1. Lydia West
    Lydia West
    Office and Media Manager
    Lydia joined our team at The Football College in March 2014 from Ashcotts Solicitors where she had excelled in the areas of Business Administration and office procedures. Supporting the teaching staff with admin support and coordinating open days Lydia is an important part of the team as well as acting as front of house at the Education Campus. Lydia also oversees all branding and media via all twitter feeds as well as FCTV. Key Qualifications: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Development, Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development, Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning, FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, First Aid, Child Protection and DBS Qualified.
  2. Kyle Hall
    Kyle Hall
    Head of Football
    Kyle joined The Football College in 2017 as Head of Football. Having previously spent the last 5 years coaching in the U.S in various roles such as Technical Director & Director of Coaching he has gained valuable experiences through working with different age groups and abilities. He also spent his last year in the states as the Assistant Coach at Suffolk University Mens Soccer (D3). Key Qualifications: UEFA ‘B’ Licence, FA Youth Award, FA Youth Award Module 1, 2 and 3, FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football, FA Coaching Disability, FA Level 1 in Talent Identification First Aid, Child Protection and DBS Qualified.
  3. Matt Graham
    Matt Graham
    Tutor and HND Lecturer
    As a graduate from Liverpool John Moore’s University, Matt studied his undergraduate and PGCE in Physical Education. He then went on to working with Manchester United Soccer Schools where he worked around the world delivering their programme. Matt started at Carlisle Untied working for their Community Scheme and Academy. Previous coaching experience with Gretna FC, LJMU Men’s, Mossley Hill Women’s. Key Qualifications: PGCE in Physical Education, Ba Hons Physical Education, UEFA B Licensed Coach, FA Module 2, Goalkeeping Level 1, First Aid, Child Protection and DBS Qualified.
  4. Chris Hirst
    Chris Hirst
    Chris went to Leeds University where he studied Sports Development and Physical Education. Once he graduated from there he studied at Staffordshire University where he gained a PGCE qualification. He has been a teacher for five years and leads on the BTEC Level 2 programme. He was a professional at Macclesfield Town until he was 19 and when his contract expired he started his coaching qualifications. Key Qualifications: UEFA B Licensed Coach, First Aid, Child Protection and DBS Qualified.
  5. Mike Waterworth
    Mike Waterworth
    Head of Education
    Having previously taught at Bury College, Mike joined The Football College in 2012 as Head of Education with his unique insight having undertaken the same College programme as a youngster that he now overseas as a teacher, Mike is well placed to guide and advise our player/students on their journey through Further Education, and into Higher Education if that is their aim, via the The Football University. Key Qualifications: BA (Hons) Degree in Sports Coaching, ProGraduate Diploma in Education (Level 6 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector), National Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence), FA Level 2 in Coaching Football, FA Level 2 in the Treatment and Management of Injuries in Football, First Aid, Child Protection and DBS Qualified.
  6. Lance Jones
    Lance Jones
    Lance operates as The Football College (Manchester Campus) Lead Tutor; he achieved a BA Hons Degree P.E, Sport & Dance 2008-2012 Liverpool John Moores University, whilst also playing a good standard of semi-pro football for clubs such as Trafford FC. Lance is also a qualified FA Coach, Personal trainer & Gym instructor.After spending time within the high school setting as a PE teacher at Poynton High School & Blessed Thomas Holford High School, Lance chose to challenge himself and take a lead role within FE education. Key Qualifications: BA Hons Degree P.E, Sport & Dance, Personal trainer & Gym instructor, FA Level 2 Football Coach, First Aid, Child Protection and DBS Qualified