March lad becomes one of the youngest UEFA B Level 3 coaches in the country
A PASSION for football has seen teenager James Bradshaw become one of the youngest people in England to achieve the second highest coaching qualification in the sport. Bradshaw, 19, from March became a UEFA B Level Three coach last month and is now fully
A PASSION for football has seen teenager James Bradshaw become one of the youngest people in England to achieve the second highest coaching qualification in the sport.
Bradshaw, 19, from March became a UEFA B Level Three coach last month and is now fully qualified to coach academy level football at a professional club.
He has been working towards the qualification since May and has been tested on his knowledge and practical ability of all areas of football coaching.
He said: "It took a lot of work but I really enjoyed it and I get a real buzz out of coaching.
"I want to gain more experience now but would eventually like to work full-time at a professional club."
The former Neale-Wade Community College pupil has spent the last three years working towards a career in football coaching.
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He completed a National Diploma in Sport at The College of West Anglia, in King's Lynn and he now works for sports coaching company All4Sport, where he coaches sport in primary schools.
He is also March Town United's under-18s manager, plays for the club's reserve team, has worked with the Hares' first team manager Brett Whaley coaching at Peterborough United and is a qualified referee.
Bradshaw also coaches disabled performers for Cambridgeshire Football Association at the GER Ground on Wednesday afternoons.
His younger brother Charlie is also working towards a career in sport.
He is a qualified Level Two coach and referee, is studying towards a degree in sport and coaching and plans to work as PE teacher in Perth, Australia.