Meet TheTeam

Paul Seuke

Director

Paul

Paul has been coaching sport for 15 years and has gained a wealth of experience and a reputation for delivering outstanding PE lessons. He is passionate about health and fitness and a great role model to the children he coaches. As well as teaching PE lessons and coaching before & after school clubs, he delivers training to help teachers develop their PE teaching.

Qualifications

Level 3 Delivery of physical education (PESS), FA level 2 football coach, Level 1 British Triathlon Coach.

Highlights

Paul’s footballing highlight was playing against Swansea in the FA cup 2nd round live on sky sports in 2007 and was awarded man of the match. His proudest sporting moment was representing Great Britain at the European Duathlon championship in 2017 and 2018.

Likes

In his spare time Paul enjoys keeping fit and spending time with his two daughters.

Sam Pothecary

Head Coach

Sam

With over 15 years coaching experience across the UK, USA & Australia. Sam has worked alongside clubs such as Chelsea FC & Western Sydney Wanderers. His biggest passion is Football and is currently undertaking a UEFA B licence and studying a BA (hons) Football Coaching at UCFB. Sam has a wealth of knowledge across all sports and PE lessons.

Qualifications

  • UEFA B (in progress)
  • BA (hons) Football Coaching (In progress)
  • Australian level 1 Cricket
  • FA mentoring adults award

Highlights

Head coach for Chelsea FC and Nike euro camps, leading the operations and delivery to over 400 children and young adults from all over the world. Coaching the U9-11 recruitment program at Chelsea FC.

Jack Mazzone

Coach

Jack

Jack started working for Planet Soccer in 2017. He coaches a variety of sports in PPA, school clubs and holiday camps and runs advance football coaching sessions.

Qualifications

Level 3 Delivery of physical education (PESS ),FA Level 2 football coach, NVQ level 3 in coaching.

Highlights

Jack plays for South Park in the Ryman South division and scored 25 league goals in the 2017/ 2018 season. He also won Ryman Division 1 with Tooting and Mitcham FC.

Likes

In his spare time Jack enjoys socialising with his friends and eating good food. Jack won the London senior cup with Hendon FC and played in the first round of the FA Cup. He also enjoys fishing and playing golf.

Nathan Upton

Coach

Nathan

Nathan has travelled the world playing semi-professional football (Australia, USA and England), coaching the youth in an array of sports and gaining sports accreditations along the way. He has gained two sporting degrees, one from Australia and one from the United States of America. His true passion is in football but he loves teaching all sports to children of all ages. Becoming a full time sports coach has been a dream of Nathan’s since leaving High School and he aims to continue learning different coaching techniques and implementing different styles into his practices.

Qualifications

Bachelor Degree of Sports Coaching and Administration, Associates Degree in Business and Sports Management, FA Level 1 Coaching, FFA Senior Football Certificate I and II, FFA Senior Football License, FFA Grassroots Football Certificate, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 1 Certificate, Laws of the Game Refereeing Certificate (Football), Community Coach Cricket Certificate Level 1, Lifeguard Level 2.

Highlights

Nathan’s greatest sporting highlight was captaining his Collegiate team in America to the NAIA National Tournament, getting honourable mentions and being named on the all-Tournament team in 2015. This resulted in breaking numerous records at his Senior College.

Luke O’Brien

Coach

Luke

Luke played football for Woking until the age of 18 and went on to study ‘Sports Development and coaching Sciences’ at Bournemouth University, where he won the intramural league in his first and second year.

Qualifications

2:1 in sports Development and coaching sciences (Bsc) and FA level 1 Football Coach.

Highlights

Within a Placement year he also worked in America for 4 months travelling to different locations and coaching football to all different ages and ability groups.

Likes

Luke also enjoys playing football, fishing and keeping fit.

Matt Tidbury

Coach

Matt T

Matt has been coaching and teaching sports for 8 years and he has been involved in sport from a very early age. Football is his main sport and he has represented the district, Surrey which led to a worldwide tournament in Sweden. Matt also played for Woking Academy for 3 years.

Qualifications

Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education, Level 2 NVQ in sport, recreation and allied occupations, FA Level 2 in coaching football, Level 2 Multi Skills and a British Gymnastics Primary intermediate Award.

Likes

Matt enjoys spending time with his family and friends and still plays football competitively every weekend. He is also a fan of playing golf.

COVID - 19 update

Summer holiday courses bookings now open. We are following the DFE protective measures for holiday activity settings during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are some of the protective measures that will be in place; Small group sizes (maximum 15), Weekly bookings only , Adapted activities & equipment, Extra cleaning and hygiene routines , Staggered break and lunchtimes, Staggered drop off and collections, Specific guidance and arrangements will be emailed one week before the course starts. We are looking forward to seeing you all.