Whitefield School, Claremont Road, London NW2 1TR
0800 955 0019

Meet the team

Francis Tardioli

Francis Tardioli has been named Coach of the Year at London FA Awards

Meet the team2

Our Main Coaches

Francis Tardioli

Head coach of the Academy

He was named as the 2013 Academy coach of the year by the London FA. He holds FA Specific ‘A’  License.

Matti Mariani

Assistance Head coach of the Academy

Ex pro footballer who has obtained his FA youth module coaching badges.

Tom Youlden

Ex pro footballer who holds FA prestigious UEFA ‘A’ License.

Alireza Heidari

Ex international footballer, qualified Coach awarded by Asian football confederation.

Obi Nwaneri

FA level 3 Coach

Manuel Leonardo Pazo Garrido

FA qualified Goalkeeper Coach.

Jody Darwell

FA Level 3 Coach, she will be coaching our girls. She is also our Welfare officer.

Dr Saul Abraham

 Professional Physio

Roberto Forzoni

Professional Physiologist

John Darwell


All our other coaches are minimum level 2 FA qualified.

All personals have passed the enhanced DBS checks.

We will have two training sessions every week:

Every Wednesday: 17.30 – 19.30

Every Sunday: 14.00 – 16.00

Selected players from each age group will

Play for PFA UTD in Saturday Leagues.