Staff

One thing that we like to think separates us from other competitors, is our staff. Everyone who works for Essex Football Coaching knows just how vital it is that they work with a professional but friendly approach. We are a mixed team which we feel allows us to look at all different projects from many different angles.

Matt Singh

Owner and Head Coach

Matt is an experienced and qualified football coach, who currently works as a u16 coach for Southend United. He also works with semi pro and community clubs throughout the season. He is a qualified PE teacher with experience in primary and secondary, state and independent schools.

Favourite team: West Ham United

Top three players of all time: Paolo Di Canio, Rio Ferdinand and Zidane

Best footballing experience: Attempting the footbonaut (Borrusia Dortmund training cube)

James Harrington

Director

James plays a huge part in the organisation and links for our community based programmes. He is another experienced ex player/coach who helps us to look at our work from many different angles.

Favourite team: Chelsea FC

Top three players of all time: Zola, Drogba, Terry

Best footballing experience: Too many to mention

Henry

Primary School Sports Coach

Mainly based in Primary Schools and holiday camps, Henry is a talented sportsman who is qualified to teach many sports to a level 2 standard. Playing basketball at national schools level, and cricket at county level, Henry is very able in most sports. He is also available for one to one coaching throughout the week. Finally, Henry represents us  along with a local youth league, as a futsal specialist on a Saturday.

Favourite team: Newcastle United

Top three players of all time: Roberto Carlos, Totti and Zidane

Best footballing experience: Visiting the Bernabeau stadium

Sam

Primary School Sports Coach

Sam played his youth football with Tottenham Hotspur. He then moved onto playing for a number of semi professional clubs. His most recent are Witham Town, East Thurrock and now Concord Rangers in the National League South. Holding many different coaching qualifications, Sam is talented and able to deliver in many different sports including; gymnastics, Archery and Fencing. He coaches in Primary schools throughout the week, futsal classes on a Monday and for our community club during the weekends.

Favourite team: Arsenal FC

Top three players of all time: Bergkamp, Henry and Messi

Best footballing experience: Receiving a call up to play for England C

Tarik

Primary School Sports Coach

Tarik played his youth football with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. He then moved onto playing for Coventry, Peterborough and Finally Colchester United, until the age of 19. He now plays his football in the conference south football league for Oxford City. Tarik coaches in Primary schools throughout the week and is able to turn his hand to many other sports. Tarik also works for our community club during the evenings and weekends.

Favourite team: Arsenal FC

Top three players of all time: Ronaldinho, Henry and Messi

Best footballing experience: Going on tour with Arsenal u16s and playing alongside Alex Iwobi.

Evie

Primary and community coach

As a current England international and Arsenal player, Evie is able to use her knowledge and experience to motivate and inspire both boys and girls. When she is not playing, she is coaching for a local club or in primary schools and is another perfect match for our team.

Favourite team: West Ham United

Top three players of all time: Messi, Payet and Sanchez

Best footballing experience: Playing in the European championships for England under 17’s.

Tosin

Secondary, primary and community coach

Tosin played for Colchester United’s first team until the age of 22. He now plays his football in the Bostik Premier for Haringey Borough FC. As someone who is very able in many sports, Tosin delivers both PE and clubs throughout our schools, as well as coaching for our community clubs. He also works in a mentor role for disengaged pupils in secondary schools.

Favourite team: Arsenal FC

Top three players of all time: Messi, Ronaldo (Brazilian) and Pele

Best footballing experience: Making his first team debut for Colchester united against Carlisle

Freddie

Mini Kickers coach

Freddie played for Southend United until the age of 18. He then had a stint playing abroad before returning to join Brightlingsea FC. He now plays his football for Aveley FC in the Bostik north.

Favourite team: Chelsea FC

Top three players of all time: Messi, Zidane and Wilshere

Best footballing experience: Scoring in the FA youth cup against Middlesbrough

Henry

Primary and community coach

Henry spent five years at West Ham United, he then moved to Leyton Orient where he signed a professional contract. He recently moved to Braintree Town in the Conference National League.

Favourite Team: Arsenal FC

Top three players of all time: Messi, Kante and Henry

Best footballing experience: Making debut in league 2 for Leyton Orient

James

Primary and community coach

James spent four years at Tottenham hotspur and six years at Dagenham and Redbridge until the age of 18.

Favourite Team: West Ham United

Top three players of all time: Bobby Moore, Messi and Beckham

Best footballing experience: Winning national cup for Essex County

Danny

Lead Coach (Mini Kickers)

After coaching in local primary Schools, Dan started to specialise in pre-school football. With years of experience, Dan is a key member to our Mini Dribblers team as well as our holiday camps.

Favourite team: Arsenal FC

Top three players of all time: Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Zidane

Best footballing experience: Being appointed Hutton FC’s club captain.