Horsfall College Of Sport – Staff

Academy Head Coach Dave Haley

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Current Team
Horsfall College

Dave Haley is a professional youth development football coach from Leeds. He is one of a very small number of coaches in the England that holds the UEFA “A” Advanced Coaching Licence, the new FA Advanced Youth Award and a BA (Hon) Degree in Sports Management.

On top of this he has 21 years’ experience of developing young players within Professional Academies: Huddersfield Town (13 years), Bradford City (7 years), and 1 season with Leeds United.

He has coached over 30 young players that have gone on to gain professional contracts, including 9 young players who have made international appearances for their country.

SCL Tutor Elliot Mather

Current Team
Horsfall College

BA (HONS ) Physical Education, PGCE Secondary Physical Education

I always been interested in working in a sporting environment. At school I assisted at a primary school as part of my work experience. I learnt how rewarding teaching is and helping young people better themselves has always given me great joy. From then on I knew teaching was a carer path I wanted to follow and strived first towards getting a degree in PE and then taking the next step with my PGCE. It’s a great set up and course to not only teach but study in.

Coach Mick Wood

Current Team
Horsfall College

Mick has made over 350 league appearances playing for Blackburn Rovers, Bradford City and Halifax Town. Following his retirement from playing he obtained his F.A. Preliminary Coaching Award (now known as the F.A. Level 2). he has then gone on to obtain his F.A. Full Licence Award and in 1996 this was then converted to the UEFA “A” Coaching Licence Award. Mick has also obtained a F.A. Diploma in the “Treatment and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries” which he then put to use working at the Bradford City Centre of Excellence, coaching at all age ranges up to Under 16’s.

Over the years Mick has coached a number of Bradford University Football teams and also had a short spell in Perth, Western Australia coaching for the WA F.A.

Mick has also managed Bradford City Women’s F.C for 4 seasons and took them, via 2 promotions and 2 cup wins, to the National Premier League for the first time in their history.