Our Coaches in London

Pedro Silva

Pedro Silva

Coach

Qualifications: Masters in PE, Graduation in Sports Science, Football 1st level

Reason for working with kids: Always had the passion to teach and to learn with others, since very young my dream was to coach football and become a PE teacher.

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Being a coach for more than 10yrs gives me even more desire to continue this role and make part of the kids development teaching them basic human values through sports. Sports are extremely important for children’s development at all levels and is a pleasure and a challenge to be part of this journey. Being a father made me understand even more how important it is and how we are remarkable role models for them.

Favourite sports: Football, Athletics and Tennis.

Favourite athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo for all the work ethic he has and the effort he makes to make the best in every aspect of his work.

Alexandros Efthymiou

Alexandros Efthymiou

Coach

Qualifications: MSc in Sports Management, Level 2 in football coaching, Level 1 in futsal, Level 1 in Talent Identification, First Aid, Safeguarding

Reasons for working with kids: The reason I love working with Sporkids Connection is that I enjoy seeing them running around the playground with a big smile.

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We have to play a role in their simple, joyful lives, and that’s beautiful. Also I like promoting the healthy eating and physical activities to kids

Favourite sports: Football, Basketball, athletics

Favourite athlete: Usain Bolt. Born and raised in Jamaica he managed to break both 100 metres and 200 metres world records by winning athletes from USA who had 10 times more budget than him. That’s what you can accomplish with Hard work and Dedication.

Nuno Miranda

Nuno Miranda

Coach

Qualifications: Graduation in High Performance Training (football).

Reasons for working with kids: Being named “Coach Noodles” by some of the kids it’s basically the main reason I love to work with them, you just can’t get enough.

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Their smiles and the fact that you know you’re the one causing the smile it’s just really rewarding,also watching them grow and progress. Since I finish sports Uni, I’ve mainly worked with kids, and Sporkids Connection was another great opportunity to keep it going!

Favourite sports: Football, Tennis and Basketball.

Favourite athlete: Dennis Bergkamp and Luís Figo, both for the same reason, really smart players, with loads of talent and technique and really classy as well. Also a huge amount of fair play, inside and outside the pitch.

Frederico Reis Carreira

Frederico Reis Carreira

Coach

Qualifications: Fa Level 2 football coaching, First emergency aid, children safeguarding

Reasons for working with kids: All my life I have been very passionate about sport.

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When I had the opportunity to begin my football coaching career, I embraced it with excitement and focus, not only because it is my favourite sport, but also as it fulfilled a lifelong goal. Whilst looking to enrich my career, I undertook a volunteering aimed at promoting sports education in under-privileged communities in Rio de Janeiro´s “favelas”. I realised then how rewarding and fulfilling it is to have a positive impact in the lives of young people by sharing my knowledge and passion about football. This desire and experience in teaching football to young people culminated with my role with Sporkids connection, where I constantly endeavour to apply these skills in order to potentiate to the maximum all the developmental benefits that sports bring to both children and adults.

Favourite sports: Football, Handball, Basketball, Tennis

Favourite athlete: Luigi Buffon, Rui Costa, Cristiano Ronaldo, Russel Westbrook, Roger Federer. I have chosen these players because all of them have built their careers with humility, dedication, hard work and loyalty.

Lucas Kingston Davies

Lucas Kingston Davies

Coach

Qualifications: About to graduate in Physical and Sports Education BA (Hons). Personal Trainer, First Aid, and Safeguarding Children. -Future Qualifications (Tennis, LTA Level 1) (PGCE In Further Secondary Education)

Reasons for working with kids:   You are continually depended on. And every day you serve a purpose. That’s powerful.

Charlie Appleton

Charlie Appleton

Coach

Qualifications: Exit Reward Sports Coaching and Development, FA L1, Safeguarding with children

Reasons for working with kids: I find it very rewarding seeing them leave my sessions happy and laughing, knowing that I have contributed to a part of their learning. I want to inspire the new generation to love sports.

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Favourite Athlete : At the moment my favourite athlete is Mason Mount. His beliefs and dedication to break into the first team at Chelsea against all odds inspires me to believe I can achieve anything I want to too. If you have enough belief you can get to where you want to in life.

Sports I enjoy: Football, F1, Boxing