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Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Paulo Henrique Ganso

Favourite All-Time Player
Juan Roman Riquelme

What are your hobbies?
Eating Turkish food, usually in Crystal.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I love the challenge of always trying to make LFS better. It has brought so many people together and benefits many for different reasons. I love our inclusivity and love for the game. We're passionate about developing players and coaches and contributing to the local community. I really want LFS to develop and grow into the best grassroots club it can possibly be. It means everything.

Ben Corbyn

Founder & Director

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Declan Rice

Favourite All-Time Player
Kelly Smith

What are your hobbies?
Football and movies!

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Everything.

Ellen Maggs

Director

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Granit Xhaka

Favourite All-Time Player
Granit Xhaka

What are your hobbies?
Watching and playing football and being with family.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I love football and watching young people improve so to be able to combine these two things is a real privilege for me. My Daughter is also part of the football school in the toddler squad and she loves it!

Tom Maggs

Football School Lead & Liaison

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
I change my mind every couple of months at the moment: Phil Foden, but it was Kevin De Bruyne most of last year!

Favourite All-Time Player
Ronaldinho / Thierry Henry

What are your hobbies?
Football, sports, watching or reading anything Harry Potter or zombie related, reading and drawing.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I love being able to encourage and install confidence in all the kids no matter their ability. LFS is a place for everyone to learn, develop and have lots of fun while doing it.

Carly Hayes

Football School Lead

Favourite Team
Real Madrid

Favourite Current Player
Isco

Favourite All-Time Player
Raúl

What are your hobbies?
Traveling and discovering new places, watching films/series/sports, training Jiu-jitsu 🥋... and of course anything to do with football ❤️⚽

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
It's amazing and really rewarding getting to be a part of the LFS Family, because it's somewhere where kids from all backgrounds can learn, have fun and grow as footballers and people.

Iggy Ezquerro-Canete

Football School Lead

Favourite Team
Manchester United

Favourite Current Player
Kobbie Mainoo

Favourite All-Time Player
Wayne Rooney

What are your hobbies?
Sport, history and eating.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Nothing until we've produced a first team winning Champions Leagues.

Charles Jeans

Head of Teams

Favourite Team
Liverpool

Favourite Current Player
Ibrahima Konaté

Favourite All-Time Player
Fernando Torres

What are your hobbies?
Playing football

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Family, Football and Development.

Devon James

Futsal Lead & Head of London Fields Teams

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Bernardo Silva

Favourite All-Time Player
Lionel Messi

What are your hobbies?
Going out with friends, listening to music and experiencing different things.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
LFS means a lot to me. It’s allowed me to gain confidence in various roles. I’ve been trusted to lead the Fun League which has been a great experience for me. Passing down experiences that I learnt on my football journey to upcoming footballers is very rewarding also.

Ben Passade

Fun League Lead

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Declan Rice

Favourite All-Time Player
Isabel Doolan

What are your hobbies?
Reading, movies, watching all standards of football.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I was drawn to LFS because they do everything possible to ensure all children get an opportunity to play football and it is a true family club.

Keeley Doolan

Sponsor Liaison & Bursary Administration

Favourite Team
Chelsea

Favourite Current Player
N'Golo Kanté

Favourite All-Time Player
N'Golo Kanté

What are your hobbies?
Disc-jockeying, graphic design, movies & spending time with friends.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Being at LFS is more than a pleasure. A great community of supportive, inspiring, real people.

David O'Neill

Branding & Social Media

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Bukayo Saka

Favourite All-Time Player
Maradona and Messi

What are your hobbies?
Playing football and trying out new sports.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Helping develop the younger generation of footballers.

Daniel Marcelo Siguencia Yamasque

Football School Admin & Team Coach (TP U11 Boys & U14 Girls)

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Bukayo Saka

Favourite All-Time Player
Thierry Henry

What are your hobbies?
Playing football! Spending quality time with the people I love! Watching loads of Netflix series.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I love working for LFS. I feel at home and feel the togetherness within the coaches and children is amazing! It truly has brought so many people together. I have a love of the game, so to be giving an opportunity to developing players is a dream for me. I really want to develop as a coach and be the best version of myself and I feel in LFS I can definitely achieve that!

