Alan is the Team Leader of The FA Tesco Skills teams in Lancashire and Cumberland and Westmoreland.
Alan enjoyed a wonderful career as a goalkeeper at county football level, giving up after three years of injury to move into grassroots coaching in his spare time. Alan has been a top level coach for far longer than that, working in Bolton and Blackpool before three years with Burnley FC.
Alan runs a local junior football team from the age of five, seeing them develop into a talented Under-14s team, and now also manages the 10s down to the 4 year olds at his local grassroots club.
Alan is a Level 3 qualified coach and has completed the FA Youth Award modules 1 and 2 and completed his module 3 award. Alan is also a Level 2 goalkeeping coach. Alan is also one of The FA Tesco Skills coaches who works with Match Magazine, helping young players across the country to improve their football skills – watch him in action!
Alongside leading the Lancashire FA Tesco Skills team, Alan works with children and schools in Blackpool.
What’s your proudest moment in football?
“Watching my oldest son win both the league and cup last year, picking the trophy up at Bloomfield Road with my youngest son being the mascot.”