Kevin coaches the Cerebral Palsy and Ability Counts team at Solihull Moors Football Club, a role he took on in 2017.
Having been involved in football coaching for the last 15 years, Kevin decided to focus his time on supporting disabled players to access the sport – a role he finds incredibly rewarding.
Ability Counts is a PAN-disability football team which welcomes players with physical, sensory, and neurological impairment or disability and sign communicators. Kev’s sessions became so popular that they decided to split the teams based on age group so they could really focus on improving the skills of the players.
Currently coaching the under-16 team, Kevin has players travel from far and wide to be involved. All sharing a common interest in the game, his players have formed great friendships with each other.
Kevin takes huge pride in boosting the confidence of his players, teaching them to not be afraid of a challenge and to strive for their goals, no matter the level they are at. He is often praised by the parents for his individual and personalised training with the players, who each leave the session with a huge smile on their face.
One of Kevin’s proudest achievements has been coaching three players with Cerebral Palsy from a young age, watching them develop through the game, and is now mentoring them as they train to become coaches themselves. He hopes these won’t be the last either.