June 26, 2015
Bristol Rovers FC Academy
Throughout June we are bringing you a series of articles about the BRFC Academy.
The players and staff featured are those with the BRFC Academy set-up during the 2014/15 season.
This third group featured are the Under-10 squad and two of their key Academy coaching staff.
BRISTOL ROVERS FC ACADEMY UNDER 10 SQUAD
in 2014/15 Derek coached the Under 10 squad, is a UEFA B Licence coach and has the FA Youth Award.
Derek has been with us for over five years; having started his career as a trainee at Bristol City FC.
Derek was also the Team Leader for the FA Skills programme in Somerset for a period of time.
20 years experience in coaching, Derek set up Bristol Central FC where he is the Chairman of the club.
Shaquille Hunter & Josh Southway started their trade at the club before moving onto Bristol Rovers.
Chris coaches the Academy Under 10 Squad has also worked at Cheltenham Town and Bristol Academy WFC.
A UEFA B Qualified Coach, Chris is in his third season coaching within the Foundation Phase for the Academy.
He is currently working towards gaining the FA Youth Award.
He will soon have completed an MSc in Strength & Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Chris is the Lead Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach working directly with the Under 18 squad.
To read more about the Under 11 Squad:- CLICK HERE
To read more about the Under 15 Squad:- CLICK HERE