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Former Town skipper Craig Disley is hoping to go into coaching and has been back at the club doing his FA Level 2 coaching badge with our youth team.
He is now hoping to get a coaching role with GTFC Academy ahead of doing his UEFA B License in the summer.
Speaking to iFollow Mariners, he said: “It’s been great to come back. It’s been good of the club to let me come back and do my Level 2, doing that with the youth team. It’s something that I’m very appreciative of. I’ve had a great week with the lads and the tutor.”
Unsure if coaching was the thing for him.
“It’s given me a new outlook on coaching to be honest. I was a little bit unsure before the week started, if it is the route I want to go down. The four days that I have had have been great. It’s something that I want to pursue now, it’s something that I think I would be good at. I'm really looking forward to giving it a go and then see what happens.”
What’s the next stage?
“Hopefully I will get signed off on the Level 2, the next step is to look towards my Level B in the summer. Hopefully next May, June time I can get on a course to do that.”
Hoping for a coaching role with Town.
“In the meantime, hopefully I can be around the youth setup here, the Under 11’s up to the Under 16’s. Hopefully there will be a position for me to fill in the times, work on my coaching skills and get out there and get a bit of experience on the coaching side of it.”
Was going part-time at Alfreton a shock to the system?
“I think it’s the fact that when you are sat around all day, not doing a great deal, waiting to go training, that’s been the biggest change for me. You are used to being in an environment where day in day out you are in and around the boys. You are only with your team-mates a couple of times a week now, which is different.
"I think it makes that bonding a little bit harder but we’ve still got that team spirit down there.
"It’s been an up and down start to the season but we are still only four points off the play-offs.”
Talking about his up and coming benefit game.
“It’s been a great response - I can’t thank the lads enough. There’s going to be a few boys that are coming from all over the country. For them to make the effort to come here has been incredible.
"Hopefully when the game comes around in a couple of weeks it is going to be a really good occasion. It’s great, Josh is coming from Torquay, just for the night - it shows what a great effort it is from them and it will be great to get everyone together again.”
That benefit game takes place at Blundell Park on Tuesday 31st October, kick-off 7.30pm.
The confirmed Disley side so far.
Tickets for the game are available online.