I just wanted to email you to let you know that our son had a great time last week! The first thing he said when I asked him about the camp was that he definitely wanted to go to the next one! So, thanks for all the football and for organising all the other great experiences he had.
An email from a parent the week after the Half Term Camp from February 2018.
Daryl was highly thought of at Chelsea and did an excellent job in the four and half years that we worked together. He is an excellent coach who is able to develop individual skill and technique in young players. At the same time, his personality enables him to interact with the players and inspire them to reach their full potential. I have kept close contact with Daryl and his career path. He did a very good job in his time at Tottenham Hotspurs FC as an academy coach. In addition, he has shown great confidence and commitment to his career by moving outside of the United Kingdom and coaching at a senior level in Azerbaijan.
Michael Beale – Youth Development Officer, Chelsea Football Club about one of our coaches, Daryl.
“Daryl is hard working, forward thinking and has become a valuable member of the team. He is highly thought of and has done an excellent job in some very difficult situations. He is an excellent coach who is able to develop individual skill and technique in young players. His personality enables him to interact with the players and inspire them to reach their full potential. He has been open to an extensive amount of elite players and coaches, something that is not easily obtained at his age and he has the potential to develop further in his career and reach his goals. I give my personal recommendation to Stars.”
Bernhard Lippert – Technical Director, AFFA talks about Daryl Willard
“Before I came to Stars Football, I thought I knew it all! I was a big fish in a small pond at home. When I got to the UK I just realised how much I had to learn. Daryl, Jules and Simon helped me find my feet and really get my head focused to build and develop my game. I love it here.”
“I wanted to thank everybody at Stars Football for the amazing half term football camp our son attended with you guys. Not only did he get excellent football training as always from Daryl but he also had some amazing experiences including sitting in the changing room of a Premier League club for the first time and he loved training on the pitch at Maidstone FC. We will be back next February for more, thanks guys!”
Mother of Celestine, an African student at our boarding school in the UK who attended our October 2017 half term course.