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Where the Passion Begins


Former Director of AFC Bournemouth (EPL) Adam took over the club in 2008 to support the club’s dire situation, investing heavily and immersing himself in all aspects of the club, appointing Eddie Howe as permanent Manager on the 19th January 2009 and assisted in changing the mind-set of the players and reinvigorating their training regime. After recovering from a seventeen point deficit in the bottom of the English football League (fondly referred to locally as ‘The Great Escape’), AFC Bournemouth secured promotion the following year and by 2014 had ascended to the Premier League, arguably the most competitive Soccer League in the world.

Coaching Qualifications:

  • FA Registered Coach

  • UEFA B *

  • FA Coach’s Club Member

  • FA Goalkeeping Coaching Award

  • Level 2 Coaching Strength/Conditioning for Sport

  • Sports Science Diploma

  • FA talent ID LI

  • Fully Qualified Martial Arts Coach

  • FA Safeguarding Children

  • FA Emergency Aid

  • Defibrillator Trained

* Undertaking


Shaun Brooks is an English retired footballer who played in the Football League for Crystal Palace, Leyton Orient and Bournemouth.He is the son of Johnny Brooks who was also a professional footballer for several clubs and represented England on three occasions.Shaun began his youth career with Crystal Palace and signed professional terms in October 1979.His senior debut came in a home 1–0 win against Leeds United on 12 April 1980, but it was his only appearance that season.

In four seasons at Leyton Orient, Shaun made 148 League appearances scoring 26 times before moving on to Bournemouth in 1987 for whom he played 128 times (13 goals). He was released by Bournemouth in 1992 and spent two seasons with Dorchester Town before making a brief return to Bournemouth. Brooks finished his League career with Leyton Orient, moving to Worthing in 1996.


Terry Venables
National team manager of England from 1994 to 1996 (leading the team to the semi-finals of the 1996 European Championships), and of Australia from 1997 to 1998. He has also managed several club sides including Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds United and Barcelona.

Harry Redknapp
Managed AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth (twice), Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City. In his second spell at Portsmouth, he managed the side that won the 2008 FA Cup.[3] At the conclusion of the 2009–10 season, he guided Tottenham into the UEFA Champions League

Tony Pulis
Managed three clubs in the Premier League, most recently with West Bromwich Albion. Pulis had taken over at newly-promoted Premier League side Crystal Palace in November 2013, only a few months after bringing an end to a successful tenure in charge of Stoke City

Coaching Qualifications:

  • UEFA A License

  • UEFA B License

  • FA Coach’s Club Member

  • Diploma in Fitness Training and Sports Therapy to include Nutrition and Sports Massage

  • FA talent ID LI

  • Level 1, 2 and 3 Youth Module

  • FA Safeguarding Children

  • FA Emergency Aid

  • Defibrillator Trained




ESSA FC are pleased to announce Jamie Wilson as a new addition to their coaching team. Jamie brings a wealth of talent from both his playing and coaching experiences in Great Britain. “I’m very excited to be joining the ESSA coaching staff in Tampa,” says Jamie.

Jamie Progressed through youth level football in England, competing both locally and regionally at club level. Over 60 appearances across 2 seasons for Bournemouth FC as a central midfielder before the age of 22. During his time at the club, he was fortunate enough to make 3 FA Cup appearances across 2 seasons.

Recently he has made a professional appearance for the Wolues FC who played in the National League in the British Virgin Islands – after a successful trial period he was signed and scored 5 goals in 5 games and had a personal unbeaten record for the team and was a key part in the Wolues shock victory over 7-year unbeaten champions Islanders FC scoring twice in a 2-1 win.

Jamie was then invited into train with the BVI National Team, again a successful period of training led to a further opportunity – a week’s training camp in July 2018 to represent the squad in 3 international fixtures. 2 wins and a draw against Dutch and French St. Maatern and St. Barthelemy respectively saw the best run of form for the BVI in over 30 years to which he had played 90 mins in every game. Following on from this, he was selected to represent the BVI in the Concacaf Nations League to which they are competing on the international stage against the likes of Martinique, Suriname, Bonnaire and Turks and Caicos. Jamie is still currently playing in the national side with our next upcoming fixtures in March 2019 and World Cup Qualifiers later in the year.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH ID Center & Shadow Squads – Jamie was first a part of the ID center when it was founded. Both delivering and assisting within sessions and fixtures.

Before taking the role at ESSA, Jamie works with Champion Football Development, planning, delivering and reviewing football sessions in an advanced training centre in order to develop individuals technically, physically, socially and psychologically, to progress players into full time academies such as AFC Bournemouth, Southampton FC, Yeovil Town FC, etc.. Jamie’s experience from the organisation has allowed him to travel Europe and compete alongside international academies in Spain, Holland, England and many more. He has been able to observe and understand first-hand the modern footballing world and how styles may vary from country to country examples of training schedules, match tactics, individual training and commitments.  Plus, presenting and leading coach and teacher education events in delivering football and understand short and long term player development methods.

Competing in the Barcelona Youth Cup on two separate occasions as U-12 manager finishing 6th and 4th respectively with majority of players playing up an age group with others two years up. The Holland Youth Cup managing and finishing 2nd was a fantastic achievement with players competing at an U-13 age range, again with a handful of players competing up an age group. The Southampton International Cup Tournament Winners 2017, managing an unbeaten U-13’s side throughout entire competition and also proudly having one of our players awarded Player of the Tournament. Jamie feels the progress made and achievements gained have come directly from working with the players on a regular basis and understanding how their individual attributes fit into the team, being able to help cater to each individual’s learning style was vital to the success we have had as a team and I have had as a coach.

Relevant qualifications

UEFA B Licensed Coach
FA Level 2
FA Level 1
FA Youth Award
FA Youth Module 1
FA Youth Module 2
FA Youth Module 3
FA Psychology Award
FA Futsal Level 1
FA Talent ID
FA Emergency Aid Award Certificate
FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
FA Licensed Coach #57792887
*Current working Personal Trainer Level 3
*Current working Gym Instructor Level 2
Level 3 increasing participation in sport
Level 3 employment awareness
Advanced level apprenticeship in sports development

FA Masterclass awards:
Behavioural Management
Developing Creativity
Creative Attacking Play
FA Online CPD:
Counter Attacking
Futsal Transference
NVQ Level 3 diploma – Sports & Activity Leadership
NVQ Level 2 diploma – Sports & Activity Leadership
UK Sports Leader Level 2
UK Sports Leader level 1
RFU tag rugby
ECB Level 1