Ifan Thomas

Academy Coach

  • Date Joined: 6th December 2017
I’m a very hard working, innovative & forward thinking coach. I am a part time academy coach at Bangor City FC Academy, where I am now head coach of the U12’s. Along with being a part time coach, I am currently a PGCE Secondary Physical Education student at Bangor University, graduating on the 21st June 2019.

I currently hold the UEFA B Licence, FA Level 2 in Talent ID & PFSA Level 1 in talent ID. With ambitions to go on the PFSA Level 2 & the IPSO level 1 before the end of the 2018/19 season. These courses have enhanced my coaching, scouting and analysis knowledge massively giving me invaluable experience of these roles and what is expected in them.

As a coach I like my sessions to be fun and educational. Making sure the young athletes enjoy training, along with aiding their development is key to my session planning. Maximum effort and commitment is a minimum for my players.
Ifan Thomas

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2019

  • FA: FA Level 2 in Talent Identification

    FA
    FA Level 2 in Talent Identification
    2018

  • : The FA Level 1 in Psychology


    The FA Level 1 in Psychology
    2017

  • : FA Concussion Guidelines


    FA Concussion Guidelines
    2017

  • Professional Football Scouts Association: Level 1 in Talent Identification in Football

    Professional Football Scouts Association
    Level 1 in Talent Identification in Football
    2017

  • FA: Level 1 in Talent Identification

    FA
    Level 1 in Talent Identification
    2017

  • FAW: C Licence

    FAW
    C Licence
    2017

  • : WRU Rugby TAG Award


    WRU Rugby TAG Award
    2016

  • : FAW First Aid for Football Awareness Award


    FAW First Aid for Football Awareness Award
    2016

  • : FAW Safeguarding Award


    FAW Safeguarding Award
    2016

  • : Basic First Aid & AED Awareness


    Basic First Aid & AED Awareness
    2016

Career History

  • Ipswich Town FC

    Ipswich Town FC
    Work From Home Academy Analysis Intern
    2017 – 2017

  • Nefyn UTD FC

    Nefyn UTD FC
    Youth Coach
    2015 – 2017

  • Bala Town F.C Academy

    Bala Town F.C Academy
    Academy Coach
    2019 – Present

  • Everton FC

    Everton FC
    Academy Scout
    2018 – Present

  • Sports Recruiting USA

    Sports Recruiting USA
    Scout
    2018 – Present

  • Dragon Football Academy

    Dragon Football Academy
    Summer Camp Coach
    2018 – Present

  • Bangor City FC

    Bangor City FC
    Academy Coach
    2016 – Present

Key Achievements

  • Achieved a 1st in my dissertation ’Cognitive effects of overtraining.’
  • Head coach at Bangor City Academy U11s when qualifying for Welsh School’s final in 2018.
  • Youngest head coach (U12’S) at Bangor City FC Academy at the moment.
  • Graduated with a 2.1 in Sport Science BSc.
  • Received Bangor Employability Bronze Award.

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