Ian joined the academy in 2012 and has coached our under 9s for the previous four seasons. He is an A Licence coach since 1995 and he spent 15 years at Bristol City Academy coaching the under 8/9/10 boys. He also set up the Girls Centre of Excellence where he was the Director from 2000-2006.
Ian is also a Coach Educator delivering Level 1 and Level 2 coaching courses for the FA. Ian played at Weston-s-Mare and went on to successfully run the youth team winning the league in the 1991/1992 season.
Rob joined the academy last season as part of our mentoring programme after earning a reputation as a young coach with great potential in local football. He has completed the FA Level One and Two awards in coaching football and the FA Youth Award including Modules one, two and three. He has coaching experience in the youth programmes at Clevedon Town and Yate Town and also coached Clapton in Gordano mens last season where he won a youth development award with the club.