Luke Chadwick

Youth Development Lead Coach

  • Date Joined: 15th June 2018
A UEFA licensed football coach who is keen to continue the transition from a successful 16 year playing career to the development of young talent in the modern game.

Committed to applying lessons learned under managers such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew and Karl Robinson to now focus on having a positive impact in the critical early stages of a young player’s career. Currently working as a Youth Development Phase Lead Coach within Cambridge United FC’s Academy, demonstrating the natural skill to nurture the talent of elite players while providing them with the technical and tactical guidance they need to progress.

A modern coach with a significant interest in the psychological and social aspects of the game as well as a strong portfolio of coaching certificates, providing an enthusiastic, driven, passionate and forward thinking point of leadership within a professional football club.
Luke Chadwick

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • FA: Developing Midfielders

    FA
    Developing Midfielders
    2018

  • UEFA: Advanced Youth Award

    UEFA
    Advanced Youth Award
    2018

  • FA: Psychology Level 2

    FA
    Psychology Level 2
    2017

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2017

  • FA: Talent ID Level 2

    FA
    Talent ID Level 2
    2016

  • FA: Psychology Level 4

    FA
    Psychology Level 4
    2016

  • FA: Youth Coaches Award

    FA
    Youth Coaches Award
    2016

  • UEFA: A Licence Prep Course

    UEFA
    A Licence Prep Course
    2016

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2016

  • FA: Football Coaching Level 2

    FA
    Football Coaching Level 2
    2015

  • FA: Goalkeeping Coaching Level 2

    FA
    Goalkeeping Coaching Level 2
    2015

  • FA: Coaching Futsal Levels 1 - 2

    FA
    Coaching Futsal Levels 1 - 2
    2015

  • FA:  Youth Modules 1 - 3

    FA
    Youth Modules 1 - 3
    2015

  • FA: Psychology Level 3

    FA
    Psychology Level 3
    2015

  • FA: Emergency First Aid

    FA
    Emergency First Aid
    2014

  • FA: Safeguarding Children

    FA
    Safeguarding Children
    2014

Career History

  • Cambridge United FC

    Cambridge United FC
    Youth Development Phase Lead Coach
    2017 – Present

  • Cambridge United FC

    Cambridge United FC
    Foundation Phase Lead Coach
    2016 – 2017

  • Cambridge United FC

    Cambridge United FC
    Voluntary Coach- Various Programmes
    2015 – 2016

  • University of Cambridge

    University of Cambridge
    Voluntary Football Coach
    2015 – 2016

  • Cambridge United FC

    Cambridge United FC
    Player
    2014 – 2015
    Appearances: 40 · Goals: 4

  • Milton Keynes Dons FC

    Milton Keynes Dons FC
    Player
    2008 – 2014
    Appearances: 246 · Goals: 22

  • Norwich City FC

    Norwich City FC
    Player
    2006 – 2008
    Appearances: 18 · Goals: 2

  • Stoke City FC

    Stoke City FC
    Player
    2005 – 2006
    Appearances: 55 · Goals: 6

  • West Ham United FC

    West Ham United FC
    Player
    2004 – 2005
    Appearances: 36 · Goals: 1

  • Manchester United FC

    Manchester United FC
    Player
    1999 – 2004
    Appearances: 38 · Goals: 2

  • England

    England
    Player (U18/U21)
    1998 – 2001
    Appearances: 17

Key Achievements

  • Played in more than 500 games across a 16 year career, including appearances in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League
  • Won the 2000/01 Premier League title with Manchester United
  • Won the 2005 Championship play-off final with West Ham as well as reaching the semi-finals in 2003 with Reading
  • Named the MK Dons Player of the Season in 2009/10 and 2010/11 as well as the Players’ Player of the Season in 2009/10
  • Reached the League One play-off semi-finals in 2008/09, 2010/11 and 2011/12 with MK Dons
  • Won the 2014 Conference Premier play-off final with Cambridge United at Wembley Stadium

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