MEET OUR COACHES

At the Independent Football Academy we are proud to have the best coaching staff in the South West. All our coaches have years of experience and are dedicated to helping each of our players gain vital experience in order to improve and one day, gain the opportunity of having trials at a top professional category one or two academy.

Our coaches are responsibly for teaching the IFA coaching syllabus and maintaining the high levels of performance that we aim to achieve as an academy. Coaches work with the same players and age groups week in week out, in order to build strong relationships and consistency, they are responsible for keeping player profiles and monthly reports up to date in your child’s member area. All our coaches have gained FA coaching qualifications and are CRB (DBS) checked.

Academy Manager

Stuart Henderson

FA Level 4 Talent, Strategy and Leadership in Football, FA Youth Award 1&2

Arron-Cusack

Head of Coaching

Aaron Cusack

Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and PE, UEFA A, FA Advanced Youth Award, FA Youth Award, FA Affiliate Coach Educator

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Academy Coach

Stuart Dudley

UEFA B and FA Youth Award – Sports Development Manager
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Academy Coach

Matt Cusack

UEFA B, Head Coach Plymouth Parkway – Head of PE
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Academy Coach

Roy Quelch

UEFA B, FA Youth Award and Coerver L2
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Academy Coach

Rich Lewis

UEFA B Licence
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Academy Coach

Owen Hambly

FA Level 2 and Plymouth Schools U14-15 Coach
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Academy Coach

Kieran Martin

FA Level 2
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Academy Coach

Liam Donovan

FA Level 2 – PAFC CoE
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Academy Coach

Jamie Roberts

FA Level 1 – BA (Hons) Football Dev & Coaching