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Academy: Introducing new Head of Coaching and Head of Goalkeeping

30 June 2022

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More information coming soon.

Our coach development programme is designed around the principle of BETTER COACHES = BETTER PLAYERS.

All of our Academy staff go through a thorough Training Needs Analysis and have access to support which is both bespoke and linked to their Development Action Plans as well as a programme of CPD linked to the Academy principles.

Click here to read more about coach development. 

Our Coach Volunteer programme is designed with 2 primary goals in mind.

Firstly, the programme can be accessed by local coaches who are L2 qualified and have an interest in future careers within the Academy system. These coaches will be expected to commit to support 2 sessions / games each week to support their personal development and growth whilst also giving them insight into coaching within the professional game. 

Secondly, the programme helps us to identify future coaches who can progress into PT paid coaching roles when the opportunity arises and they are suitably qualified and experienced.

Any coaches interested in speaking to us about coach volunteer opportunities should initially make contact with our Head of Coaching by sending their coaching CV and a cover letter explaining their reasons for wanting to join the programme to -

U16 – Duane Allen/Scott Ralfe


U15 – Chris Webster/Carl Nolan


U14 – Chris McCoy/Leroy Lita


U13 - Chris Taylor/Andrew Campbell (Hugo Pinto)


U12 – Kieran Squire/Manraj Sucha (Matt Coley)


U11 – Jake Welch/Andrew Jones


U10 – Dejon Hylton/Marcus Johnson


U9 – Matt Beach/Geo Shaw


Pre academy – Martin Lake + coach volunteers


Head of S & C - Will Heath


Lead Sports Therapist - Beth Taylor