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COACHES: Meet the Coaches

Coach Jon

UKFA Owner

Coaching Experience

UKFA Owner (2016-Present)

1 Year in Hong Kong before opening UKFA (2015-2016)

UKElite Assistant Director

Hanson DOC & Player Development

MA, USA (2012-2015)

Various Clubs in England:

Leicester City, Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle

Coaching Qualifications

FAW UEFA B License

FA Youth Level 1-3

FA Level 1 Goalkeeping

NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma

LMA Coaching Degree

Prozone Level 1 Analysis

First Aid certified / Child Protection

Favourite Team

The mighty Tottenham Hotspur 

Favourite Player

Son Heung-Min

off the pitch he's always smiling & creating a positive atmosphere

on the pitch he's a constant attacking threat...electric footballer

Favourite Football Moment

Spurs beating Ajax in the last second of the Champions League semi final

Why I Love Coaching Football

I love seeing players & teams improve, it's as simple as that. The moment when a player or group achieves something they've been working hard towards is priceless.

My Coaching Style & Session Delivery

I like players to explore football through guided discovery. I setup open activities where players can experiment and the results will often be different. I try to create an environment where the players have to communicate & problem solve together to get positive outcomes.

What I Look For In A Young Player

A hardworking individual that's isn't scared to try new things, make mistakes or push themselves towards difficult challenges. A player that puts the team first and will do anything to help their friends and coach on and off the pitch.

How I Judge A Successful Team

I don't judge success on wins, I judge the success of a team on how they act on & off the pitch. A successful team helps each other on the pitch regardless of the result. Success of the pitch is if the players like to hang out with each other outside of football. I love seeing new friendships grow through football. 

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