Wycombe Wanderers | Meet The Team
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Meet The Team

Paul Foley

Head of Sports & Education Trust

Paul joined WWSET in April 2015 following 7 years spent working in both coaching and management positions with AFC Wimbledon’s Foundation and Academy.

Having worked his way up from a casual community coach, Paul’s final 3 years with AFC Wimbledon were spent in the role of Operations Manager within the Foundation. This period allowed Paul to gain significant experience in leading a successful community scheme on a day to day basis.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys “trying” to play golf, as well as skiing and snowboarding as often as possible.

To contact Paul please email: paul.foley@wwfc.com

Sam Parker

Community Health Manager

Sam was the standout candidate during the recruitment process and has all the necessary attributes to be a real asset not just to our team, but to the community of High Wycombe as a whole.

Sam’s role is to maximise WWSET’s physical and mental health-related offerings and to develop, manage and deliver numerous new activities and partnerships all of which will aim to improve health levels within the local community.

As a graduate of Bournemouth University where Sam studied a degree in Sports Development and Coaching Sciences, coupled with her employment experience in both County Sports Partnerships and National Governing Bodies for Sport (working in roles such as Sports Development Officer for ‘Get Berkshire Active’ as well as time employed by a local authority in the role of Project Officer for an initiative called ‘Active Together’),

She has a specific interest in helping people from all walks of life to get more active and healthy and also loves spending time with family and friends, playing various sports.

To contact Sam please email: sam.parker@wwfc.com

Kirk Williams

Elite Centre & Football Education Manager

Kirk joined the Football in the Community Programme, as WWSET was previously known, way back in 1998. Initially involved in a work experience capacity, over the years Kirk developed into various other roles and is now head of the very successful Elite & Development Centre’s that WWSET operate.

Kirk has a relentless passion for coaching and developing young footballers and his vast experience has assisted him in developing his coaching skills to an extremely high level. Kirk is also very passionate about continuous learning and has completed his UEFA A-Licence coaching certificate.

Away from the office and training pitch, Kirk enjoys spending time with his young family and spending as much time as possible on the golf course.

To contact Kirk please email: kirk.williams@wwfc.com

Mark Heath

Education Manager

Originally from High Wycombe, Mark has been teaching for 12 years. After graduating from university Mark worked with Wycombe Wanderers Football In The Community for a year before moving on to his teacher training at the University of Reading.

From there Mark moved to Barnet where he has been teaching for the last 10 years. During his teaching career Mark has taught all subjects across the curriculum and developed many areas of school life.

During his time in Barnet, he established links with Barnet Football Club and set up a successful football and education academy. In his spare time, Mark runs a local boys football team and is a season ticket holder at WWFC.

To contact Mark please email: mark.heath@wwfc.com

Andrew Homent

Activity Programme Manager

Andrew joined the WWSET team in April 2015 as Lead Delivery Officer and quickly improved the quality of our coaches delivery through a programme of detailed training. Following on from the departure of the previous Activity Programme Manager in October 2015 Andrew was promoted and now leads the department which encompasses all our community coaching activities such as schools work and holiday courses.

An extremely likeable character, Andrew is able to use his passion for football to engage with various stakeholders and increase WWSET’s levels of delivery to ensure that as many local people as possible are participating in sport and reaping the benefits that sport can offer.

To contact Andrew please email: andrew.homent@wwfc.com

Aqeel Akram

Social Inclusion Manager

Aqeel joined the Community Trust team in 2006, and at that time he was the only diversity officer in the country working for a professional football club.

Aqeel came from a background of working in the youth service for many years, delivering projects in High Wycombe. A very keen sportsman, who developed a love of football from an early age, being employed by the club was a dream.

Having studied Business Management at university, Aqeel was able to adapt to the demands of the role quickly and was very successful in post.

Aqeel loves spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports, and keeping fit and healthy. His hobbies are travelling, meeting people, and eating!

To contact Aqeel please email: aqeel.akram@wwfc.com

Clare Bassett

Female Football Officer

Clare Bassett is the Female officer for WWSET leading the Premier League Girls Programme.

Clare started out as a Primary School Sports Coach before undertaking a football and development degree at the University of South Wales. Since then she has been a casual coach for Cardiff City FC Foundation and Reading FC Community trust.

Having studied in Wales, Clare holds her FAW C licenses, FAW Goalkeeping award, and NVQ level 3 in delivering PE and School Sport.

Away from football Clare enjoys surfing and camping with her partner.

To contact Clare please email: femalefootball@wwfc.com

Lewis Bloom

Elite Development Academy Officer

Lewis has become a full time member of WWSET staff in the role of Elite & Development Academy (“EDA”) Officer and will primarily be involved with coaching at the academy plus increasing our football offering to females in High Wycombe and the surrounding areas.

Lewis began coaching with WWSET at the EDA in June 2015 working with the u8’s throughout the season. Due to his dedication to the role, fantastic coaching skills, his excellent rapport with parents, and the positive relationships he has built with the children he coaches, when a full-time position became available Lewis was the outstanding candidate.

Lewis is currently an FA Level 2 qualified coach and will be continuing his personal development by undertaking the FA Youth Module 3 in October 2016 as well as undertaking the UEFA B Coaching licence early in 2017.

To contact Lewis please email: lewis.bloom@wwfc.com

Adam Morris

Premier League Primary Stars Manager

Adam Morris is the WWSET Premier League Programmes Manager in charge of our Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Girls offerings.

Adam is in his second spell of employment with WWSET having previously worked for us from 2007 to 2013 before leaving to work for the FA as a Skills Coach. Since 2017 Adam has worked full time as a PE & Sports Specialist in a local school.

All Adams previous posts have allowed him to develop a fantastic reputation in the Wycombe & Aylesbury areas for his excellent coaching and teaching skills plus his dedication to developing young players and people.

Adam is soon to be completing his “UEFA B Coaching Licence” and already holds the “FA Youth Award” and the Association for Physical Education level 3 award in “Supporting the Delivery of PE & School Sport”.

Away from work Adam enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and also plays football for Chalfont St Peter AFC in the Bostik/Ryman league.

To contact Adam please email: adam.morris@wwfc.com

Billy Ready

Delivery Officer

Billy started working for WWSET as a casual community coach in February 2016, after spending 6 months gaining coaching experience in California. Through showing an unrivalled work ethic, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and a selfless attitude, Billy gave himself the best possible chance when a full-time role became available with WWSET.
As well as being an FA Level 2 coach, he also holds an AfPE Level 3 in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sports Award with hopes of progressing his learning by obtaining a place on a UEFA B license course in the near future.
Billy has acquired invaluable experience coaching a variety of age and ability groups, as young as 18 months old up to 70+-year-old walking footballers! He has also had the opportunity to coach in 3 continents, within the UK, USA, and Africa (The Gambia).
In his spare time, Billy plays plenty of 6 a side and Sunday league Football, bowling, and spends time with family and friends!

To contact Billy please email: billy.ready@wwfc.com

Charlie Lauri

Delivery Officer

Charlie is one of our WWSET Delivery Officers and will be responsible for delivering high-quality sessions out in the community via the WWSET Activity Programme & EDA.

Charlie is in his second spell of employment with WWSET, having worked for us part-time from 2014 to 2016, before leaving us to expand his knowledge at other clubs such as Reading FC & Chelsea.

Charlie will soon be completing his UEFA B Coaching License and, with all the knowledge he has picked up from his many years of coaching, will be a huge asset to the WWSET Delivery Team.

Outside of work, Charlie is a player/coach for his local side Woodley United.

To contact Charlie please email: charlie.lauri@wwfc.com