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Sports Blog with Craig Williams of CW Soccer School

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Craig WilliamsMy name is Craig Williams and I’m company director of CW Soccer Schools based in Chinnor. We are a football coaching & multi-sport business offering holiday courses, birthday parties, 1 to 1 coaching and much more. I will be writing an article each month giving you news, ideas, tips and general sporting chit chat.

I have been a professional qualified Sports Coach for over 7 years and have worked in several local primary schools around Oxfordshire passing on my many hours of learning to the children of today. I now currently work at a primary school in Buckinghamshire as a sports specialist responsible for all PE aspects of the school curriculum.

My main sport is Football, but I hold qualifications and a wide knowledge in many other sports such as Cricket, Tag Rugby, Netball, Basketball & Gymnastics. As a side hobby and in the not so many hours of spare time I’m Assistant Manager at UHLSPORT Hellenic League side Chinnor FC.

My side business CW Soccer Schools opened in January of this year and since our first course in February half term, we have already almost doubled in size and now offer many more services. Our courses are designed for boys and girls of all abilities and are great for beginners or advanced players aged from 5 to 12 years.

All our courses at present are held at The Chinnor Community Pavilion. The 1.4 million building is a great facility for all of our courses and provides us with a first class venue. For more information about CW Soccer Schools, please visit:


Attempting to unpick the strands of England’s latest early exit from a major international tournament is not a simple task. One of the possible culprits, of course, has already gone – Manager Roy Hodgson falling on his sword in the wake of the defeat to Iceland .

The most obvious place to start. Hodgson has now led England through three major tournament failures; he took charge of a smooth qualifying campaign but from there, as usual, things unravelled quickly in the tournament proper. The biggest indictment of Hodgson is that, four years into his reign as England manager—a reign now over, in the aftermath of England’s defeat—he had little idea as to the makeup of his best side.

Not all blame can lie with the manager. It stands to reason, he can articulate his plans as well or badly as possible, but he cannot scuff shots, misplace passes, run into team mates himself. England made all of those mistakes and more against Iceland, with Rooney, the captain, particularly culpable.

The debate on who to blame will continue for years as do many things in football. But as always we must remain positive and keep doing the right things at grassroots level to help develop players in the correct way.

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