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Introducing the Coaches

Aaron Tighe Director of Coaching 
Phone 0402 259095 (M)  aarontighe@iinet.net.au

Professional Experience

Luton Town Football Club

Luton England (July, 1993 to August 99)

School of excellence football coach

My responsibilities included:
    • Coaching elite boys between the ages of 11 and 16 to a level where they were employed as professional football players by Luton Town Football Club.
Luton Town Football Club

Luton England (July, 1993 to August 99)

Football in the community coach

My responsibilities included

    • Developing football within the community through coaching clinics at schools and clubs. .
Luton Town Football Club

Luton England (July, 1985 to October 1991)

Professional Footballer with an English Premier League Club

My responsibilities included:

  • Representing Luton Town at youth, reserve and first team level.
  • Being an ambassador for my club whilst playing in European competitions.
  • Representing Leicester city on loan for a period of one month in 1989
  • Coaching young schoolboys from time to time
  • Schoolboy captain 1983/84
  • Youth captain 1986/87
  • Under 21 Toulon tournament 1989
Managers and Coaches played under:
  • David Pleat (Manger Luton Town, Leicester City, Tottenham, Director of football Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and TV commentator)
  • John Moore (Achieved Luton's Highest position ever – 6th in the top flight 1987)
  • Ray Harford (Luton Town Manager for League Cup win and won Premier League championship with Blackburn Rovers)
  • Jim Ryan (Luton Town Manager and Manchester United Reserve/1st team coach since 1991)
  • John Faulkener (Luton and Norwich City Reserve team coach)
  • Jack Charlton/ Maurice Setters (Republic of Ireland Manager and Coach)
  • Brian Kerr (Republic Of Ireland Manager)
Coaching courses attended and completed
    England Football Association professionals preliminary coaching certificate (1993).
  • England Football Association professionals preparatory course for the full badge (1995)
  • Southern England school of excellence FA coach the coach day long courses (1993 - 1999)
  • Sportsgroup Australia Bernd Stange Coach the Coach program - Completed 2000
  • Soccer Australia Level 2 Advanced Senior Coach Licence 2000
  • Coerver Coaching WA Accreditation 2001
  • First Aid 2006

WA Coaching Experience 1999-2002

  • Ballajura Soccer Club Senior Coach 1999 - 2001
  • Ballajura Soccer Club Head Coach for Junior Development 2001-2002
  • JSA Harvey Fresh coaching clinics 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Sportsgroup Australia - Assistant Coach to Eric Williams 2001
  • TigheSoccer Founder and Director of Coaching 2003 to present
Career Highlights
  • Representing my country at international level and particularly captaining my country
  • Being involved in training sessions with the full international squad
  • Winning various European under 21 club tournaments with Luton Town against top national teams like Ajax, Werder Bremen, Bordeau, PSV Eindhoven.
  • Playing alongside established international players at club level whilst with Luton Town (Mick Harford (England) Brian Stein (England) Ricky Hill (England) Steve Williams (England) Steve Foster (England)Mal Donaghy (N.Ireland) D.Wilson (N.Ireland) Kingsley Black (N.Ireland) I.Dowie (N.Ireland) Lars Elstrup (Denmark) Roy Wegerle (USA) Mark Pembridge (Wales) Peter Nicholas (Wales) Ashley Grimes (Republic of Ireland) Jimmy Quinn (N.Ireland) Gary Mcallister (Scotland) Paul Telfer (Scotland) John Hartson (Wales)
  • Being managed and coached by a selection of Europes top coaches
  • Gaining coaching experience and knowledge from the very best practices at club and international level.
  • Playing top flight soccer despite the hindrance of injury over a 5 year period which eventually ended my professional playing career at the age of 22.
  • Coaching elite boys to a standard where they have become full time professionals in England
  • Forming Tighe Soccer which has provided young players with the opportunity to develop skills to an advanced level including players trying out at State Level and top clubs in the UK

Sam Turner

Phone 0422 420 836

TigheSoccer welcomes Sam who brings to the program the experience of working with top UK teams QPR and Fulham along with his infectious enthusiasm and high energy. Sam who is also a personal fitness trainer will provide invaluable experience to the young players