James Imber - Founder of Love Football Academy / Head Coach
James Imber is a UEFA qualified coach currently working towards his UEFA A License. James has previously coached at professional clubs Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal & Brentford. James is currently academy coach and scout at a Premier League Academy.
I Love Football Because…… ‘You can’t beat that feeling of scoring the winning goal for your team.’
Previous Clubs: Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Millwall, Dagenham & Redbridge
Best Ground Played At: Old Trafford, Upton Park, The Valley, The Den
Favourite Player: Lionel Messi
Supports: West Ham United
Best Footballing Achievement: Scoring 40+ goals in a season.
Michael Lowne - Head Coach
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
Best Footballing Achievement: Seeing players i've coached go onto play professional football or sign for professional academies.
Joe Gadsdon - Head Coach
Joe Gadsdon 30 years old is a FA Qualified coach working towards his Uefa B License. Joe combines his coaching career with his many years playing at a high standard, which is still going strong. Joe is an academy scout and development coach for a premier league team. He is also Youth coach at Tilbury Football Club.
I Love Football Because…… ‘No two games are the same, always different.’
Previous Clubs: Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers, Millwall
Best Ground Played At: Upton Park, White Hart Lane, Wembley
Favourite Player: Zidane
Supports: Tottenham Hotspur
Best Footballing Achievement: First player to be signed at Tottenham Hotspur after scouting them.
Mark Corner - Director Of Goalkeeping
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.