Keith Boanas, Surrey Football Coaches Association President
As I still have the very great honour of being President of this amazing organisation, may I take this opportunity to both welcome you if you are a new member or say thank you if you are an existing member for remaining part of a special group of football people.
With FA Education and the FA Licenced Coaches Club overseeing the whole country regards courses and CPD maintaining & improving standards in coaching, we feel strongly that the camaraderie and more formal elements of the SFCA are still a key component in our coaching lives.
Very proud of our history, all our members former and current, our philosophies and our close links to Surrey County FA and The FA themselves, we provide a close knit community where you can meet friends & colleagues during various coaching events as well as gaining on some occasions your required FA LCC CPD.
We strive to provide a wide range of sessions each year covering all aspects and all levels of coaching and our track record is one of the best for achieving and maintaining this. This is thanks to our marvellous group of volunteer committee members, to whom I give my personal thanks and of whom I am extremely proud.
I look forward to seeing you all at future events whenever I am able.
Keith Boanas President.
Keith’s coaching career has included being a successful Club Coach, (delivering success to Tooting & Mitcham United FC, Charlton Ladies & Millwall Lionesses), being Surrey FA County Coach, Assistant Academy Director at the David Beckham Academy, Head Coach of the English Colleges Representative Team and a Coach Educator to level 3.
He continues to do Coach Education, plus is now an International coach – he is Head Coach Estonia Women’s National Teams. He has guided the senior team to their highest ever FIFA ranking and numerous ‘Baltic Cup’ wins, he coaches the junior senior teams and been Head Coach Estonia Universities team at 3 World Student Games, plus has delivered a complete new structure for women and girls football.
His role at Estonia has seen him on several occasions around the world be a FIFA conference/workshop delegate, on several occasions be a UEFA conference/workshop delegate and a UEFA conference presenter. He has recently completed his UEFA Pro-licence, giving him the top qualification to go with his undoubted huge amount of experience.
Keith is a legend amongst the huge number of football coaches who he has mentored through coaching qualifications.
Ian Smith, Surrey Football Coaches Association Secretary
We are a non-profit making organisation with members at all coaching levels, from Level 1 to Pro Licence, working in grassroots, coach education and right up to the top of the professional game.
As one of the oldest football coaches associations and with a fantastic heritage, we are committed to offering a valuable and varied service to new and existing coaches in Surrey and the surrounding areas for coaching opportunities, coaching involvement and coach development.
As we have reached a momentous milestone of 50 years in existence, I would like to express our thanks to all of the coaches who lead sessions for us, our supporters & well-wishers and our Life Members & Vice Presidents.
I look forward to meeting you personally at one of our events.