Josh Bell

Team Coach (U12 Girls & U16 Girls)

Favourite Team
Tottenham

Favourite Current Player
Kevin De Bruyne

Favourite All-Time Player
Neymar Jr.

What are your hobbies?
Playing football, Fifa, Football Manager & partying!

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
It means I get to work with some of the best talent in Islington Borough and progress my coaching career being surrounded by the future of coaching.

Bradley Brooks

Team Coach (U12 YDP, U14 YDP, U9 Girls & U13 Girls)

Favourite Team
Chelsea

Favourite Current Player
Enzo Fernandez

Favourite All-Time Player
Frank Lampard

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy playing all sports, discovering new things and coaching!

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Being part of LFS has helped me start my coaching journey and it has allowed me to express my ability and develop more as a coach, I also enjoy the company from the other coaches when they give me ideas and points to then look at and try and implement them in my coaching style.

Brooklyn-Kieron Nzita

Team Coach (U8 TP)

Favourite Team
Manchester United

Favourite Current Player
Cristiano Ronaldo

Favourite All-Time Player
Dimitar Berbatov

What are your hobbies?
Playing and coaching football.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
End of season futsal bonuses.

Arthur Jeans

Team Coach (U10 🔴)

Favourite Team
Charlton Athletic

Favourite Current Player
Rodrygo

Favourite All-Time Player
Zinedine Zidane

What are your hobbies?
Sleeping on Ellen's Sofa, watching films and discussing the beautiful game.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
All the staff at LFS are great people. LFS has provided me the opportunity stretch myself as coach both technical and tactically, allowing me to coach a range of children of different abilities, backgrounds and personalities. It's also amazing to be part of something that is helping girls football grow into what I know it can become.

WILL OSEI-BONSU

Team Coach (U10 Girls 🔴)

Favourite Team
Tottenham

Favourite Current Player
Harry Kane

Favourite All-Time Player
Zidane

What are your hobbies?
Football, Basketball, Playstation. Easy peasy.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Ben is a role model who has always shown me the right way to do things. Having an opportunity work under him just made sense.

Cy-Samuel Clarke

Team Coach (U9 🔴)

Favourite Team
Manchester United

Favourite Current Player
Kobbie Mainoo

Favourite All-Time Player
Zinedine Zidane

What are your hobbies?
Stay active in playing a lot of sports, mainly football.
Watching snooker is a big one too.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
It’s like a second family. Genuine people with pure hearts is very difficult to find in life and it’s something I’ve started to treasure a lot more when I do come across it. LFS has that in abundance ❤️

Alex Mendonca

Team Coach (U9 🔵)

Favourite Team
LFS

Favourite Current Player
Declan Rice

Favourite All-Time Player
Ellen Maggs

What are your hobbies?
Playing football and cooking.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I love it! Seeing so many young girls coming into football now and developing as players. I feel proud being apart of it!

Leila Sivaraman

Team Coach (U10 Girls 🔵)

Favourite Team
Manchester United

Favourite Current Player
Jude Bellingham

Favourite All-Time Player
Dimitar Berbatov

What are your hobbies?
Gym, video games, swimming, golf.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Being a part of LFS gives me the chance to showcase my coaching abilities and gives me the opportunity to pass on my knowledge about football to kids who aspire to become professional players, also being a part of a tight knit community.

Chris Thorpe

Team Coach (U13)

Favourite Team
Tottenham

Favourite Current Player
Harry Kane

Favourite All-Time Player
Rafael van der Vaart

What are your hobbies?
Football, Football,  Football.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
To inspire the future generation of footballers.

Joe Clare

Team Coach (U11 🔵)

Favourite Team
Reading

Favourite Current Player
Nelson Abbey

Favourite All-Time Player
Gareth Bale

What are your hobbies?
Coaching

What does being part of LFS mean to you?
Being a part of a team and the access to be able to develop players.

