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Kobina Elliott - Academy Director



-BSc Honours Sports Sciences Degree (Coaching)

- 1st Class Award for Dissertation on Qualitative Analysis of FA Four Corners Long Term Player

Development Model in professional club Academy system

- A grade in A Level Physical Education

- A* grade in GCSE Physical Education


Coaching qualifications:


Level 3 FA Licenced Coach

UEFA ‘B’ Licence / FA Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Football

FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football

FA Youth Award Certificate

FA Youth Award Module 3 – ‘Developing the Player’

FA Youth Award Module 2 – ‘Developing the Practice’

FA Youth Award Module 1 – ‘Developing the Environment’

Beginners Guide to Futsal

FA Generic Tutor Training Course




Kobina has had a keen interest in football from a very young age. After completing his Sports Sciences

Degree at Brunel University, Kobina had a brief spell working with Reading Football Club’s Football in the

Community Programme before being recruited by Wrightchoice Community Sports Association in the

dual role of charity Development Worker and Youth Coach.


In the time working with Wrightchoice CSA Kobina took great advantage of the opportunity of utilising

the skills and theories learnt at University to assist in the development of Wrightchoice CSA as a football

club and as a non-profit self-sustainable charitable organisation. With assistance from Wrightchoice CSA

sessional coaches and volunteers Kobina was responsible for overseeing and delivering coaching for

children as young as 5 years old up to the Wrightchoice CSA adult 1st team on a daily basis between Sept

2007 and May 2010. During this time Kobina managed the U8, U9, U10 and U11 age groups on matchdays

whilst at Wrightchoice CSA. This was invaluable experience of having to deliver sessions to such varied

groups in a variety of environments, whilst gaining useful knowledge of local football. This period laid

a great foundation for Kobina’s future development in coaching and football development. During this

period Kobina was also proactive in completing his FA Level 2 in coaching football (2009) and followed

this up by starting the newly developed Age-Appropriate coaching modules developed by the Football



The experience gained at Wrightchoice lead to Kobina being employed as a Football Association

Skills Coach in August 2010 and whilst working as an FA Skills Coach Kobina has further developed his

theoretical and practical knowledge through detailed planning of session delivery and the day to day

coaching process. In addition to this Kobina has used the time available to study the game and develop

further understanding at regular CPD events. Kobina has developed a working knowledge of the FA

National Game Strategy and use of the Future Game player centred philosophy the FA promotes. In

addition to the 5-11 year old FA Tesco Skills Programme Kobina also joined Cobham Football Club as

Youth Coach in June 2011 to further add to his coaching portfolio.


Following these experiences Kobina is now able to take on the role of Academy Director  at

Wrightchoice Sports Football Academy with the aim of overseeing a project that is fully

committed to helping young players develop their football potential.

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