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 had a degree in Sports Coaching from Leeds Beckett University and has experience in Coaching, He is the Manager of Bradford United Ladies Team.

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 7 years. Ethan has a degree in Sports Coaching with honours and is currently on a Masters Degree course at Leeds Beckett University in Sports business management. He is the current Head Coach of Leeds Beckett Women’s Football 1’s and the Ladies First team Manager at Horsforth St Margaret’s

Sam Holmshaw

Sam Holmshaw is the Technical Director at THA. Sam has been a Football Coach for 9 years. A Masters Degree Student in Sports Coaching and coach at Major League Football Academy, Technical Director at MLFA Women Team Hong Kong 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.

Nick Firth

Nick is a qualified football coach with a degree in P.E. and Sports Coaching and a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology. Nick has previously worked with the Liam Cooper Academy and Erasmus plus, coaching young athletes at the Olympic training centre in Finland

Ethan Nitunzi

Ethan has worked previously with the Manchester City FC community programme, coaching different age groups across the Manchester area. Ethan specials area is Vivid Coaching which focuses on developing technical areas of play.

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