Luke joined the Academy in July 2015 and has recently been appointed as our Lead Foundation Phase Coach. He holds a BA (Hons) in Sports Management and Football studies combined with a UEFA B Licence and is currently completing the FA Youth Award. Luke is also a Coach Education Affiliate Tutor with the English FA and delivers Level 1 and 2 courses. He is currently working towards his UEFA A Licence Qualification.
Previous coaching experiences include working in the USA covering 15 states before taking up an Academy Programme Manager role, where he oversaw the development of a club with 1800+ players. After returning to the UK, Luke set up a successful Wiltshire based Development Centre called Future of Football. He wrote the philosophy and curriculum and they currently deliver skill based technical training to 230+ players a week. He also worked as a PE Coordinator for a large school partnership.
Kieron joined the academy in 2012, on a coaching internship and has been mentored by a number of our coaches across the age groups throughout the Academy. He has also completed his UEFA B Licence and FA Youth Award and holds a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching. In addition to coaching in the academy he has coached within a number of grassroot clubs locally whilst also sitting on committees as Club Secretary & Development Officer.
Kieron has been involved with Somerset FA for the last 3 years. He was their Chairperson for Somerset FA Youth Council where he looked after a team of 17 Young Leaders to give young people a voice within the County but now sits on an advisory team that works alongside them. Kieron has established himself as a very promising young coach and has been recognised with 2 National Football Association Awards. Kieron won FA Young Volunteer of the Year in 2015 and collected his award at FA Community Shield game from Sir Geoff Hurst.