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Our Staff

Meet Our Staff
  • Questions and Answers
    WHAT CERTIFICATION DO COACHES HAVE?

    Our trainers are English Football Association & UEFA qualified, they have the experience that is required to assist the children in a proactive way of learning in a safe and fun environment.

    DO YOUR COACHES ONLY SPEAK ENGLISH?

    For the majority of time our coaches will be speaking English for education purposes, however they also speak languages like Russian, German, Hebrew and others.

    HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TEACHING KIDS FOR?

    Some of our coaches have been engaged in education programmes across the globe for over 15 years.

    DO YOU WORK WITH CHARITIES?

    Yes, and British Football School are proud to support a number of Russian and International charities that work with Russian children to provide a chance to develop extra physical and life skills.

    • Matthew
      Coach

      Matthew

      Coach

      Working within a variety of football environments, Michael has gained good experience working with ages from 3-18 years at Sunderland AFC Foundation of Light and community football teams. He also has played for the University football team.
      Michael has graduated with an honours in Sports Science, learning advanced skills in sports business, coaching and also playing football. Michael believes that young players develop through creating enjoyable training environments to stimulate their love of the beautiful game.

      Personal Info:
      • Place of Birth:
        Hartlepool
      • Favourite Team:
        Sunderland AFC
      • Favourite Player:
        Paul Scholes
      • Qualifications:
        BA Hons Sports Business and Coaching, Level 2 Community Sports Leadership, FA Safeguarding Certificate, PROZONE Performance Analysis level 1, FA Level 1 Football Coaching
    • Richard
      Romania Manager and Coach

      Richard

      Romania Manager and Coach

      A former Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC trainer, Richard has worked with children from the age of 3 to 11 groups in Greater Manchester, England. Richard has also established a community football team for adults and trained children in Europe, America and Africa. Having spent over a decade working in youth football, Richard now wants to pass on all that he has learnt to a new generation of players.

      Richard is also involved in charity work; having set up a UK based charity the raises money for disadvantaged Russian children, iOrphan.org. His charity commitments have seen Richard undertake a number of challenges, including running a number of marathons across Russia in 2011 with 200 Russian volunteers.

      Personal Info:
      • Place of Birth:
        Birmingham, England
      • Favourite Team:
        Liverpool FC
      • Favourite Player:
        Ian Rush or Steven Gerrard
      • Qualifications:
        UEFA B Youth Trainer Course, FA Futsal Level 1 Award, FA Mentoring Youth Adults Award
    • James
      UK Manager and Coach

      James

      UK Manager and Coach

      Working across the north of England, James has provided specialist training to young children from the ages of 2 to 11. Working at variety of locations, James has provided physical education lessons to children in nurseries, primary schools and autistic schools. His training experience spans over 10 years – in the UK and USA, and he has played for his local football team for 13 years. James is also an avid Manchester City fan and season ticket holder.

      James has previously led training sessions at a Young Offenders Institute to provide key life skills to young adults. Not only did James train their football team, but he ran a mentoring programme so they could become sports trainers.

      Personal Info:
      • Place of Birth:
        Ashton Under Lyne, England
      • Favourite Team:
        Manchester City FC
      • Favourite Player:
        Joe Hart
      • Qualifications:
        UEFA C Training Certificate, EBA Level 1 Basketball Training Award, RFU Level 1 Rugby Training Award, ECB Level 1 Cricket Training Award
    • Nastya
      Assistant Coach

      Nastya

      Assistant Coach

      Nastya has worked for five years in Russia and Germany as a football coach for children aged from 3 to 15. Nastya has played football in University Leagues across Russia and the Russian Womens League.

      Every year Nastya volunteers her time to be involved in the ART Football charity event, which raises money for Russian orphans. Fluent in German and learning Hebrew, Nastya is the translator the German and Israeli teams.

      Personal Info:
      • Place of Birth:
        Nalchik, RussiaArchangelsk, Russia
      • Favourite Team:
        Chelsea FC
      • Favourite Player:
        John Terry
      • Qualifications:
        UEFA C Training Certificate