AW Journey

Head Coach: Alex Warner
Qualifications: FA Level 2 Football Coaching Award
FA Youth Module 1 Coaching Award
Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma
First Aid Certificate

coach-alexAlex Warner formed AW Football Coaching in 2010 after returning from a five-month stint in Africa which included coaching in Tanzania.

Prior to his trip in Africa, Alex had worked for some time mainly with Culverley Rangers based in Catford South East London and had undertaken work teaching sport at the Phoenix Centre in Longfield, a permanently excluded school for 11-16 year olds.

Alex is coaching upwards of 250 children a week, including his schoolwork at Saint Fidelis Primary School in Erith.  From these classes, Kingsdale Juniors was formed in 2012 and now have eight teams in the under sevens to under tens Selkent Leagues operating out of the fantastic Haberdashers’ Aske’s Academy in Crayford.

As well as his work with Kingsdale, Alex has also spent a year working at the Gillingham Elite Development Centre within Dartford, with two of his group being offered a place within the Gillingham under nine academy team for the season 2016/17.  Alex then moved onto the Welling United Academy and worked with the very successful under nine team, who took part in the elite player development scheme, playing league teams such as Milton Keynes, Oxford and Wycombe to name a few.

Also for the 2015/16 season, Alex became a part of the Rondos Academy Team, a centre of technical excellence, working at the centre based in Darrick Wood, Orpington. He’s formed a new love for the Rondos style of football and AW Football and Rondos have developed an exceptional relationship, with six boys from the soccer school going into represent Rondos in tournaments both at home and abroad.

Alex and Kingsdale have formed a unique relationship with Chelsea FC which sees one team each year go to the Cobham training ground to take part in a round robin tournament. This affiliation has grown stronger with Kingsdale coaches and players being invited to watch training games and coaching sessions within the training ground.