Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Coaches

Kieran Connolly

Kieran is the Founder and Head Coach of Sports Fun 4 All, is FA Level 2 qualified and has been coaching since 2004. Kieran has previously worked for Crystal Palace, Fulham and Millwall Foundations and worked in the USA for Challengers Soccer Camps in 2008. Kieran has played semi-professionally for Lewisham Borough, Ten-em-Bee and Staffordshire University 1st team.
Kieran’s coaching ethos is for players to learn and have fun through technical work that ensures every player maximises their touches in each session. Kieran’s hobbies include watching travelling, football, going to the gym, yoga and reading.

 

 

 

Darnell White-Russell

Darnell graduated from Greenwich University with a 2:1 in BA Politics & International Relations and Head Coach for the Men’s 1st Football Team. Darnell grew up playing football locally for Moonshot FC.
Darnell’s coaching ethos is to use football to develop players football ability and life skills. Darnell’s hobbies include gaming, socialising with friends and watching Netflix.

 

 

 

 

Tariq Chastanet-Hird

Tariq graduated from Manchester University with a 2:1 in History & Politics. In 2018 he volunteered in Uganda delivering sports camps for young people and has worked as a Mentor on the NCS summer programme. Tariq played for local team Moonshot FC up until U13.
Tariq’s coaching ethos encourages players to express themselves, personal development on and off the pitch and think independently about the game. Tariq’s hobbies include mentoring young people, blogging, coaching and table tennis.

 

 

 

Elias Fazli

Elias is 16 years old and has just finished his GCSEs at Sedgehill Academy. Elias has been coaching since the return after lockdown in March. Elias is very good with the younger children and has a calm manner which belies his years.

 

 

 

 

 

Stefan Cristea

Stefan has been coaching with us since the return to lockdown. His son attends the session. Stefan has great passion for football and seeing young people improve. He is very knowledgeable and can provide good technical expertise.