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Interview: Stuart English, Brentford FC

We discuss coach innovation and development philosophy with Stuart English, Head of Coaching at the Brentford FC Academy, and one of most exciting young coaches in the game.


PDP: Why is it important that long-term player development programmes have a clear philosophy?

SE: A clear philosophy is of paramount importance within a long-term development programme because it allows the players, parents and coaches to have a shared understanding of the planned pathway ahead. It makes sure that everybody involved is aware of the demands and have the same end goal,...

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