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Lead Foundation Phase Coach

Luke Smith


Luke joined the Academy in July 2015 and has recently been appointed as our Lead Foundation Phase Coach.

He holds a BA (Hons) in Sports Management and Football studies combined with a UEFA B Licence and is currently completing the FA Youth Award. 

Luke is also a Coach Education Affiliate Tutor with the English FA and delivers Level 1 and 2 courses. He is currently working towards his UEFA A Licence Qualification.

Previous coaching experiences include working in the USA covering 15 states before taking up an Academy Programme Manager role, where he oversaw the development of a club with 1800+ players.

After returning to the UK, Luke set up a successful Wiltshire based Development Centre called Future of Football.

He wrote the philosophy and curriculum and they currently deliver skill based technical training to 230+ players a week.

He also worked as a PE Coordinator for a large school partnership.