Whitefield School, Claremont Road, London NW2 1TR

Meet the team

Coaching staff

Arman Pouryan
Founder and chairman

Arman is the founder of PFA Academy – a passionate and football enthusiast who has does so much to ensure that players and parents receive first class service. Arman has excellent knowledge of the game and can usually be seen on training days ensuring standards are maintained.

Francis Tardioli
Qualification — UEFA. A

With over 20 years coaching and scouting experience – Francis continues to work for Preimer league club. His eye for details and experience are invaluable. His knowledge of the game and skills he brings to shaping the academy are key to improving standards of the coaching programme.

Antonio Guerrero
Qualification- UEFA A

An amazing coaching with some wonderful ideas – Antonio holds a UEFA qualification and brings a high standard of coaching concepts and theory to the coaching programme. A very passionate individual who shares his enthusiasm with the players.

Sean Browne
Qualification – UEFA B

Experienced technical coach who is known for individual player development – Sean is passionate about coaching and has worked with players who have gone to play at a very high level. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team which all players will benefit from.

Matteo Mariana
Qualification FA Level 2

A very experienced coach who has worked with professional clubs – Matt is adaptable and has skills to deliver sessions for players at all levels and age – he brings his knowledge and expertise in youth development to the team.

Nathan Williams
Qualification – Level 2

A very experienced coach who is an excellent communicator and mentor, Nathan has a nurturing approach and is very driven to ensure each child benefits from the session. Another coach who is able to deliver sessions which meets the needs of all players.

Ben Touahri
Qualification – Level FA level 2

A highly competent, keen and ambitious coach with many years of coaching experience. Ben is always able to bring new ideas to improve players and is an asset to the team.

Staff team

Obi Nwaneri

Operational football manager and coach

Manuel Leonardo Pazo Garrido

FA qualified Goalkeeper Coach.

Dr Saul Abraham

 Professional Physio

Francis Tardioli

Welfare Officer

Roberto Forzoni

Psychologist

Matteo Mariani 

Assistant head of coaching

All our coaches have a  minimum of level 2 FA qualification.

All personals have obtained enhanced DBS checks.

We have training three training per week:

Every Wednesday: 16:30 – 18:30 (Brent)

                                                  Every Friday: 17:30 – 19:30 (Brent)

Sundays   14:00 – 16:00 (Brent)

Saturdays 14:30 – 16:00 (Islington)

Saturdays 16:30 – 18:00 (Islington)

PFA UTD play in Saturday Leagues.