Meet the team at THA Football Centre

Our football coaching team at our Leeds centre, comprises a mixture of coaches from a diverse background.

With a passion for coaching and a desire to work in football coaching with children. Our team of coaches have experience in working with both junior and senior football teams and with both boys, girls, as well as in men’s and women’s football.

We have a great blend of both experience and theoretical knowledge, with many with or working towards a degree in Sports Coaching.

Check out their individual profiles below:

Hastings Ellis

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.

Liv Phillips

Liv is a third year Sports Coaching Student at Leeds Beckett University and has done various coaching roles, including Swimming and more recently was the mental skills Coach for Ilkely Towns Women’s first team.

Joseph Holmshaw

Joe is a Sixth Form Student studying History, Economics and Psychology. 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

Ethan Holmshaw is the operations director at THA. Ethan has been a football coach for 6 years. Ethan is a third year Sports Coaching student at Leeds Beckett University and.the Head Coach of Leeds Beckett Women’s Football 3’s

Sam Holmshaw

Sam Holmshaw is the Technical Director at THA. Sam has been a Football Coach for 8 years. A Masters Degree Student in Sports Coaching and Head of Football Developmentat Kickabout Performance Academy and Host of ‘The Sports Coaching Podcast’.

Simon Holmshaw

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.

Nicola Holmshaw

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.

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