Meet The Coaches

All of our coaches hold an enhanced DBS. 

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Name: Nicole Barrett

How long have you been coaching? 

Over 10 years.

What position do you play? 

Right Back for Portsmouth FC

What's your favourite game at ABC Kick?

The Number Game 

What do you love most about football?

I love that football is universal and everyone can play. You don't have to look the same, or dress the same, or even speak the same language. Football simply brings people from every background together through the love of the game. 

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Name: Megan Halfacree

How long have you been coaching? 

2 Years.

What position do you play?

Left Back for Oxford United FC

What's your favourite game at ABC Kick?

Stuck in the mud

What do you love most about football?

I love that football brings together people together to achieve a common goal. I also love that I’m in a privileged position to be a role model and to inspire the next generation to play football.

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Name: Fraser Ballard

How long have you been coaching? 

1 Year.

What position do you play?

Centre Mid for Hartley Winteny FC Youth Team.

What's your favourite game at ABC Kick?

Stuck in the mud

What do you love most about football?

I really enjoy being apart of a team. It's great that everyone can communicate with each other to contribute towards the team and your team mates achieving their full potential while working hard. 

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Name: Charlie Kirk 

How long have you been coaching? 

4 Years. 

What position do you play?

Striker for Tilehurst Panthers. 

What's your favourite game at ABC Kick?

Sharks and Fishes 

What do you love most about football?

I love the social side of football. I love how the game brings everyone together and it's always something to talk about. 

Name: Josh Richards

How long have you been coaching? 

4 years.

What position do you play?

Goal Keeper

What's your favourite game at ABC Kick?

Wizards and Witches

What do you love most about football?

I love that football is so easily accessible, all you need is a ball and a couple of jumpers for goal posts, its that easy. Anyone from any background can join in. It unites people and brings them together. 

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Name: Gemma Harvey

How long have you been coaching? 

1 year.

What position do you play? 

Goal Keeper for Maidenhead United FC. 

What's your favourite game at ABC Kick?

Cannon Ball Ally

What do you love most about football?

I love being apart of a team it's like a family, where everyone plays for each other. 

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Name: Joseph Hopkins

How long have you been coaching? 

This is my first year.

What position do you play?

Centre Mid for Thatcham U18's, Barton Rovers & Reading City.

What's your favourite game at ABC Kick?

The Number Game

What do you love most about football?

I love the competitiveness of the game and how everyone can be connected and enjoy it. Creating stronger bonds & friends for life.

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Name: Jack Burgess

How long have you been coaching? 

This is my first year.

What position do you play? 

Centre Mid for Barton Rovers

What's your favourite game at ABC Kick?

The Number Game

What do you love most about football?

I love that football gives everyone an incredible ability to just play. Whether it's your first time or your 1000th time it's still just as fun.

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Name: George Jones

How long have you been coaching? 

This is my first year.

What position do you play?

Left Mid

What's your favourite game at ABC Kick?

King of the Ring

What do you love most about football?

Football is a brilliant game allowing you to be apart of a team and compete against others. I love that football also allows you to always improve yourself. 

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