Robert Mathews

International Football Development Officer

  • Date Joined: 3rd August 2019
Robert Mathews is a young, mature and diverse football professional with a wide skill set. Having worked in Football Development and numerous Youth Football Coaching roles, Robert is able to positively impact players, parents & coaches & work with external partners and sponsors to generate income and make football programs financially sustainable. A leader in the development of player pathways, Robert uses a personal and holistic approach to ensure every child is considered to ensure the best possible football experience is delivered.

Robert is currently managing a large Football Development program in Bangkok, Thailand and manages a team of 15 people. The program currently interacts with over 1,000 players a week and educates 1,200 coaches per year.

A holder of the UEFA B Licence and many other youth coaching badges; over 8 years of football coaching experience and currently undertaking an MSc in Performance Football, Robert is also a B.A Hons Football Studies graduate and has a strong employment history since he started coaching at the age of 16.
Robert Mathews


  • : MSc Peformance Football

    MSc Peformance Football

  • FA: Enhanced DBS Check

    Enhanced DBS Check

  • : Deep Dive Safeguarding Children in Schools Course

    Deep Dive Safeguarding Children in Schools Course

  • FA: The FA Emergency Aid

    The FA Emergency Aid

  • FA: Child Protection Certificate

    Child Protection Certificate

  • World Football Academy: Football Periodization Course

    World Football Academy
    Football Periodization Course

  • : B.A Hons Football Studies

    B.A Hons Football Studies

  • FA: Goalkeeping Coaching Level 2

    Goalkeeping Coaching Level 2

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • FA: FA Youth Module 3 (Youth Award Assessment Pending)

    FA Youth Module 3 (Youth Award Assessment Pending)

  • FA:  Youth Modules 1 - 3

    Youth Modules 1 - 3

  • FA: Coaching Futsal: A Beginners Guide

    Coaching Futsal: A Beginners Guide

Career History

  • Basingstoke Town FC

    Basingstoke Town FC
    U16 Head Coach
    2015 – 2016

  • Southampton FC

    Southampton FC
    Community Coach
    2013 – 2015

  • Cheltenham Town FC

    Cheltenham Town FC
    Community Coach
    2011 – 2013

  • Chelsea FC

    Chelsea FC
    Football Development Officer
    2015 – Present

Key Achievements

  • South East Asia School U19 Champions 2017 (NIST International School)
  • Football Development Officer at the age of 23
  • Masters Degree student at the age of 24
  • Overseeing the progression of 6 young players into professional Thai academies
  • Managing a Youth Development League for 48 clubs, schools & academies
  • Chelsea FC First Team Tours to Singapore (2017), Australia (2018), & Japan (2019)
  • Global Goals World Cup (with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) // Bangkok

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