Football coach – Luke Gleadhill

Thurlby Tigers FC gave Luke the opportunity to start a brand new team from scratch.

Meet Luke…

Profession

Pilot for the RAF.

​Position Held for the Club

Football Coach

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

Most – Watching a great bunch of boys coming together to play football and having a really good time whilst doing it.

​Coaching Qualifications

Introduction to Coaching Football course (Formerly FA Level 1).

​Why did you join Thurlby Tigers FC?

My boys wanted to join a football team with their friends and Thurlby Tigers FC gave us the opportunity to start a brand new team from scratch.

How long have you been associated to and volunteering for the club?

Since 2023.

​What is your favourite Tigers memory?

Not a memory as such, but seeing how the boys have developed from some never having kicked a ball, to where they are now. Still a long way to go but they’re improving all the time.

​What Professional Team do you Support?

Norwich City (I’m a glutton for punishment!).

​Who did / do you play football for?

A few semi-professional teams in my younger days and then played for the RAF team on occasions.

​Biggest game you’ve ever played in or coached?

Coaching our first Thurlby Tigers U7s Whites game. Way more tense for that then any cup finals I’ve ever played in!

​Coaching or Playing? And Why?

They’re both so different and I get real enjoyment from both. I used to love playing, but alas, I think my body is better suited to coaching than playing these days!

​Who is/was your footballing hero?

Never really had one in particular and if I said someone it would really show my age!

​What three things would you take on a desert island and why?
  • Family
  • Food
  • Drink…

…Then it would be like one massive holiday over and over again!

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