born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Pat spent his childhood playing many sports developing a special love for football.
Patrick moved to Prague in 2016 after spending a year in London where he gained experience in a professional sports environment working as a talent scout for the Barnet FC academy in North London. This experience was pivotal in motivating and inspiring him to work further in football and with young people.
His desire to work with young people led him to pursue a career in education and he now spends most of his week teaching people of all ages around Prague.
PEFS offers him a perfect way to utilise and develop his skills as a coach, educator and mentor.
“I always loved playing team sports as a kid and I am grateful to all the people over the years who made those experiences possible - namely, coaches, club staff and parents. It’s fantastic to now be able to give back and provide a fun sporting experience for kids every week through PEFS. Seeing the kids develop their skills and walk away with a smile on their face is a very rewarding experience.”
is an internationally experienced and qualified football coach from Stoke-on-Trent in the UK. He went to university in Wales, eventually graduating as a History teacher and moving to China to teach in 2010.
Jon became a football coach in Taiwan in 2013, working for an international football academy and gaining his English FA Level 2 coaching licence in the UK. As the only full time coach in his academy he gained a wealth of experience of coaching children of all ages and abilities on a daily basis over a highly-enjoyable four years.
He also managed and coached adult teams in the first and second division in Taiwan before moving to Prague in October 2017, to further his coaching career.
In addition to his work with PEFS, he is currently an English Language coach for 2016/17 Czech champions Slavia Prague, working in their professional academy and helping to develop the next generation of Czech football superstars.
"The beauty of football is that it comes in a variety of forms across the world. It unites and it provides so many invaluable life skills for kids in their development. It's a privilege to be a coach, to witness and to play a big part in this development in both competitive and non-competitive environments. Good coaches develop good people before developing good football players.
Football is a game and first and foremost, it should always be fun no matter where you are from and who you are!"
started his football education when he was 6, and was fortunate enough to be able to represent Cheltenham Town Football Club at youth level for 2 years.
Dan started his coach education at the age of 17, and in almost 7 years as a coach, has had the privilege of teaching children of all ages and abilities in England, USA and Czech Republic.
Most notably, Dan worked for professional clubs such as Cheltenham Town and Portsmouth Football Club as a Community and Academy Coach, as well as an Academy Trainer in Columbus, Ohio for Challenger Sports.
After completing his Higher Education Diploma in Football Coaching at Southampton Solent University, he is currently finishing his Degree in Sports Fitness and Coaching at the Open University, and Studying for his UEFA B Licence.
"I think PEFS gives local and International children in Prague a fantastic opportunity to develop their football Skills through a blend of high quality training programs and fun games, as well as the opportunity to make new friends. The coaching staff have a great mixture of knowledge and enthusiasm, which are both essential to youth football coaching, and gives the children an educational and enjoyable experience to enhance their development as a footballer and as a person"
has been playing and coaching for a number of years in both England and Czech Republic. He has been able to develop his coaching skills working in the community for grass roots teams and also for professional clubs such as Juventus Soccer School most recently in 2014.
Danny studied sport at college and achieved an additional F.A level 1 coaching certification. He has over ten years’ experience in education working with all ages and abilities. He has successfully facilitated and directed a number of community based projects, bringing together students and families alike. He is able to motivate, guide and support students in all areas of their development.
“PEFS is a great way to bring children together from all over the world, to learn, develop and have fun! It’s also a great pleasure to see parents come along and be involved too!”
is a 19-year-old Law student from New Zealand. Sports have been a huge part of his life ever since he was a young child, and it has helped him grow physically, socially, and most importantly mentally.
Playing sports, especially football, has taught him how to work in a team, take lead as captain and now coach, and to mature into someone people can rely on both on and off the field.
His goal as a coach is for the children at our school to experience the same as himself and to watch them all grow into better people, leaders, and footballers.
"Already I have seen the children we coach grow in confidence, in their social skills, and their love and passion for the game we all know and love, football"
has coached in England, Wales, and Hong Kong covering sports ranging from Rugby Union to Volleyball. Within this bracket Coach Tom has worked with a wide age span between 18 months to Open Age sports teams during his 10 year coaching career. He has a wealth of football experience both as a coach and a player in multiple countries.
