Weston super Mare AFC U14s
Dan Jackson is the lead coach for the u14 side. Dan is currently a FA level 2 and a FA Youth Module 3 coach who is working towards his UEFA B Licence. Alongside his coaching Dan is the juniors co-ordinator and a volunteer coach for Bath & Wiltshire Schools. Dan has ambitions of becoming a PE teacher and is currently working towards his PGCE in PE delivery at a school in Chipping Sodbury. Once he has completed his qualifications he would like to further his coaching experience in numerous countries all over the world.
This is Dan’s third season working with the current under 14s age group. Dan has invested lots of time in building this squad and last year his, and the teams hard work was rewarded when they reached the final of the JPL Cup competition losing narrowly to a very well drilled Forest Green side. The whole squad plays a big part in everything they do, including the regular cake ceremony when it is someones birthday. Dan is also in the process of organising an end of season tour to Belgium where he is hoping the squad will develop a greater understanding of the clubs main values, responsibility – co-operative – competitive.
Youth football isn’t a results business and the lads must take value from there good performances. Maintaining and developing these performances will see positive results come consistently in the future.Dan Jackson - U14 Lead Coach