Manager: Andy Walsh
“I’ve been at Bushey & Oxhey FC since 2015 when my son’s soccer school closed and without parent volunteers there would have been no more football!
My weekend now revolves around the Bobcats; getting to the ground first in Saturday (and welcoming the other coaches when they arrive 45 minutes later), training session with the team, staying on after training to watch my daughter play for Garston Ladies, match day on Sunday, team admin, updating Mittoo, emailing the opposing team and writing a match report. The weekend concludes with a WhatsApp debate with Alex Young (my coaching partner) about what went wrong.
To be a good football coach you need patience and the ability to listen more than speak….I’m working on that 🙂 My team would say I’m good at shouting PRESS, PRESS, PRESS from the sideline! If you’re thinking about becoming a coach my one piece of advice would be to delegate as much as you can to parents so you can focus on coaching the team.”
Team: Watford FC
Inspired by: Jurgen Klopp
Favourite full-time treat: Jaffa Cakes
Most memorable B&O match: Our tournament win where we came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 against a much better team!