Alex Shepherd

Team Coach (U11 Girls 🔴)

Favourite Team
Manchester United

Favourite Current Player
Luka Modric

Favourite All-Time Player
Ronaldinho

What are your hobbies?
Health and Fitness, Reading, Travelling, Buying trainers, Marking students work :/

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Means a lot, to be apart of a successful coaching setup who provides opportunities and a release where we strive towards the same goal of being successful individually and collectively. I’m honoured!

Glenn Owusu Aborah

Team Coach (U15)

Favourite Team
Manchester United

Favourite Current Player
Casemiro

Favourite All-Time Player
Nani

What are your hobbies?
Football, games, gym.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Coaching players from all backgrounds and giving them the opportunity to become the best players they can be.

Clement Jeans

Team Coach (U6)

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Martin Ødegaard

Favourite All-Time Player
Diego Maradona

What are your hobbies?
Gym, hiking, travelling, and coaching.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Dreams do come true, keep following your heart.

Olu Olayemi

Women’s Team Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Declan Rice

Favourite All-Time Player
Cristiano Ronaldo

What are your hobbies?
Playing football and watching TV.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
To be able to be in an amazing environment whilst working and having fun, as well as being able to do what I love which is coaching. The other coaches are alright too.

Leo Napoli

Team Coach (U11 Girls)

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Gabriel Martinelli

Favourite All-Time Player
Ronaldinho

What are your hobbies?
Like playing PS5 and socialising with friends.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I get to learn new things whilst teaching younger people new things.

Logan Schady-Beckett

Head of Volunteers

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Declan Rice

Favourite All-Time Player
Thierry Henry

What are your hobbies?
Football, FM, Pro Wrestling and a little bit of basketball.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Community, family, togetherness.

Amin Abdullah

Men’s Team Assistant Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Declan Rice

Favourite All-Time Player
Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo (R9)

What are your hobbies?
Self learning e.g. web development, health and other e-commerce related entrepreneur businesses idea planning.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I’ve been part of the original start up since 2016 and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the sessions and seen the development of the children through the Football school project. Recently I’ve returned after taken some time off and I love every part of this football community.

Yahya Abdirazak

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Lionel Messi

Favourite All-Time Player
Ronaldinho

What are your hobbies?
Playing football and playing PlayStation with the lads.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Being part of the LFS means a lot me as it’s not just a team, it’s a family and being able to coach kids, for them to progress is amazing.

Kamarie Dennis

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Martin Ødegaard

Favourite All-Time Player
Lionel Messi

What are your hobbies?
Football, art, dance, spending time with friends.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
LFS is an inclusive, positive and welcoming community. It is a privilege to be able to work and develop as a coach in such a special environment.

Charlotte Goodgame

Football School Coach

Rodney Puente Rivera

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Barcelona

Favourite Current Player
Lionel Messi

Favourite All-Time Player
Lionel Messi

What are your hobbies?
Cycling

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Love football and being able to develop young kids to be better footballers and people is just great.

Carlos Polo

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Martin Ødegaard

Favourite All-Time Player
Dennis Bergkamp

What are your hobbies?
Watching Arsenal + listening to Ska and Reggae.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I have coached for a long while and find the LFS set up to be the best I’ve been involved with. It is friendly, inclusive and a great team to be involved with. I love being able to nurture, encourage and most of all install confidence in all the young players we coach.

Nick Matthias

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Gabriel Martinelli

Favourite All Time Player
Aaron Ramsey

What are your hobbies?
Football & Fifa.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
It’s one big family which is welcoming and loving.

Martin Power

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Alessia Russo

Favourite All-Time Player
Lionel Messi

What are your hobbies?
Playing football.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I have always enjoyed playing football since I was young, so I love the fact that I can help children to enjoy it just as much.

