Coaches Profile



Coaches Profile

James Imber Coach Profile

James Imber - Founder of Love Football Academy / Director

James Imber Uefa

James Imber is a UEFA A licenced qualified coach and is current Head of Youth Development Phase at a professional club. James has been coaching in the professional game since 2013 working for some of the best clubs in the country developing professional football players. Alongside his role with his club, James offers elite 1-1 sessions with professional players down to grassroots level to enhance footballer's skills and understanding. 


Previous Clubs: Tottenham Hotspur, Brentford, QPR, Southend United, Colchester United

Best Ground Played At: Old Trafford, Upton Park, The Valley, The Den

Favourite Player: Lionel Messi

Supports: West Ham United

Best Footballing Achievement: Being able to coach full time at a professional club. 

Michael Lown Coach Profile

Michael Lowne - Head Coach

Michael Lowne Uefa

Michael Lowne is a 25 year old UEFA licensed coach currently at Southend Utd Academy. Michael brings a wealth of experience working with the foundation and youth development phases 6 - 18 years old . Previously coaching for West Ham United Michael specialises in 121 sessions, helping breaking down technical sessions for players to understand and improve on there football skills & ball manipulation levels.

Previous Clubs: Southend Utd, West Ham Utd

Best Ground Played At: The Den, Emirates, London Stadium

Favourite Player: Zidane / Ronaldo

Supports: Millwall

Best Footballing Achievement: Seeing players i've coached go onto play professional football or sign for professional academies.

Matt James Coach

Matt James - Academy Coach

Michael Lowne Uefa

Matt James is an FA qualified coach working towards his UEFA B licence. Matt is currently an academy coach and scout at a football league academy. A former Luton Town FC graduate, Matt has an abundance of experience in and out of the game working with foundation and youth development phases.

Previous Clubs: Colchester Utd, West Ham Utd, Luton Town, Ipswich Town, Norwich, Leyton Orient

Best Ground Played At: Emirates, Upton Park, St. Mary’s, The Valley, The Den

Favourite Player: Thierry Henry

Supports: Arsenal

Best Footballing Achievement: Getting called up to the first team squad at Luton Town

Mark Corner Coach Profile

Mark Corner - Director Of Goalkeeping

Joe Gadsdon FA

Mark Corner 27 Years old is a professional goalkeeping coach. He is also an FA qualified coach working towards his UEFA B License. Mark has had a successful semi-professional playing career that still continues. Mark is a non-league goalkeeping coach and has previous experience running his own goalkeeping schools.

I Love Football Because…… ‘Heart, passion and desire shown by all players at any level of the game’

Previous Clubs: Hullbridge Sports, Tilbury, Chelmsford City, Grays Athletic

Best Ground Played At: Upton Park

Favourite Player: Joe Hart

Supports: West Ham United

Best Footballing Achievement: Winning the treble last season.

I Love Football Academy FA Licensed Coaches Club