andy

Andy is a TFA Coach in the Gold Coast / Brisbane region

Education and Coaching Awards

Andy studied a BA (Hons) Sports Science degree at Northumbria University, which included Sport Psychology, profiling and preparation, Nutrition and Sports Coaching to name a few.

Andy completed his Level two Coaching Badge through the Professional Football Association, under the guidance of Joe Joyce (Current Newcastle United Academy Manager).

Andy compleated his UEFA B licence in September 2012 at Durham University. Andy was taught by Barney Jones through the Northumberland Football Association (F.A.). Barney has a wealth of practical coaching experience at all levels of the game, including working for the F.A. Premier League as the Director of Football at their regional Centre of Excellence in Durham. Barney was the former F.A. Lead Tutor at the Northumberland F.A.

Playing background

Andy came through the School boy ranks at Carlisle United Football Club, gaining a Youth Training Contract. After two Years with the Club he signed for a year with Scottish 3rd Division Club Gretna Football Club which recently folded after reaching the Scottish Premier League.

The following year Andy signed for Gateshead Football Club who currently play in the Blue Square Premier League (North). Andy had spells in lower leagues with Wark and Bellingham Football Clubs’ and also played under Barney Jones at Northumbria University.

Andy arrived in Australia in 2009 and joined Broadbeach United Football Club. Andy has represented the Club for four years, winning the league and grand final in his first year 2009, winning the grand final in his second year 2010, winning the league and losing the grand final in his third year 2011 and finally winning the grand final again in 2012.

Andy also had a spell playing under Josh McCloughlan playing at Southern Cross United who played in the Hyundai Queensland State League 2010 (QSL).