SJFC – Meet The New Coach for the 1st Team

SJFC has joined the Seniors Herts Country League from the 2019/2020 Season and this will be the pathway for our youth players as they graduate from the SJFA.

Over the next 2 months we have arranged the following trail/training sessions to determine the League squad:

Trial sessions:
Monday, 22nd July – Harefied Academy – 8.30pm – 10.00pm
Monday, 29th July – Harefield Academy – 8.30pm – 10.00pm
Monday, 5th August – Harefield Academy – 8.30pm – 10.00pm
Saturday, 13th July – Northwood Academy – 9.30am – 11.30am
Saturday, 17th August – Northwood Academy – 9.30am – 11.30am

Training session:
Sunday, 1st September – Northwood Academy – 10.00am – noon

The sessions will also determine the squads for the Unity Games held in Dubai in December.

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed an external coach, Ali Kamal, to manage both the League/Unity Games Squads.

Ali is a UEFA level B licence coach whose career highlights include Crystal Palace Talent Development Coach and Reading Development Centre and Talent Identification. During this time at the both Crystal Palace and Reading Ali has:

  • Organised and managed training programmes for the coaches to ensure they have the right skills and highest levels of training
  •  Assess players to see if they have the ability to attend Advanced Centres for Academy assessments.
  • Devise session plan templates and portfolios to assist newer coaches in their coursework for Level 2 badges and below.
  •  Assess players to see if they have the ability to attend Advanced Centres for Academy assessments

We welcome Ali to SJFC and look forward to sharing with you all our progress over the next season.