Born in Nottingham, Shaun Harrad made his first professional appearance at just 17 for his hometown club, Notts County.
After a professional career spanning 18 years, he now runs his own local coaching school.
Rated as five stars by many happy customers, he offers a fun, confidence-building environment in which children and young people can improve their football skills and fitness levels.
The Ruddington resident has answered a few questions:
Q: What has made you want to coach others?
A: Football has always been a huge passion of mine. Whilst I still play professionally, I have set up my own coaching school to give something back to the community, and to pass on the knowledge and experiences I’ve picked up across my career to the next generation.
Q: What have been some of your major achievements?
A: In terms of my career, I gained promotion with Burton Albion to the Football League, earning the unforgettable replay with Manchester United after the 0-0 draw. I then performed at the Theatre of Dreams against the world’s best, scoring the two winning goals against Middlesborough in the FA Cup, and being called up to play for the England C team. Personally, my major achievements include my lovely wife and our two wonderful sons.
Q: What does your coaching offer?
A: I can offer professional football training to suit a wide range of abilities and requirements, from one-to-one sessions to after-school clubs, birthday parties and bespoke training sessions for local grassroots clubs to name a few.
Q: Is there a certain fitness or skill level required?
A: Not at all – the sessions offer an inclusive and supportive environment for all young people, to gain skills whilst boosting confidence and making new friends.
Shaun Harrad’s football classes include boot camps, after school clubs, PE sessions, sporting and charity events, birthday parties, private tuition and weekly group sessions. All coaches are FA licensed, trained in first aid and DBS checked.
To find out more about Shaun Harrad Coaching, or to book a class, simply head to www.shaunharradcoaching.co.uk. Alternatively, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 07955 273881, or like us them on Facebook.