Experienced Oxfordshire coach Andy Sinnott joins Velocity Football

Velocity Football is delighted to confirm vastly experienced player, coach, manager and director of football Andy Sinnott has joined our coaching team.

Andy arrives at Velocity Football following decades of service to adult and youth football across Oxfordshire. As a player, he represented Oxford United, Oxford City, Witney Town, Bicester Town and Kidlington.

Our new coach has since enjoyed an outstanding management and coaching career, working with Kidlington, Carterton Town, Thame United, Oxford City, Brackley Town, Didcot Town and Banbury United.

He also coached Oxford County U16s for 22 seasons and is now an FA Level 2 qualified football coach.

Andy will work with students by delivering quality daily sessions on Oxford City Football Club’s 3G FIFA Pro pitch. He will also be on the touchline for National League and Tactics League fixtures.

“Football is a huge part of my life,” said Andy. “I’ve enjoyed an extremely enjoyable career so far, going straight into coaching and management after ending my playing career.

“The development of young players is extremely important, and I enjoy seeing players reach their full potential.

“That is what appealed to me most when joining Velocity Football. We have a broad spread of abilities on the programme, both football wise and academically. The beauty of Velocity is that we and our education partners ensure everyone has the opportunity to get something out of the programme and fulfil a career in sport.

“It has always been a real pleasure of mine to see youngsters improve 10 or 15% over a season. If my passion for football and sport can give them a love for the game or a inspire them to fulfil a career in sport, then that’s my job done.” 

Velocity Football is a full-time educational academy that combines football and sport business with academia.

It allows male and female students aged 16 to 23 to train, play, learn and achieve at the Velocity Stadium, the home of National League South club Oxford City FC.

Andy led Velocity’s male pre-term training sessions with the support of former Watford central midfielder Ross Jenkins and Jordan Piper, Head of Academy at Oxford City Junior and Youth Football programme.

“Students could choose to take part in voluntary pre-term training sessions twice a week to boost their fitness levels ahead of the beginning of the new academic year,” said Andy.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know our year one and year two students who have applied themselves extremely well to our summer sessions.

“Ross Jenkins and Jordan Piper have worked extremely hard to ensure everyone is prepared for the new year and getting back into the full-time routine. It’s an exciting time and I can’t wait for this new challenge.”

For further information and to enquire about enrolling, please contact our friendly team via courses@ignitesportuk.com or call 0300 303 0809.

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