Meet Baz Gray, Our U14s Coach!

Profession: Police Dog Handler.

Position(s) Held for the Club: Coach/Welfare Officer.

Length of Time in Position: 8 years (I think!).

What do you enjoy most / least about the role you play for the club? Most – spending time watching my squad play on a Sunday

and put into practice what we trained on a Monday. Least – nothing. 

Coaching Qualification(s): Level 1.

Why did you join Thurlby Tigers FC? Same as most, no-one else volunteered and age group needed someone.


How long have you been associated to and volunteering for the club? 9 years, 8 as a coach, son trained for a year before I

took up coaching


What is your favourite Tigers memory? I have a few – I always enjoy rewarding my players for their efforts on Presentation

day/our very 1st game at u6 level v Powerleague/games against local rivals where bragging rights at school are on offer

for my players!


What Professional Team do you Support? Spurs.


Who did / do you play football for? Police Team.


Biggest game you've ever played in or coached? Few cup finals as a junior player – biggest games are yet to come!.


Coaching or Playing? And Why? Coaching 100%, more rewarding seeing others develop.


Who is/was your footballing hero?  Gazza – most talented English player of the last 30yrs.


What three things would you take on a desert island and why? iPad to keep up to date with football scores/kettle to boil water and cook food/a decent multi tool – can be used for most things.