Matt Beckingham
Head Coach

An FA Level 3 coach with extensive coaching experience of working with a whole host of different age groups and abilities. Premier Skills Licensed Coach and Coach Educator and has completed the FA Youth Module 1 and 2. Previously worked for Southampton Football Club for a number of years firstly within Football in the Community and later as assistant Head of Girls and Woman’s Football working within the Southampton Football Club Girl’s Centre Of Excellence and Academy. Matt has previously scouted for AFC Bournemouth, Fulham FC and Portsmouth FC.

Sam Ivory

An FA Level 2 coach with a number of years experience of working within schools and within the SA S.O.D.C. since it first started. Sam has also completed his FA Youth Module 1. Like Matt, Sam is a Premier Skills Licensed Coach and Coach Educator. As a youth player, Sam represented Southampton School Boys, Hampshire and before a nasty cruciate ligament, injury was on the books of Peterborough United and on the verge of signing as a scholar.

Laurence Whitlock

Laurence is a fully qualified coach who is also the Soccer Awareness GK coach as well. Laurence is also a 1st4Sport Multi-Skills Level 2 coach. Since Laurence took up the role of main GK Coach we have seen vast improvements with all the GK’s within our setup. Laurence has previously been the youth GK at Bashley Football Club.