How did you get into coaching?
I completed both Level 1 & 2 Quals in college then had a Knee injury at 17, started coaching the ladies team I played for (regional league). Darren Moss (Girls' & Women's FDO at the time) invited me to a Football Futures Ambassador meeting, knowing me through a friend, I started volunteering for Norfolk FA and worked on a Sportivate programme at City Academy. I then supported numerous Norfolk FA events and applied for the 2 year FDO Girls' & Women's apprenticeship at Norfolk FA, i was successful and have been a Full Time FDO for 1 year!
Working for Norfolk I've coached a number of FA Skills sessions (5-11year olds) & Football Mash Up sessions – recreational/social football for girls. I am currently undertaken the new challenge of the Norwich Advanced Coaching Centre U12's manager/coach this season (This is a route into the FA Talent Pathway)
Why do you coach?
To stay involved in the game, if I can't play it I wanted to coach it! The reward is the main thing for me, seeing the players develop, no matter what their ability!
Your current level of coaching?
Level Two Certificate in Coaching Football, Fa youth module 1 and 2.
Further information that may be of interest?
I lead on our Norfolk FA Football Futures Programme, which is a young leadership programme for 14 – 23 year olds, championing those volunteering within football and being the platform for them to develop and achieve.