Director of Football

At last we can announce what we’ve been working on for so long now! We have appointed not one but two Directors of Football!

Tom Ballantyne – Director of Youth and Community Football
Tom will be familiar to some of you as our Academy coach on Monday nights but he liked the club so much he wanted to be more involved. He will be overseeing coaching and development of our juniors from under 7 to under 16. As an Asia B Licence coach he has a clear idea of The Cove’s football philosophy but in a first for the club he aims to get that down on paper!

Nick Mowl – Director of Senior Football
Nick is a UEFA A Licence coach who has been involved in academies and clubs in the U.K. and the USA. His main focus will be the senior playing group and senior coaches as well as assisting the older end of our juniors with their transition into seniors.

During the next few months Nick and Tom will be working closely together to develop and document our philosophy on football and a standardised coaching curriculum. We’ll be holding a meet and greet in coming weeks to allow everyone a chance to say hello and from then on you should start to see them around the club watching and assessing at first…

We’ll be sending out more news on their progress and allowing each of them to do a more formal introduction in the next few days.

This is an extremely exciting phase of the clubs development and with Nick and Tom on board long term We believe that we will start to produce not only excellent young players, but excellent coaches and an excellent senior team too.

Please welcome them on board and show them what a great community The Cove can be.