Tarik Elleklifi - Head Coach
Coach Tarik is an award-winning coach with 22 years experience coaching at the community level and an FA Level 2 coaching license, qualified level 3 Youth and Mentor development and a sports science degree from University of Surrey. He was awarded Most Inspirational Person of the year in the Civic Community Awards was awarded Westminster Council’s Partner of the Year. He was scouted for Fulham FC. He works with our team parents and Steering Committee to run the programme day to day.
Ilirjan Memaj - Assistant Coach
Ilirjan Memaj brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Eagles FC. First team goalkeeper in the Albanian Superliga with FK Permeti for 16 years, UEFA A, FA Youth Module Level 3, specialist training in coaching players with special needs, PE teacher. In addition to his work with the Eagles, Ilir trains goalkeepers at the prestigious Barnet Academy.
Armand Kavaja - Assistant Coach
Armand has been with Eagles FC since the beginning, and is an Assistant Coach. Armand holds an FA Level 3 Coaching Certificate, Youth Module 3, and has completed his UEFA A licence.
Armand played semi-pro football for London Tigers FC at right full back, and later moved on to coach their U12, U13, U15 and U18 teams. He later coached U7, U8 and U15 at the Crystal Palace FC Academy, and took on Asst. Manager responsibilities for the London Tigers FC in 2009. Armand took over as Manager in Sept 2012, making him one of the youngest football managers in UK history (at 25!). In addition to his work with the Eagles, he is the U13 coach for the Watford FC Academy.
Terry - Assistant Coach
Terry is the Manager of U17s for London Tigers and is Deputy Manager of Everyone Active Leisure Centre. He has an FA Level 1 coaching license and a Fitness Level 2 degree as well as certification for health and safety management. He won an award in 2015 for fast response.
We review all of our coaches' Enhanced Criminal Record Checks at the beginning of each term to ensure they are up to date. Coach Tarik is our Club Welfare Officer who is responsible for the welfare, safeguarding and well being of all our players. He as well as the Club officers, Juliana Wheeler (Chair) and Jeanne Jermyn (Treasurer) have completed the Football Association's child welfare training course. Our coaches have worked with us since Eagles FC began and have become a core part of the programme.
Please direct any queries about child safeguarding to firstname.lastname@example.org.