I graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2008 with a degree BSc(hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences. I have always played football from a young age, been a Newcastle United season ticket holder for 6 seasons now, sometimes attend Sunderland games and South Shields FC in the Northern League.
I began my coaching journey at the end of 2005 when I started my Level 1 football coaching course, finishing it early in 2006. I then started coaching an under 9 boys team.
In the summer of 2007 I went out to Greece for 10 weeks as a football coach at a holiday resort.
In 2007/2008 I also done some coaching for girls teams of all different ages, as the club I was with at the time had a very good set up for girls teams.
In 2008 after graduating I started the Level 2 football coaching course, moving to a different level in coaching. Learning different ways to put everything across to players.
In March 2009 I headed out to New Jersey in the USA working for The Sports Factory/TSF Academy. I was out there for 5 and a half months before returning to England. I was working with girls teams of all ages.
Upon returning to England I passed me Level 2 assessment and began Level 3/UEFA B course in 2010. I am currently completing all the pack work in a build up to getting my final assessment.
This blog will focus on the world of football coaching.