Meet the team


HASTINGS ELLIS – Lead Coach 12-16

Hastings is currently a 3rd year student at Leeds Beckett University and has experience in Coaching at local club Horsforth where he is coaching U9 Boys and U7’s Girls teams.

Hastings is loving the experience at THA Football Centre, where he can apply what is he learning at University. In his own words

“I never back out of a Challenge”

You can learn more about Hastings on his linked in profile here…

Liv Phillips – Lead Coach 5-7

Liv is a third year Sports Coaching Student at Leeds Beckett University.

Liv has been involved in a variety of coaching roles in the past, including Swimming and more recently was the mental skills Coach for Ilkely Towns Women’s first team.

Liv is looking forward to where this opportunity will take her in her coaching career.

You can Learn more about Liv on her linked in profile here…

Joseph Holmshaw – Assistant Coach

Joe is currently a Sixth From Student at All Saints Catholic School studying History, Economics and Pyschology.

Joe has played football since the age of 6 and has helped out with assisting many teams, including Ilkely Women’s first team.

Ethan Holmshaw – Lead Coach 8-12 & 1:1 Instructor

Ethan Holmshaw is the operations director at THA. Ethan has been a football coach for 6 years.

Ethan is currently a third year Sports Coaching student at Leeds Beckett University.

Ethan is currently the Head Coach of Leeds Beckett Women’s Football 3’s 

Sam Holmshaw – 1:1 Instructor

Sam Holmshaw is the Technical Director at THA. Sam has been a Football Coach for 8 years.

Sam is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University. 

Sam is currently the Women’s first team manager of University of Huddersfield Ladies Football Club, Manager at Kickabout Performance Academy and is the Host of ‘The Sports Coaching Podcast’.

Simon Holmshaw- 1:1 Instructor

Simon Holmshaw is the Managing Director at THA. Simon has been a football coach/manager for 14 years.

In his Junior football roles, Simon’s honours include winning two cup competitions and 3 league trophies.

You can learn more about Simon here….

Nicola Holmshaw – Player Admin

Nicola is no stranger to football having been club secretary to a Sheffield based Junior Football club for 10 years.

Nicola deals with all our admissions and any booking enquiries.

Nicola has her own illustration/logo business and you can learn more about her here..