Profile: Daniel Parnell

Bio Dan represented his district and county in football before completing a Sport Science degree at LJMU. Following this Dan has worked in a range of football clubs, regional and national charities alongside completing his PhD. His research and main interests revolve around football having been a lifelong bluenose! On top of being a Director at StreetSports Dan, is currently working as a Lecturer in Exercise, Activity and Health at the University [...]


Profile: David McDermott

Bio David has both playing and coaching experience in England and the USA. David attended university in the USA, where he completed his undergrad while on a four year football scholarship at Franklin Pierce University. David was then hired through the University as an assistant coach while completing his MBA. David also works for Liverpool John Moores University, where he is a Sport Scholarship Manager, who supports Olympic and professional [...]


Profile: Matthew Shannon

Bio Matthew completed a BSc Sport Science degree alongside a range of coaching qualification in sport and football (UEFA B Liscence) having spent many years in the youth development system at TRFC, as both a player and then a coach. On top being a StreetSports Director, Matthew is a keen marathon runner and motivationals speaker. Having developed StreetFeet from his personal passion for running and in turn desire to raise vital funds [...]


Profile: Ash Taylor

Bio Ash Taylor joins the Street Sports team! Ash has long standing friendship with Matt Shannon, who coached Ash during the early days in his career at Tranmere Rovers Youth Academy. Dave McDermott commented on Ash joining the team: We are delighted to have Ash joins us heading up our  Street Soccer service through Ash Taylor Soccer Schools. Street Soccer has an exciting development plan in place including school development programmes, freestyle [...]


Profile: Philip Clarke

Bio: Philip Clarke is a present research and lecturer in Sport Psychology, whilst completing his PhD in performance under pressure at the University of Derby, but also conducts research in music and running performance and psychological strategies on performance. Not being a natural runner an Phil began a charity run for cancer due to this horrible disease which affects so many families hitting his own family quite hard recently. Phil [...]


Profile: Derry Matthews

Bio Derry Mathews is an English featherweight boxer and former holder of the English Featherweight title. As an amateur he won the 2002 ABA Bantamweight championship. Mathews shot to notice in October 2006 when he defeated Stephen Foster to win the WBU Featherweight title. The win over Foster was good and really announced Mathews as a force on the domestic scene.   Derry is now the current British Champion after defeating [...]


Profile: Roger Jones

Bio Roger has extensive experience working within the older people services and is presented the national manager for the men’s theme of Fit as a Fiddle, an Age UK programme. During his time on this Big Lottery funded project Roger has worked with a huge number of organisations from all parts of England supporting the health promotion services and opportunities available to older men. This range of organisations from many different contexts including [...]


Profile: Katie Jackson

Bio On top of being an Instructor with Street feet, Katie is studying a Masters degree to become a fully qualified Dietician at ChesterUniversity.  Katie’s background has been swimming, representing her county and swimming at national level.  In 2010, Katie decided to have a change of sport and began running.  She spent 2 years working for NHS Wirral as a Community Health Advisor and was involved in several schemes to [...]


Profile: Steve Murphy

Bio Steve represented, Liverpool, Wigan, Tranmere and Wrexham at schoolboy level, going on to captain his district and county in football before completing a Health and Sport Development Degree at Liverpool Hope University. Whilst playing a key role in the coordination of football and sports coaching programmes and projects Steve has also ran soccer schools for the recently re-formed Chester FC. His interests revolve around football and physical activity, especially Liverpool F.C. On top of [...]