The perfect team - our coaches do it for the love, not the money.
Joseph Dobson, Club Secretary and U14s Coach
Joe has been coaching for over a decade and is an FA Level 2 qualified coach after his little brother asked him to start a team for him and his mates. Over the 2014/15 season Joe coached most age groups from U7s up to U14s. Joe coached Femi Ilesanmi who has gone on to play professionally for Dagenham & Redbridge and York City with a dozen other children he has coached also having gone on to professional clubs' academies. A very calm coach, several of Joe's teams have been voted the most sporting in their age group by coaches at other clubs they play against in the Sunday league we participate in. Joe has taken teams he has coached to play at the Academies of Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Fulham and Millwall with his favourite day coaching two teams to win the West Ham FC Academy tournament on the pitch at Upton Park.
Dominic Welch, Head Coach and U12s Team Manager
Dominic started coaching as a teenager, 15 years ago at the Damilola Taylor Centre in Peckham. He worked with Southwark Council to start up two competitive teams for boys living on the North Peckham Estate. Since that time Dominic has seen 3 of the boys he has coached turn professional, two of whom have appeared in play off finals at Wembley, the most recent being Daniel Johnson who was part of the winning Preston team in May 2015 who won the League 1 play off 4v0 to secure promotion to the Championship. Dominic is a Level 2 qualified coach and has coached and scouted with Chelsea and other clubs. Dominic leads on the club's coaching philosophy of prioritising technique and passing football over the common "win at all costs" attitude common to English football.
Nathan Gray, U12s Team Manager
Nathan started coaching with the club as a young teenager. Completing his Level 1 coaching qualification alongside his Refereeing qualification. Nathan managed an U12s team during the 2014/15 season. This season Nathan will be on the club committee as well as coaching a number of teams and refereering.