Meet The Teams

England Colleges represents the pinnacle of college football. This opportunity is open to students nominated by member colleges. Players have been selected to represent their country and colleges following a two phase trial process. Meet our teams here:

 

Meet our England Colleges Staff Team:

We are proud to introduce our England Colleges volunteer staff who work with our National Football Development Manager to provide a high-quality learning and elite player development experience for our National Team players.

 

Lauren O’Sullivan – Programme Lead

As National Football Development Officer for AoC Sport, Lauren leads the ECFA programme for colleges across the country including the National Team programme. She is a UEFA B qualified coach, has worked in college football development for over six years and has experience of working on international football trips taking 16-19 year old students to Italy, Portugal, Botswana, Rwanda and India.

 

Darin Killpartrick – Men’s National Team Head Coach and Manager

Having previously coached the National Team in Italy, Darin brings a wealth of experience to this tour. He is a UEFA A Licence Coach working at Chichester College as a lecturer and coach overseeing all the men’s football programmes and coaching studies. He has been in this role for over 12 years, developing young players for the modern game for both professional and semi-professional football. He also lectures at the University of Chichester on their football degree programme where he has worked for the past five years. Darin is a holder of the prestige UEFA ‘A” Licence, gaining his qualification through the English FA. He holds a level 5 in psychology in football and a B Licence Goalkeeping award. He is also a tutor for the FA, delivering level 1 and 2, and is currently at the end of his UEFA B Licence Tutor training. He has vast amount of experience in youth development, working for Brighton Hove Albion for over 10 years with their under 15s. Darin has coached and mentored around the world with Singapore, Canada, Thailand and America being a few of the countries he has worked in. He is also currently first team coach at Bognor Regis Town FC where he has worked for over 12 years, playing, coaching and managing the side. He takes a holistic approach to developing players and aspires to support the team and individuals to achieve their full potential.

Darin said: ‘I come from a football driven family, where my grandad represented Scotland in 1945 and my father played at a high level throughout his career. Football has taught me a lot. I have been fortunate to play semi-professional football and loved my time at Bognor Regis Town FC as a player and I’m privileged to lead the team as Head Coach. College football is a brilliant place for young players to develop. Having been involved with the ECFA national team for the past four years, it’s been great to see all the players develop and a number get a second chance at their lifelong dream of becoming a professional footballer, with even more playing semi-professional football or working in the game. We are here to give these players the best experience and support them to reach their potential in football and in life.’

 

Tim Breaker – Men’s National Team Head Coach and Manager

Tim has 15 years of football coaching experience with significant experience in performance analysis. He spent the past eight years working in elite sport in boys’ academies, men’s semi-professional football, national set-ups and girls’ football. Tim studied a degree in Sport Science and Football and spent the past few years working in women’s football with current roles at Accrington and Rossendale College and England Ladies.

Tim said: ‘I love working with talented young footballers and the opportunity to work with the best college players in the country alongside like-minded colleagues made the role with England Colleges a great attraction. I’m hoping over the coming months and years we can continue to grow the programme and watch alumni go onto represent domestically and internationally, serving as role models for future generations of England Colleges players.

 

Tom Prodomo – Men’s National Team Assistant Coach

Tom is a UEFA B Coach working at Brockenhurst College as a teacher and head of the college’s football academy as well as the first team manager of Bashley FC and working with AFC Bournemouth U21s. He is has a first class honours degree in Sports Coaching, is undertaking his A Licence to build his current knowledge base. In addition to coaching assets, Tom has developed extensive performance analysis skills working with football clubs such as Exeter FC and AFC Bournemouth, providing acute feedback to enhance player’s performance at an elite level.

