My coaching career started early taking my badges with the FA aged 19. I became involved in grass roots football and then worked with Arsenal and Watford FC.
I then moved onto Tottenham Hotspur and worked with Elite talent in their development centres and the Elite sessions at the training ground. It was here where I started to evolve as a coach with the help of in house training from Chris Ramsey and learning techniques from Ricardo Moniz.
I also worked for Tottenham Hotspur disability and enjoyed working with children of all abilities.
In between this time I travelled overseas and worked in The USA alongside MLS team San Jose Earthquakes and for UKISC.
I found that I achieved greater work satisfaction when I coached one on one and decided to leave Spurs and go full time with personal coaching.
During this time I saw my pupils gain a lot of confidence and go on to achieve great things in their game. From beginners working their way up from a D team to an A team and Academy players playing a year up in their team, some getting picked for England and some signing for Premier League teams and getting boot deals!
I found that one on one sessions had many layers and I had to utilise all of my experience to help my students. Physcology fitness and tactical awareness were all important factors in my lessons. I think the most important factor though is to instill a love for the game and make sure that when we leave a session we are both disappointed that the time has ended so quickly.
Football is for everyone. For every 20 hours worked I will donate an hour of my time to coaching in disability football.