Previous Roles

  • Watford F.C. Academy 12-16’s
  • – Wigan Athletic F.C. 12-16’s
  • – Liverpool F.C. Academy 13-14s
  • – St Louis F.C. Academy Manager 7-18’s

Tim came through the academy system in England with Bolton Wanderers & Everton and made over 300 appearances semi-professionally at various clubs. In 2006, he was chosen to represent the UK from 17,000 players for The Pepsi Max World Challenge, a global TV Series screened on Channel 4. Tim competed against the best semi-professional players from ten other countries around the globe; working with Ronaldinho, David Beckham and Thierry Henry. In 2006, he was chosen by Jamie Redknapp to represent England semi-professional team at the FIFA World Cup finals in Germany.

Tim was selected by Pepsi as a Technical Coach alongside David Beckham in Madrid and Ronaldinho in Camp Nou before being recruited by Watford F.C. Academy where he worked full time with 12-16’s at the pioneering Harefield Project; the UK’s first category one school system.  He was Youth Development Manager of 12-16’s at Wigan Athletic F.C., overseeing the coaching programme and philosophy at all age groups before managing the 13-14’s philosophy at Liverpool F.C. Academy. Tim was also seconded to coach in Spain by Roberto Martinez in the summer of 2013, holds a BSc Hons Degree in Sport Psychology, a UEFA A Licence and has been a guest speaker at several youth national coaching events. In 2015 he moved to St Louis U.S.A. as Academy Manager overseeing the philosophy from 7-18’s.

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