Technical Director & Under 18 Coach
Qualifications: Edward is a UEFA B Licence qualified coach who is currently undertaking his UEFA A Licence. He also holds his Scottish FA Children’s A Licence and academically holds a sports science degree and a postgraduate degree in physical education. Experience: Edward has worked in girls’ and women’s football over the last ten years. He is currently the General Manager for London City Lionesses. Prior to moving to England, Edward was the Girls’ Academy Operations Manager at Celtic Football Club, where he also served as Women’s Development Team Head Coach and had a spell as Interim Women’s 1st Team Manager. He has also coached in Finland where he gained UEFA Women’s Champions League experience with Åland United and also spent time in the US working at the girls’ youth level with Red Star Academy and collegiately at University of California, Santa Cruz with their women’s soccer programme.
- Current Team
- LCL Kent PDP – Under 14
Assistant Technical Director & Under 16 Coach
Qualifications: Cori is qualified to FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football and is nearing completion of FA Level 4 (UEFA A). Cori is also a Level 3 Personal Trainer which enables her to provide elite level strength and conditioning training to complement her football coaching. Cori joins us from the Gillingham FC Girls Regional Talent Club. Having grown up in Ramsgate, Cori enjoyed a successful career in women’s football with Arsenal, winning the women’s FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League, and also with Charlton and Watford.
- Current Team
- LCL Kent PDP – Under 16
Under 14 Coach
Under 12 Coach
Qualifications: UEFA B. I began coaching over 20 years ago, helping a local Sittingbourne club open their first female team at under 8s. From there, I moved to the Gillingham Centre of Excellence, where over the past 12 years, I have worked with development teams, the under 10s and 12s Academy girls and had a spell managing the 3 SENtaur squads in the disability leagues. Alongside these posts, I have supported players in the Arsenal development squads, Kent Player Development squads and worked in Community coaching with Gillingham. I began playing football aged 10, at Sittingbourne Ladies FC and was lucky enough throughout my teenage years to play at Kent Schools and South East County levels. I also had a spell with Fulham FC Academy at 15. After playing with Anchorian Ladies for a number of seasons, I transferred to the Gillingham Ladies squad, where I was fortunate enough to be captain of the reserves for over 5 years. I now reside with Faversham Strikeforce, playing both 11-aside and futsal when time allows.
- Current Team
- LCL Kent PDP – Under 12
Qualifications: Vince holds various qualifications including FA Level 2 in Coaching Football and Coaching Goalkeepers, plus FA Level 3 Treatment and Management of Injuries in Football. Vince joins us from the Gillingham FC Girls Regional Talent Club where he was Goalkeeper coach from 2011 to 2020. He has held / holds various coaching positions, including as goalkeeper coach, at U21, development squad and academy levels for example at Welling United FC, Charlton Athletic FC, Arsenal FC and Welling Community Sports Trust.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
FA Level 2, UEFA B in progress. Currently Welling United FC Academy U13 Girls Coach. I have previously worked for Gillingham FC Girls RTC for over 6 years, Crystal Palace FC Academy for 7 years and Arsenal FC Pre Academy. Playing career played for Semi-pro team called Harrow Borough FC in the old Rymans League Premier many years ago.