Coach Cheryl

Coaching team I, 29th April 2013 to 4th July 2013


Education, Qualifications & Training

  • 2008-2012: St Mary’s University College, BSc (Hons) Sport Science with Nutrition
  • 2007/2008: City and Islington College, Medicine and Allied Professions Access to Higher Education Level 3 diploma
  • 2002/2003: William Hill Finsbury Park, Technical Management Course Grades 2 & 3
  • 1993/1998: Christ Church CE School North Finchley, 10 GCSE’s

Football Qualifications – (2012 – present)

  • FA Qualified Referee  – Lessons and exam on the laws of the game, which has given me the opportunity to officiate matches of a level seven standard
  • FA Youth module 1 – Increased focus on coaching 5-11 year olds; with a greater emphasis on increasing participation, enjoyment, learning and inclusion for all policy
  • FA Emergency First aid and safeguarding children – covered important aspects of child protection, and safeguarding children while in my duty of care as a football coach; in addition essential techniques in emergency first aid and the treatment and management of sports injuries, common while participating in football
  • FA level 1 Football coaching Badge – Fundamentals of coaching football to all abilities; I completed and passed an assessed session to a satisfactory standard

Football experience

Arsenal FC – Gap year programme – (2012 – present): I have gained a great deal of experience football coaching a variety of abilities and ages, in secondary, primary and infant schools; within the London borough of Camden, over a period of five months. I have also been involved in social inclusion projects, Arsenal double club and soccer schools run by Arsenal community and the other gap year coaches; additionally I have been involved with football tournaments with children aged between 11 -13 years. Currently I am teaching nutrition and football coaching in Uganda, in primary and senior schools; the age range of the children varies from 4 to 23 years. Additionally, the skill and technical aspect of football in the children varies; but the main focus is to have a policy of inclusion for all, incorporating fun and enjoyment of football.