THE TEAM

Highly qualified, highly skilled coaches who are passionate about development and making football fun for all.

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BILLY SHARP

BSFA FOUNDER

UEFA B licensed coach and Professional footballer for his boyhood club Sheffield United. With over 500 appearances within the pro game and current leading goalscorer in English football with 244 goals and counting. His passion for coaching and developing youth phase talent in Sheffield is the reason he has started this venture.

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JONATHAN FORTE

BSFA COACH

Forte, well known for his professional playing career playing at numerous clubs in the football league and achieving a very respectable 411 appearances, scoring 80 goals.

He is an FA L2 Coach, looking to apply his knowledge of the professional game to his coaching style.

After retiring from football, Jon has addressed his motivation to build as a coach and deliver to a high-level. Jon is keen to bring a unique dynamic to the BSFA team in the way promoting the professionality within his coaching as well as a great attitude towards developing all ability levels.

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DANNY SWALES

BSFA COACH

Danny is an experienced FA L2 Coach, specialising specifically in youth development throughout his coaching career.  

 

He brings a unique, energetic persona to his coaching which young players mimic and thrive off. Creating a key atmosphere for the players to develop in an inclusive atmosphere. Danny also has experience playing in semi-professional football for a number of years.

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TOM D'ANGELI

BSFA COACH

Already qualified to FA L2 standard and making strides to start his UEFA B in the coming months. Tom has a unique ability to work with children to bring out the very best in them. His ambition to be one of the very best coaches in the game makes him a huge asset to BSFA.

A great personality who has worked for years developing the physical, mental, technical and tactical ability of children in a way that brings out the very best in them.

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SAM TIERNEY

BSFA COACH

Sam is a FA L2 coach who has a decorated playing career behind her within women’s professional football and currently plays for Sheffield United Women playing in the FA Women’s Championship. 

Alongside currently playing for Sheffield United, Sam has also played at Doncaster Belles winning the Women’s Super League 2 and played for England Women from U15’s to U21’s. 

Sam has addressed a clear vision to provide girls with a pathway into football, as well as displaying a proven ability to deliver detailed coaching to an elite level.

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ALEX BROWN

BSFA COACH

Alex is a FA L2 Coach with a wealth of playing and coaching experience behind him, specialising in football coaching and multi-sport physical education.

He is a technically gifted player having been at the Sheffield United academy and also achieving a number of caps for the England C team. Incredible attention to detail within his coaching style and always looking to go the extra-mile with his delivery to develop specifics within young players.

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Jon commented on his role at BSFA

 

“I am really happy to be joining the BSFA team - I've known Billy for many years and know how passionate he is about the game and the standard of coaching involved for the kids today. Anything he is setting up will only be the best for everyone involved, so it’s a pleasure working with him.”

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Alex commented on his role at BSFA

 

“As a coach I feel I am enthusiastic and passionate about football which helps when delivering sessions. I also work hard to make sure the young players are engaged in every session no matter how much I need to adapt to make this possible so that they enjoy their football as much as they can.”

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Billy commented on the BSFA team

 

“I am over the moon to have finally been able to set this up for children to come and learn, develop and have fun. We have a great team of coaches and my passion for good quality coaching is shared by us all”

 

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