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Our Staff


Kobina Elliot - Academy Director

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.   READ MORE...

Simon Chandler - Head Of Recruitment

Simon is a former Chelsea youth team captain who was part of the side that won the South East Counties Div 1 title and Southern Junior Floodlight cup in the 80s, simon was a schoolboy, Apprentice & first year professional with the club over a period of 6 years.

Recruitment is simons passion, spotting and nurturing young talent, Simon has played a important role over the years in Grass roots football having scouted close to a hundred young players with around 30 players being given Academy contracts.  READ MORE...

Jerome Bennett - Academy Coach

Since joining Wrightchoice as a community coach in 2007, Jerome has demonstrated fantastic knowledge, an ability to communicate well on a variety of levels, as well as having a desire to better himself. After studying with Coever and Pro Direct Soccer, Jerome now takes our Football Academy Sessions, 4 to 5 Team sessions, primary school sessions, and is the manager of Wrighthoice Under 8s.   READ MORE...

Michael Wallace - Academy Coach

Michael currently works for Reading FC as Youth Development Coach for the under 15’s.He has worked at Reading FC for approx 18 years coaching children from 7 years old right up to the reserve team.Michael currently holds a UEFA 'A' license which is one of the highest badges to be held by any football coach. READ MORE...

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