Adrian Salisbury and Tom Hounsell (Chelsea FC Foundation/ St. Mary’s University) to present in Breda
Project Officer for Chelsea Football Club Foundation, Adrian Salisbury, and Programme Director for the Suite of Football Coaching Programmes at St. Mary’s University, Tom Hounsell, will talk at 14th EFDN Conference about the unique collaboration between Chelsea FC Foundation and St. Mary’s University.
Adrian Salisbury is Project Officer for Chelsea Football Club Foundation, overseeing and managing the relationship between Chelsea FCF and St. Mary’s University. His responsibilities also include student recruitment, student retention and work placements within the University course. Previous experiences working within The FA network, leading locally on Children and Young People (specifically supporting the future workforce), and nationally, supporting The FA’s National Youth Leadership Strategy and annual Leadership Academy.
Tom Hounsell is Programme Director for the Suite of Football Coaching Programmes at St. Mary’s University (which includes the Chelsea FCF courses). Tom has a background leading on education programmes for Fulham Foundation alongside combining this with academy coaching. Tom has then left Fulham’s Foundation to take up a career in academia, where he leads on the football coaching programmes for St. Mary’s, whilst also completing a PHD in “Evaluating the effectiveness of coaching practice across two football academy development phase age groups, U16 and U18, using the ERE model”. Studying at Leeds Beckett University, tom continues to coach with Fulham FC academy U15/U16 age groups.
Through their presentation, Adrian & Tom aim to showcase the concept and success of the unique collaboration Between Chelsea Football Club Foundation and St. Mary’s University, through which they support students both academically and practically to become future industry professionals and contribute to the future CFCF and wider football workforce. They will showcase the format of the course (e.g. modules taught, and crossover with CFCF activity), work placement opportunities, and how these may be able to be widened across the European Football Development Network with delegates support. The programme is replicable across Europe, and they aim to provide information on how this could be done, as well as the benefits of such a programme to a Football Development organisation.
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