Football coach – Ellis O’Connell

Ellis is one of our football coaches at Thurlby Tigers.

Meet Ellis…


Marketing Manager.

Position(s) held for the club

Football Coach.

Length of Time in Position

Since 2015.

What do you enjoy most / least about the role you play for the club?

Seeing the players develop and enjoy their football.

Coaching Qualification(s)

FA Level 2.

What is your favourite Tigers memory?

The first ever game I managed.

What Professional Team do you Support?


Who did / do you play football for?

Rippingale & Folkingham FC.

Biggest game you’ve ever played in or coached?

A few Cup games vs Semi Pro players.

Coaching or Playing? And Why?

Coaching, the enjoyment of seeing the players progress.

Who is/was your footballing hero?

Nadjim Abdou (Ex Millwall player) he never stopped moving, technically not the best but gave 110%.

What three things would you take on a desert island and why? 
  • Phone to ring for help
  • Bed for comfort
  • My golf clubs as it seems a good time to get some much needed practice in!
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