We use staff with coaching, psychology, strength and conditioning and medical backgrounds, who also have experience of looking after children away from home.

Details of the team staffing will be published on the squad’s page.

All staff have a valid enhanced DBS (previously known as CRB) disclosure check and all new staff joining us must provide two references. We follow the FA guidelines on Child Protection when appointing staff.

Trip Manager: Nick Ash is a UEFA and FA Licenced Coach who has previously coached a team to Gothia Cup success! Nick is an outstanding coach with vast experience at several football clubs, including Arsenal, and has plenty of experience coaching and leading teams at tournaments abroad. Nick has worked with Dan Abraham on many previous trips and will be overseeing the School accommodation and Pumas teams.

Parents’ Contact: Dan Abraham has been involved in independent school football for over 15 years and is currently Director of Football at King Edward’s School Witley in Surrey, where his wife was a Housemistress for ten years. Dan previously coached at Portsmouth FC and was Head Coach of the ISFA National Under 13 team.  He’s also won two trophies at Gothia Cup. Dan holds a host of football related qualifications and is an FA Licenced Coach. He has organised trips to the Gothia Cup for the past 15 years and will be working with an outstanding team of staff to support this years trip.


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