About us

Set up in 2017, born out of love for the game and a belief in the many benefits professional coaching provides. We're a team of coaches boasting experience at the highest levels of the game and over 15 years in junior football. Together aiming to provide the best possible football pathway with coaching and support at every stage of the journey. Having been through the professional system and still working within it, we're able to offer up a true academy pathway.

'The good times on route to the big time'

This is our playing field, welcome to 8BY8.

How does 8BY8 Work

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What we do & why we do it

We enthuse, educate & motivate.
Based at Poynton Sports Club and hosting various sessions throughout the week.
With our knowledge and enthusiasm for the game we're in a position to help and that's what we aim to do.


WHO we are

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Alex Brown

Owner & Head Coach
Bio:

Playing:

  • 13 years Crewe Alexandra Football Club.

  • 10 years Semi Pro Football

Coaching:

  • Current: Under 15's Academy Coach Oldham Athletic

  • Curzon Ashton U18's academy

  • Wilmslow Football Academy

  • Wilmslow High school ( Cup winners )

  • Wilmslow Town Under 18's ( League Winners )

  • Curzon Ashton first team

Certificates and Qualifications:

UEFA B Football Coaching License

  • DBS checked, FA CRB check

  • Advanced Emergency first aid and child safeguarding

ADAM THURSTON

Having a sabbatical in Oz - Back 2018

Bio:

Playing:

  • 8 years Manchester United. .

  • 2 years Preston North End ( League winner twice )

  • 3 years Semi Pro - 1 year National Conference

  • Coaching:

  • Head coach Elite Sports Coaching

  • Albuquerque Sol - America

  • Certificates and Qualifications:

  • FA football coaching level 2

  • DBS checked

  • Emergency first aid and child safeguarding

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PAUL TURNBULL

Coach
Bio:

Playing:

  • 12 years Professional Footballer.
    ( Clubs including: Stockport County, Lincoln City, Macclesfield Town )

Coaching:

  • 2 years junior football coaching.

Certificates and Qualifications:

  • level 2 ( Working towards UEFA B )

  • DBS checked

 

Ryan Brooke

Lead Coach

Bio:

Playing:

  • 3 years Professional Footballer.

  • 5 years Semi Professional Football

Coaching:

  • Learning his trade at 8BY8

Certificates and Qualifications:

  • level 2

  • DBS checked

 

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