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Meet the ClubFootball Coaches - 3

ClubFootball's coaching team are all qualified professional coaches from the UK & Europe and have experience of coaching youngsters at all levels, from grassroots to elite professional club academy level. All are passionate about providing a developmental footballing experience and helping youngsters enjoy their football and improve their game. For profiles of more ClubFootball coaches, please click on the Intro link in the top tool bar and select a link.

ClubFootball Coach – Nick Bearham

From Kent in the South of England, Nick holds the UEFA B Coaching Licence, as well as FA Youth Modules 1-3.

After a year with Charlton Athletic in London, Nick moved to the US to California where he worked with a range of development teams. On his return to the UK, Nick joined professional side Gillingham FC where he spent a successful 5 years performing a wide range of roles in the Academy, the club's Community Programmes, and also in a charity project the club ran in Sri Lanka.


In 2015, Nick left Gillingham to take up the role of first team coach at men's team Whitstable Town FC, who play in the Ryman Southern League, the 7th tier of English football.

Nick joined ClubFootball in Spring 2016.


ClubFootball Coach – Colm Carson

From Belfast, Northern Ireland, Colm holds the IFA Level 2 and UEFA B certificates, and is also qualified as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor.

As a youth, Colm was capped 7 times by the Northern Ireland Under-16’s, and 5 times by the Under 18’s. After spending 2 years at Watford’s Academy, he joined League of Ireland side Donegal Celtic and then Knockbreda.

Colm’s coaching career began in 2011 with well-respected Belfast club Immaculata FC, where Colm rose through the ranks to be appointed Head Youth Coach in 2015 with the responsibility for both overseeing programmes and mentoring young coaches . In addition to working in Belfast, Colm also spent several spells in the US gained valuable overseas experience with a range of community programmes and travel teams.


Colm joined ClubFootball in Summer 2016.


ClubFootball Coach – Chris Idun

Born in South London, England, Chris holds the FA Level 1 and Level 2 award in coaching football, as well as achieving a degree in Business Administration. 

Chris has a vast range of experience in coaching as seen through his work in England, Australia and Mexico. Whilst in the UK, Chris has been able to deliver sessions of all ages, structuring them to meet the needs of the players. He has also been privileged enough to mentor other coaches, providing feedback when necessary to help aid their development. 

Whilst in Mexico, Chris was head coach of the clubs Elite team and assistant coach of the clubs girl team, as well as delivering sessions to all other abilities. This enabled him to experience coaching at all levels of the game and introduce him to the key skills needed to coach each age group. 

Chris joined ClubFootball in August 2017.

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