Weston super Mare AFC U12s
Dan Hartley is the lead coach for the u12 side. Dan is an FA level 2 coach and is now in his fifth season coaching a team at Weston super mare AFC. Before joining the coaching staff at Weston, Dan volunteered from the age of 15 alongside UEFA ‘A’ licenced coach Eddy Lowe at his coaching school. Dan studied sports coaching at college and also completed the first year of the same course at university. Currently as well as coaching at Weston, Dan works as PE teacher in a local Primary School.
This is Dan’s first season working with the current under 12s age group. The team is full of exciting and talented players who are very keen to learn and improve, which has already shown in the short time I have been working with them. This is their last season before moving up to 11-a-side where I hope their potential will begin to show. Dan and his assistant James Hodgkinson are looking forward to this season and have high hopes for their development over the coming years.
I am very passionate about my sessions and my teams and will go above and beyond the expectations of me to ensure their needs are met. I have also organised tours to Holland and Butlins as well as the biggest youth football tournament, the Gothia Cup where we were unlucky to be knocked out in the last 32 of their competition.Dan Hartley - U12 Lead Coach