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Meet our
BFS Coaches



Romania Manager and Coach

A former Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC trainer, Richard has worked with children from the age of 3 to 11 groups in Greater Manchester, England. Richard has also established a community football team for adults and trained children in Europe, America and Africa. Having spent over a decade working in youth football, Richard now wants to pass on all that he has learnt to a new generation of players.

Richard is also involved in charity work; having set up a UK based charity the raises money for disadvantaged Russian children, iOrphan.org. His charity commitments have seen Richard undertake a number of challenges, including running a number of marathons across Russia in 2011 with 200 Russian volunteers.

Personal Info:

Place of Birth:
Birmingham, England
Favourite Team:
Liverpool FC
Favourite Player:
Ian Rush or Steven Gerrard
UEFA B Youth Trainer Course, FA Futsal Level 1 Award, FA Mentoring Youth Adults Award


Romania Coach

Previously working for clubs such as Real Madrid CF, Paris Saint-Germain and Exeter City FC, Adam has worked with age groups ranging from U3 first kicks all the way up to managing adult men’s football teams.

Adam has also visited 10 countries on his football coaching journey, passing on his skills and knowledge to players, coaches and club representatives in over 40 football clubs and schools across Europe.

Personal Info:

Bristol, England
Favourite Team:
Chelsea FC
Favourite Player:
Frank Lampard
UEFA B Licence, BA Degree in Football Coaching and Management, FA Level 1 Goalkeeper Coach, Talent Identification Level 1, FA Mentoring Coaches Award, FA Secondary Teachers Award


UK Manager and Coach

Working across the north of England, James has provided specialist training to young children from the ages of 2 to 11. Working at variety of locations, James has provided physical education lessons to children in nurseries, primary schools and autistic schools. His training experience spans over 10 years – in the UK and USA, and he has played for his local football team for 13 years. James is also an avid Manchester City fan and season ticket holder.

James has previously led training sessions at a Young Offenders Institute to provide key life skills to young adults. Not only did James train their football team, but he ran a mentoring programme so they could become sports trainers.

Personal Info:

Ashton Under Lyne, England
Favourite Team:
Manchester City FC
Favourite Player:
Joe Hart
UEFA C Training Certificate, EBA Level 1 Basketball Training Award, RFU Level 1 Rugby Training Award, ECB Level 1 Cricket Training Award

Questions and Answers

Our trainers are English Football Association & UEFA qualified, they have the experience that is required to assist the children in a proactive way of learning in a safe and fun environment.
For the majority of time our coaches will be speaking English for education purposes, however they also speak languages like Russian, German, Hebrew and others.
Some of our coaches have been engaged in education programmes across the globe for over 15 years.
Yes, and British Football School are proud to support a number of Russian and International charities that work with Russian children to provide a chance to develop extra physical and life skills.

Our Partners

SOS Childrens Villages provide care and education for needy children across 118 countries. Their mission is to improve their chances of happiness in life and to promote children’s rights.

Hear it from our
Happy Football Students!

My son participated in British Football School training more than two years. He enjoys it very much and always get a lot of god findings from it. Especially, although he does not have any opportunity to communicate in English at his school, he made a lot of friends around the world who enjoy football together. Also the school organizes friendly matches with local teams on Saturdays. This is a good opportunity for him to give it a try what he learns at Sunday schools.
Jumpei Aoki
The coaches are well organized and the training sessions are well balanced between skill development and team work. But most importantly, the children have FUN! My boy is always enthusiastic and keen to get to each training session!
Dino Vikas
I can’t say enough good things about the British Football School. They are professional, courteous, and well versed in the art of football. With professionally trained coaches, they are courteous and well versed in the art of football. The groups are truly international so it eemed like a perfect fit since my son is both American and Russian and just starting out his football career! They regularly give updates on my child’s progress and keep the groups small enough to be able to provide individual attention to each child. I, along with many parents, would recommend the British Football School to any parent who wants their kid to play football, regardless of their child’s level.
Dan Repko
Richard Peers, under British Football School, proved himself to be committed, affectionate, polite, disciplined, diligent, cooperative and above all very punctual and professional coach.
Tatiana Moiseeva
My son participated team training and was trained by Richard Peers, a coach of British Football School. The experience was just fantastic! Not only the team members had a great time, above all, they had learned so much!
Katya Kuzmina
My son has been training at the British Football School Development Centre. The weekend training is very appropriate (time and location wise) and will supplement my son’s football development alongside our Moscow-based Russian Football club.
Rodolfo D. Abenoja
My son developed a strong sense of fair play, self-confidence and above all, had an enormous amount of fun while improving his skills.
Tracy McAdam