OUR COACHES

Meet our amazing team of qualified and experienced football coaches in Wetherby

All our coaches are experienced in coaching children's football from U5 mini soccer all the way up to the adult game. 

Every coach is qualified to FA standard as minimum and have passed an enhanced DBS check.

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DAN PINNA

 Head coach and founder of Calcio Football Centre

UEFA B and Full Youth Award Qualified

Dan has been around the grassroots and academy side of football for a number of years. 

He spent 8 years coaching grassroots players. Overseeing the progression of players from 5 a side mini soccer, through to 11 a-side league football. This brought many challenges, lessons and his first two coaching badges.

Alongside his grassroots coaching, Dan spent time with highly qualified coaches at numerous semi professional clubs and universities around Leeds, observing them to further his knowledge of the game.

He received his UEFA B Coaching License in 2019 and is now head coach at Guiseley Academy with the U14s and along the way has become a Foundation Phase and Youth Development specialist with the sole intention to develop footballers through innovative, fun and game realistic training sessions. 

In 2015, Dan became a fully qualified teacher. He took the skills he learned during his teaching and combined them with his coaching skills to enhance his ability to teach, coach and develop young people. 


Qualifications:

-Sports Studies Bachelor of Science (BSC) from Liverpool Hope University

-Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

-FA Level 1

-FA Level 2

-UEFA B License in Football Coaching

-FA Youth Award (Full)

-FA Child Safeguarding

-FA Emergency First Aid 

-Enhanced DBS check

 

OUR COACHES

The People Who Make Us Amazing

Confident Soccer Coach

KEVIN SPETCH

Lead coach Mondays and Talent Centre

FA Level 2 coach
Welfare lead officer
Liverpool Fan

Female Soccer Coach

BEN WILSON

Lead coach and Talent Centre Goalkeeper lead

FA Level 1 (Level 2 in progress)
Goalkeeper coach
York City fan

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MUZY MOYO

Lead foundation phase coach

FA Level one (Level 2 in progress)
BA Hons Sport Coaching
Supports whoever wins!

Confident Soccer Coach

DAN RIDDINGTON

Assistant Coach

Coach Jess White has been a truly valued member of the Calcio Football Centre family since 2000. As our Assistant Coach, Coach Jess White works closely with our team members to make sure they’re performing to the best of their ability.

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LUKE ASHURST

Apprentice coach

Enthusiastic and passionate. Luke is one our support coaches looking to develop as a coach with the support of his Calcio colleagues. 
Luke was coached by Dan from age 7 to 13 and ensure Dan feels very old!