Meet the FootieBugs Academy coaches, bringing an elite training programme
to the superstar young players!


Ali Shah

Connor Mooney

James Behan

Dan Vann

Favourite Player: – Christiano Ronaldo

– Favourite Food: – Chicken curry

– Playing History:

– Coaching History: – FootieBugs is my first coaching role and I’m loving working to get the best out of all our players and pass on knowledge.                                 




FootieBugs Academy, fun and professional football coaching and football classes for kids aged 3-12!


Favourite Player: Leo Messi

Favourite Food: Spag Bol

Playing History: Aston Villa from the age of 8 until the age of 16, Youth Football at Stratford Town from 16-18, Since played at Highgate United & Worcester City is now my current team.

Coaching History: I started my coaching journey doing Sports Coaching at Wolverhampton University, since have worked with Challenger Sports in U.S.A, Real Madrid in Spain, Benfica in Portugal and have now worked part time and now full time as the FootieBugs Manager which is now my 5th Year with the company.

FootieBugs Academy, fun and football coaching for kids aged 3-12!



Favourite Player: Kasper Scmeichel

Favourite Food: Chicken fajitas

Playing History: GK Apprenticeship at Torquay United moving down to Torquay at the age of 16, moving from Torquay united to Cheltenham Town to continue my scholarship. After leaving Cheltenham, Colchester United was the next step on my footballing journey signing a one-year contract in 2017… Moving back up to the Midlands I played for Stratford Town and Highgate United FC. I am currently at Wem Town down the road in Shrewsbury… 

Coaching History: FA Level 2 Qualified, FootieBugs Academy Manager, 1 to 1 Gk coach specialist, Academy coaching at previous clubs, Advanced Diploma in sport, exercise and nutrition.


– Favourite Player: Virgil Van Dijk

– Favourite Food: Pizza

– Playing History: Offered a two-year scholarship at Walsall Fc and progressed through the ranks to earn a 2 year professional contract. Experience playing at Stafford rangers, Matlock town and Chasetown Fc in the non-league helped with my experience and I am now currently playing at Stratford Town.

– Coaching History: FA Level 2 qualified. I have also attended and passed the FootieBugs 5 days extensive training course.





Kelsey Mooney

Dan Kembery

Dylan Parker


– Favourite Player: Frank Lampard

– Favourite Food: Stuffed Crust Pizza

Playing History: Coming through the youth infrastructure at Aston Villa I was there for 12 years including 2 years as a professional. I enjoyed a 6-month spell at Cheltenham Town where I made 7 appearances in the football league. After returning back to Villa, I then moved on to my current team which is Hereford United.

– Coaching History:

Coaching experience working with the Aston Villa FC Pre Academy as well as having opportunities to coach in the Academy set up. Recently joining FootieBugs I hope to develop my coaching even further. I have also attended and passed the FootieBugs 5 days extensive training course.


Favourite Player:Raheem Sterling

Favourite Food: Chicken Fajitas

– Playing History: Knowle Fc, Balsall & Berkeswell Fc

Coaching History: After impressing as a coach for Birmingham City ladies and making it all the way to Wembley in a Cup Final, I was given the opportunity to come in as Solihull Moors ladies First team coach to progress in my career even further. After taking on this responsibility, I was quickly given the opportunity to become the lead coach for the U18’s Academy, where I aim to push the Academy players as far as their ability can take them.





– Favourite Player: Jamie Vardy

– Favourite Food: Chicken Tikka

Playing History: Starting off as a youngster at Walsall fc I had the opportunity to impress when joining as a second-year scholar. After being offered a professional contract I had the opportunity to gain first team experience at Stratford Town and Rushall Olympic Fc on loan. Moving on from Walsall FC I am now currently the top scorer for Rugby Town FC.

Coaching History: Started at FootieBugs in 2019 wanting to enhance my coaching. Relishing this chance, I have loved developing my coaching experience. I have also attended and passed the FootieBugs 5 days extensive training course.FootieBugs Academy, fun and professional football coaching for kids ag





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