All our coaches have been selected for their vast experience. They strive to maintain the highest standards of delivery in every aspect of our coaching sessions, to ensure every child’s needs are catered for.
Chris McGinn (Lead Coach)
“Chris’ coaching and understanding of the game was one of the reasons I went on to become a professional footballer” Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
FA level 4 UEFA (A) license
Chris is an ex-player, whose playing career included Nottingham Forest (European Champions squad), Bristol City and Plymouth Argyle.
Chris has vast coaching experience across the age groups from pre-academy to senior first team. He has coached at:
- Bristol Rovers, Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Leyton Orient
International Experience includes:
- Zenit St Petersburg (Russia), Helsingborg (Sweden), FC Toronto (Canada)
- Ghana’s – Under 20’s, Team GB Deaf Men – Head coach/Manager
‘Stop Press’ Chris was appointed UK Lead Coach / UK Representative for Real Madrid in March 2018.
‘Stop Press’ Ben has been appointed to coach the elite Youth at Crystal Palace,
UEFA (A) Level 4 Football Coaching – ongoing
UEFA (B) Level 3 Licensed Football Coach
FA Futsal Licensed Coach
Chelsea FC Certificate U7–U18 integration Scouting Programme & ID talent
1990 – 2013: Olympique De Beja FC , Croydon Athletic, Carshalton Athletic FC.
Ben’s coaching experience is extensive and includes;
- Chelsea FC Development Centre lead coach & Academy Scout. Development Centres Sussex / Surrey U10-U16.
- F5 Project Futsal Academy Manager / Head coach
- Currently coaching with Norwich City Centre of Excellence Academy based in Greenwich.
FA level 2
FA Youth module 1 and 2
Currently playing adult football for Hildenborough Athletic, who play in the Kent league.
Adam has been Coaching age groups under 7’s – under 12’s since 2010.
Appointed TJFC Coach for the Under 6 Development squad in 2015.
Appointed Head Coach for TJFC Young’uns (Under 5’s and Under 6’s) in 2017.
Working as a physical education teacher at West Heath School in Sevenoaks, Adam is also a qualified swimming teacher and has always enjoyed the satisfaction of getting young players with all abilities to reach their full potential in sport.
Our coaching team are all FA Qualified, Level 2 or above, CRC checked, fully insured, trained in emergency First Aid and child protection. All coaches follow FA guidelines on Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Best Practice. In addition, they have been approved to work with children by completing an enhanced CRC/DBS.