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COACHING TEAM

DIRECTOR & HEAD COACH

Louise began her playing career with local side Redgate Rovers. Following a successful spell in junior football Louise eventually signed for Everton FC and enjoyed a number of successful years playing for the club she supports. After a few years with the Toffees Louise signed for rivals Liverpool and finished her playing career with Sheffield Wednesday.

Once Louise's playing career came to an end she moved into coaching working with a number of clubs in Liverpool. Louise had her own vision for grassroots football and in 2015 founded FC Northern. Since then Louise has developed the club and it's coaching practices. A UEFA B qualified coach Louise has also scouted for Premier League sides Everton & Man City.

Favourite Player: Ronaldinho

Team Supports: Everton

DIRECTOR & HEAD COACH

Gerard began his football journey in Dublin, Ireland. Captaining all Ireland winning side Cherry Orchard FC. He had a number of trials with English sides such as Man City, Coventry City & Ipswich Town FC. Following successful trials Gerard signed for Ipswich Town and moved to the Premier League outfit in 2001. After spending a number of successful years playing both Academy & Reserve team football Gerard relocated to Liverpool where he studied for a BSC while playing semi professionally.

Gerard has previously worked for Blackburn Rovers and Everton and is currently a scout for Burnley Football Club. In his spare time Gerard is a keen runner competing in both marathons & ultra marathons.

Favourite Player: Zinedine Zidane

Team Supports: Tranmere Rovers

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PETER DUNNING

LEAD COACH

Peter has been coaching for a number of years. Previously Peter played as a goalkeeper before embarking on his coaching career.

Peter was initially inspired by a number of sporting role models and since then has worked for various sports coaching companies who primarily work in primary schools. This has provided Peter with the opportunity and experience to deliver PE sessions at many different schools.

Favourite Player: Alisson Becker

Team Supports: Liverpool

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LIAM MCQUEEN

DEVELOPMENT COACH

Liam has been coaching Development football at Northern Sports Academy for many years while combining this with his Degree in PE & School Sport.

Now a BA Hons graduate & Level 1 coach, Liam originally started coaching aged 17 as an apprentice in primary schools which ended up being his pathway into his role with Northern. As well as a development coach Liam also manages one of the FC Northern U11 sides.

Favourite Player: Wayne Rooney

Team Supports: Everton

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JACK PRITCHARD

DEVELOPMENT COACH

Coach Jack has been with Northern for 6 months now. Originally from Cornwall Jack and his family have lived in Spain for a number of years.

Coming from a big sporting family, both his brother and father being coaches. Jack started coaching when he was 15 alongside his Dad in Spain. Since then Jack has developed into an excellent young coach.

Favourite Player: Fernando Torres

Team Supports: Liverpool

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