Our Coaching Team

Our Coaching Team

Some of our coaches also offer 1-1 and small group coaching services. For more information please click below.

We’re always interested in working with talented coaches. If you’d like to be a part of our trial day team (various locations throughout the UK) please click the button above to apply.

With a playing career spanning 20 years, 15 years’ coaching experience and 8 years’ experience scouting for premier league clubs such as Everton, Manchester City and Liverpool, Craig is the ideal person to lead our trial day team.

Craig also has 5 years experience of 1-1 coaching, running soccer schools and grass roots teams. He holds a Level 2 coaching qualification, alongside a Youth Module 2, First Aid certification and a full DBS clearance.

Craig brings a wealth of experience to our trial days, with numerous contacts in the professional and semi-professional game.

Craig also undertakes the risk assessments for Pro11 as a qualified IOSHH officer, and is the company’s Welfare Officer.

NICK HILL

SENIOR Coach / PRO11 Partnerships Manager / Scout

Nick has over 25 years playing experience at various levels and has been coaching for the last 10 years. His claim to fame was being able to play in one of the last ever games at Wembley Stadium before being rebuilt.

Nick is near to finishing his UEFA B Licence and holds various Scouting accreditations including his FA LV2 and PFSA LV2 & Advanced Reporting.

Nick is a professional scout that attends our trial days not only to identify and recommend talent, but as a senior coach within the Pro11 team.  This offers our trialists great experience and the opportunity to get first hand feedback of their session and a unique insight into what EFL scouts are looking for in a player.

STEWART BROWN

SENIOR Coach

Stewart has worked for a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City Ladies, Burnley, Southampton & Barnet, developing players within academy categories 1 to 4. With 30 years of coaching experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge in developing players performing with clubs in the Professional & Semi-Professional game. He holds a UEFA A coaching licence, as well as an FA Youth Award & Talent ID Certificates.
 
Stewart is a specialist Position Specific Development coach, currently working with a variety of players from the grassroots game to the professional game, including a number of youth internationals and also offers 1-1 and small group training with his business Coaching the Coachable in Greater Manchester (tel: 07946 822376 for more info). He is also now Head Coach for Rochdale FC Sports College Football Programme – for further info see http://www.learntrainplay.co.uk
Sean Bradley GK coach

Sean Bradley

goalkeeper SPECIALIST coach

Sean began his football career playing with Wigan Athletic Academy U21’s, Preston North End U18’s and also played at a semi professional level with Horwich RMI football club.

He has 17 years experience working for Wigan Athletic Academy as a coach and also worked for the MLS for 5 years. Sean is now working as a scout with Bolton Wanderers FC Academy. 

Sean has a BSC in Sports Science, a PGCE in Physical Education and 27 years ‘ secondary teaching experience. He also holds a UEFA B for both Outfield and Goalkeeping.

With years of experience in playing, coaching in professional academies, and as a scout, Sean is an asset to our expanding GK specialist team!

Dwayne McKenzie

coach

Dwayne is an FA qualified coach from Hayes, West London, who often coaches for us at our South East venues. He has been coaching for more than 20 years and has coached at a number of levels both paid and voluntary, including new starters to the game of all ages to build confidence, a development centre associated to a championship club, and at grassroots for various age groups. Dwyane is also very active in the community and with charity work in the local area.

Dwayne currently manages 2 Sandgate FC teams, is Assistant Manager to Brook House, who play in the Combined Counties League u18s, and runs Confidence Through Football. 

Dwayne says he loves being a coach and was actually awarded Coach of the Year for Berks and Bucks in 2020.

MATTHEW MILLIGAN

Coach

Matt is one of Pro11’s very own success stories! He came to Pro11 as a player for one of our open age trials with the aim of getting scouted; subsequently being offered an opportunity with a club at the age of 21.  This span off into several trials for clubs including Stockport Town, Cheadle Town, Denton Town, and lastly making the first team for Medlock Rangers.

Matt took his coaching qualifications at the age of 16, as he wanted to give players the opportunity he didn’t always have when he was younger. He is a Level 1 coach for both Football and Futsal.

Matt has been coaching with Pro1 since 2018, and with a unique perspective of how the trials work, and having played the game for nearly 20 years, has plenty of advice and experience to offer to our trialists. Matt holds testamant that if you really want to be a footballer, you should never give up.

DANIEL MACHIN

COACH

Daniel is a coach with 13 years’ experience, ranging from grassroots coaching to senior first team football, as well as working in academy football and development centres, working towards improving players to step in to academy football. 
 
Daniel holds a UEFA B License and the FAs Youth Award, and is currently working towards a degree in football coaching and talent development at UCFB Etihad Campus. He also works in university football and as a coach for the senior men’s England National Transplant team in the build up to their international tournament in Holland this summer.
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MATTHEW EDWARDS

coach

Matt has 6 years coaching experience in a variety of settings including grassroots, development centres  and in the community where the aim is to involve as many children in football as possible. 
 
Matt holds FA Level 1 coaching and is currently studying Football and Talent Development (BA Hons) at UCFB. He is also involved in coaching his university’s 4th team which involve helping with performance analysis. 
 
A very capable young coach, Matt has recently joined Pro11 and we are very happy to welcome him to our team!

MATTHEW LOIZOU

OUtFIELD & Goalkeeper coach

Matt has been playing football for over 17 years, including 3 years with Altrincham FC Youth Team at the time the team won the Cheshire Cup and also gave him the opportunity to play in the FA Youth Cup. During his playing career he has been fortunate enough to play in competitions internationally in Ireland and Spain, whilst also having spells at numerous professional clubs including Oldham & Bury. 
 
With over 7 years coaching experience across all age groups, Matt has been involved in Youth, College and Grassroots football including roles in 1-1 development and soccer schools, which lead to becoming a development scout for Fleetwood Town.
 
Matt currently holds the FA Level 2 Coaching Badge with UEFA B in progress as well as a Goalkeeper coaching badge, so is able to support and provide excellent feedback to both outfield & GK sections for Pro11 on trial days!
Theo Smith

THEO SMITH

Coach

Theo is a coach with 5 years of experience, which have ranged from development centres, through to grassroots and community coaching. Theo’s main aim is to improve players to try and help them get into academy football.
 
Theo has a FA level 1 coaching badge and is currently in his second year at the UCFB university studying Football Coaching  and Talent Development. Theo also coaches the University’s 4th team.

JAMES HORNER

Coach

James has been coaching for 5 years and has experience within both male and female footballing environments. He is currently studying for an undergraduate degree in Football Coaching & Talent Development at UCFB and has recently begun his UEFA B Licence qualification. 

Alongside this he is a First Team Coach for Huddersfield Town Women, Assistant Manager for the UCFB Men’s 2nd team and an International Academy Coach for Liverpool FC, with recent experiences at non-league clubs such as Macclesfield FC and Pontefract Collieries. James brings all these positive influences to his coaching philosophy and pedagogy to his sessions on Pro11 Trials days.

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SAM TATTUM

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Sam is a product of the Manchester City Academy, which 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 has recently also gained international experience for pro clubs in Norther Europe and currently plays as a defender for Brattvag IL in League 2 division in Norway.

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