JFA Community Coaches

Meet our Jersey FA Community Coaches who deliver the After School Skill Sessions and Holiday Fun Weeks

Name: Daniel Seviour

Age: 24

Coaching Qualifications: FA Youth Award, FA Level 3 Block 1, FA Psychology Level 1, FA Safeguarding Children Workshop, FA Emergency First Aid, FA Welfare Officers Workshop, FA CRC Checked.

Team you support: Newcastle United

Three words that describe you as a coach: Passionate, Creative, Fun

What made you want to be a football coach?

Started working at Strikers Soccer School when I was around 15 and I have never looked back. Always loved the sport and want as many children to enjoy and play football as they get older like I have. Also a big fan of Sir Bobby Robson the Newcastle Manager when growing up!

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

It gets them active, interacting and playing football with new friends of all abilities and more importantly helps them to learn and understand the game in a fun learning enjoyable environment. The coaches are all qualified members of the FALCC and attend current courses which then offers great opportunities for the children involved to experience new sessions and ideas.

How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach?

It has helped me understand how to adapt my coaching to the needs of different ages and abilities in the 5 – 11’s. The programme gives me plenty of opportunities to test the learning I have done on courses and gain more coaching experience with every session. It has showed me the importance of Plan, Do, Review individually and as a Coaching Team.


 Name: Lucy Even

Age: 19

Coaching Qualifications: FA Level 2 Block 2, FA Safeguarding Children Workshop, FA Emergency First Aid, FA CRC Checked.

Team you support: Manchester United

Three words that describe you as a coach: Enthusiastic, Committed, Fun

What made you want to be a football coach?

As a female player from a young age having limited opportunity to play it made me want to be a coach to help contribute to providing children with playing opportunity’s especially girls and ladies. The coaches I have had over my years playing were always positive and encouraging which kept me involved and motivated to not only play but want to be a coach as well.

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

It’s an opportunity for children to get involved in football, learn the game as well as making friends and having fun while staying active. Since starting the girls programme it now gives plenty of opportunities for girls to play in an enjoyable enviorment and also gives information for opportunities in local football clubs as well.

How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach?

It’s given me the opportunity to coach a variety of children aged from 5-11’s which has helped me to put into practice what I have learnt from FA Coaching Courses which includes adapting sessions and my coaching styles so that I can help the children learn and enjoy the sessions.


Name: Jack Guille

Age: 18

Coaching Qualifications: FA Level 2 Block 2, FA Safeguarding Workshop, FA Emergency First Aid, FA CRC Checked.

Team you support: Manchester United

Three words that describe you as a coach: FUN, Enthusiastic, Approachable

What made you want to be a football coach?

Whilst playing football it has always been an interest of mine to be a coach and understand the game in a different way. I’ve enjoyed playing junior football since Under 12 level and most of this is down to having good coaches helping me and setting a good environment for me to enjoy the sport. I feel this is very important and have been trying to do similar since I started coaching. Having a role model like Sir Alex Ferguson growing up has also helped grow my passion for coaching.

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

It’s a brilliant programme where kids get to come down and make new friends and play the sport they love in a great environment. This is an extra opportunity for kids to play football on the island and learn different areas of the game but to have fun at the same time.

How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach?

It has given me a greater understanding of coaching kids aged 5-11 and how to adapt different sessions to fit the needs of different age groups. It has given me the opportunity to try new sessions and methods of coaching to get the most out of the players. It has helped me to understand how to build good coaching relationships with players so they feel comfortable to approach you with anything which shows you have created a good fun learning environment.


Name: Jack Langston

Age: 18

Coaching Qualifications: FA Level 2 Block 3, FA Safeguarding Children Workshop, FA Emergency First Aid, FA CRC Checked.

Team you support: Aston Villa

Three words that describe you as a coach: Caring, Animated, Bonkers.

What made you want to be a football coach?

I got into coaching when I was 12 after an injury forced me to stop playing. I was fortunate enough to get a coaching job with Daniel Seviour at Strikers Soccer School and have been coaching under him ever since!

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

I myself have been fortunate enough to not only develop the football skills of the children I coach, but also have seen children turn into wonderful personalities. We like to focus on teaching the children all aspects of the game whether that’s teamwork and sportsmanship or smashing it top bins.

How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach?

The fantastic structure and set up we have for the Community Programme has facilitated me with everything I need to continue my innovative philosophy of coaching, continuously challenging myself to push further and create new exciting football experiences for the players I coach.


Name: John Polson

Age: 19

Coaching Qualifications:, FA Level 2 Block 1, FA Safeguarding Children Workshop, FA Emergency First Aid, FA CRC Checked

Team you support: Liverpool FC

Three words that describe you as a coach: Approachable, Challenging, Charismatic

What made you want to be a football coach?

I had work experience at Springfield Primary School. There I took part in a lot of P.E. sessions. This led me to take part in after school football sessions where I helped coach the children and this is when I knew I wanted to be a football coach because I could see the children enjoying the sessions and I enjoyed coaching them.

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

I feel the Jersey FA Community Programme helps children in a lot of ways. It develops children into versatile players, by letting children express themselves and trying new things. The programme allows children to develop a variety of skills in a safe friendly environment. The children have great fun, get plenty of exercise and have a great sense of achievement.

How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach?

