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Whitefield School

Claremont Road

London

NW2 1TR

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Telephone: 

07903039735

07718316331

Brentcrossfootballacademy@gmail.com

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Head Coaches

JAMIE KAVANAGH

An experienced football coach Jamie started coaching at 15. He has since gone on to gain his UEFA B licence, FA Youth Award and a BSc degree in Sports Studies, leaving him highly qualified. Jamie currently coaches and scouts within academy football as well as working as a primary school teacher. Placing an emphasis on a FUN learning environment allowing the children to express themselves on and off the pitch, Jamie tailors sessions to meet the player's needs. Jamie also has a proven track record of both coaching and scouting academy talent. 

Antony Wardrop

 

Antony has over 10 years experience of coaching the beautiful game, from foundation phase (5-11), right the way through to youth development phase (12-16) and professional development phase (17-21). Antony first started coaching in his final year at school where he volunteered at his local youth club, providing football sessions for children in the local community. Realising the positive effect he had on others through coaching, Antony broadened his knowledge through completion of a BSc Sports Development degree at the university of East London. Antony has gained his FA level 2 and FA youth award. 

Austin Currie

With experience of coaching in a variety of different sports, Austin works to create fun and engaging sessions to ensure the development of players' skills and confidence. Austin acheived his Level 1 coaching badge in 2015 and has gained vast experience at several clubs since. As a qualified teacher, Austin works with children on a daily basis - gaining vital experience in child development and well-being.

Daniel Nikolopulos

Having worked with kids in a variety of coaching roles within different sports, Dan is able to draw upon past experiences mixing them with new ideas to lead enjoyable, technical and most importantly fun sessions. After numerous years leading holiday camps for kids covering a variety of sports, Dan focused on football with a role at Bath City FC, leading on a number of community projects.

Assistant Coaches

Head Coaches

Jamie Kavanagh

An experienced football coach, Jamie began coaching at 15. He has since gone on to gain his UEFA B licence, FA Youth Award and a BSc degree in Sports Studies, leaving him highly qualified. Jamie currently coaches and scouts within academy football as well as working as a primary school teacher. Placing an emphasis on a FUN learning environment allowing the children to express themselves on and off the pitch, Jamie tailors sessions to meet the player's needs. Jamie also has a proven track record of both coaching and scouting academy talent. 

Antony Wardrop

Antony has over 10 years experience of coaching the beautiful game, from foundation phase (5-11), right the way through to youth development phase (12-16) and professional development phase (17-21). Antony first started coaching in his final year at school where he volunteered at his local youth club, providing football sessions for children in the local community. Realising the positive effect he had on others through coaching, Antony broadened his knowledge through completion of a BSc Sports Development degree at the university of East London. Antony has gained his FA level 2 and FA youth award. 

Austin Currie

With experience of coaching in a variety of different sports, Austin works to create fun and engaging sessions to ensure the development of players' skills and confidence. Austin acheived his Level 1 coaching badge in 2015 and has gained vast experience at several clubs since. As a qualified teacher, Austin works with children on a daily basis - gaining vital experience in child development and well-being.

Daniel Nikolopulos

Having worked with kids in a variety of coaching roles within different sports, Dan is able to draw upon past experiences mixing them with new ideas to lead enjoyable, technical and most importantly fun sessions. After numerous years leading holiday camps for kids covering a variety of sports, Dan focused on football with a role at Bath City FC, leading on a number of community projects.

Joe Berriman

Joe has enjoyed a varied sporting history playing highly competitive football all the way up to his university degree at Durham. More recently, he has run various sport sessions at primary level in a local north london school. He has also led a weekly sports leader programme for past year which has trained secondary school students to run their own sports sessions for the younger years. 

Chris Bowgett

Chris is an experienced extra curricular sports coach who plans and delivers a range of morning, lunchtime, after school and holiday clubs to primary school children aged 5-11 years old. Chris has a wide range of qualifications in a range of sports including cricket, gymnastics and football. 

Josh Peters

Josh has been coaching in and around London since he was 14. He has worked in a wide range of environments including a school, holiday courses and specialised one to one coaching. He places an emphasis on catering the session so that each child makes gains towards their development as young footballers, whilst ensuring the sessions are run in a relaxed and rewarding way.

Jason Da Silva

Jason grew up in a sporting household, where sports was always at the forefront. Jason enjoys demonstrating and sharing his passion by developing and teaching the next generation. This passion was discovered once entering a sports venue for work experience, which led him to developing key organisation and leadership skills. Through many years of his own football development, he has built up a knowledge and experience which can be passed on to the Brent Cross players. 

Liam Tharme

Liam is a 19 year old aspiring football coach currently studying Football Coaching and Managing at UCFB Wembley. He enjoys coaching after school sessions for Brent Cross FA as it gives him the opportunity to coach as well as different sports, with the added bonus of forming positive relationships with the sport for the children involved. It is a very rewarding role and has helped him on his coaching journey.

All coaches are DBS checked and have undergone Emergency First Aid and FA Safeguarding children courses.