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English teacher at Cardiff & Vale College for over 20 years, Simon DAY puts emphasis in his classes on speaking and pronunciation. He also prepares many students for different linguistic exams (ESOL tests, IELTS …). Curious and passionate, he traveled to Indonesia and Fiji. Mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding are his main hobbies!
Teresa BROTHERTON (Tess) has been teaching English for many years in different parts of the world: in Europe, Asia and Africa. She enjoys meeting students from different cultures and backgrounds. Passionate about her work, she has been teaching at Cardiff & Vale College for many years. Teresa has dietary skills that she will share with you to improve and balance your meals. Her hobbies are running, swimming and cycling.
Lee KENDALL is a Welsh football coach with a UEFA professional licence and currently assistant manager at Barry Town United.
Lee began his career in English football as a professional player with London club Crystal Palace. He also represented Wales at U16, U18 and U21 level. He played for Barry Town United before joining Welsh club Cardiff City in 2000.
Lee continued his coaching career in 2010 and has worked with a number of established clubs including Sheffield United, then in the Championship; Cardiff City, Bristol City; USW; Barry Town United… Lee also coached goalkeepers for the Men’s U15 to U21 national teams for over 3 years.
As Head Coach of the Football Class Academy, Lee will be responsible for the team from a footballing perspective. He will be responsible for developing and overseeing the training plan throughout the season, selecting players and organizing matches. His role will enable each player to get playing time and therefore exposure in the various Welsh leagues.
With a solid expertise in Welsh football and training, combined with a real passion for the game, Damian FLYNN will accompany each of the players in the development of their physical, mental and analytical skills. In addition, Damian is the Head Coach of Barry Town United AFC and holds a UEFA A Senior and UEFA Elite A Youth licence. He is also a Level 3 Coach Trainer with the FAW (Football Association of Wales).
Marvin OMIE has played in several international leagues: Hong Kong Premier League, League One Ontario, Premier League Soccer Quebec, National 3…His experience abroad will allow him to guide and advise players throughout their experience at the Football Class Academy. Marvin OMIE will play an essential role : he will ensure the good management of the team and the well-being of the players on and off the field. Accessible and reachable at all times, he will be the players’ main contact for all daily issues (football, catering, accommodation, university, health…) He will also be the intermediary with the coaching staff: coaches, teachers, physiotherapists, doctors…
Youssef AKKI is the head of the FCA Cardiff Academy and is holder of the UEFA A Diploma, Youssef has made the practice of football and education his mission of life. Youssef AKKI started football at an early age … this passion quickly became a real vocation. Previously, responsible for a football school and acting in the national education, he was able to acquire real skills in coaching young people. His curiosity and openness to the world led him to travel and live unique experiences abroad (UK, Italy, Spain, US, Canada, Emirates, China…).