Our football coaching started with the help of funding from the Football Foundation. The main aim of the project was to introduce regular weekly football coaching that can be sustained in the long term.
At the start of the project, residents worked alongside 2 professional coaches and began training for their FA Coach Level One qualification. Rod, Phil, Riki and Steve successfully completed the course. Steve has proved to be a particularly talented coach and has taken greater responsibility as the project developed.
In 2008 and 2009 our under 14s 5-a-side team (coached by Steve) won the Hampshire County 5-a-side competition, winning every game for 2 years in a row and went on to represent Hampshire in the South East regional finals, performing well against team from throughout the South East including London, Essex and Berkshire
Steve continued to coach on a weekly basis leading our sessions at the excellent Clere School Sports Hall. It’s hoped that we can bring the experience and success of this project to the underused MUGA pitch at Greenham.