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Meet the ClubFootball Coaches - 3
ClubFootball's coaching team are all qualified professional coaches from the UK & Europe and have experience of coaching youngsters at all levels, from grassroots to elite professional club academy level. All are passionate about providing a developmental footballing experience and helping youngsters enjoy their football and improve their game. For profiles of more ClubFootball coaches, please click on the Intro link in the top tool bar and select a link.
Coach – Nick Bearham
From Kent in the South of England, Nick holds the UEFA B Coaching Licence, as well as FA Youth Modules 1-3.
After a year with Charlton Athletic in London, Nick moved to the US to California where he worked with a range of development teams. On his return to the UK, Nick joined professional side Gillingham FC where he spent a successful 5 years performing a wide range of roles in the Academy, the club's Community Programmes, and also in a charity project the club ran in Sri Lanka.
In 2015, Nick left Gillingham to take up the role of first team coach at men's team Whitstable Town FC, who play in the Ryman Southern League, the 7th tier of English football.
Nick joined ClubFootball in Spring 2016.
Coach – Colm Carson
From Belfast, Northern Ireland, Colm holds the IFA Level 2 and UEFA B certificates, and is also qualified as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor.
As a youth, Colm was capped 7 times by the Northern Ireland Under-16’s, and 5 times by the Under 18’s. After spending 2 years at Watford’s Academy, he joined League of Ireland side Donegal Celtic and then Knockbreda.
Colm’s coaching career began in 2011 with well-respected Belfast club Immaculata FC, where Colm rose through the ranks to be appointed Head Youth Coach in 2015 with the responsibility for both overseeing programmes and mentoring young coaches . In addition to working in Belfast, Colm also spent several spells in the US gained valuable overseas experience with a range of community programmes and travel teams. Colm joined CF in Summer 2016.
Coach – Tommy O'Nell
A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tommy is currently completing his UEFA B Licence.
Coaching since the age of 16, Tommy has worked as a coach and scout for a number of clubs, balancing his coaching career with his full-time role as a Learning Mentor for a Special Educational Needs team. In addition to engaging with young people through sport, his role as Learning Mentor also involves training and managing the Teaching Assistants, and mentoring young adults, both academically and socially.
Employed long-term by both Immaculata FC and Saint Malachy’s College as Head Goalkeeping Coach and Head Youth Coach, Tommy has a number of prestigious Belfast Cup titles to his name. Tommy also worked on an ongoing basis for Friends Select Academy (an elite academy with close links to Sunderland, QPR and Brentford), and has spent time coaching in the US. Tommy joined CF in Summer 2016.
Coach – Robbie Beaumont
Raised in England and Spain, Robbie already has over 6 years coaching experience, working with a wide range of players in the UK from all age groups and levels of the game. This experience includes a year working with the English FA, where Robbie worked as an FA Skills Coach for ages 5 to 11, teaching football in schools and working with teachers to improve the quality of their PE lessons.
Before joining Club Football Robbie was Lead Coach at Millfield International School, one of England's most prestigious private schools, where he worked with all ages between 5 and 19, creating fun learning experiences for the students to develop. Perhaps the highlight of the season was guiding the U15 team to the National Championship OF Independent Schools for the first time in their history.
Robbie combined his work at Millfield school with is role at Yeovil Town FC. Working in their Academy program he travelled the country to compete against professional clubs such as Southampton, tootenham, West Ham and Liverpool. Educating and supporting the players growth so that they can one day graduate into the professional game.
His wide experience also includes time with both the Arsenal Soccer Schools, English professional club Exeter FC's Development Centre and Richard Huish College Academy teams, again working with young players of a wide range of abilities and playing ambitions.
During this time Robbie has completed the UEFA B coaching license course and the FA Youth Modules 1, 2 and 3.
Robbie joined ClubFootball in Summer 2016.