Founded in 2011 Techne Global Sports is one of the most respected football coaching companies across South Yorkshire.


Our focus in now on children aged between 4 and 14 years, but the philosophy has never changed… We want to develop the technical ability of children and young people in football while developing their confidence and love for the game in the process.

The name ‘Techne’ derived from Greek mythology in which the Greek Goddess ‘Techne’ (often written in historic scripture as Tekhne) embodied technical skill as an art-form. Our aim is to develop technical ability in football from an early age. To enable us to do this we follow 4 simple steps:

1. Deliver every session with experienced and fully qualified coaches – UEFA and FA licensed coaches, degree qualified sports coaches.

2. Tailored equipment specially designed for young people – we use size one, two and three footballs for all of our sessions. These balls are half of the size of the balls used by adults and are specially designed for young people to develop their game.

3. Support EVERY child to develop at their own pace  Our promise is to ensure that every child gets at least 1000 touches of the ball every single session. To do this we have developed our own programme in which every child gets their own football each session and practices a range of new skills and techniques using our ‘Jinga’ development activities proven to develop the abilities of young children in football.

4. FUN and DEVELOPMENT underpin everything! – Football is a game and we want children to remember that and always love the beautiful game. To do that we keep our games simple and fun, we encourage children to play football on the floor, develop individually and then through team and competition activities specially designed to improve confidence and technical ability.


Coaches and Tutors

Portraits by DimondMilk

Jake Lister - Childrens football Coach at Techne Global Sports in Sheffield

Jake Lister BSc (Hons)

Over 10 - 14's Head Coach

Callum Saxby - Childrens football Coach at Techne Global Sports in Sheffield

Callum Saxby

8 - 14's Head Coach

Jamie Asquith - Childrens football Coach at Techne Global Sports in Sheffield

Jamie Asquith BSc (Hons)
Junior Players - Head Coach

Associates & Staff

Eduardo Silva
Senior Coach

Nina Bennett BSc (Hons)

Claire Conroy

Liam Clarke MSc, BSc (Hons)
Coach Assessor

Jamie Harris
Coach Assessor

Tracy Greene
Junior Coach

Minas Nikolaidis
Junior Coach

Emma Kovacs
Junior Coach

Beni Fletcher
Junior Coach

Amir Thakur

David Gibbons
Business Development Manager

Liam Tyner
School Sport Manager

Thomas Hogan
IT Manager

Greg Haye-Brown
HR Manager

Open Positions

Senior Coach

Senior Coach to deliver on Saturday morning, football camps and School Sport services.  Potential to coach abroad with Techne Global Sports in China during summer 2016.


  • Minimum F.A. level 2 
  • In additon, a level 1 qualification in another sport
  • At least 5 years coaching experience with children aged between the ages of 4 and 16 years of age

Volunteer Coach

Ideal position for those beginning their coaching journey, studying sport at college or University at A-level, BTEC or degree level for example or working towards a level 1 or 2 coaching qualification.



  • Educated to secondary level
  • Have a passion for sports coaching
  • Hold or working towards a level 1 coaching qualification in the next 3 months


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