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Course tutor :
Mr Keith. R. Boanas CERT.H.E – Technical Director Advisor UK
Provided coach education for established figures in the English game including Chris Powell (former Charlton Athletic Manager), Dean Kiely (GK Coach at West Bromwich Albion), Sean Dyche (Head Coach/Manager at Burnley FC ), Leroy Lita and Jason Euell (Charlton U21 Coach)
Coached women’s football coaches including Matt Beard (former Liverpool FC Ladies Head Coach and current Boston Breakers Head Coach – USA NWSL Team), Mark Parsons (Portland Thorns Head Coach – USA NWSL team) and Marieanne Spacey (England women’s national team Assistant Head Coach)
Currently holds an honorary role with the Surrey County FA following the FA’s closure of these positions having delivered hundreds of courses at various FA and UEFA levels since 1999
Key figure in the growing reputation of the Surrey County FA by developing and implementing several additional courses and support programs that were delivered with consistently high quality and achieved high success rates
The success with the Surrey County FA has led to a prestigious appointment as the Honorary President of the Surrey Football Coaches Association (a body with over 400 members with Vice President Roy Hodgson) following the sad loss of Sir Bobby Robson.
Headhunted by the David Beckham Academy to assist in the structuring and implementation of innovative coach education programs
In an extensive coaching career spanning many levels, and various countries and continents, Keith Boanas has gained an unparalleled wealth of experience. As is the case with so many aspiring superstars dream, Keith’s chance of a glittering professional playing career was curtailed at a very young age when he was released from a development centre run by Chelsea FC . He went on to play literally thousands of games at leading Amateur and Semi-professional level winning many honours in County and tournament football.
After many years of working in various roles, as well as playing and coaching, he undertook the qualification process in 1986. Between then and to this day he has continued to undertake higher levels and successfully maintained his CPD (continued professional development).
Keith has worked with and assisted in the development of many senior England women internationals such as former England and GB captain Casey Stoney and Eniola Aluko who both played professionally in the UK & overseas and also his partner & Wife of 20 years UK Football Hall of Fame member Pauline Cope/Boanas.
He has also tutored and mentored many figures from the men’s game including Chris Powel, former England player and head coach at Charlton Athletic , Southend United and former PFA president. His career has included working with Dean Kiely Premier league GK now GK coach at Crystal Palace FC , Sean Dyche Burnley 1st team manger in the EPL , he tutored Simon McMenemy, who had a brief spell as National Manager of the Philippines. Furthermore, others that actively played in the English leagues, Marlon King Birmingham City, Leroy Lita Swansea City, and Jason Euel.Charlton Athletic, Keith’s record of player development is incredibly impressive.
The opportunity arose for him to work in a challenging role with a professional premier league club. He worked hard to help develop the growing women’s game and was at the forefront of women’s soccer during this opportune period of time.
After a record breaking season at Tooting & Mitcham, gaining promotion as Champions he was also working a dual role with Charlton Athletic women’s team on a part-time basis. It was at this time that Keith was offered a full time contract at Charlton covering the senior team, College based academy team and Centre of excellence. This was a challenging opportunity to play an integral part in the development of the fastest growing female participation sport in England. Also to be able to work within the realms of a Men’s Premier League football club utilizing all of their expertise and facilities with the chance of furthering the knowledge and experience already gained. It was whilst at Charlton that he had the opportunity to teach and mentor Sean Dyche (Burnley FC Manager) Chris Powell and Dean Kiely through their UEFA B coaching awards.
In his time with Charlton he helped develop around 24 Senior & youth internationals in the female game. To add to his accomplishments Keith has also published three specialised training manuals for grassroots youth development.
What’s more, Keith was also head hunted for the position of assistant academy director at the David Beckham Academy in London which he held for three years before again being headhunted, this time for the role in Estonia.
Keith has been actively involved in grassroots development and league development in both the UK and Estonia. He has a very deep interest, as well as experience in Long Term Player Development (LTPD) with input in the UK, Eastern Europe and SE Asia.
The Surrey Football Coaches Association has over 500 members and is one of the most prestigious coaching associations in the UK.
Following the sad loss of their President, Sir Bobby Robson (former England, Newcastle and Barcelona Manager), Keith was approached and nominated to lead this most famous of coaching organisations with the likes of Roy Hodgson, Dave Bassett, Keith Blunt, Dario Gradi, Bob Houghton, Lenny Lawrence, Alan Smith and Mike Kelly as vice presidents.
Most recently Keith was Head Coach of Carshalton Athletic as they won Promotion to the Isthmian Premier League as Champions.
Keith has recently accepted the role of Coach Development Manager for EPL team Crystal Palace FC , Palace for Life Foundation and the Head coach for English Colleges womens national team .
South Londo Press https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/former-tooting-mitcham-manager-keith-boanas-who-also-bossed-charlton-women-not-ruling-out-a-dugout-return/
Sky Sports News https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12040/9418081/womens-world-cup-estonia-boss-keith-boanas-wants-grass-pitches-at-canada-2015