I am a football coach/manager from Sheffield, England who is currently based in Hong Kong SAR. I have been coaching football for 10 years and have had the experience of working in both youth age-group and senior football. My ambition in the world of football coaching is to obtain the position of the head coach of a professional football club.

The majority of my coaching experience is within youth football. Over the last three years I progressed into the senior women’s football game, holding roles as a both a first-team manager and head coach. I currently hold the role of Football coach and programme manager at Major League Football Academy over in Hong Kong. In this role I currently coach five teams (U12 boys team 1 and 2, U13 boys, U18 girls and Womens D2 team) alongside coaching both touch rugby and netball in the local partner schools. Over the next 5 years, my aim is to move away from coaching in youth football, and gain a full-time coaching position in senior football.

I am also currently the Technical director of The Holmshaw Academy LTD. My role over the last two years has been to oversee curriculum design and coaching delivery. I thoroughly enjoy my work through these off-field roles, and see this as a future career aside from my role as a head coach.

Aside from coaching, I have also been involved in coach education. I was a teaching assistant at Leeds Beckett University working on the Sports Coaching undergraduate course. In my role I assessed student performance, gave feedback and graded undergraduate students sports coaching sessions. Coach education is an additional passion of mine, and I enjoy regularly delivering CPD sessions to colleagues to help better practice.

Having completed both an BSc and MSc degree in Sports Coaching, I am keen to engage within and implement concepts and theory from academia within sports coaching science. My coaching practice differs from the cultural norms within football, yet I believe my style is more beneficial.

I believe in long term development over short term gain. I am a coach that likes to develop players, my team, and the various projects that I am involved with over time.

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