Meet The team

At JCR Sports Coaching we have a team of coaches who are to help to meet your individual coaching needs. All of coaches represent the JCR way of coaching in a professional and enjoyable manner, to help people meet their desired goals.

James Redford

Position: Coach

About me: Creating JCR Sports Coaching is one of the best decisions I have made, as I am passionate about football and helping people to progress and develop within the game I love. In terms of coaching, I have been coaching since I was 16, with various companies such as Stoke City, Leeds United and the University of Leeds, exposing myself to football right across the levels. I also hold a sport and exercise science degree, which I use the knowledge to implement into my coaching. Finally I currently play football myself still, playing for Abbey Hulton United and looking to progress in the non-league system.

Goals/Ambitions: My goal is to grow JCR Sports Coaching to a national company, helping to provide value to as many individuals as possible along the way.

Available for: 1-2-1 sessions, small group sessions + team coaching

Contact: jcrsportscoaching@gmail.com

Ben Winstanley

Position: Coach

About me: I began coaching 6 years ago when I finished playing at high school. I  currently manage an U8’s team and also coach an adult team. My main aim is to allow kids the same opportunity I had when growing up to play football. In 2019 I completed my BA Sport Coaching & Development degree which allowed me to understand people learn in different ways such as listening, demos etc and that is what I try to implement into my coaching style. Throughout my playing years I was mainly a defender, however having coached for 6 years and watching football constantly I have a deep understanding of position requirements even goal keeper, due to currently playing 7-a-side football, where I spend most of the time in goal.

Goals/Ambitions: Ever since high school I have admired working abroad, mainly America and being involved in sport there. Sports Development is also a key interest, as I want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in sport to achieve the benefits it can offer.

Available for: 1-2-1 Sessions, Small Group Sessions, GK 1-2-1 Sessions + Team Coaching

Contact: benwinst@hotmail.co.uk

Jake Tunstall

Position: Coach

About me:  I’m Jake, an FA level 2 qualified football coach. I have a great passion for the sport whether it be playing, watching or coaching. Football has been big in my life since an early age, playing all the way through the grassroots system. Playing wise I have a big 5-aside and futsal background, playing 5-aside every week with my team. I played futsal for Stoke City between the age of 16-19, where it helped me to learn a different side of the game and new ideas which could be bought into my coaching. I have been coaching football since I was 14 years old and love to see how players develop technically as well as socially, over the time of working with them.

Available for: 1-2-1 sessions, small group sessions + team coaching

Contact: jcrsportscoaching@gmail.com

Jack Groom

Position: Coach

About me:  I’m a tactical analyst, journalist and coach who spent time in various academies as a kid, including Manchester United, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Shrewsbury Town. I’ve been published in various newspapers and websites, and love the tactical side of the game, with my talent  Identification and professional scouting qualifications helping me in my coaching. I am also deeply interested in the psychological aspects of sport, and am fascinated as to how I can positively influence, challenge and improve players mentally.

Goals/Ambitions: I want to pursue a career in the professional game in the analytical and scouting sector, whilst also implementing theoretical aspects of coaching practically with various ages.

Available for: Team Coaching Sessions

Contact: jackgroom4@gmail.com

The Essentials

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Full Enhanced DBS Check

FA Child Safeguarding

FA Emergency Aid

Want to Join The Squad?

If you would like to join the JCR Sports Coaching squad, we’re waiting for you! To get in touch with us regarding your coaching requirements, please do not hesitate to use any of the methods provided through the website to reach out.