My name is Liam Bonney and I am the founder of Northern Beaches Football Coaching. I founded Northern Beaches Football Coaching because I wanted to increase the popularity of football on the Northern Beaches. I believe that there is a lack in quality affordable coaching for kids wanting to become better footballers. I want to positively influence young people to make better and smarter choices not just in football but also in life. I have created this to be as open as possible with my members because I believe that for you to trust me in coaching your player you need to first get to know me.
I am currently 23 years old and have over 18 years footballing experience. I have played ever since I was 4 years old and apart from a year break from U7 – U8s I have played every year since. I now want to take the knowledge that I have learned and continue to learn and pass that on to as many people as possible.
As a person I would describe myself as highly motivated, physically active with a good sense of humour. I like to have a laugh as well as make others laugh. having said this when it is time to work i also like to be focused, organsied and efficeient.
As a player I was a late developer. I never really got into football until the age of 12. Before that I played 2 seasons of U6’s skipped 7’s and 8’s, then returned 3 games late for U9’s. Among football I have also done swimming, gymnastics, archery, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu, sailing, cricket, tennis and surfing. After age 13 I was down to Football 3 or 4 nights a week in the winter and either cricket/tennis and Futsal in the summer. Then at 16 I gave away tennis/cricket and became solely focused on football.