Simon is a former professional footballer with Port Vale FC and England Schools Under 18 International, with whom he won the Centenary Shield. He has also played semi-professionally for Boston United FC, Boston Town FC, Gainsborough Trinity FC & Leeds Carnegie FC.

Simon holds his Uefa B Coaching Licence and the F.A. Youth Award. This season he hopes to undertake his Uefa A Coaching Licence. Simon currently manages at Ilkley Town AFC and holds a coaching role at the University of Leeds with the mens football team.


Ash lives locally in Yeadon and has worked at 5’s Soccer for the best part of five years. Without him and his hard work 5’s Soccer would not be in existence today.

Ash has undertaken literally every role that 5’s Soccer offers from referee to receptionist which demonstrates his flexibility and enthusiasm for what he does.

Ash has successfully completed his E.C.B. Level Two Cricket Award, R.F.U. & F.A. Level One Coaching Awards and gained a qualification in Refereeing Small Sided Football. This has not only developed Ash on a personal level but also developed 5’s Soccer, as we aim to offer a more professional service.