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Jamie was a professional footballer for Bristol City Football Club, and played semi-professionally in Australia. He has been a UEFA B License coach since 2007 and founded and managed a sports coaching company from 2005 – 2007.
Before joining Shrewsbury Town in the Community, he was Community Manager at Hereford United FC Between 2007 - 2014.
"Every day is different"
Following his Sports Studies degree, John began his coaching career at Shrewsbury Town in the Community before working for Wolves Community Trust for a number of years in various different community projects.
John left Wolves on completing his Primary PGCE, taking up a teachers' role in primary schools. He rejoined Shrewsbury Town in the Community in 2017 as Community Sports Manager.
"Being able to have a positive impact on the lives of young people"
Steve graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with an honours degree in Sports Development and Coaching and worked for Hereford United Community Trust for eight years, before joining Shrewsbury Town in the Community in October 2015.
"Being able to directly influence people's enjoyment of taking part in sporting and community activities, and seeing the difference that it can make to people from all walks of life"
Andy graduated from Worcester University with a degree in Sports Science with a Physical Education element included. He has played semi-professional football across the UK, mainly in England and Wales, and also currently holds a UEFA A Licence with coaching background at academy level.
Andy has also taught on all further and higher education pathways during his time at Shrewsbury College, who he will now be working with to lead the Shrewsbury Town BTEC course.
"Using my experiences to give students an idea of the real world within employment"
Sarah graduated with a Higher National Diploma in 2004 from University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, before going on to work around Australia and New Zealand as a fitness Instructor and Holistic Therapist.
Sarah worked for over 15 years within the Health and Fitness Industry, and completed Level 3 in Teaching before moving to Shrewsbury Town in the Community in 2018.
"Seeing the young people grow and develop with confidence and life skills for their future."
Denny was born in Santa Monica, California. He began his career as a trainee with Stoke City after being spotted playing for Cannock Schools district football team at thirteen years of age, before joining Shrewsbury Town in 2005. Jay now plays for Newtown A.F.C.
After joining Shrewsbury Town in 2018, Jay has managed the BTEC first team, and oversee's the running of the Advanced Development Centre and Regional Talent Club, Shrewsbury Town in the Community's two elite football centres.
"Giving participants the pathway into elite football or employment"
Ceri joined Shrewsbury Town in the Community after moving back to the Shropshire area from London, where she had spent six years working within the events teams at The London Hilton on Park Lane and Arsenal Football Club.
"Making a difference through fundraising and events"
Started working at Shrewsbury Town Football Club in 2008 as an accounts assistant. Laura then went on to support young people who had been through or were at risk of child sexual exploitation in 2011, before returning to Shrewsbury Town to work at Shrewsbury Town in the Community in March 2018. Her return in 2018 saw Laura take on a Business Administration role, as well as becoming the safeguarding lead for Shrewsbury Town Football Club.
"Meeting new people and the different personalities"
Alex graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a degree in Sports Development. After a number of years coaching football in the United States, he returned to the UK and started his role at Shrewsbury Town in the Community as a part-time member of staff and was made full time 6 months later and hasn't looked back since.
"Seeing young people achieve!"
Sian has been involved football since she began playing aged 4. Her coaching career began during her time playing Llanidloes in the Women's Welsh Premier League, where Sian started volunteering for the Llanidloes grassroots girls team.
Sian completed her coaching qualifications through the Welsh FA, and landed a role as Director of the Central Wales Performance Centre for girls, before joining Shrewsbury Town Academy as a coach for the Under 9's upon completion of her UEFA B License.
"Offering female footballers a pathway to the elite level."
Nigel graduated from Staffordshire University with a degree in PE and Youth sports coaching. Having graduated, he started working for a coaching company in Primary schools before joining Shrewsbury Town in the Community in the summer of 2017. In September 2018, Nigel moved from his community sports coach role into a partner schools role.
"Watching the children progress with their confidence and skills."
Adam joined Shrewsbury Town in the Community in September 2018 after working for Virtual Learning UK as an assistant curriculum leader and has experienced working within various different community projects for Hereford United in the Community and Herefordshire Football Association.
Adam graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BSc Hons in Science and Football and Cardiff University with a PGCE in Sport. Adam also holds a FA Level 3 Goalkeeping and Outfield Coaching Qualification.
Adam works within South Shropshire delivering on the Premier League Primary Stars and Advanced Development Centre as a lead coach for the U12 and goalkeeping coach.
"Giving young children the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential through the provision of PE and seeing so many different personalities each day."
Neil has a Humanities degree and a PGCE from Birmingham University. He has over 18 years experience in education and is a keen sportsman, who also loves watching any live sport.
"Inspiring children to try something new and helping them become the best they can be!"
Harry graduated from Edge Hill University with a degree in Primary Education. With a passion for sport and in particular football, Harry coached football teams from the local primary school where he was based, before joining Shrewsbury Town in the Community in 2018.
"Utilising the power of sport to have a positive impact on young people"
Calum completed his sports coaching degree at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, before working for an independent sports coaching company delivering PE lessons, lunchtime clubs and after-school clubs. He joined the Shrewsbury Town FC Academy set up in June 2017, before moving to join Shrewsbury Town in the Community ahead of the 2018/19 academic year
"Seeing how much enjoyment children get through sport."
After graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Sophie was a cover teacher in the PE department of her old primary school, Bishops of Hereford Bluecoat School.
She then became an outdoor instructor, doing her training down in Cornwall. Having gained those qualifications she travelled to Greece and Tenerife, where she was a beach lifeguard and ran the water sports at the kids clubs.
She has started a family and done part time work for a while, and has now joined the Shrewsbury Town in the Community charity as the NCS Wave Coordinator.
"Seeing young people achieve something amazing"
Calvin has now completed over 14 NCS programmes and has progressed from a participant of the programme in 2012 to an NCS Wave Coordinator at Shrewsbury Town in the Community. He is also currently completing a degree in Childhood & Youth development studies.
Calvin’s work in the local community, including being involved with the air cadets, scouts and local youth groups has enhanced his skills and experiences to provide nothing but the best possible NCS experience for the young people who take part.
"Being in a position to make a difference to young people’s lives."
Reuben Dunn started with us on NCS in 2017 and at the Gala Dinner that year he received an award for Participant of the Year and NCS graduate of the year.
He was also featured in a video showcasing his story which can be seen here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GrGdn5RsOQ
Reuben is now working hard as a permanent volunteer at Shrewsbury Town in the Community!
Being part of the team every week!