Tom is very proud of his work in developing a curriculum for children on the Autistic Spectrum and is a champion of the cause, helping to develop understanding and effective practices in working with children with specific learning requirements.
Coach Tom's initial area of expertise lay in Rugby Union and Rugby League having played at high levels in both. Tom was also a key member in the creation of a Rugby League team back in England, the 'Chester Gladiators RLFC', who now run two senior teams along with four youth teams.
Tom was instrumental in setting up various sports club in Hong Kong, where he lived and worked before moving to the Czech Republic. He is now very excited to be in Prague and to bring his range of experiences to the Prague English Football School community.
'First and foremost I believe sport classes should be fun, safe, and inclusive for all. My main goal as a coach is to have a huge impact on the cognitive and physical development of children. This is delivered through the provision of excellent games and introducing new techniques every week; this is always happening at PEFS and I'm excited to help the company develop and expand'
was born and raised in Orlando, FL and began his football journey at the age of 5. Growing up he dedicated much of his time to both football and American football. At 14, Mike was invited to play for the Dutch club Ajax on their development team in the state of Florida and spent much of his teenage years playing competitively throughout the nation.
He attended the University of St. Francis where he chose to play American Football on scholarship but used his remaining eligibility to play football his senior year.
Mike spent two years in the state of Florida assisting the Harmony High School girl's Varsity football team and began to develop his identity as a coach.
"In terms of development physically and mentally, sports provide children with tools that carry over into life as an adult. I believe in the importance of not only being involved in physical activities at a young age, but the lessons and values taught through sport. At the Prague English Football School, children are not only enjoying playing games, they're making friends and growing into great kids and that's something I'm excited to be a part of."
was born and raised in Fairfield County, CT where she developed a passion for athletics at an early age.
Football was the first of many sports she played and loved throughout her youth and into adulthood. As a three-sport athlete in high school, Tierney spent most of her time competing but during her free time she discovered her love of coaching. Through high school and beyond, she spent weekends and summers working at her local Boy & Girls Club where she coached and mentored the community’s youth and shared with them her love of athletics.
Tierney’s love of playing and coaching continued throughout her college years. In 2014 she received a B.S. in Business Management from Marist College where she received a scholarship to play 4 years of Division I lacrosse.
Tierney moved to Prague in 2016 to coach the Czech Women’s National Lacrosse Team. Shortly after arriving she found PEFS and fell in love with the kids and the atmosphere.
“PEFS provides a place for kids to get active and have fun, simultaneously learning important values like teamwork and discipline. I am proud to be a part of an organization that encourages equality and diversity in a fun, safe environment for boys and girls from all over the world.”
was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where he discovered the beauty of Football at a young age. At 4, he began to play in the Nevada Youth Soccer League and became and a dedicated player and advocate of the sport. As a teenager he became a personal trainer for younger players in the league and helped to coach his father’s football teams.
He believes that football and athletics in general are a necessary part of personal development. The skills learned and developed on the pitch are invaluable to have in life.
He is dedicated to establishing a love of football and helping to promote an active and healthy lifestyle in the younger generations.
“PEFS is phenomenal in its ability to create a safe, enthusiastic environment for children to be active while having fun.”
is a professionally certified coach with international experience teaching children in England, America, Spain and the Czech Republic. He has combined his teaching and coaching abilities to develop a unique skill-set in athletic instruction and program development.
Sam studied Coach Education and Sports Development at the University of Bath before continuing his career as regional director in a variety of roles in the U.S.A. producing and delivering coaching programs across the Los Angeles region. He recently worked as an Assistant Coach for S.K. Slavia Prague and has experience in a range of educational institutions, specialising in teaching young learners.
'Learning and sport should be an inclusive and enjoyable experience for all involved. We should strive to use the impact of athletics to educate and inspire. Above all we should take our responsibility and the power entrusted in us to positively impact everyone we meet. Our role extends far beyond football and our potential influence cannot be underestimated'