Where it all started...

I started my journey into the football coaching world 10 years ago at Sandgate FC under 15's at the age of 22. 

4 years prior to this, I had a short spell at QPR but unfortunately got released as I didn't fully appreciate the opportunity I had. Although a massive shame, I don't regret it as I believe it's made me a better coach as I don't want to see anyone not fulfil their potential.

I continued to play football but wanted to take a different direction, this was when I took to the FA website & booked myself in to do my football coaching badges. I soon completed this and my first day at Sandgate approached. I knew from the get go I was in for a challenge as many of the boys either lacked confidence or seemed uninterested but this excited me.

I started by building a relationship with all the boys, going on team bonding days etc. I found that the more interest I showed in them, the more confidence they grew. They believed in me as a coach and we worked together to get the best out of the team. One year on they finished 2nd in their league, won one of the cup competitions and beat their rivals which had never before been done. Most importantly though, they enjoyed playing. Some of the boys went onto play for Uxbridge who play for the southern football league.

Having  formed close bonds with the boys, I love seeing where they're at today in regards to their personal and football life with some of them still playing at a semi-pro level.

I will always hold this experience close to my heart as this was when I realised coaching was what I wanted to do with my life.

If you met me you would know football is a huge part of my life, whether playing, coaching, talking about it or watching it. I have a huge passion and I give my all to those who I coach to bring out the best in them. Still playing at semi pro level age 32,  I know my time in the football game is coming to an end so I would love to share all my experiences with others.

Joseph Charles

Director & Head Coach

It was when my dad took me to watch my first football game at the age of seven that I fell in love with the game.

Football has always been a part of my family with my second cousin Les Ferdinand having played for the likes of QPR, NEWCASTLE UTD, TOTTENHAM. It was watching him play whilst growing up that I knew football would always be a big part of my life. 

I found my first football Sunday league team, ACTON EALING WHISTLERS aged 8 and there was no stopping me. I went on to have a brief spell at QPR, played Semi-Professional for 2years with Bedfont FC and then onto Hanwell Town FC for a year and a half. I took a break from playing to obtain my coaching badges and never looked back.

A saying that I always live by is 



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