Hi, I’m Rich Clifford and I’m the current U13 coach, I work full time as a Data programmer but my passion is football. So when I stopped playing (some years ago) coaching was the next logical step and something I’ve now been doing for 14 years. 5 of those years have been at Lydiard Youth which I became involved with when my son decided he wanted to play.
I hold the FA Level 1 coaching qualification and am a member of The FA Licenced Coaches’ Club which includes regularly updated Safeguarding and Emergency First Aid courses (including Defibrillators use) and I’m fully CRC checked.
My aim, as a coach, is to teach my team all the skills they need to become great footballers but also to help build confidence and great friendships through trust and teamwork – something that will benefit them both on and off the pitch. As a team (coach, players and parents) we expect a lot from each other but these expectations are bound by encouragement, support, fun and inspiring each other to work hard and try our best so we can achieve whatever we put our minds too.
Team Coach - Richard Clifford & Steve Young
Telephone - 07913 113670 & 07584 137620