Meet our football coaches – Steve Knight
Steve is one of the football coaches at Thurlby Tigers and enjoys helping players develop, not only as footballers but as young people.
Q&A with Steve…
Position(s) held for the club
Coach, Kit Secretary, Fund Raising Committee.
Length of Time in Position
What do you enjoy most / least about the role you play for the club?
Most – Seeing the players develop, not only as footballers but as young people. Watching their confidence grow.
Least – Sorting out kit!
FA Level 1
Why did you join Thurlby Tigers FC?
Asked to help out in the academy and before you know it you are booked on an FA course and have a squad to manage and develop!
How long have you been associated to and volunteering for the club?
What is your favourite Tigers memory?
2 of these…..
Taking the academy to their first matches at the Peterborough embankment tournaments and seeing them put into practice what we’d been coaching them.
Building an individual player’s confidence over multiple seasons to the point they now feel able to play in competitive matches and contribute very well to these matches.
What Professional Team do you Support?
Forest – does that count as a professional team?!
Who did / do you play football for?
Football for Glinton Cubs and Scouts! Rugby for Deeping!
Biggest game you’ve ever played in or coached?
Coached – Bourne tournament under 9’s semi-final.
Coaching or Playing? And Why?
Coaching – too old for playing!
Who is/was your footballing hero?
Stuart Pearce, Forest and Euro 96.
What three things would you take on a desert island and why?
- Running shoes
- Fully loaded iPod for music
- Bear Grylls – I’d put him to work and put my feet up!