Owner of Core Football Coaching is professional footballer Johnny Goddard. Johnny has played for various clubs including Swindon Town, Stevenage and Woking. Having joined Reading FC aged 8, he went onto become a professional there. He made his name at Woking FC, becoming an England C international before being bought by Swindon in 2016. John is very passionate about helping young players develop alongside his professional career, and works closely with all our coaches to make sure we create the best coaching environment possible.
Current A License Candidate
FA Youth Award
Level 3 Sports Development
Level 3 Excellence in Sport
FA Safeguarding - First Aid
Deano is another important member of our coaching team, helping our players in our School Programmes & Academies. He is a fully qualified Level 2 coach who puts together game related and challenging sessions for all our players, whilst always being approachable and helpful. 'Deano' has ambitions to get his UEFA B License in the near future to help progress his coaching.
Professional player Frankie has come on board to help develop our players at our Arborfield Academy on a Tuesday night. A wealth of experience as a player Frankie has played for clubs such as Portsmouth, Leyton Orient & Wimbledon after coming through the ranks at QPR. As a coach he uses his great technical and tactical understanding which helps our players when they get to more advanced stages at around 10/11 years old.
'Doddsy' is Lead Coach of our U6/7 Academy players He has been a part of the staff since day 1 here at Core, previously running our school programmes and Soccer Camps. Nowadays Doddsy focuses on the youngest of our groups giving them enjoyable sessions to work on their technical skills and ball comfort. Also playing at a good level Doddsy used to play in America as he studied in Iowa for 2 years.
Leah is a UEFA B Licensed coach with vast experience in coaching young players. She has worked at various professional clubs, and now helps teach and develop A Level / BTEC students as well as coaching at our Academy sessions in Farnborough and Ascot. Leah leads of Girls Development Sessions, which you can sign up for by sending us an email! She is very passionate and knowledgable about the game putting on challenging sessions for our players to aid their development.
'Skidders' is a big character for us and helps develop the players in our Reading & Arborfield Academy sessions. Liam is perfect for our Academy players as he sets high standards and tests players to improve during every session.
Liam is also a qualified teacher so is very experienced in terms of relating to young players and creating a learning environment.
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Adam works in our School Programmes and Development Sessions whilst working towards his Degree of Physical & Sport Education at St. Mary's University.
A bubbly character Adam gets on well with all children whilst challenging them in his sessions. He is experienced working with a variety of different ages, and formally lead Futsal sessions at Futsal24 meaning he plays a Lead Role in improving the Futsal Sessions we currently run.
Charlie is our Head GK Coach for Academy players whilst also helping all children in some of our school programmes. Charlie is currently at the Chelsea FC programme at Piggott School where he has studied his FA Level 1.
Joe is an FA Level 2 coach who is currently studying a degree in Sport, Fitness & Coaching. Before joining the coaching team here he had helped deliver sessions for Maidenhead United FC, the team which he supports on a weekly basis!
Kyle coaches within our schools alongside studying a BTEC Sports Diploma. He is an FA Level 1 coach who works with our younger players in years R, 1 & 2 as they look to learn about the game for the first time.
Frosty has coaches at Woodley FC for the past few years. He coaches in primary schools for us where his coaching style helps players develop at their own pace regardless of ability.
Andrew is currently coaching within our School Programmes and is studying a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching alongside this. He is a Level 1 coach who is working towards his FA Level 2 later this year. His sessions are always enjoyable for the children, offering them a lot of support and guidance in the process.