Meet the Team

Behind every successful organisation is a foundation; our foundation is based upon a strong team of dedicated staff delivering for YOU. Meet our coaching team and have a read about where they have come from, what they have achieved and the goals they are working towards.

Dan Martin BA (Hons)

Managing Director | Senior Head Coach

Dan is the director and the founder of Coach4U, alongside the day to day role of coaching co-ordinator heading the coaching programmes at the company.

Having had to stop playing sport at an early age due to persistent injuries, Dan went into coaching to make a difference to others and to support and develop their journeys.

Dan continued his education through to University, graduating from Southampton Solent University with BA Honours in Football Studies. He holds qualifications in both football and multiple other sports, and works hard with an ethos through personal-approach development to ensure individuals achieve whether that's for; fun, learning, development or excelling.

Dan has vast experience working with children and sport over the 14 years, combining; club football coaching, Holiday activities and PE & school provisions. He has learnt knowledge and skills from the experiences he has gained in the professional game, in order to enhance all the clients working within the company.

- FA Coach Mentor
- FA Level 2 Football coaching
- FA Youth module: level 2
- FA Level 2 Goalkeeping coaching badge
- Futsal Level 1
- Primary Gymnastic Teacher's Award
- Enhanced DBS Checked
- Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Emergency first aid Level 2 qualified
- Paediatric Infant & Child First Aid Level 3
- Safeguarding children certified

Matthew Charters BA (Hons)

Assistant Coach

Matt started in February and is overseeing all of the back office elements of making Coach4U work.

Matt comes with a wealth of experience having been involved in administrating football and other sporting organisations for many years. He has run grassroots sports clubs as well as leagues and representative level teams, and is still actively involved in sports at many levels.

Alongside his role with Coach4U Matt is involved in several charities providing support for families affected by disability and SEN.

Whilst the majority of his time will spent in the office, Matt is also a Level 2 qualified coach with over 20 years of coaching experience, so he will be stepping in to help on the pitch where needed.

- Psychology BA (Hons)
- FA Level 2 Coaching Award
- FA First Aid Certificate
- Safeguarding Children Award
- Enhanced DBS

Chloe Andrews

Junior Lead Coach

Chloe recently joined us this summer to support the growth and delivery of provision within the company, specifically football.

She comes from a football playing background and also plays Beach Soccer. Her younger siblings who she also coaches within their grassroots set-up has enabled her to develop the skills set of working with children and the responsibilities that come with it. 

Chloe continues to develop herself as she puts herself through University at one of the highest prestigious sports universities in Loughborough. 

We look forward to watching her flourish and continuing to work with us for time to come.

- Introduction to Football 
- FA First Aid Certificate
- Safeguarding Children
- Enhanced DBS

Charlie Bland

Junior Lead Coach

Charlie has come full circle joining us this summer. Charlie has been coached by us since he was 12 and through working in our programmes as a player now joins us in a coaching capacity as one of the team.

He is still learning and developing all the time, learning off the senior coaches at the company and the experiences he is given but with his high work ethic, excellent positive attitude and willingness to learn paired with his initiative and intelligent he is a model coach for the company. 

Charlie is still playing himself, as a goalkeeper at AFC Totton and combines his role of playing, coaching and studying as he further his education and qualifications. 

We look forward to seeing how he continues to grow with us.  

- Introduction to Football
- Paediatric First Aid
- Safeguarding Children Award
- Enhanced DBS