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Steve Walsh - (Part 2) On Scouting and Recruitment
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 5 (Part 2) May 2022We are delighted to be welcome one of the most respected Sporting Directors in World Football for May's Coaches Corner; the role of the Sporting Director with special guest, Steve Walsh.Steve's career includes senior recruitment roles at Chelsea and Newcastle prior to moving to Leicester as Head of Recruitment / Assistant Manager that of course led to some incredible signings (incl Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez) and a Premier League winners medal. Steve moved to Everton in 2016 as Sporting Director before leaving Goodison in 2018.Steve was appointed as Special Advisor to new MLS expansion team, Charlotte FC in early 2020 and has helped the club recruit an entire squad (or roster) from scratch for their debut MLS season in 2022.We'll be delving into both Steve's experience of what a Sporting Director actually is, how to develop as a scout and/or Recruitment professional as well looking at the future of player recruitment. This is a fantastic opportunity for those working across all disciplines of the game - all delivered in the usual interactive NEFA Coaches Corner fashion.As always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive... Read more
Published on: 19-05-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Steve Walsh - (Part 1) The Role of the Sporting Director
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 5 (Part 1) May 2022We are delighted to be welcome one of the most respected Sporting Directors in World Football for May's Coaches Corner; the role of the Sporting Director with special guest, Steve Walsh.Steve's career includes senior recruitment roles at Chelsea and Newcastle prior to moving to Leicester as Head of Recruitment / Assistant Manager that of course led to some incredible signings (incl Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez) and a Premier League winners medal. Steve moved to Everton in 2016 as Sporting Director before leaving Goodison in 2018.Steve was appointed as Special Advisor to new MLS expansion team, Charlotte FC in early 2020 and has helped the club recruit an entire squad (or roster) from scratch for their debut MLS season in 2022.We'll be delving into both Steve's experience of what a Sporting Director actually is, how to develop as a scout and/or Recruitment professional as well looking at the future of player recruitment. This is a fantastic opportunity for those working across all disciplines of the game - all delivered in the usual interactive NEFA Coaches Corner fashion.As always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive... Read more
Published on: 19-05-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Johnathan McKinstry (Part 1) - Journey to Africa, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and culture
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 4 (Part 1) April 2022This months NEFA Coaches Corner takes a special look at the challenges and opportunities of coaches working in Africa with former Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Uganda manager, Johnny McKinstry.Part 1 will focus on Johnny's Journey to Africa, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and cultureAs always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive format, with our attendees able to ask questions to another vastly knowledgeable coach.www.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 01-05-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Johnathan McKinstry - Club management, Uganda and advice for coaches
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 4 (Part 2) April 2022This months NEFA Coaches Corner takes a special look at the challenges and opportunities of coaches working in Africa with former Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Uganda manager, Johnny McKinstry.Part 2 will focus on club management, Uganda and advice for coachesAs always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive format, with our attendees able to ask questions to another vastly knowledgeable coach.www.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 01-05-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Gerard Jones Part 2 – Visual Search continued and feedback
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 3 (Part 2) March 2022Developing Decision Makers; Practice is Search, scanning / visual search, and feedback.Our guest for the March Coaches Corner is Gerard Jones. Gerard is an UEFA A Licence Coach who has worked in a variety of roles in football as a practitioner and coach developer.His career has seen him work as Head of Coaching at Bristol Rovers, Assistant Under 21 Coach at Bradford City and Academy Coach at Rochdale. Gerard has also worked as a Coach developer for US Soccer, Football Association Wales, and Royal Moroccan Football Federation. He is currently working towards a PhD in this month’s topic, and we are looking forward to a fascinating insight into how we develop better decision makers.As always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive format, with our attendees able to ask questions to another vastly knowledgeable coach.www.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 24-03-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Gerard Jones - Part 1 – Developing Communication, Football Language and Visual Search
