Andy Tickner - Assistant Coach Boys Football Academy

Andy is a teacher of 30 years who graduated with honors from The University of Wales, Cardiff Institute in 1984.

He has spent most of his career working in the PE department at Barking Abbey as a newly qualified teacher, head of department and advanced skills teacher before taking overall responsibility for our elite football programme in 2010.

A former semi-professional player and UEFA ‘B’ license coach, Andy has been an Essex County Schools’ team manager for over 25 years and an Essex County Youth team manager for the last 8 years. Andy has coached teams to 11 National Championship finals and many County and regional finals.