I was approached by a Nursery Manager who wanted to add structured football and sports sessions to their activities for the 2 to 5-year-olds, so I developed and planned a course of multi-sport and agility sessions specific to the age. The children loved the games, showing outstanding progress and results in an incredibly small amount of time.This led to a stream of other nurseries requesting the same and Prostars Football School was born. Within a couple of years, we were delivering sessions in numerous schools, nurseries, children's centres, youth clubs and for local families, building up a team of Professional Licensed Coaches, all extremely talented, qualified and dedicated, and making Prostars an established and well-respected part of the community.
I have continued my coaching badges and have completed various courses and workshops, not only on technical and physical, but also on the physiological and social aspects of young children. These courses are with the F.A. and other recognised sports organisations.
I am F.A.-licensed and qualified in Youth modules 1 and 2, Futsal level 1, Coaching Blind and Disabled Footballers, Goalkeeping level 1, Scope How the Brain Develops, dealing with language barriers through sports. Every year I attend F.A. workshops and complete online studies to gain my CPD (Continual Professional Development) points to retain my Licence. I am also researching and working alongside teachers and staff at schools, nurseries, preschools and local authorities. I have built Prostars to achieve and retain our F.A. Charter Standard Early Development and F.A. Soccer School accreditations.
• Founded and running Prostars Football School 2007 – present
• Over 10,000 coaching hours for Prostars Football School
• 3 months of coaching orphaned children from the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2009
• Prostars achieving F.A.-Chartered Standard Status
• Prostars obtaining F.A.-Accredited Soccer School Status
Having a disability, I have a strong want for inclusion and acceptance of people from all backgrounds. I have faced discrimination for my disability and see it on a regular basis in society. I feel I have to hide my disability to be accepted and at Prostars I don’t want people to feel like that! I have built an organisation which can offer the highest levels of teaching, coaching and service and still consider every person at every level and still make it affordable to families, local authorities, schools, nurseries and our local community.