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 3 (Part 1) March 2022Developing Decision Makers; Practice is Search, scanning / visual search, and feedback.Our guest for the March Coaches Corner is Gerard Jones. Gerard is an UEFA A Licence Coach who has worked in a variety of roles in football as a practitioner and coach developer.His career has seen him work as Head of Coaching at Bristol Rovers, Assistant Under 21 Coach at Bradford City and Academy Coach at Rochdale. Gerard has also worked as a Coach developer for US Soccer, Football Association Wales, and Royal Moroccan Football Federation. He is currently working towards a PhD in this month’s topic, and we are looking forward to a fascinating insight into how we develop better decision makers.As always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive format, with our attendees able to ask questions to another vastly knowledgeable coach.www.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 24-03-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Richard Thomas - Wales Women National Team (Part 2) on Coach Development
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 2 (Part 2) February 2022Our guest for the February Coaches Corner was Mark Sampson. Mark was the Head of the Swansea City Centre of Excellence, before becoming Manager of Taff’s Wells then moving to FA Women’s Premier League Club Bristol Academy, where he led the club to a runners-up place in 2013 and two F.A Cup Finals in 2010-11 and 2012-13.His next role was as Manager of the England Women’s National Team where he spent four years and led them to their highest ever placing at a World Cup, finishing third. Mark then secured a post in the men’s game at Stevenage as First Team Coach and was an integral part of the team ensuring survival in League Two.He recently moved on from the club to focus on new projects. Mark is an UEFA Pro Licence holder and recognised within the football industry as a talented and forward-thinking coach.As always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive format, with our attendees able to ask questions to another vastly knowledgeable coach.Part 2 of the episode covers; Coach development www.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 01-03-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Richard Thomas - Wales Women National Team (Part 2) on Coach Development
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 2 (Part 1) February 2022Our guest for the February Coaches Corner was Mark Sampson. Mark was the Head of the Swansea City Centre of Excellence, before becoming Manager of Taff’s Wells then moving to FA Women’s Premier League Club Bristol Academy, where he led the club to a runners-up place in 2013 and two F.A Cup Finals in 2010-11 and 2012-13.His next role was as Manager of the England Women’s National Team where he spent four years and led them to their highest ever placing at a World Cup, finishing third. Mark then secured a post in the men’s game at Stevenage as First Team Coach and was an integral part of the team ensuring survival in League Two.He recently moved on from the club to focus on new projects. Mark is an UEFA Pro Licence holder and recognised within the football industry as a talented and forward-thinking coach.As always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive format, with our attendees able to ask questions to another vastly knowledgeable coach.Part 1 of the episode covers; Player development www.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 01-03-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Richard Thomas - Wales Women National Team (Part 2) on Coach Development
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 2 (Part 1) January 2022Our guest for the NEFA Coaches Corner in January is Alex Weaver who is the Under 18 Coach at FC Lausanne Sport in Switzerland.After a career in youth football, he began his coaching career at 17 years of age. Alex worked for Manchester United soccer schools in the USA, France, Dubai, South Africa and India whilst completing his UEFA A licence and BSc Coaching Science degree.He then had a stint in the USA with Seattle Wolves before moving to Singapore where he was Head Coach at Hougang United, before moving to Warriors FC who he led to the league title. His next journey was to Switzerland, where he has held a variety of roles such as Assistant Manager at FC Lausanne Sport, under 18 Coach at Grasshopper Zurich, and Head of Academy at FC Basel before returning to FC Lausanne Sport recently.Alex is an UEFA Pro Licence holder and a follower of FCE Evolution Coach Educator Raymond Verheijen.As always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive format, with our attendees able to ask questions to another vastly knowledgeable coach.Part 2 of the episode covers What... Read more
