995 to 1997
- Famalicense A. C. Coaching Director 1992 to 1993
- V. S. C. Barcelinhos Head Coach 1991 to 1992
- Portugal National U20 & U21 Coach 1989 to 1990
- F. C. Porto Under 20’s 1988 to 1991
- Minho Regional Head Coach 1985 to 1987
- Juventude de Viana Under 20 1985 to 1987
- O. C. Barcelos 1982 to 1985
- Puenteareas (Spain) 1981 to 1982
- Juventude de Viana 1978 to 1981
- V. S. C. Barcelinhos 1977 to 1978
- O. C. Barcelos (Junior) 1975 to 1977
- V. S. C. Barcelinhos (Youth Levels) 1962 to 1974
- Regional Coaching Course 1985
- National Level Coaching Course 1988
- Mechanical Engineer (Open University – England)
- England Ladies European Championship Under 19’s Bronze Medal 2010
- England U17’s European Championship Bronze Medal 2010
- England Ladies European Championship Under 19’s Bronze Medal 2009
- England Seniors Men World Championship Group B Silver Medal 2004
- England Seniors Men World Championship Group B Bronze Medal 2002
- England Seniors Men World Championship Group B Gold Medal 2000
- Winner of one Premier League Championship with Letchworth RHC
- National League winners for all levels for Letchworth RHC
- Latin Cup Champions with Portugal U21 team
- 3 x Portugal National Junior Champions with FC Porto
- 3 x Portugal Porto Regional Junior Champions with FC Porto
- 2 x Runners up National Junior Champion with Juventude Viana
- 2 x Minho Regional Champions with Juventude Viana
- 5 x Portugal Northern Regional Champions 3 with Porto & 2 with Viana
Comments from Pedro Antunes – a Portuguese Coach living in Switzerland for many years & has developed Switzerland in the same way as I am doing in England.
Nom: Pedro Antunes
Lieu: Genève, Switzerland
Trainer in Geneva since 1993 RHC
2 x LNA Swiss Cup 2000/01 & 2002/03
Picker Swiss Junior 2000-2006 (Bronze Euro & 4xFPlay Jun. 2005)
Expert J + S Sport sur Roulettes (Trainer)
Juventus coach Montreux 2007/2008
Coach Genève RHC – Jun. B2 09/2010
“Jose Carlos Amaral, is a coach of Roller Hockey with great experience. During the 7 years I have had the pleasure of being one of his opponents in the European junior or youth competitions and I have seen the excellent work he has done with the various levels of English teams. The experience that led him to success in Portugal allowed him to crank up the level of their selections and be today, a person who has the full confidence of the English.
A federation who is aware of the limitations of their clubs and that there are still some difficulties in England but want to do more and better.
Because as I always say: “We can only make a great omelet with excellent eggs!” and I think Jose Carlos has done good with omelets and eggs that he has.
I think you can not ask for much more than what José Carlos Amaral has been doing for hockey in England. Hockey in England or in Switzerland, has not nearly anywhere near the same conditions as hockey in Portugal.
Jose Carlos deserves my respect. “