We are committed to giving our coaches everything they need to help support the growth and prosperity of our club and to ensure they have the right resources to hand to meet their and the players needs.
We are committed to having the best trained coaching staff and we want the coaches to enjoy their time with us come rain and shine. We encourage anyone who wishes to become a coach to contact us on the below form. We offer the option to do the FA badges and the opportunuity to be trained by our head coach. We want happy confident coaches to come with us on this journey as we bring this club forward to build something we can all be proud of
Head Coach Ross Kitteridge
Arsenal FC Academy, Age 8-16, Reading FC, Age 16-19 Basingstoke FC 08-09 Basingstoke FC 09-10 Aldershot FC 10-11 Bishops Stortford FC 10-11 Dover Athletic FC 11-12 Hemel Hempsted FC 11-12 Bishops Stortford FC 12-13 Billericay FC 14-15
Head of Goalkeeping @ The FAB Academy 09-12 Head of Coaching @ K.A.S (Formerly known as PSD) 12-Present Assistant Head of Goalkeeping @ Arsenal FC Academy 12-19
UEFA B, Outfield and Goalkeeping Youth Modules 1, 2, 3 FA Youth Award
I am the Head Coach at Manuden JFC.
My role within the club is to support the development of our players and coaches across all age groups within the football club. I enjoyed a short spell of playing in grassroots football at the age of 7 & 8, but was scouted by Arsenal academy and was there to the age of 16.
Working under some fantastic coaches - Steve Bould, Paul Davies and Liam Brady to name a few. I then joined Reading FC and continued my development as a youth player for three further season, culminating with a loan move to Basingtoke Town FC. After leaving Reading FC, I soon made my mark in Non-League football with over 250 appearances for several sides.
In the end, my playing days were cut short. The opportunity to go and work within one of the best academy set up in the world at Arsenal FC was too good to turn down!
6 years on, I've been extremely fortunate to work with some of the most talented young players in England... However, I wasn't content, and I felt that I could give so much back to the Grassroots environment!
Over the course of my coaching career thus far, I have gained qualifications up to UEFA B in outfield & goalkeeping, and have also completed the FA Youth Awards.
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