Jamie Diddi ’Kicks’-starts his Football Coaching Career with New Role
Here at Scott Rees & Co we love to hear about our members of staff and their achievements, not just in work but outside of work too. We recently learned of great news about Jamie O’Rourke, our Paralegal trainer, and his new coaching position for the pre-school football coaching company, Diddikicks.
His new role will involve teaching pre-school children the fundamentals of football while incorporating this into fun activities for the children. Jamie, having played football his whole life and coming from a large football background, says that coaching always felt like a natural progression for him. He also coaches his son’s under 8s team, Lawmac Sports FC, who play in the Skelmersdale Junior Football League. It was his work with Lawmac Sports FC that inspired him to undergo the FA coaching qualifications, which has led to his new position at Diddikicks and he also feels that his coaching roles on the football pitch help him with his day to day work at Scott Rees & Co.
“My coaching ties in very nicely with my role of Paralegal trainer here at Scott Rees & Co. I love nothing more than when we have a recruitment drive full of Paralegals, who I can teach the basics and set them upon their journey with the firm”.
Diddikicks is an award winning and very successful football coaching company based in the North West that teaches football to children aged from 18 months to five years of age. They cover many areas across the region, including, Manchester, Cheshire, Warrington and Wigan to name but a few. This presents a great opportunity for Jamie, who is looking forward to furthering his coaching education in the future and hopes to one day teach older children and young adults.
“I recently undertook my FA Level 1 Coaching badge and thoroughly enjoyed the same. I’m now planning the next stage of my coaching education and hope to complete my FA Youth Modules 1 & 2 by the end of the year, before considering my FA Level 2 next year”.
Jamie says how coaching pre-school children is an exciting adventure and is very grateful to Becky and Chris at Diddikicks for the opportunity they have given him. The sessions he will run will be well structured to help them with the fundamentals of movement, balance and co-ordination but will of course be made fun by games such as ‘follow the coach’. These activities are enjoyed by the children, parents and coaches and as Jamie has two young sons himself, he knows the importance of engaging children through games and activities and how this can develop learning.
We wish Jamie all the best in his position at Diddikicks and best of luck in his quest for further FA coaching qualifications.