OUR COACHES

Venelin Ivanov

Director

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 in the clubs' early start-up stages in Broomfield Park, Palmers Green. Vinny has been working with the club ever since and in the summer of 2016 he was given the title of Head Coach. In 2018, with the current Directors stepping away from the club, Vinny was given the ultimate responsibility of become Director of AFC Southgate. Vinny possesses a UEFA B coaching licence, FA Youth Modules 1 & 2, FA Futsal Level 1 & 2 and is a Qualified PE teacher (BED HONS). 

Tom Buzzard

Head of Girls Football

Tom has been involved with AFC Southgate since 2015 coaching boys teams and has vast experience working with players of all abilities in the game. A UEFA B licensed coach and Talent Identification Level 2 license, Tom has vast experience coaching girls in the game as he spent two years as head coach of Pelham Pelicans Girls Football Club in New York City, USA. 

Shaun Collins

U11 Dragons

Shaun has been a truly valued member of the AFC Southgate family since 2017. As a team Coach, Shaun works closely with our team members to make sure they’re performing to the best of their ability.

Iliya Todorov

U9s

Iliya has been a truly valued member of the AFC Southgate family since 2017. As a team Coach, Iliya works closely with our team members to make sure they’re performing to the best of their ability.

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