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New Education Academy Manager Neill Hornby Joins




AFC Telford United and our Education Provider Coaching Connexions are delighted to announce Neill Hornby as our new Education Academy Manager 16-19.

Neill will join the club with immediate effect and will begin his role in September delivering the BTEC Level 3 course to our full-time students within the club.

Neill has previously worked at West Bromwich Albion as Girls Technical director and Community Foundation Coach Educator working alongside the full-time coaches within their foundation programme.

Hornby then joined Burton Albion on a part time basis but quickly got promoted to U18s Manager and U23s manager working alongside Gary Rowett.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink joined the club and promoted Neill to first team coach before he left which was later replaced by Nigel Cough.

Neill Hornby spoke of his delight at joining the club in his new role. “I am delighted to be joining Coaching Connexions and AFC Telford United ahead of the new season. My aim will be to work alongside the current Youth staff to help progress Talented Telford Footballers through the system into the first team. Having already spoken to Rob Edwards we have both agreed that local boys into the first team is our aim and the hard work will be starting to make sure this happens”

Director & Owner of Coaching Connexions James Quinn "We are delighted to welcome someone of Neils calibre to our team, Neill brings a wealth of football & educational experience that will compliment our already outstanding team of staff. It was clear from our first meeting with Neill that he is passionate about producing young footballers who are well equipped to achieve success both on and off the pitch in their careers"

Head Of Youth Luke Shelley “We are thrilled to have got someone of Neill’s experience and expertise on board ahead of the new academic year, as well as producing footballers for the first team its important the boys work hard through their two year education programme to gain the qualification which will enable them an opporunity for a career in sport”

For more information on our 16-19 Education Programme, please call 01952 640064 or email Ed Thorndyke Edward.thorndyke@coachingconnexions.co.uk





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