FUN FACTS —
Hometown: Loughborough, England.
Favorite Quote: “I fear no one, but respect everyone” - Roger Federer
What is something that you think everyone should do at least once in their life? Should attempt to reach the top level in a sport regardless of which sport it is; there is one for everyone.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A professional athlete in either football or tennis .
What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Bungee jumping (I’m not great with heights at all).
Describe one of your sessions in 1 sentence: Enjoy football, no one ever showed creativity or expression on the ball without a smile on their face.
Name 3 things you can’t live without: Family / Friends, football / sport, & sports drinks.
Who has influenced you the most in your life? Knowledge I’ve gained from other professionals in other sports from trampoline and tennis to athletics. The level of detail and difference in methods is phenomenal, you cannot ever close off to learning from everyone else.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why? Los Angeles, California, because LA appears to have a positive atmosphere and new ideas flying out of it all the time and that innovation and positivity is what I am all about when striving for greatness.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Working with Huddersfield Town FC in China. I saw a vast range of players from all sorts of backgrounds, abilities, and ideas come together. I was proud of their progress over my 7 weeks there.
What American cultural experience are you most excited about? I am most excited about the people and their energy and enthusiasm, I love to see people invest and commit to what they do in order to strive for greatness. No where seems better for that than USA.
If you could meet 3 soccer players dead or alive, who would they be? Johan Cruyff, Frank Lampard, Lionel Messi.
What is your favorite foreing food? Anything barbecue is a winner to me.
Who was your favorite coach when you were a child and why? My grass roots soccer coach from u9s, Gary Higham. The influence he had on my experience as a player was unbelievable. He brought a real human aspect to football which I think in my early years I wasn't able to appreciate but certainly was towards the end of my playing time.
What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Fish Head or tortoise, in the Chinese culture they don’t waste anything so I tried a fair few strange things there.
Why VISION? Our team is full of many different cultures and experiences which all align to provide an optimal experience for our players to thrive and develop. We all share love and passion for this game.
What’s something we do differently in the US than you do in your home country? I think people are more committed to and positive about their sports in the US than in England.
What obscure thing are you talented at? Hurdling, I was county champion two years running aged 10-12