Coaches on the day

Dave has 17 years coaching experience and has coached in 8 different countries including England, Portugal, France, USA, and Norway, including coaching in the top division in Norway, Portugal and England

He began his coaching career in France, working on holiday football camps that focused on technical coaching programmes.

Dave then went on to work in USA, over 9 different states, working on summer football camps, again increasing his knowledge of drills to improve individual techniques.

Dave Williams

John Fenton is an extremely experienced, UEFA qualified Coach who we are pleased to announce will join us over the summer as a Coach and also as a scout.

John has worked for Premier League academies for 12 years, spending 6 years at Liverpool FC as an Academy Coach and Senior Scout before joining Manchester City in 2014.

John has experience in coaching internationally, delivering 1-1s, Soccer schools and Futsal schools, and brings a huge amount of experience and contact to our summer trials.

JEFF-WHITLEY

Jeff is a Zambian-born Northern Irish former professional football player, who twice won promotion to the Premiership with Manchester City in 2000 and Sunderland in 2005, and was a Northern Ireland international, making his debut for then in 1997.

Jeff began his football journey at the age of 10 under Manchester City’s Youth scheme, and began his playing career as a trainee in 1996 , making over 120 league and cup appearances for the first-team. He had loan spells at Wrexham in the 1998–99 season and with Notts County in 2001 before joining Sunderland in 2003, where he made over 70 league and cup appearances, helping the club to the Football League Championship play-offs at the end of 2003–04 season and to the Football League Championship title in 2005.

Wayne began his professional football career at Crewe Alexandra in 1993, and made 117 league appearances. He signed for Premier League side Sheffield Wednesday in 1996 and went on to score 6 goals in 31 league appearances for the club, before being sold to Fulham in January 1998. At Fulham Wayne helped the club to win two promotions. He made five league appearances during Fulham’s 2000/01 season after which they were promoted to the Premier League. In 2001 Wayne returned to Crewe Alexandra and also had a spell at Stockport County.

Senior Coach WAYNE COLLINS
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Assistant Coach – SAM TATTUM

Sam is a product of the Manchester City academy, who he joined at u10 and played right through to the u16 age group. He then played as part of the Manchester City youth team and went on to earn a professional contract with the club in 2015.

During his time at city, Sam was recognised at international level with Wales at both u17 and u19 age groups. 

Sam’s insight into premier league academy football will be invaluable to the trials.

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