About us

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FA Nat. ID 238737, FA Aff. no. T-SUF1059, FA National League ID 17926, Companies House no. 8436833

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Themes of provision

  • Educating, instilling confidence and developing life skills using football
  • Achieving health and wellbeing through football
  • Affording equal opportunities and full inclusion in football

Services, programmes and events

Sporting 87 Educational Trust is a charity that delivers and supports various football based services, programmes and events in the local community. Its activities are categorised under four modes of provision: Academy, Community, Schools Support and Holiday Clubs. Click on the links below to find out more.

Details of upcoming sessions and events can be found in our online shop.

The Trust works in synergy with our partner organisation Sporting 87 Football Club to provide a ‘total football community service’.


Directors

Provision DirectorFootball Development Director
Darren-BrownJonathan-Warnock
Darren Brown MA ODEdJonathan Warnock
“Footy is fun game for everyone to play, and a great game for everyone to learn from.”“Hard work gains high standards.”
  • FA licensed Level 3 (YM3) football coach
  • FA futsal coach
  • FA psychology coach
  • FA mentoring coach
  • FA Welfare Officer
  • Suffolk FA WAYS League Vice Chairman
  • Committee Member, Youth Chairman and Youth Football Director of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • National FA ‘150’ award recipient
  • National FA Football Futures award winner
  • Education, experience and background: Design, planning and delivery management of defence industry education, communications and marketing media. Primary school teaching support. Masters degree in Education
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001571520622.
  • FA licensed Level 3 (UEFA B) football coach, FA Coaches’ Association member
  • FA Welfare Officer
  • Suffolk FA Council Member – West Suffolk North
  • Suffolk FA Coach Mentor – West Suffolk
  • Committee Member, Secretary and Football Director of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • First team manager of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • Committee member and director of Victory Sports Ground Ltd
  • Member of the Christians in Football (CIF) executive
  • Education, experience and background: Management of Bury Football Academy at West Suffolk College
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001562824827.

Staff

All our staff have rigorous safeguarding and referencing checks to ensure they are able to work with children. Before placing anyone into a childcare position the following checks are performed:

  • Identity
  • Qualification verification
  • Reference checks
  • Barred List
  • Criminal Records (DBS – FA enhanced 3 years)
  • Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006
  • Right to work in the UK

Many of our staff have voluntary roles at Sporting 87 Football Club*. The Bury St Edmunds based club is an FA Charter Standard Community Club that also has Sport England Clubmark standards accreditation.

Academy
Consultant Psychologist
Welfare Officer
and Schools Liaison Officer
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James Manning BSc, ClinPsyD, PgDip, C.Psychol, MBPSNikki Brown
“Think about your thinking to master the game.”
“Show them interest and encouragement and watch them blossom.”
  • FA licensed Level 2 Unit 1 (YM1) football coach
  • Chartered clinical psychologist
  • Director of West Suffolk CBT Services Ltd
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001301104791.
  • FA licensed football coach
  • FA Welfare Officer
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001486441383.
Academy Coach
Academy Coach
 Cameron-Brown-1
James PriceCameron Brown
“Your best football comes from a simple decision.”
“I want to teach the joy and value of football.”
  • FA licensed Level 4 (Psychology) football coach
  • Suffolk FA Coaches Academy graduate
  • FA futsal coach
  • FA goalkeeper coach
  • FA futsal goalkeeper coach
  • FA mentoring coach
  • Committee member and Marketing Support officer Suffolk FA WAYS League
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • Suffolk Sports EDF Energy Young Community Volunteer of the Year award winner
  • Education, experience and background: Media Production, Level 3 National Diploma
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001523509054.
  • FA licensed Level 3 (YM3) football coach
  • FA futsal coach
  • Suffolk FA Wildcats (Girls) Lead Coach
  • Founding committee member Suffolk FA WAYS League
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • National FA Football Futures National Coach of the Year award winner
  • Education, experience and background: Music BA (Hons). Currently studying PGCE Cambridge University
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001532575303.
Foundation (Cubs) Lead Coach


