Answering the questions this time is our assistant club secretary, fixtures secretary, coach and everything else in between, Lisa!
A very interesting match day ritual and a very ‘cheesy’ joke (pardon the pun!).
Q1). How long have you been coaching for?
A = Nearly 3 years Started with U7’s who are now U9’s
Q2). What made you start coaching?
A = I think like most of us, our children, the coach at the time needed some help. I offered and got hooked.
Q3). How do you prepare for match day?
A = It probably starts on the Monday before, thinking about the previous match and what to work on in training.
Match day morning, I follow an old tradition of mine when I use to compete (all be it a completely different sport)
Boiled eggs and toast, helps control the nerves 😳 (trust me try it!)
Q4). What team do you support?
A = All of the FC Abbey Meads teams of course! I love hearing from all the coaches on a Sunday evening about how their matches went.
Q5). Favourite player and why (past or present)?
A = Nemanja Vidić, Man Utd
Q6). Best drill to do in training?
A = One touch diamond passing. Although my team will tell you it’s a game called “soak the coach” – if you haven’t seen the video, look it up, I think all teams should play it in the summer!
Q7). Messi or Ronaldo?
A = Ronaldo
Q8). If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
A = The Queen! Who wouldn’t want to be the head of state! Plus the dresses and jewellery would be nice 😉
Q9). Best thing about FC Abbey Meads is…..
A = only 1? It has to be the team spirit across our coaches, I love how they all pull together and are there to offer a helping hand if anyone needs advice or help.
Q10). Tell us your best joke 🙂
A = I love cheese jokes, but this is my all time favourite….
How did the cheese paint his wife?
He double Gloucester 🧀