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Football Programme – Meet the Coaches!

We’d like to introduce you to our Football Programme coaches!

Students on the West Herts College Football Programme are part of the team while studying towards a BTEC Level 2 or Level 3 Extended Diploma in sport.

We are proud to have a team of coaches who come from various backgrounds each with something different to offer our students. Whilst our coaches each bring with them different ideas and coaching experiences they all share the following characteristics; friendly, dedicated, enthusiastic and, most importantly, fun.


Liam Walsh 

“As a teenager I represented Republic of Ireland at U18’s Level and had the pleasure of playing alongside the well-known Ashley Young for Watford at youth level. I have a degree in Sports and Leisure Management and completed a Football Scholarship at Cardiff Metropolitan University. After gaining my UEFA B Licence in 2010, I’ve been working with our successful Football Programme at West Herts College trying to improve links with Colleges in America.”







Sonny French

“I’m a former student of the Football Programme at West Herts College, and graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Studies. I’m currently in my fourth year running the football programme, and continue to develop the high level of coaching and teaching that is delivered to our students. I most recently completed the FA Youth Module 3 assessment in May 2016 and work alongside the other coaches to raise the already high standard of education on the football courses.”






Scott Bonner

“I began working within the Football Programme three years ago. I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sport Coaching & Development from Southampton Solent and have previously worked with Southampton FC and Watford FC. I hold my UEFA B Diploma in coaching football and have recently completed the FA Youth Module 3 assessment alongside continuing development to further my education in teaching.”






See yourself becoming part of the team? For more information on the course and how to apply, please call our course enquiry team on 01923 812345 or click HERE for full course details.

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