Rushcroft Football Academy Coaching staff

Brett Jones – Senior Football Academy Coach

  • Senior Football Coach for Rushcroft Football Academy  in Partnership with Colchester United Football Club
  • Senior UEFA Coach
  • FA Youth Modules 1, 2 and currently undertaking Module 3 with assessment
  • Official Colchester United Football Club Talent Identification Officer/Scout
  • FA Talent ID Level 2
  • Playing experience in the UK and the United States. Clubs include Notts County FC Youth Team, Nottingham Forest FC, and a Four Year Soccer and Academic Scholarship at NCAA Rogers State University in the USA.

Lawrence Ashworth – Director Of Football

  • Director of Football for Rushcroft Football Academy  in Partnership with Colchester United Football Club
  • Manager of Colchester United Football Club Elite Player Performance Centre for 12-16 year olds.
  • Senior UEFA Coach
  • Qualified Physical Education Teacher
  • London Coaches Association Committee Member
  • Playing experience includes – British University National Team, numerous Vanarama National league clubs and Ryman league clubs.

Neil Day – Goal Keeper Coach

  • FA Level 2 in Football Coaching
  • FA Level 2 in Goalkeeping
  • Official Colchester United Football Club Talent Identification Officer/Scout
  • FA Talent ID Level 2
  • Extensive coaching experience at semi-professional level. Current 1st team coach at Wadham Lodge FC
  • Playing Experience includes Essex Senior League.