Meet The Team

Coach Harry

Head Coach / FOunder
Meet Coach Harry πŸ‘‹

He has been coaching since he was 12 years old. His years of experience along with his FA qualifications has shaped and moulded On The Ball. He absolutely loves working with children and has a huge passion for child development. Coach Harry's team is Derby County, he played football from a young age at county level and finished his playing days at Chester University. He is now 100% On The Ball. You may catch him eating Jaffa Cakes 2 at a time in between sessions.

πŸŽ₯ - Happy Potter & The Half Blood Prince
🍴 - Steak
βš½πŸ§β€β™‚οΈ - David Beckham
πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ - Camping & The Great British Coin Hunt
πŸ“Ί - Peaky Blinders

Coach Adam

Head Coach
Meet Coach Adam πŸ‘‹

He is a long time Manchester City supporter and loves going to away games. His love for football grew through college, university and led to all his FA qualifications. Coach Adam loves seeing the children progress through the groups and has seen many go on to play for semi professional teams. You’ll definitely hear him before you see him! πŸ‘‚

πŸŽ₯ - Pitch Perfect
🍴 - Sunday Roast
βš½πŸ§β€β™‚οΈ - Kevin De Bruyne
πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ - Gym & Watching Football
πŸ“Ί - Match Of The Day

Coach Sam

Meet Coach Sam πŸ‘‹

Coach Sam started bringing her children to On The Ball weekly sessions back in 2013 and became part of our team 2 years later. Having qualified as a referee in her early 20s, she has been working through the FA coaching courses since joining us. She is a lifelong Nottingham Forest supporter (much to Coach Harry's disgust) and enjoys a trip to the City Ground to cheer them on. Coach Sam loves a chat to catch up on all the children's news and her favourite task is definitely tying shoe laces!

πŸŽ₯ - Love Actually (Christmas Vibes)
🍴 - Tapas
βš½πŸ§β€β™‚οΈ - Stuart Pearce
πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ - Live Music & Theatre
πŸ“Ί - Line of Duty

Coach Freya

Assistant Coach
Meet Coach Freya πŸ‘‹

Coach Freya is an ex On The Ball player who now plays in defensive midfield for Sherwood Ladies. She has also played for her school team since the age of 10, with two trips to national finals at St. George's Park and scoring a penalty in front of the Trent End being her highlights so far. Coach Freya spends much of her time on fun days being chased around the pitch by our younger players. She's very chatty once she's woken up, which is usually around midday!

πŸŽ₯ - The Hunger Games
🍴 - Sushi
βš½πŸ§β€β™‚οΈ - Marcus Rashford
πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ - Lie-ins
πŸ“Ί - The Good Place

Felix The Fox

Meet Felix the Fox πŸ‘‹

Felix is our high energy mascot who is great fun! He makes special appearances at our trophy presentation weeks at the end of the year. He is rumoured to have been rescued and trained by Coach Harry and lives in his garden however no one has been able confirm this. He is well loved for his cheeky behaviour, high energy performances and sharing all his trophies and awards for everyones hard work!

πŸŽ₯ - Fantastic Mr. Fox
🍴 - Fox's Biscuits
βš½πŸ§β€β™‚οΈ - JoΓ£o FΓ©lix
πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ - Foxy Bingo
πŸ“Ί - Basil Brush