The Futsal Partnership Coaches

All coaches are professionals with or currently obtaining a minimum Degree in Sports Coaching on top of holding all the FA License Requirements such as: Emergency First Aid, Safeguarding Children, DBS Checked.  As well as keeping up to date with statutory requirements all coaches must undergo 100's of hours of CPD per year as well as training every 3 Months.

All coaches must share a similar philosophy and values as the organisation.

Matthew Goodman

Matthew Goodman (BSc, MSc)

Head Coach and Futsal Partnership Manager

Coaching Credentials:

  • 20+ Years experience within participation domain
  • BSc Sports Science
  • MSc Sport Coaching
  • Level 2 Football & Futsal
  • Youth Modules 1-3
  • Published Author and Currently Undertaking a Phd

Telephone: 07792795625


Coaching Philosophy:                                                                Hugely passionate about improving current coaching standards, hate the use of phrases such as "get it out" "not in there" and worst of all "just get rid of it".  I love it when children come to my sessions after practicing and showing me new skills they have designed. Bit forgetful of non essential things but always remember the important stuff.  Absolutely love everything about my job and the people I work with. Often asked do you not get bored - answer "nope never I just love it, love it love it."

Dan Horsley

Dan Horsley (BSc Hons) 

Head Coach and Northumberland Futsal Area Manager  

Coaching Credentials:

  • BSc Sports Coaching
  • UEFA B Licence
  • Youth Module 1, 2 & 3
  • Level 2 Futsal
  • Published Author

Telephone: 07854 190807



Kirsty Lincoln

Kirsty Lincoln (BSc Hons) 

Head Coach and area manager of Tyneside Futsal

Coaching Credentials:
— BSc Sports Science with Coaching
— FA Level 2
— Youth Module 1, 2 and 3
— FA Futsal Level 2      

Telephone: 07813347376


Coaching Philosophy:
My Coaching philosophy is based upon creating an environment that encourages athletes to learn and develop as players and people both on and off the playing field. To create a positive learning environment in which players can express themselves and use their imagination, where mistakes aren't ridiculed but recognised as positives, stepping stones towards creating greatness.

Kirsty can get young children to do things that most of us cannot through excellent communication, thoughtful planning and unbelievable patience.

About Myself:                                                                                        I am so passionate about the work I do and will give everything to help the children I work with fall in love with sport and develop both as players and people.  

What parents say about Kirsty:
"Kirsty has a fantastic relationship with the youngsters, and fills them with enthusiasm. Her sessions are always varied and fun, and she responds to the individual needs and personalities of the children. ***** is not always confident when trying out new things, and Kirsty has been incredibly patient, often showing him things a second time one to one if he has not grasped then straight away. 

****** loves going along every Saturday, and his face lights up when he sees Kirsty."

Craig Macleod

Craig Macleod (BSc Hons)


 Coaching Credentials:
— BSc Sports and Exercise Development
— FA Level 1 & 2

Telephone: 07920021772


Coaching Philosophy:                                                                     My coaching philosophy is to develop young players whilst allowing elements of creativity, believing the players are those that possess the ability, not the coach. I avoid shouting and constant direction, as this will contradict my beliefs. I allow time for individual learning and guided discovery; whilst ensuring that athletes know mistakes are acceptable and a vital learning curb in their development.

Greg Gavin

Greg Gavin (BSc Hons)

Head Coach and Teesside Futsal Area Manager

Coaching Credentials:

  • BSc Sports Coaching
  • FA Level 1 & 2
  • Futsal Level 2

Telephone: 07516636720 


Coaching Philosophy:                                                              Players need to be given the opportunity to play in game situations, which are fun and enjoyable. Also, encouragement should be used through a form of feedback and questioning to inspire them to participate in sport without feeling pressures to win. It is vital that the players are the centre of the session, thus allowing them to be creative and make choices and decisions for themselves.                                                             

About Myself:                                                                                       I strive to inspire children to participate within sport as it's underpinned by current literature how beneficial it is for life long health and well-being. Allowing children to freely express themselves within sport is another factor that helps them fall in love with the game I ensure they have this opportunity within all of my sessions. 

Tony Rees

SESSION COACH (Northumberland )

Coaching Credentials:
— FA Level 1
— FA Futsal Level 1
— FA Youth Module 1 & 2

Telephone: 07930236807


James Hankinson


Coaching Credentials:
— BSc Sport Coaching
— FA Futsal Level 1
— FA Level 1

Telephone: 07584567204