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Ian Varley

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Ian is the Team Leader of The FA Lidl Skills teams in Kent and Essex.

Originally from Manchester, Ian now works in Kent and has been involved in Football as a coach and player since he left school. As a player, he represented Oldham Athletic as a youngster and since then has played for various non league clubs in the North and South. As a coach, Ian started his coaching career working for Umbro and has since worked for Adidas, Manchester United as well as also managing in the Women's Premier League. At present he is currently First Team Player / Coach at Horsham FC who play at step 4 of the football pyramid.

Ian is a UEFA 'B' qualified coach and has completed the FA Youth Award Modules 1, 2 and 3. In 2010 Ian was awarded with the Kent Coach of The Year award.

What’s your proudest moment in football?

Being named Kent Coach of the Year in 2010 and getting Gillingham Ladies promoted to The FA Women’s Premier League.


Email Ian Varley 07943 842504