Foundation (Tigers) Lead Coach
Community Football &
Holiday Clubs Officer
katie-hopkinscerys-brown
Katie HopkinsCerys Brown
“Appropriateness is fundamental.”“Tiny steps lead to great strides.”
  • FA licensed Level 2 Unit 2 (YM2) football coach
  • FA futsal coach
  • FA mentoring coach
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • West Suffolk College Outstanding Early Years Student of the Year 2017
  • Education, experience and background: Children’s Play Learning & Development, Level 3 National Diploma. Education undergraduate at University of East Anglia
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001533283550.
  • FA licensed Level 2 Unit 2 (YM2) football coach
  • FA futsal coach
  • FA mentoring coach
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • Education, experience and background: Art & Design (Graphics), Level 3 National Diploma
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001533265008.
Lead Coach
Lead Coach
& Football Pastor
Lucy-Miles 
Lucy MilesBen Goddard
“Teach the game to know the game.”“Sporting provides opportunity to build confidence, friendship, ability and relationship with God.”
  • FA licensed Level 2 (Technical) football coach
  • Head of Girls Section and youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • Suffolk FA WAYS Girls League Manager
  • Suffolk FA Coaches Academy member
  • Education, experience and background: Primary school senior teaching assistant
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001601657870.
  • FA licensed football coach
  • Football Pastor
  • Involved with the club for over ten years through playing and coaching
  • Education, experience and background: Studying theology and youth work at Moorlands Bible College
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001595635781.
Lead Coach
Walking Football Ambassador
Lead Coach and Session Lead
Sam ButtressRachel Bolton
“Be determined and keep your faith.”“Walking football gives so much.”

  • Sporting ET football coaching scholar
  • Education, experience and background: A levels in Biology, Music and Physical Education; YWAM University of the Nations, Theology and Outreach certificate, Oxbridge TFL certified English teacher, charity field worker in Guatemala and Honduras
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001637828570.
  • FA licensed football coach
  • CRB/DBS cert no. E0604013196.
Lead CoachLead Coach
will-frostJack Warnock 3
Will FrostJack Warnock
“Control and manage the passion – discipline is key.”
“Keep your game top notch by keeping yourself top notch.”

  • FA licensed Level 2 Unit 2 (YM2) football coach
  • Suffolk FA Coaches Academy graduate
  • FA futsal coach
  • FA mentoring coach
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • Education, experience and background: Sports Coaching & Development, Level 3 National Diploma
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001508898089.
  • FA licensed Level 2 (Technical & YM1) football coach
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • Education, experience and background: Sports Science BSc. Ipswich Town FC futsal apprenticeship
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001562824827.
Lead CoachLead Coach
nathan-banksRob Wiseman
Nathan BanksRob Wiseman
“My aim is to help players enjoy football so much they can’t wait for their next opportunity to play.”
“Being greedy for the win is necessary; being greedy with the ball makes you unnecessary.”
  • FA licensed Level 2 Unit 2 (YM2) football coach
  • Suffolk FA Coaches Academy graduate
  • FA mentoring coach
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club.
  • Education, experience and background: Physical Education, Psychology and Applied Science A-level studies
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001562785815.
  • FA licensed Level 3 (YM3) football coach
  • FA futsal coach
  • FA mentoring coach
  • Suffolk FA Council Member – Leagues
  • Committee member Suffolk FA WAYS League
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • National FA ‘150’ award recipient
  • National FA Football Futures award winner
  • Education, experience and background: Sports Management undergraduate, Sheffield University.
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001526188964.
CoachCoach
Dale Simon Daniel-Goodwin
Dale Simon Dan Goodwin
“Soccer helps people discover ways to improve the many dimensions of their health.”“Want, discipline and practice.”

  • USA Soccer (equiv. Level 2) coach
  • FA licensed Level 2 Unit 1 (YM1) football coach
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • Education, experience and background: Degree in Health education: exercise and fitness, University of Cincinnati. Youth team manager of Passion Football Club (USA)
  • CRB/DBS cert no. 001521459398.
  • FA licensed football coach
  • Youth team lead coach of Sporting 87 Football Club
  • CRB/DBS cert no. E0410669333.

Provision policies

About our logo

The crest is that of our associated organisation Sporting 87 Football Club, the elements of which represent: the Borough of St Edmundsbury (the crown and crossed arrows), the colours of the Club’s first playing kit, and the English flag, which carries the Christian emblem of the St George cross. The three stars on top of the crest represent each of the Trust’s themes of provision: educating, instilling confidence and developing life skills using football, achieving health and well-being through football, and affording equal opportunities and full inclusion in football. The Trust’s strapline is the basis of its method: “learn to play – play to learn”, which is wrapped in an elliptical flash of continual learning.

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