Tom said: ‘Spending the past five years coaching within an educational setting, I also benefit from coaching at a senior level in both the male and female game. Whilst coaching at the University of Gloucestershire I led the female football programme, guiding the first team to a National Cup final whilst securing a place in the BUCS Premier League. Subsequently I combined my time between the University’s men’s side in the BUCS Premier League as well a coaching role at West Bromwich Albion. I currently operate as Head of Football Academy at Brockenhurst College over-seeing three men’s and one ladies’ team as well as being First Team Manager at Bashley Football Club. While leading the college first team to be crowned ECFA National Knockout Champions I continued to develop as a performance analyst working within the team at AFC Bournemouth U21ss, mirroring the time I spent in a similar role at Exeter City.

I am relishing the opportunity to work with the ECFA national coaching team and it was with immense pride that I accepted this opportunity. I view my appointment as a unique opportunity to continue my own development whilst supporting players to reach their potential and contributing meaningful to such a fantastic organisation.’

 

Trevor Jenkins – Women’s National Team Assistant Coach

Trevor is Associate Lecturer on Level 3 Football Studies course at Bridgwater College and Head Coach of Female Football at the college. Trevor is also the General Manager of Women’s Super League 1 team Yeovil Town Ladies FC. He is also coaching at Somerset FA Girls’ Centre of Excellence and Taunton Town U18s, head of male performance football at Richard Huish College and Director for Arsenal Soccer Schools South West. Trevor is a UEFA B coach who also has experience of coaching abroad in New Jersey, USA.

 

Simon East – Performance Manager

Simon has been involved in the ECFA National Team programme for the last 10 years. He is an A Licence Coach and FA Safeguarding tutor. His role is to support the staff team to plan high-quality match and tournament preparation to maximise players’ performance and provide the best experience of Roma Caput Mundi.

 

Greg Joslin – Head of Logistics and Operations

Greg is a partner at Future Elite Sports, our National Team partner and funder, leading on all National Team logistics and operations. After Greg was released from Crystal Palace, he attend University for three years before heading out to Pennsylvania, USA, on a football scholarship to complete his MSc. Upon completing his studies, Greg then played State League soccer in Perth, Western Australia.

 

Charlotte Wade – Men’s National Team Physiotherapist

Charlotte brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our staff team, working in a clinic and as a physiotherapist at Nottingham Forest FC. Charlie has supported England Colleges to build a partnership with Nottingham Forest FC and has extensive expertise working with youth players. She works closely with our team to provide high-quality and holistic pre-match preparation, pitch-side treatment and post-match recovery to maximise performance and injury prevention.

 

Nader Fader – Women’s National Team Physiotherapist

Nader works at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London in partnership with Leyton Orient while also running his own clinic. He understands both college football and the elite/professional football club environment enabling him to challenge and support players to help them reach their potential. His high quality skillset and knowledge base provides the team with high quality and holistic pre-match preparation, pitch-side treatment and post-match recovery to maximise performance and injury prevention.

 

Vacant – Men’s National Team Performance Analyst

Vacant – Women’s National Team Performance Analyst

 

Meet our England Colleges Men’s Team (U18)

We are proud to introduce our England Colleges Men’s National Team for the 2016-17 season. These players have undertaken a robust and challenging two phase trial in October and November. It is great to see such a talented group of players come together to represent their country and college football.

 

Alfie Powell, Defender
Representing Milton Keynes College

 

Ben Goodliffe, Defender (Captain)
Representing Barnet and South Gate College and Boreham Wood FC

 

Charlie Coppola, Forward
Representing Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College
Charlie Johansen, Forward
Representing South Devon College

 

Connor Short, Midfielder
Representing Hartlepool FE College

 

Fintan Walsh, Defender
Representing Worthing College

 

Frank Arhin, Midfielder
Representing Hartpury College

 

Fred Burbridge, Goal Keeper
Representing Barnet and Southgate College

 

Guilherme Daltazar, Defender
Representing Hartlepool Sixth Form College

 

Harry Whayman, Forward
Representing Easton & Otley College

 

Kingsford Adjei, Forward
Representing Hartpury College

 

Lewis Merridan, Defender
Representing Milton Keynes College

 

Luke Brodie, Defender
Representing Worthing College

 

Matt Ridley, Defender
Representing Hartlepool Sixth Form College

 

