Achievements 02

CM Coaching achievements have helped to build a level of expertise that now benefits all of our clients:

Football Association:

  • One of the original 66 coaches the Football Association employed to lead the future of the game, under the guidance of Sir Trevor Brooking
  • Received rigorous training in:
    • Children’s learning
    • The fundamental mechanics of movements
    • Neural pathways for learning
    • In-depth of knowledge of the FA Long-Term Player Development Plan
    • Highly Commended by Sir Trevor Brooking in recognition of performance, commitment and valued contribution to the development of the game.
    • Recipient of bonus award and letter of commendation.

Coach Development

  • Selected for the development of the format for the new FA Age Appropriate Coaching – Introductory Module.
  • Selected for the development team for the FA Youth Module 1 Award – Developing The Environment.


  • Mentored one of the top coaches in Ghana – Kwadwo Boateng – better known as Isaac, who has risen from the lower leagues through to the top of the game in Ghana.

World-Class Coaches

As part of his role Chris has become very friendly with some of the top coaches in the world who have opened the door for him to come and observe, listen, ask questions and helped his development. These include:

  • Terry Venables during his time as England Manager (Euro 96) 1994-1996
  • Don Howe – England Coach during his time as England and Arsenal Coach 1994-2002
  • Sven Goran Eriksson – England Manager 2001-2006
  • Arsene Wenger – Arsenal Manager 1999-2008
  • Ian Holloway – Bristol Rovers 1996-1997
  • John Peacock – England under 17’s manager 2000-2004
  • Dick Bate – England under 16’s to under 19’s manager 1997-2010
  • Martin Hunter – England under 18’s manager 2000
  • Kenny Swain – England under 16’s manager 2004

Players and Teams

CM coaching has over 20 years of experience coaching high-level teams in both the UK and overseas, as well numerous players that have gone on to become some of the world’s best:

Teams (UK):

  • Bristol Rovers (youth coach)
  • Bristol City
  • Wigan Athletic (1st team scout)
  • Sheffield Wednesday
  • QPR
  • Gillingham
  • Fulham
  • Chelsea
  • Arsenal (many years coaching)

Players include:

  • Nathan Dyer
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Bobby Zamora
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • James Dunn
  • Henry Lansbury
  • Sanchez Watt
  • Jack Wilshire

CM Coaching has also had the pleasure of working with:

  • Dennis Bergkamp
  • Clinton Morrison
  • Paul Davis