Meet The Coaches

All of our coaches hold an enhanced DBS. 

Name: Nicole Barrett

How long have you been coaching? 

Over 8 years.

What's your playing history?

I played for both grass roots and academy teams as a child.
I also played semi-pro in America. I currently play right back for Maidenhead United. 

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: Josh Richards

How long have you been coaching? 

Over 2 years.

What's your playing history?

I've played grass roots football all my life and I am coming to the end of my youth grass roots football phase. 

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: Megan Halfacree

How long have you been coaching? 

This is my first year.

What's your playing history?

I’ve been playing football for over 10 years now and have played for a variety of grass roots & academy teams . I currently play left back for Maidenhead United.

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 from all backgrounds to have fun and work 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.

Name: Charlie Kirk 

How long have you been coaching? 

2 Years 

What's your playing history?

I’ve played grass roots since I was 10 years old. I currently play 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. 

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Name: Fraser Ballard

How long have you been coaching? 

This is my first year.

What's your playing history?

I've played grass roots since the age of 6 for both, Westwood Wanders and Procison. I currently play for Westwood Wanders u17. 

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.