Simon Wears

Meet Simon Wears our Senior Football Development Officer

Simon is Football Development Officer for the South Region. Lets meet Simon;

Southlake Primary School (Woodley) offered my first ever football experience, soon after I went on to captain Bulmershe School. Whilst playing for Southlake I was introduced to my first local football club, Woodley Wanderers FC of which I played from U9 through to U17. I was fortunate to play with some outstanding  players at the time and had trials with both Reading FC & Swindon Town FC.

I was also fortunate to represent both District & County teams. At the age of 18 my youth team folded and I then decided to peruse alternative sports mainly tennis & windsurfing, the latter I have been fortunate to windsurf in some gorgeous destinations around the globe!

I returned to the game at the age of 22 and played for Peppard FC (Hellenic Div 1). At the age of 29 I retired from the game and re-discovered a love for alternative sports.

Whilst retiring from playing I also started my own personal coaching journey from FAL1, FAL2, FAL Futsal 1, FA MOD1, FA MOD2 & FA MOD 3.

In my previous professional role prior to working in Football Development I worked in a creative field of design and will always embrace alternative & creative methods in how we work and what we deliever.

Long life Nottingham Forest fan…

To contact Simon please email: