Over the course of the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of serving as Head Football Coach Fit4kidz Football Club In South West London. In this capacity, I have trained over many players, some of who have gone on to trial for and play for Football for teams such as AFC Wimbledon, Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as for their schools and local boroughs.
Having helped develop many young football players while I’ve been coaching has helped me realise the importance of being healthy and motivating others to do the same no matter the age or size. Whilst working with a team of coaches for the last 5 years, I have been able to understand the importance of football and sports development, and how it enables communities to come together. I currently volunteer for a chartered standard football club called Fit4Kidz. Working for a local football club has allowed me to build my communication and coaching skills.
My role is overseeing the development of all the kids at our club, this includes, helping them develop a competitive nature, teaching them about ethical behaviour and good sportsmanship and assisting the development of leadership skills. My role also includes ensuring all coaches are following our clubs philosophy, have up to date coaching and safeguarding qualifications, to allow us to maintain our chartered standard status. One of my main responsibilities is to plan and coordinate programmes/projects, and delivery and training and coaching sessions, as well as retain and grow the participation for male, female and disability players in sport. I have managed to introduce girls football into our club, which is called YESHECAN. This started out by me networking with the parents of current players and local schools in the area, enquiring whether there were any girls interested in playing football. Through this, I have been able grow our club and have a group of 12 girls who have developed into keen sports players. I have introduced futsal into our training programme. Futsal has given our players experience in technical practices and tactical exercises, as these sessions are designed to improve players overall understanding of the game whilst building confidence and teamwork, and has been extremely successful in players development,
I like to maintain a healthy lifestyle and like to ensure that people I am working with do the same. Exercise makes people feel better and I like to ensure that people feel as good as they possibly can. I feel that I am a very motivated person and feel that I’m also able to help motivate others.I have excellent communication skills and feel that I work well with by myself as well as in a team. I like to come up with new ideas and new challenges and am a very committed member of the team