Meet the Staff

Director of Football

Gary Owen

Coaching Qualifications:  UEFA ‘A’ Licensed coach, FA Tutor, FA Level 5 Sport Psychology.

Academic Qualifications: BA Hons Sports Science, QTS Physical Education, PGCE Post 16 Education, A1 Assessor, V1 Verifier.

Experience:  Teaching for over 20 years, 25 years in coaching. 10 years in the Chelsea FC Academy working across all age groups. Worked in the USA, Australia, Italy and Holland.

Best Ground played at: Bökelbergstadion

Course Leader

Ricky Owen

Coaching Qualifications:  UEFA ‘B’ Licensed coach

Academic Qualifications: BSc Hons Sports Science, QTS Physical Education, A1 Assessor.

Experience:  10 years teaching, 15 years in coaching including working in the USA and coaching for Chelsea Foundation FC, Charlton Athletic, PACE Training & Coerver Coaching

Best Ground played at: Upton Park

Tutor

Patrick Sutcliffe

Coaching Qualifications:  UEFA ‘B’ Licensed coach

Academic Qualifications: BA Hons Community Studies, Post Grad Dip Youth & Community Studies, A1 Assessor, Level 5 Dip Literacy, Certificate in Teaching Lifelong Learning Sector.

Coaching & Teaching Experience: 4 years teaching, 15 years in coaching working for Barnsley FC, PACE Training & Coerver Coaching

Best Ground played at: White Hart Lane