Rob Ryles

Football Coach

  • Date Joined: 23rd August 2017
I am a UEFA A Licenced and FA Youth Module qualified coach with a forward thinking and progressive approach to the game built through my own experience as well as from a number of highly successful managers and coaches.

As well as my experience as a coach, I am a Chartered Physiotherapist with elite level experience in the professional game through working at Premier League and international level.

This unique skill set from a lifelong education in the game is built on a trustworthy and reliable character foundation combined with proven leadership abilities.
Rob Ryles


  • : Degree in Physiotherapy

    Degree in Physiotherapy

  • FA: Psychology Level 5

    Psychology Level 5

  • FA: Youth Module 3

    Youth Module 3

  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

Career History

  • Port Vale FC

    Port Vale FC
    Academy Coach
    2015 – Present

  • England

    Physiotherapist (U16-U20)
    2002 – Present

  • Staffordshire University

    Staffordshire University
    Men’s Football 1st Team Coach
    2012 – 2015

  • Alsager Town FC

    Alsager Town FC
    1st & 2nd Team Coach
    2012 – 2014

  • Newcastle Town FC

    Newcastle Town FC
    1st to Youth Team Coach
    2008 – 2012

  • Keele University

    Keele University
    1st & 2nd Team Assistant Coach
    2010 – 2011

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

    Manchester Metropolitan University
    1st & 2nd Team Assistant Coach
    2009 – 2010

  • Gainsborough Trinity FC

    Gainsborough Trinity FC
    2009 – 2010

  • Port Vale FC

    Port Vale FC
    School of Excellence
    2008 – 2010

  • Everton FC

    Everton FC
    Head of Physiotherapy
    2000 – 2002

  • Stoke City FC

    Stoke City FC
    Head Physiotherapist
    1998 – 2000

  • Crewe Alexandra FC

    Crewe Alexandra FC
    1987 – 1988

  • Chester FC

    Chester FC
    Physiotherapist / Sports Scientist
    1987 – 1988

Key Achievements

  • Actively participated in every Victory Shield tournament since beginning work with the England youth setup
  • Assisted the U16 team in winning the 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015 Montaigu International Tournament, and reaching the final of the competition in 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Achieved back to back victories in the 2009/10 and 2010/11 Nordic Tournament with the England U17 team
  • Won the 2011/12 Midland Floodlit Youth Premier League with Newcastle Town, and runners up in 2009/10 & 2010/11
  • Won the 2012/13 BUCS League with Staffordshire University men’s 2nd team
  • Varsity Winners 2013/14 and 2014/15 with Staffordshire University
  • Helped Stoke City win the 1999/00 Football League Trophy and reach the Division Two play-off semi-finals in the same season

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