Our Team

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MARK HAMS
Co-Founder

Mark has been involved in football for over thirty years, and began coaching in 1998. He earned his UEFA A Licence in 2009, and after a playing career in non-league football, has coached at all levels ranging from children's to men's teams. Prior to founding Elite Sporting Provision, he lead the academy programme at semi-professional club Kingstonian for five years. His former clubs include Tooting & Mitcham United, Molesey, Kingstonian, Chertsey Town, Leatherhead, Walton Casuals and Walton & Hersham.

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ADAM PITTWOOD
Co-Founder

Adam is a former professional footballer who enjoyed spells at Millwall, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Fulham. Fortunate to play alongside players such as John Terry, Frank Lampard, and Steven Gerrard, whilst also being involved in the England youth set-up, Adam has now transferred his knowledge to the touchline - which has seen him manage and coach from grassroots level up to semi-professional clubs. Prior to founding Elite Sporting Provision, Adam consulted with several global organisations in supporting their growth development strategy.

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KEITH BOANAS
Head of Development

Keith is the former team manager at Watford Ladies after spells with Charlton Athletic Ladies, Millwall Lionesses and the Estonia Women's National Team. He was elected president of the Surrey Coaches Association in 2010, and in 2012 gained his UEFA Pro Licence – the highest award available in Europe.

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REBECCA HOOKER
Senior Coach

Rebecca is an experienced secondary school PE teacher with multi sport specialisation. After achieving a 2:1 in Applied Sport Science and Coaching, she has qualified in coaching netball, trampolining, athletics and swimming. Rebecca also received an 'Outstanding' grade in her Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

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SIMON LANGLEY
Senior Coach

Simon is a FA Level 2 coach working towards his UEFA B License. Currently in his third year managing Colliers Wood United Reserves, he also has experience with junior and university teams. A Tottenham Hotspur schoolboy for seven years, Simon had spells at Chelsea and Crystal Palace before a long playing career in non-league football.

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JIMMY RAJ
Senior Coach

Jimmy is a FA Level 2 coach with experience in managing soccer schools and teaching English Language overseas. Having worked for Surrey Police and The British High Commission, Jimmy now develops online football education modules for students around the world, as well as developing primary school PE curriculums.

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LEANNE BELL
Coach

Leanne is a FA level 2 coach in her second year at St Mary’s University. She also plays for WSL2 side Watford Ladies after spells with Molesey Juniors, the Chelsea Foundation and Crystal Palace Ladies. Leanne has worked with various ages, winning the Surrey Youth Games and coaching at Chelsea. She was the UK National Karate Champion aged 11.

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FINLAY McGLENNAN
Coach

Finlay is a FA level 1 coach in his first year at ST Mary's University studying a Sports Coaching Science degree. He has coached girls football for three years and progressed to coaching various boys’ teams in the area. Finlay plays under 23's and university football.