Published on: 24-01-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Richard Thomas - Wales Women National Team (Part 2) on Coach Development
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Series 2 Episode 1 (Part 1) January 2022Our guest for the NEFA Coaches Corner in January is Alex Weaver who is the Under 18 Coach at FC Lausanne Sport in Switzerland.After a career in youth football, he began his coaching career at 17 years of age. Alex worked for Manchester United soccer schools in the USA, France, Dubai, South Africa and India whilst completing his UEFA A licence and BSc Coaching Science degree.He then had a stint in the USA with Seattle Wolves before moving to Singapore where he was Head Coach at Hougang United, before moving to Warriors FC who he led to the league title. His next journey was to Switzerland, where he has held a variety of roles such as Assistant Manager at FC Lausanne Sport, under 18 Coach at Grasshopper Zurich, and Head of Academy at FC Basel before returning to FC Lausanne Sport recently.Alex is an UEFA Pro Licence holder and a follower of FCE Evolution Coach Educator Raymond Verheijen.As always, the event will be in the normal NEFA interactive format, with our attendees able to ask questions to another vastly knowledgeable coach.Part 1 of the episode covers Player... Read more
Published on: 24-01-2022
By The North of England Football Academy
Richard Thomas - Wales Women National Team (Part 2) on Coach Development
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Episode 11 (Part 1) December 2021.We were delighted to be joined by Dan Micciche for our final NEFA Coaches Corner of the year. Dan has had a stellar coaching career working for MK Dons as Assistant Academy Manager, Head Coach for the U15/16’s, Head of Coaching and heading up the first team. He then spent over 4 years working for England as the National Technical Lead (U12-16s) and was Head coach for the U15/16’s. His next move was to Arsenal where he is the Under 18’s Head Coach. Dan is a vastly knowledgeable and experienced player developer, and we are looking forward to another insightful Coaches Corner. As usual there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions directly to Dan.Part 1 of the episode covers Coach Developmentwww.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 16-12-2021
By The North of England Football Academy
Richard Thomas - Wales Women National Team (Part 2) on Coach Development
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Episode 11 (Part 1) December 2021.We were delighted to be joined by Dan Micciche for our final NEFA Coaches Corner of the year. Dan has had a stellar coaching career working for MK Dons as Assistant Academy Manager, Head Coach for the U15/16’s, Head of Coaching and heading up the first team. He then spent over 4 years working for England as the National Technical Lead (U12-16s) and was Head coach for the U15/16’s. His next move was to Arsenal where he is the Under 18’s Head Coach. Dan is a vastly knowledgeable and experienced player developer, and we are looking forward to another insightful Coaches Corner. As usual there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions directly to Dan.Part 1 of the episode covers Player Developmentwww.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 16-12-2021
By The North of England Football Academy
Richard Thomas - Wales Women National Team (Part 2) on Coach Development
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Episode 10 (Part 2) November 2021. We are delighted to be joined by the Wales National Team Manager, Rob Page. The former Port Vale and Northampton Town manager also amassed over five hundred league and international appearances and Captained his country. We look forward to inviting you to help us learn from Rob’s knowledge, how he is shaping this current Wales team and what advice he has for those working in, or towards, a life in coaching and management.There will be the usual opportunities to ask questions directly to Rob and share in the conversation.We look forward to you joining us.Part 1 of the episode covers Coach Developmentwww.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 24-11-2021
By The North of England Football Academy
Richard Thomas - Wales Women National Team (Part 2) on Coach Development
The NEFA Coaches Corner Monthly Webinar. Episode 10 (Part 1) November 2021. We are delighted to be joined by the Wales National Team Manager, Rob Page. The former Port Vale and Northampton Town manager also amassed over five hundred league and international appearances and Captained his country. We look forward to inviting you to help us learn from Rob’s knowledge, how he is shaping this current Wales team and what advice he has for those working in, or towards, a life in coaching and management.There will be the usual opportunities to ask questions directly to Rob and share in the conversation.We look forward to you joining us.Part 1 of the episode covers Player Developmentwww.nefa.co.uk#CreatingFootballingFutures... Read more
Published on: 24-11-2021
By The North of England Football Academy