Name: Ash Sammons

Place of Birth: Solihull

Nick Name: Ash/Samo

Favourite Player: David Beckham

Football team you support: Manchester United

Coaching experience: Community football coach at Birmingham City FC for 3 months. I also worked for a children’s coaching company for the past year, called onside coaching which went into schools and tort curriculum P.E and football.

Playing experience: I played at Birmingham City FC from the age of 11 till 21. During my time at Birmingham I went all the way through the academy and final got my first professional contract which I signed at the age of 17. That year I Represented my country, England in three different tournaments in two different age groups.  I went on to finally play for Birmingham’s first team for two years. I then went on to play for Hereford United for a year and now I’m enjoying playing for Worcester City FC.


 Name: Shaquille Sterling

Place of Birth: Birmingham

Nick Name: Shaq

Favourite Player: Yaya Toure

Football team you support: Liverpool F.C

Coaching experience: I started coaching by volunteering for local football team in Northfield also over Handsworth. I then got started in the princess trust programme that gained me to get my FA Level 1 and FA Level 2. It allowed me to coach with a range of people, along side the professional Aston Villa football coaches. I have also coached kids football parties aged 5-7 at Power League. I lived and worked over in the USA for a short period of time coaching the age from 3-12 delivering technical football sessions and fun games.

Playing experience: I started playing for local teams around my area (Charles United), the best team ever…Then I went on to train with Birmingham City Academy from the age of 8 till 14 throughout, I am currently playing 5 A Side Football at Power League and Goals.


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Name: Connor Mooney

Nick Name: Mooney

Favourite Player: Lionel Messi

Football Team you Support: Birmingham City

Coaching experience: I Started coaching by volunteering with a group named sports4life, I have since worked with the Princes Trust ‘Get Started with Football’ programme which allowed me to work with a variety of people including professional Aston Villa football coaches whilst both coaching and observing. I have also coached children’s football parties aged 5-11 at Futsal (indoor football) and coached sessions to older boys also aged 13-15 at the Birmingham Futsal Arena.

Playing experience: I played for Aston Villa academy for 7 years aged from 8-15 throughout being involved in some great competitions including the Nike Premier Cup, since I have played for Stratford town reserves, also making appearances for the first team. I am currently at Highgate United enjoying my football and scoring goals.



Name: Matthew Whittington

Nick Name: Matt

Football team you support: Aston Villa

Coaching experience: I have been coaching for 4 years now, covering a wide range of age groups. I previously worked with the Football Development Scheme, going into schools to work with children between the ages of 7 and 11 teaching curriculum P.E. and after school football. I left my position here to attend the university of Sunderland where i completed my degree in Sports Coaching. During my time at university, I enjoyed coaching and managing the men’s 4th football team as well as coaching Futsal (indoor football). I have also had experience coaching a local under 11’s football team.

Playing experience: I have only played for my local Sunday League team, Sheldon Colts. Starting at the age of 10 up until the age of 17. I played in many positions and captained the team for 5 years.


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Name: Jon Russon

Nick Name: Russon

Favourite Player: Lionel Messi

Football Team you Support: Aston Villa

Coaching experience: Coaching highlights for me, working in the USA for two summers with teams aged between 5-19 and also helping the local community. I have worked for many West Midlands company’s coaching and fundraising in schools and local football teams.

Playing experience: I played for teams in the Central Warwickshire leagues from age 8-17 which i fully enjoyed, and was a great learning experience. I have also played for my schools football team and the district Cockshut Hill School. We became the most successful School football team in the West Midlands, playing cup finals at Villa Park and St. Andrews. I also use to play for the Birmingham City Academy.



Name: TBA

Role: FootieBugs Coach

Qualifications: UEFA Qualified, First Aid Trained

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Name: TBA

Role: FootieBugs Coach

Qualifications: UEFA Qualified, First Aid Trained

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