Development Centre Coaches

Christian Thewlis

U7 Team Coach


Chazz Mann
U8 Team Coach
Chazz is currently a PE coordinator at Whetley Academy, where he oversea the development of PE in key stage 2.  Chazz’s first coaching experience was at Albion Sports Junior, where he became the coach development officer. During his time there he was responsible for improving coaching structure and mentoring other coaches. In 2012 he help to write the clubs long term plan, which allowed the club to gain the FA Charter Community Standard Award. During this time Chazz, obtained his Uefa B and Youth Module Award. In 2013, the opportunity to join BCFC Academy arose, where Chazz became the team manager for the u11 and u12’s. Over the last 18 months Chazz has continued to work hard to become a become coach and to provide a positive environment for young players at the


Ryan Farrell
U9 Team Coach
Ryan graduated from Huddersfield University in 2011 with a Bsc (Hons) Sports Coaching degree and teaches full time in primary education.It’s now Ryan’s second year at Bradford City before joining Ryan was coaching in Mexico City where he worked as a Coerver coach alongside West Ham United’s International academy.

Ryan played his youth football for both Huddersfield and Halifax Town, he has had spells and Bradford Park Avenue and Brighouse Town. He is now currently playing at Thackley.

Ryan holds his UEFA B License and is currently looking to complete his YM3 this season. Additional qualifications include: Coerver diploma, FA Coaching Disabled Footballers and Futsal.


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