Father needs football coach for daughter & is willing to pay £2,000 a month

Sometimes our customers need some more support in finding the right professional. Over the weekend we received a request from a Father who desperately wants to find a football coach for his 14-year-old daughter, who has dreams of becoming a professional herself after witnessing the success of the Lionesses.

He’s willing to pay £2,000 a month for the right candidate – who must have either professional or semi-professional experience in football coaching or playing. This is the only real requirement. The family are based near Windsor in London, and are open to travelling in and around London for the one-to-one sessions.

If this sounds like something you can help with, please read his request in full below:

Hi Bark

I’m looking for a football coach for my 14 year old daughter, who since the start of this year has become completely footy mad, a big change from her previous obsession of dance. 

Steph Houghton is her idol, and I have to say she is showing a lot of promise, even in the short six months she’s been playing. Her big dream is to play for the Lionesses.

I’d like to hire a football coach to work with her at least once a week, however they must have either semi-professional or professional playing or coaching experience. It’s important to me that, alongside specific football techniques and helping her with a weekly training schedule, she receives guidance and support on professional sport given that’s what she really wants to pursue, and you can only really offer that if you’ve lived and breathed it yourself.

We’re happy to pay up to £2,000 a month for the right person, but must stress I don’t want any time-wasters. We’re based near Windsor but my wife I are happy to drive our daughter to the sessions. She currently plays for her school and an under 15s side so is already playing in regular matches and taking part in training sessions, but it’s not quite the same as having one-on-one coaching!

I think it’s worth mentioning now that we’re using her University fund to pay for this, so expect to see results.

I would be very grateful if you could contact your network of football coaches to see if anyone fits the bill, I’ve tried reaching out via our local football network but haven’t found anyone I’m 100% comfortable with.  

I look forward to hearing from you.


(name removed on request)

Do you think you can help this family out? If you answered yes and you’re an experienced football coach, then register your services here.

Here’s what our co-founder, Kai Feller had to say about it:

“This Father’s email is proof just how popular women’s football is becoming, and it’s no surprise considering how well the Lionesses are doing at the moment. Some might think it’s mad spending £2,000 a month on one-to-one football tuition, but any professional athlete will tell you how much time, money and energy goes into nurturing sporting talent. 

“I encourage any football coaches with the relevant experience to get in touch, you could be coaching the next Stephanie Houghton, and of course good luck to the Lionesses in tonight’s match!”