Sebastian Tidey is a UEFA B licence coach and is planning on starting his A licence this year. He also holds his Youth Award Module 3. Since graduating with a Business Management Degree in 2005 Sebastian has taken up coaching full time and has worked for Charlton Athletic and coached a variety of teams in Kent from youth players up to adult semi-professionals. He has since then worked as an Elite Academy Coach for Chelsea FC Foundation and is currently a coach for Gillingham FC Academy.
Sebastian also has a part time role with the FA working as a coach mentor for local grassroots coaches.
Sebastian has also spent time abroad working for the Total Football Academy in Australia and also for the New York Red Bulls Development Programme in the USA. Sebastian also wrote a number of coaching programmes for the Total Football Academy including Coach Education packs, Pre-School programmes and a Youth Development Programme for 4-16 year olds. In Australia Sebastian worked alongside Paul Jewell (former Wigan manager) running a trial for youth players based on the East Coast with a view to sending players to Premier League clubs in England.
Coach and Scout
Mr Alex Fitzjohn is a Sports Science with Football Coaching University Graduate who has been the assistant head coach at the Thanet Academy since its inception. He has now progressed up to the position of Head Coach of the Faversham academy due to his experience and input into developing the Thanet academy to its current level alongside his work with Charlton Atheltic. He holds his UEFA B Coaching qualification as well as his Youth Award Module 3.
Alex is also a coach at Gillingham FC’s academy
Adam has huge experience in grassroots football and has worked as a coach for other local academies. A level 2 coach Adam is also our Head of Scouting and can be seen out and about at games every weekend looking for the talented players in the area.
Adam is also our head of scouting
Jamie has huge experience in grassroots football and currently works with Dover Athletic. He is also a sports teacher in a school in his full time job.
Mark is the Head of Sports Science for Gillingham FC’s Academy and also performs our SAQ testing and evaluation each season. Mark conducts strength and conditioning sessions for the academy players and also monitors the players through a testing programme. Mark works with the academy to improve our player’s individual and overall physical condition.
Craig works full time for TSC as a schools and Academy coach. Craig also works for Gillingham FC’s academy.
Joe works full time for TSC as a schools and academy coach