Max Harris, Goal Keeper
Representing Hartpury College

 

Sorba Thomas, Forward
Representing Barnet and Southgate College

 

Surafel Behallu, Midfielder
Representing Brooksby Melton College

 

Tommy Block, Midfielder
Representing South Downs College

 

Meet our England Colleges Women’s Team (U19)

We are proud to introduce our England Colleges Women’s National Team. The talent in this team showcases how far women’s college football has come over the past five years. It’s great to see so many of the team playing for WSL and WSL Development Teams and a number selected for England Talent Camps and England U17s Teams through The FA.

 

Alicia Johnson, Forward (Captain)
Representing Accrington & Rosendale College and Everton LFC

 

Amy Goddard, Defender
Representing South Gloucestershire and Stroud and Bristol City WFC

 

Annie Rolf, Midfielder
Representing Worthing College and Brighton & Hove WFC

 

Beth Lumsden, Midfielder
Representing Oaklands and Chelsea LFC

 

Brenna McPartlan, Midfielder
Representing Accrington & Rosendale College and Manchester City LFC

 

Bridget Galloway, Forward
Representing Gateshead College and Sunderland LFC

 

Charlotte Johnson, Goalkeeper
Representing Bridgwater College and Yeovil Town LFC

 

Emily Joyce, Midfielder
Representing Solihull College and Birmingham City LFC

 

Emily Syme, Midfielder
Representing Richard Huish College and Bristol City WFC

 

Georgia Gibson, Midfielder
Representing Gateshead College and Sunderland LFC

 

Louise Griffiths, Defender
Representing Gateshead College and Sunderland LFC

 

Niamh Lane, Defender
Representing Solihull College and Birmingham City LFC

 

Olivia Rose Wilkes
Representing Accrington & Rosendale College and Fylde Ladies FC

 

Paige Sawyer
Representing South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and Bristol City WFC

 

Poppy Wilson
Representing South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and Bristol City WFC

 

Rosie Todd
Representing York College and Durham LFC

 

Shania Hayles
Representing Solihull College and Birmingham City LFC

 

Valentine Pursey
Representing Worthing College and Brighton & Hove WFC

 

Meet our England Colleges Sponsors:

If you are interested in sponsoring the England Colleges Programme or and England Colleges Player please contact National Football Development Manager, Lauren O’Sullivan

 

Greg Josling, Future Elite Sports:

Greg is a partner at Future Elite Sports and his been involved in football since completing his MBA in Sport & Business Management. After Greg was released from Crystal Palace, he attended university for three years before heading out to Pennsylvania, USA, on a football scholarship to complete his MBA. Upon completing his studies, Greg then played State League soccer in Perth, Western Australia.

 

Dafydd Jones, Future Elite Sports:

Dafydd is a partner at Future Elite Sports and he is currently the starting goalkeeper for the Wales National Futsal team. Dafydd studied Sports Business in Milwaukee, USA for four years on a soccer scholarship where he became an All-American. After completing his scholarship, Dafydd played in the PDL league for Milwaukee Wave, before heading out to Australia to play State League soccer for ECU Joondalup.

 

Michael Simcock, Future Elite Sports:

Michael is a lead scholarship consultant at Future Elite Sports and has played and coached University sport in America. Michael attended University in Indiana, USA on a soccer scholarship where he completed a Sports Psychology degree. After completing his studies, Michael became the assistant coach for the University of Sioux Falls women’s soccer team before heading back to the UK where he briefly played professionally for Crewe Alexandra FC.

 

Find Out More:

For more information on contact our Football Competitions Administrator or Apprentice

 

How to Join the team

Players: Trials are held in October half term for both the men’s and women’s teams. To attend, students must be nominated by their college. The college must be a member of AoC Sport in order for student nominations to be accepted. Nominations open in September via an online survey.

 

Staff: If you are interested in joining the volunteer staff team please contact our National Football Development Manager with your CV and details on how you could contribute to the England Colleges programme.