Coaches Profile


Coaches Profile

James Imber Coach Profile

James Imber - Founder of Love Football Academy / Head Coach

James Imber Uefa

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 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.

Joe Gadsdon - Head Coach

Joe Gadsdon FA

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 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