Encouragement from the more experienced coaches have been very helpful, also the reviews and debriefs at the end of all our sessions. This allows me to talk to fellow coaches and go through good points of the sessions and things that I could improve upon.


Name: Sara Luce

Age: 18

Coaching Qualifications: FA Level 1, FA Safeguarding Workshop, FA Emergency First Aid, FA CRC Checked

Team you support: Manchester United 

Three words that describe you as a coach: Challenging, Enthusiastic, Encouraging

What made you want to be a football coach?

Well I've always played football and have become interested in the coaching side of it. On my college course we got offered to do the FA Level 1Coaching Course which I enjoyed. Since then I have tried to get involved in coaching at every opportunity.

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

I believe it gives them a safe environment for them to develop their skills within football and socially which helps give them great learning opportunities for the future. 

 How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach? 

It has helped me understand how to interact and adjust sessions for 5-11 year olds. It has also improved my knowledge of sessions and how different sessions may cater for different ages and abilities. 


Name: Mollie Laurens-Chalmers

Age: 18

Coaching Qualification: Working towards FA Level 1 Coaching Award, FA CRC Checked

Team you support: Liverpool FC

Three words that describe you as a coach: Understanding, Creative, Organised

What made you want to be a football coach?

I was heavily influenced by my first football coach as he made sessions fun and encouraged me to carry on playing the sport without being intimidated as I was the only girl, leading to me volunteering at a soccer school when I was 13 which developed into me taking more interest as a player as well as a coach for the last 5 years.

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

There was nothing as regular as this when I was younger and I think it's had such a positive impact on the next generation as it has provided a fun learning environment where players can try new skills and be creative without any fear of mistakes being "bad" which helps children learn from their own decisions. 

How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach?

The programme has helped my confidence as a coach to not be afraid of failure as sessions may not go as I planned, but the players have still learnt and achieved the targets set out in the theme of the session. The programme has introduced me to more positive thinking and interacting with players of all ages and thinking about how sessions can encourage creativity from players and coaches. 


Name: Jody Byrne

Age: 19

Coaching Qualifications: FA Level 1, FA Safeguarding Children Workshop, FA Emergency First Aid, FA CRC Checked

Team you support: Leeds United

Three words that describe you as a coach: Passionate, Encouraging, Creative

What made you want to be a football coach?

As a child, the highlight of my week was going to football practice. I had so many good times and made such great memories at training so it seemed right to go into coaching and try delivering good quality sessions while helping the children to socialise, have a good time and gain the passion for football that I have now.

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

It gives children of all abilities an opportunity to use great footballing facilities while taking part in sessions that are designed to improve their technical ability as well as their social skills. 

How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach?

It has given me the opportunity to learn off other coaches and implement different coaching techniques into sessions so I can learn how I can get things across to the children in the most effective way in order for them to have enjoyable and good quality sessions. 


Name: Harry Lloyd 

Age: 16

Coaching Qualifications: FA Level 1, FA Safeguarding Children Workshop, FA Emergency First Aid, FA CRC Checked

Team you support:  Arsenal

Three words that describe you as a coach: Enthusiastic, Approachable, Committed

What made you want to be a football coach?

I started doing a bit of coaching at a soccer school during the holidays when I was 14 and I really enjoyed it. I didn't think about doing anything else but coaching football.  I play football myself and love the sport, but I also like to pass on the skills that I have learnt to the children I coach, so they can improve their game and get even more enjoyment from football. My dad is also a coach and has been for quite a few years and he has inspired me to get into coaching as well. I can see the enjoyment he gets from seeing children developing from a young age to senior level.

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

The programme helps keep the kids active and learning the game by always having a ball at their feet and learning in a safe, fun and good quality environment. They are being taught by people who love the game, many of whom play competitively, so they can pass on their knowledge of in game situations. It also helps develop their fundamental movements which can assist them with other sports. I feel it helps them socially and psychologically to develop their communication skills, make new friends and encourages children to be active and stay fit and healthy from an early age.

How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach?

It has helped me understand how to conduct a coaching session and how to change my coaching style depending on the age group. It has also helped me practice different types of sessions. By observing the other coaches around me I am able to incorporate some of their ideas if I think will fit into a session I am planning. It has also taught me to listen to feedback from other coaches and evaluate my sessions.


Name: Jamie Le Fondre

Age: 18

Coaching Qualifications: FA Level 2 Block 2, FA Safeguarding Children Workshop, FA Emergency First Aid, FA CRC Checked.

Team you support: Liverpool FC

Three words that describe you as a coach: Fun, Friendly, Committed   

What made you want to be a football coach?

When I was younger my dad introduced me to coaching and since then I have loved it. Also working my way up through the coaching courses has given me more motivation to trial all I have learnt and offer children opportunities to play and enjoy football.

How do you think the Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children involved?

The Jersey FA Community Programme benefits children in a lot of different ways. It allows the players to have a fun, develop them as players and helps them to make new friends. Most importantly it offers them opportunities to be active.

How has the Jersey FA Community Coaching programme helped you develop as a coach?

The Jersey FA Community Coaching Programme has helped me to coach within the age bracket of 5-11, aspects which it has helped me with are what kind of sessions do I teach to certain age groups and more importantly how I explain the session to this age group in a way they will understand clearly and be able to move straight into the session. All things that I learnt at the Jersey FA Community Coaching Programme I take head on into my work at Rozel Rovers Minis