Hartpury College

Tim Bell

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What I do: I’ve just taken on a new role as the Takoradi head coach. My job is to manage this new satellite academy, which discovers and nurtures young footballers through education, sport and character development so they become role models within football and for other young people in Ghana. As well as scouting for new kids, I have written the technical football curriculum, which aims to nurture the children’s ability on and off the pitch.

How Hartpury helped to get me there: I combined my studies with coaching and eventually accepted a full-time role as Hartpury’s senior football coach and Elite Sport support officer. I combined this with a performance lifestyle assistant role, where I worked with individual student athletes. The opportunity to study and coach in the elite sports programmes enabled me to learn from the best and I supported my development through coach education courses and networking. The invaluable experience and contacts I made undoubtedly led to me securing my current role.