TTFC Academy Development Lead
Dale is the Thurlby Tigers Academy Development Lead.
Firefighter & Fire Safety Officer.
Position Held for the Club
Academy Mentor & Kit Manager & Coach.
Length of Time in Position
What do you enjoy most / least about the role you play for the club?
Most – I enjoy seeing the smiles on all of the children’s faces at training or a game as it shows we are doing something right.
Least – Putting the nets up on a cold wet wintery day.
A Level 2 Coaching Badge, Futsal Level 1
Why did you join Thurlby Tigers FC?
They offer a fun & safe environment for children to make new friends & to enhance their development of football through excellent support channels.
How long have you been associated to and volunteering for the club?
What is your favourite Tigers memory?
What is your favourite Tigers memory? Beating Whittlsey 1-0 in the dying moments of a cup semi final to reach the final with a goal I would class as goal of the season if we gave an award for it.
What Professional Team do you Support?
Liverpool – Allez, Allez, Allez.
Who did / do you play football for?
Stamford AFC, Bourne Town & Pointon.
Biggest game you’ve ever played in or coached?
Played in many finals (missed two penalties in a shootout) but biggest & proudest moment was coaching U9 Oranges in the cup final.
Coaching or Playing? And Why?
Coaching as I can share my knowledge with the next generation & in time they might teach me a thing or two!
Who is/was your footballing hero?
What three things would you take on a desert island and why?
- Sun hat
- Fishing rod – because I’m going to be there a while!