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.



 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. 


-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 experienced coaching team


Lead Coach

James has coached footballers from nursery age all the way up to adult 11 a side football. He studied an NVQ Level 2 in Football Leadership where he gained his FA Level 1 and Level 2 coaching qualification. 

Previous experience:

Huddersfield Town ladies - Development team assistant manager

Brighouse Ladies - Development team assistant manager

Morley Town - Head coach