Coaches

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)

Coaching Qualifications:
FA level 4 UEFA (A) license

Playing career
Chris is an ex-player, whose playing career included Nottingham Forest (European Champions squad), Bristol City and Plymouth Argyle.

Coaching career
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. 

Ben Taboubi

‘Stop Press’ Ben has been appointed to coach the elite Youth at Crystal Palace,

Coaching Qualifications:

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

Playing career
1990 – 2013: Olympique De Beja FC , Croydon Athletic, Carshalton Athletic FC.

Coaching career
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.

 

Adam Walker

Coaching Qualifications:

FA level 2

FA Youth module 1 and 2

Playing career
Currently playing adult football for Hildenborough Athletic, who play in the Kent league.

Coaching career
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.

 

Coaching Team

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.