-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
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.
Wrightchoice Sports is a member of Wrightchoice Group.
Wrightchoice Sports Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 7078827.
Registered Address: 316 Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1AD.