Meet The Team

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            Jordan Stafford


Jordan has been coaching now for the last 8 years for numerous teams and schools. Throughout this time Jordan has built strong relationships with the parents and children that he comes across. 

Whilst coaching Jordan has had the opportunity to work alongisde some of the highest regarded coaches in the North West e.g. Dougie Freedman, Austin Speight, Callum Carey, this has given Jordan a style of coaching that creates a balance between testing the children and making it an enjoyable environment that makes them want to come back.

          Luke Whitby


Luke has graduated from University of Central Lanceshire studying Sports Coaching. Luke has been coaching full time for 4 years. He learnt all of his coaching techniques learning from Nigel Deeley and Melvyn Wilkes at MMU Football Academy who have both coached full time at football league clubs.

During his time at Youth Kicks Coaching the children have become a big fan of Luke's and are always keen to know that he is coming. He is heavily involved within the schools, holiday courses and junior teams.

               Ryan Slater


The most recent of the coaches to join the team, Ryan joins us bringing lots of coaching expericnce with him.

Along with his coaching Ryan has also worked at Cheshire FA. Through his job role Ryan now helps to steer YouthKicks in a path that the FA would like all footballing philosophies.

Since joining YouthKicks Ryan has become a familiar face with the children at our termly holiday courses, after school football clubs and Tuesday night Elite session.

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            Mike McNamara

A brilliant addition to the team Mike has been involved with YouthKicks since November 2016.

From minute one Mike's humour and jokes have become something the kids now know him for. His personality is something we love having around.

Mike has a large history in coaching working with many junior set ups and adults coaching as well. Since joining the team Mike has taken on the role of leading After School football clubs in many different schools. 

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            Henry Hardman

Although Henry has only been with us since September 2019, he has become well known for his fun personality and passion for creating an environment that children are always smiling in.

Since he started coaching with YouthKicks Henry has developed multiple nicknames at numerous venues and is loved by staff and children.

All of the different coaching styles Henry has picked up he has passed on to the other coaches.

            Simon Robinson


From October half term 2015 Simon has become an instant Heart Beat at YouthKicks. Constant ideas and inventions hes created a fun environment for all kids to be in.

Another member of the team that has a big history as a player and a coach and brings that knowledge over two us. 

In his playing days Simon was lucky enough to be coached by some ex professional players and brings those tips to the children that attend our holiday courses and are apart of our junior teams.

Luke Vayro

Luke has been part of the YouthKicks family since day 1.

He was part of the founding YouthKicks team in 2014 and has come through the ranks ever since. 

Luke has volunteered at holiday camps, completed work experience with us at high school and always shown the eagerness to develop his playing through coaching, and now puts this into practice on a daily basis.

As well as a top coach he is also a very talented player winning many awards during his playing career.

Lucie Skeldon

Lucie has been a part of YouthKicks from the very first day. 

Towards the back end of 2018 Lucie took charge of the accounting for YouthKicks. Without Lucie we wouldn't be presenting ourselves at sessions with nice new equipment and sharp uniform. 

She's also the person who sorts out first class stadium tours for our holiday camps and plans the dates throughout the year. 

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            Jasmine Stafford

In the summer of 2019 Jasmine became part of the YouthKicks family. 

Jasmine doesn't take part in the coaching side at YouthKicks instead she is our videographer and YouTube editor. She collates footage from our Stadium Tours along with other content to help grow our social media side.

We think she does an amazing job and were sure you'd agree- head to our YouTube channel and take a look yourself.