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 before being released at 19. 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
'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.
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!
Matt did his coaching qualifications in his homeland of South Africa! After moving to England he has coached children of all ages, working for Little Kickers before joining our coaching team to work within our schools.
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.