“Unfortunately there seems to be a rise in the levels of inappropriate and aggressive behaviour towards officials and incredibly, junior and youth players. I believe the Respect program will help to raise awareness about the damage that is caused by such behaviour”
Place of Birth
Current Football Position
Assistant Coach of Premier League club Raiders
Involvement in Football
Been involved for 34 years as a player, coach and also a scout for professional clubs. Playing career went as far as Luton Town as a youth and then onto 'Non-League' football as an adult. Has been involved in every facet of the game as a coach including Juniors, youth, women's and men's football
First Coaching Appointment
Sundon Park Rangers, an under 13 team in Luton
Most Memorable Coaching Moment
Most memorable coaching moment to-date is with Metro United Women’s Football Club in defeating the unbeaten Sturt Marion 2-1. It wasn't the result that was memorable but the reaction of the players when the final whistle went, they could not believe they had won the game
What is important when Coaching?
Emphasis is on the quality of football that the team is producing. Playing an attractive brand of football.
What are your goals in Football?
To work in a club environment that is as professional as possible in a semi-professional league. To be involved in an academy that specifically targets disadvantaged / problem youths. While this may not provide the glory of winning cups and championships, the personal satisfaction would be extremely rewarding.