Meet our football coaches – Baz Gray

Baz feels spending time watching my squad play on a Sunday and put into practice what we trained on a Monday is the most enjoyable part of coaching.

Q&A with Baz…

Profession

Police Dog Handler.

Position(s) Held for the Club

Coach, Welfare Officer.

Length of Time in Position

8 years (I think!).

What do you enjoy most / least about the role you play for the club?

Most – spending time watching my squad play on a Sunday and put into practice what we trained on a Monday.

Least – nothing.

Coaching Qualification(s)

Level 1.

Why did you join Thurlby Tigers FC?

Same as most, no-one else volunteered and the age group needed someone.

How long have you been associated to and volunteering for the club?

9 years – 8 as a coach. My son trained for a year before I took up coaching.

What is your favourite Tigers memory?

I have a few – I always enjoy rewarding my players for their efforts on Presentation day/our very 1st game at u6 level v Powerleague/games against local rivals where bragging rights at school are on offer for my players!

What Professional Team do you Support?

Spurs.

Who did / do you play football for?

Police Team.

Biggest game you’ve ever played in or coached?

Few cup finals as a junior player – biggest games are yet to come!.

Coaching or Playing? And Why?

Coaching 100%, more rewarding seeing others develop.

Who is/was your footballing hero?

Gazza – most talented English player of the last 30yrs.

What three things would you take on a desert island and why?
  • iPad to keep up to date with football scores
  • Kettle to boil water and cook food
  • A decent multi tool – can be used for most things.
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