- Current Team
- U10 Dragons, U10 Knights
Venelin ‘Vinny’ Ivanov moved to England in 2011 from Bulgaria and began working in a secondary school as a learning support assistant. Alongside this role he worked as a football coach for AFC Southgate and is the current coach of the U9 Dragons and the U10 Knights. Vinny’s fantastic skill set to work with children and ability as a coach has lead him to recently take up a full-time position with our parent company Kalo Sport as part of their coaching and management team. Vinny possesses the FA Level 2 Football coaching badge, FA Youth Modules 1 & 2, FA Futsal Level 1 & 2 and is a Qualified PE teacher (BED HONS). We are delighted to announce that from the 2017/18 season, Vinny will take up the role of Director of Youth for AFC Southgate, overseeing all coaching operations for our youth teams.