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ABOUT OUR COACHES

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A PASSION FOR COACHING KIDS

MARCO PAPA

Coaching career: 

Beaconsfield FC 1st team assistant; FC Beaconsfield Reserves assistant; Bourne End Junior Sports Club - present.

As the founder of PFA Marco's passion and enthusiasm for the beautiful game is limitless. With 2 children of his own, it was always Marco's destiny to inspire kids through football, and PFA was born.  Offering professional soccer coaching to boys and girls age 5 to 11, we like to think our goal at PFA extends beyond developing your child's soccer skills.  Our aspiration is to nurture better self-confidence, leadership and discipline for your child too through our coaching programmes, so it's not just about the football.  Marco is a lifelong Tottenham and Juventus fan and eats, sleeps and breathes football!

Playing career: Tottenham Hotspur alongside Paul Gascoigne & Jamie Redknapp; Middlesex county at all levels; 1st team football for celebrated Non League Wealdstone (when they ground shared at Vicarage Road, Watford); 1st team Kingsbury Town; 1st team Firenze Ovest, Italy; 1st team Welwyn Garden City; 1st team Hillingdon Borough, 1st team Ruislip Manor; scored 220 goals for AC Carrera.

Coaching career: FA Prelim badge; FA level 1 coach; FA level 2 coach; DBS checked; FA safeguarding children; First aid qualified; New York Cosmos Soccer Camp USA; Elms Soccer School in Stanmore; coached and managed AC Carrera (men's) for 4 years; Belmont United for 2 year's (kids); Campomarino Youth Team, Italy 1 year; Bourne End JSC U9 for 3 years - present.

Richard is a big advocate of keeping the fun factor in our football training sessions.  His popularity and inspiration does wonders for the development of the children's football skills. He is a fanatical Manchester United fan.

Playing career:

Bucks Schools FA district & county team; Cippenham Sports FC; Hampshire Premier League representative team; Flackwell Heath; Marlow FC; Oxford City reserves; Aldermaston; High Wycombe Sunday combination premier division & representative team.

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ASHLEY

Ashley started playing football at the age of 6 and is an avid Tottenham fan.  As a prolific talent his soccer skills caught the attention of the Tottenham youth team scout, and he subsequently joined to achieve great things with them.

Coaching career: 

Bourne End Junior Sports Club soccer team; Pro Football Academy for 1 year - present.

Playing career:

Tottenham School Boys 9-16 years; Luton School Boys 9-16 years; Bedfordshire County schools; Saturday and Sunday football in Bedfordshire.

Richard

RICHARD

"PFA focuses on building your child's confidence, leadership and discipline too, so it's more than just their football ability we want to develop."

Marco Papa, PFA Founder & Director

Coaching career: 

Level 1 coach

First class honours degree in football studies

 

Coach Michael believes football sessions must be fun and enjoyable. It is also vitally important to not only develop the player, but also them as a person.

 

His philosophy is to allow players to play with freedom, achieved by a creative style of play. Skills, movement, possession, passing and finishing underpin this. When he is not coaching football he is usually watching it, Liverpool being the team he supports.

Playing career:

Loudwater FC

Wycombe Saints FC

Chloe

CHLOE

Chloe developed a passion for football at a young age and while living in Australia represented an U18s team, playing at a  competitive and regional level.

 

She believes everyone, no matter their ability, should be given the opportunity to grow as a player with support in a safe and fun environment.

Coaching career: 

Level 1 coach

Coaching in schools in Hayes, Ruislip, Uxbridge and Harefield

Playing career:

Regional level for U18s in Australia

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MICHAEL