Contact Details: 07930 338790 or 0845 2042 442
DOB : 28/04/1977 Born: Preston
Teamtheme Role: Director of Coaching
Where I Coach: mainly Leyland, Penwortham and the towns around
Team Supported: Preston North End
Footie Position: Central Def, Centre Forward or G/K
Footie Idol: Mark Hughes
Pop Idol: Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, Alter Bridge, U2 etc
TV Idol: Alan Partridge & Peter Kay
Food Idol: Italian (Pasta & Pizza)
Unusual Fact About Me: I have 14 tattoo’s !!!
Car Driven: Audi Q7 and Mitsubishi Warrior Pick UP
FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (currently studying for FA Level 2)
Level 4 Referee
FA Child Protection
FA Club Welfare Officer
FA Safeguarding for Children
FA Emergency Aid
St John Ambulance Public 1st Aid
FA Basic & Intermediate Certificates in the Treatment & Management of Injuries
CRB Enhanced Disclosure Police Clearance
After leaving Runshaw College top of the class, I made my way to Leeds Metropolitan Uni (Carnegie) to study PE. After completing 2 years of the course, I left and worked for Endsleigh Insurance in Burnley for 2 years where I made great contacts with dozens of pro footballers, handling all of their insurance needs.
After making & breaking records in insurance, I left in June 2000 to prepare for and research children’s footie coaching. In October 2001, I ran Teamtheme’s 1st after school football course at my old junior school in my home town of Leyland and have never looked back since.
Been footie coaching for over 14 years now, working part time in holidays when off college & Uni to full time since Oct 2001.
Worked with Teamtheme since 1994, organising & managing sports tours & tournaments.
Played football at Wembley in 1997, representing PNE in the supporters 6 a side final.
Best Footie Moment
Playing at Wembley in 1997 & Deepdale April 2004 & 2008
I’ll always be involved with Teamtheme but when things are running more smoothly that I can ‘step to the side’ a bit, my ambition and goal in life is to become a professional football referee. After retiring from reffing at 45 – 50, and having completed all my coaching badges in the meantime, could I then go into pro club coaching / management – has this ever been done before I wonder? from referee to manager! Imagine, watch this space…!!!