I have always had an interest in sports but I have a main passion for football. At a young age I always dreamed of being a footballer as most young football fans do. I left school not knowing what to do but wanted to be involved in football so decided to take begin my path to becoming a football coach. I have had a lot of experience within football coaching, working at Fulham Foundation and Crawley Town in the Community, which really helped me not just in coaching but working with young children.
I managed grassroots teams from ages U8-U15s so gained valuable experience working on the admin side of football, all the hard work that coaches/managers/volunteers do behind the scenes which goes unseen so this gave me an eye-opener and desire to work harder within football coaching at a grassroots level to help players and teams to develop.
Working in schools I have seen how important that learning and having fun is paramount to young learners, creating an enjoyable experience to all young children regardless of their ability. I particularly enjoy coaching, seeing and hearing young players take on what you have taught them in a training or development session and giving them valuable information to help them improve and watching players development over months/years has been the main reason why I enjoy coaching.
My role at Ultimate Coaching is Head of Coaching, overseeing and supporting coaches within their development as well as engaging more players into football or sports in schools. Working with great coaches is also a great opportunity to learn from them and give my ideas, and there is a real feel good environment within Ultimate Coaching where all the coaches are friendly and approachable.
My role outside of Ultimate Coaching is also at Sutton United FC where I am Deputy Head of the Girls section which are becoming stronger and growing each year. Having coached one of the girls teams at Sutton for a few years, I have seen the growth of girls football not just in Sutton but in Surrey and have been amazed by the amount of girls now getting more involved in football. I am very keen to get more girls involved in football through Ultimate Coaching but feel it is important for girls to get more involved in sport overall, not just for the health and physical side but also the social side.
FA Level 2
First Aid Qualified
We are passionate and motivated to making the difference, and allowing all children to be the best they can be in their chosen sport. We value the importance of providing enriched opportunities that inspire and motivate both boys and girls, providing both intermediate & advanced learners pathways into broader participation, club or academy environments and future employability.