Wes Brown, to most Mancunian football fans, needs no introduction. A homegrown talent, Wes began his career with Manchester United joining the club's academy at the age of 12 in 1992. After turning professional in 1996, he made his senior debut in 1998 and became a regular first team player during the 1998–99 season, when the club won the Treble! Over the next nine years, Wes won numerous honours, including four more Premier League titles, an FA Cup the League Cup and another Champions League Final! Sir Alex went on to suggest, Wes is "without question the best natural defender this club has had for years”! Following 15 years with Manchester United, and winning everything there is to win in the top flight of the game, Wes moved to Sunderland, Blackburn and recently ended his career in 2018 after playing for 22 years at the highest level.
Wes also had an impressive England career, earning his first England cap in 1999 aged just twenty, he then went onto earn a further 23 senior caps. He was also selected to play at the 2002 World Cup Finals. Wes additionally played at all England youth levels, including the UEFA Youth European Cup Finals in 1998.
Wes holds a number of coaching qualifications, including the premier UEFA A License, and has enjoyed periods of youth coaching at United & Blackburn.
Wes now spends his time for filling many various roles as a Manchester United ambassador. He also enjoys his Television work, as a sort after and well-regarded match day pundit, with regular slots on Man U TV.
Clearly Wes has unparalleled level of experience and expertise within the game, you and your child can now benefit from Wes, and his success, as part of the Wes Brown Football Coaching experience. Wes is excited to meet you, and to be part of the next homegrown winners story, could it be you?
Ben played a high level of junior football and carried his love for football into adulthood, playing for a number of clubs between Steps 4 and 7 of the National League System over the past 10 years.
He started his coaching journey in 2007, delivering sessions in primary schools throughout Cambridge, before successfully completing a Sport Development and Coaching degree at Sheffield Hallam University. Ben worked as a Sports Coach and Games Teacher at The Perse School in Cambridge before relocating to Manchester. He holds a Distinction Level Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in Secondary Physical Education from Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as his FA coaching badges and a number of coaching qualifications in other sports. He is also a qualified Personal Trainer. In addition, Ben has international coaching experience having coached Arusha FC u17's in Tanzania. In 2010 he helped them to reach the final of the East Africa Cup, an experience that he regards as the most valuable and rewarding of his career.
Ben is currently a PE Teacher and Head of Football at Wilmslow High School. He is responsible for coordinating an engaging football programme involving training sessions, fixtures, award ceremonies, football tours and coach development (CPD). He has strong links locally with clubs, academies and scouts, which has enabled him to guide a handful of select pupils into the watching eye of various professional clubs in the North including Manchester United, Liverpool, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United.
Ben has developed a simple coaching philosophy over time; To ensure that every coaching session is fun and inclusive. His qualifications and wealth of experience in the industry, combined with his conscientious focus, will ensure that each and every coaching session is enjoyable and inclusive to all abilities.
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Natalie is a local businesswoman and childcare professional, she is also Mum to Oliver, Holly and Emily. She is the Director of Holiday Zone Ltd, which currently provides wraparound childcare support to Wilmslow Proprietary School, and Ashdene Primary School Wilmslow. She has worked in childcare for over ten years. She enjoys a fantastic reputation locally. Her Ofsted regulated childcare provision is rated “Good”, at both settings by Ofsted. She also enjoys a close working relationship with Cheshire East council. Natalie has a small army of childcare professionals to support her and WBFC, some educated to degree standard.
Darren is a successful local businessman, with a degree in Sports & Leisure Management. He currently operates a number of businesses, of a wide and varied nature. From Childcare, Sport, Leisure and Property. Darren started his first limited company in 1999 and has spent twenty years developing his skills. Previous to this, Darren was employed in a number of senior management roles, within many well-known PLC Leisure Brands.