Corey Coaching are proud to offer football coaching for all age groups and abilities. Our team of experienced coaches are passionate about helping players of all levels improve their skills and have fun playing the game they love.

We offer a variety of coaching programs to suit different needs and interests. For younger players, we offer beginner and development programs that focus on teaching the basics of the game in a fun and engaging way. For older players, we offer competitive training programs that prepare players for playing at a higher level. We also offer individual coaching for players who want one-on-one attention from a qualified coach.

Our coaches are all FA qualified and have a wealth of experience coaching at all levels. They are committed to providing players with a positive and supportive learning environment where they can develop their skills and reach their full potential.

We believe that football is more than just a game. It’s a way to make friends, learn new skills, and stay active. We are proud to offer football coaching that is fun, affordable, and accessible to everyone.

“I love coaching youngsters how to play football and seeing them progress. It’s so important to create a fun, happy environment for all players to express themselves and grow their confidence and build friendships”

Joe Corey, Head Coach



Joe Corey Jnr

Head Coach

I first started coaching when I was 14 local grassroots clubs where I caught the coaching bug.

It was when I was at college, I passed my FA Level 1 & FA Level 2 Coaching badges, it wasn’t long after I left college that I started working for West Ham United. Whilst I was there, I passed my UEFA B Coaching badge at the age of 21. In total I spent just under 10 years at West Ham, working on all sorts of community programmes in Essex & East London. I was also fortunate to spend some time coaching abroad in the Netherlands whilst there and I loved being involved in some of the senior 1st team matchday experiences on the pitch, through some half time coaching.

I left West Ham in early 2017 & set up and run grassroots community programme and youth section with a local Non-League club. As part of the Community Programme, we delivered all sorts of sessions, engaged with Schools with PE lessons & after school clubs. It was very successful and won many awards, including Community Club of the Year twice and Enterprising Club of the Year. I also during that time had some personal success and won Coach of the Year and was nominated for many other awards. These were all awarded by Active Basildon. I also received a Highly Recommended award from the Essex FA. During this busy period, I also managed to find some time to go out to Ireland and help out a women’s NIFL side called Mid Ulster Ladies when visiting family.

In 2021 I started to look at the opportunity to get into scouting, So I took the FA Talent Identification Course. I was then approached by Colchester United FC to get involved in the Category B Academy and recommending young talent in the local area. I gladly accepted. In recent weeks I have had it confirmed I will be a Talent Identification Officer for Colchester United for the 2023/24 season.

Joe Corey Snr

Head Coach

I started getting into coaching more seriously in recent years to support my son (Joe Jnr). I had many small previous experiences helping and doing odd bits but over time I wanted to help and grow football at youth level in the local community.

I first started out as a first aider after completing my FA Level 2 course in 1st Aid. That was something I had always been comfortable with, even as a young lad I spent many years in the St John’s Ambulance Brigade. As I got more into coaching, I passed my FA Playmaker and eventually got round to completing my FA Level 1.

In 2021 I was nominated and awarded by Active Basildon Activity Hero after getting more and more involved with coaching in the community and the success our programme was having.

Neil Faulkner

Qualified Coach

I started coaching many years ago and have worked for West Ham United and Chelsea FC during that time. I have my FA Level 2 and enjoy coaching in my spare time. My day to day job these days is school teaching based but always looking forward to when my next coaching session will be.

Reece Conway

Qualified Coach

I got into football late as a player and have managed to get myself to a level in Non-League football through hard work and determination. Recently I Captained Enfield FC to the Essex Senior League Title and promotion to the Isthmian League. I’m a school teacher by trade and love my sports. I have completed my FA Level 1 and will be looking at progressing my coaching further as my playing career begins to decline.

Tyler Pike

Qualified Coach

I recently got into coaching and have been coaching now for a few months. I have already passed my FA Level 1. I enjoy playing football and in recent years have been playing for Basildon Town FC. I have spent the last couple of years learning at the Beauchamps Sixth Form College.

John Redding

Qualified Coach

John has many years of coaching expierience. He is currently on his UEFA C coaching course.

He is also heavily involved with Basildon Town FC and is Manager of the U17’s.

John team won the Southend Junior League Cup Final during the 2022/23 season. That final took place at Southend United’s home of Roots Hall.

Billy Button

Qualified Coach

Billy is new to coaching but has already passed his FA Playmaker Award and very keen to get more qualifications to his belt.

Billy has a fantastic personality and great with the kids.

He is also involved with Basildon Town FC and helps run the U8’s team.

Sarah Aubin

Admin & Support Coach

I mainly help with all the admin and various other non-coaching roles away from the football field.  However, I have recently completed my EE Playmaker and have started to support the coaching during the Mini Dribblers sessions that my son is involved with.

Olu Onipede

Volunteer Coach

I love coaching and helping the kids and look to bring as much happiness and joy to their sessions. I always make sure they are involved in everything. Especially debrief and love asking them questions and hearing their answers. I have recently completed my EE Playmaker and looking to progress further as a coach.

Gavin Golding

Volunteer Coach

I have been involved in coaching for the last few years and really enjoyed being part of a team. Even managed a grassroots team for a season. Eye opening expierience that. I have recently completed my EE Playmaker and going forward will be getting involved with Basildon Town FC as an Assistant Manager to a U12’s team.