UniversityUniversity and Degree - BA Media - Leeds University
Level 2 FA Coaching award
Level 1 FA Futsal
I have played football all of my life, beginning at local grass root clubs and progressing to play with the Aston Villa centre of Excellence until I was 16. Following this I played with local youth teams, Malvern Town and Pershore town before going to university in Leeds and representing the university 1sts football team. Whilst in Leeds I played for a local Semi-professional team, it was whilst I was in Leeds I was introduced to Futbol de Salao. A local team Guisely had been running soccer Brazilian soccer schools using a smaller heavier ball to encourage more skilful players, I experienced the dramatic development this form of football had on players. My coaching journey started here, helping out a few sessions with friends from University. Fast forward another few years and my first coaching experience with a team began with my sons football team Leigh and Bransford Locomotive u7, I coached them for 2 years with some great experiences along the way and achieving my level 1 + 2 coaching qualifications. I have recently taken on the role of coaching Halesowen Town u10 competing in the Junior Premier league. During this time I have become a Futsal qualified coach and started a Futsal academy in Malvern, Positive Futsal which has seen over 50 children across 6 age groups. I am extremely passionate about Futsal as a stand alone game and as a tool to develop football skills and technique.