Football coach – Dale Falkner

Dale is one of our football coaches at Thurlby Tigers, where we provide a safe and fun environment to learn the basics of football.

Meet Dale…


Firefighter & Fire Safety Officer.

​Position Held for the Club

Academy Mentor, Kit Sectretary & Football Coach

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.

​Coaching Qualifications

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?

Since 2016.

​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?

Robbie Fowler.

​What three things would you take on a desert island and why?
  • Hammock
  • Sun hat
  • Fishing rod – because I’m going to be there a while!
bsh recycling
origin storage
why design
messenger bcr group
smiths nissan
polysafe barriers and blocks