Ben signed for Nottingham Forest at just 8 years old and graduated with a professional contract at the conclusion of his scholarship. After breaking into the first team aged 19, Ben went on to play over 200 times for The Reds before making his move to Sheffield United with whom he currently plays. Ben has recently completed his UEFA B qualification and has found a real passion for coaching which he balances along side playing for The Blades in the Premier League. Ben thoroughly enjoys attending sessions and passing on his knowledge and experience to the enthusisastic young footballers that attend.
Jack is a UEFA B qualified coach who has a wealth of coaching experience. Working with players of all ages and abilities, he has a real passion for what he does. A graduate of the Nottingham Forest academy, Jack signed for Forest as a 10 year old and received his first professional contract from the club at the age of 18. A year later Jack was released and since then has played for a number of clubs professionally & semi-professionally including Alfreton Town, Boston United and currently Eastwood. Jack's experiences in football have given him the desire to give back to young players; particularly those who have been released and give them both advice and the chance to re-build their confidence.
Alex started coaching at the age of 15, completing an apprenticeship in sporting excellence, coaching and leadership whilst still at school. He has a passion for Talent Identification and is a member of the PFSA (Professional Football Scouts Association) he also works as a scout for a professional academy. For Elite Football Development, Alex manages our coaching programme and is responsible for the organisation of our sessions and the schedule we operate from.
Callum signed for Derby County aged 9 and had a successful spell at the club's academy before being released at the age of 14. He then signed for Borrowash Victoria and was playing first team football at 16 years old. Callum then went on to play for a number of non-league clubs such as Shepshed, Heanor, Rocester and Quorn before a serious knee injury caused him to take a step back from playing. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam Uni and is a PE teacher in Derby. He is an excellent coach who's experience in the game is a great addition to our team.
A promising youngster, Jake had numerous trials before starting his career at Borrowash Victoria, progressing through the youth set up on to the reserves and eventually the first team. Since then Jake has gone on to play semi-professionally both at home and in Australia for a number of clubs including Holbrook Sports, Quorn FC and South Normanton Athletic. Jake is an FA qualfied coach and has spent time coaching in Europe and Africa; he provides us with valuable cover with the agreement to become more involved with Elite Football Development in the future.
Arron is an ex Wales international who enjoyed a long career playing for a variety of professional clubs such as Southampton, Yeovil Town, Nottingham Forest, Peterborough United, Northampton Town, Exeter City and Accrington Stanley before retiring in 2017. Arron is also a UEFA B Qualified coach and provides his knowledge and experience to us whenever we need him.