Maria Cvijic

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Gabriel Martinelli

Favourite All-Time Player
Sunil Chettri

What are your hobbies?
I collect keychains and I'm a sports fanatic.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
LFS has given me the opportunity to realise my love for coaching & I can't say thank you enough! But more than that, the kind of family atmosphere the club has within its ranks is absolutely fantastic!

Mukund Muthanna

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Vincent Aboubaker

Favourite All-Time Player
Ricardo Quaresma

What are your hobbies?
Football.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Teaching kids to better themselves, not just as footballers but as people.

Cem Solgun

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Declan Rice

Favourite All-Time Player
Thierry Henry

What are your hobbies?
Playing and watching football, gaming and going out with friends.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Being a part of LFS means a lot to me. I get to showcase my coaching skills to the younger generation and also I get to see many kids from different backgrounds improve in the community.

Amar Singh

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Tottenham

Favourite Current Player
Harry Kane

Favourite All-Time Player
Gareth Bale

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy playing video games and playing football and also enjoy swimming when I get the chance to.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Coaching at LFS means a lot to me, I love working with children teaching them skills and helping me further my coaching career.

Joshua Bailey-Marshall

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Lauren James

Favourite All-Time Player
Lauren James

What are your hobbies?
Watching and playing football. Going out with friends.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
I’ve enjoyed being part of LFS. It has allowed me to showcase my coaching skills that I have gained throughout playing and being a Arsenal student. LFS has also introduced me to a diverse football community in which I enjoy being exposed to.

Matilda Mangwendeza

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Galatasaray

Favourite Current Player
Lionel Messi

Favourite All-Time Player
Lionel Messi

What are your hobbies?
History, vacation and culture.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
It is a very good start for my England coaching career.

Bulent Sagiroglu

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Manchester United

Favourite Current Player
Marcus Rashford

Favourite All-Time Player
Paul Scholes and Ronaldo

What are your hobbies?
Playing the guitar, reading books.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
To be a part of a team and club that takes a lot of effort and time to make sure every child gets the best learning environment possible.

Pranav Varanasi

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Martin Ødegaard

Favourite All-Time Player
Thierry Henry

What are your hobbies?
Playing football and basketball, playing PS5 and football manager.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
To be able to be a part of a new generation of talent in football; to look to develop skills needed to succeed and also have fun doing it.

Malachi Razemba

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Charlton Athletic

Favourite Current Player
Jude Bellingham

Favourite All-Time Player
Wayne Rooney

What are your hobbies?
Playing football and going to Charlton games.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Knowing that I'm helping teach kids how to improve at football, becoming a better team player and a better person.

Henley Wheeler

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Red Star Belgrade

Favourite Current Player
Jude Bellingham

Favourite All-Time Player
Ronaldo (R9)

What are your hobbies?
Playing football, travelling & eating food!

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
For me, it means a lot. It's a great way to start my weekends, with the amazing energy of all the kids. Just seeing them have a good time fulfils my day - so it's a great thing to be a part of.

David Vujanic

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Manchester United

Favourite Current Player
Harry Maguire

Favourite All-Time Player
Harry Maguire

What are your hobbies?
Football. Chilling with friends. Eating.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
To become a better coach and learn from others. To help footballers progress at football while having fun.

Gabriel Jeans

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Arsenal

Favourite Current Player
Phil Foden

Favourite All-Time Player
Ronaldinho

What are your hobbies?
I love to watch and play football, I've been playing since I was very young so I have a big attachment to the sport. I also enjoy going to the gym and running throughout the week.

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
It's a great opportunity for me to pass on my football knowledge to a younger generation and it makes me happy to see the progress that they make throughout the session.

Thomas Osel

Football School Coach

Favourite Team
Manchester United

Favourite Current Player
Me

Favourite All-Time Player
Cristiano Ronaldo

What are your hobbies?
Dancing
Learning New Languages
Writing
Playing football
Playing Netball

What does being a part of LFS mean to you?
Apart from bringing my own uniqueness into the team, I am able to work with a variety of cool people who can learn and teach each other skills.

Jessica Da Silva Pacheco

Football School Coach