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This past week I engaged in conversation with several other graduates from the University of British Columbia who were also members of the HEAT athletics program. This sample of former student-athletes varied across sport and included both males and females. I asked the alumni one question,
What are the top 3 qualities that you possess, that are attractive in the eyes of an employer, which you have either learned or perfected from being a student-athlete?
The i2i International Soccer Academy has made four exciting new signings after bringing former professional footballers Bryan Hughes, Jono Greening, Richard Cresswell and Michael Ingham into the i2i fold.
Bryan is a former professional soccer player who played in the English Premier League with Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic and Hull City. In a career spanning three decades, Bryan made nearly 500 professional appearances - playing against the likes of Ronaldo and David Beckham on a weekly basis. As well as being the first player to score a goal in the new Millennium, Bryan can also lay claim to scoring a winning penalty for Charlton against Chelsea in one of Jose Mourinho’s very few defeats at Stamford Bridge.
Bryan is now a UEFA B licensed coach, Bryan’s role is to oversee the pro-level coaching programme and act as a mentor for students.
Jono enjoyed a highly successful professional career as a soccer player, which included a three year spell at Manchester United. He was part of Manchester United’s 1998-1999 famous treble winning side which won the Champions League, the Premier League and the FA Cup. He went on to win the League Cup with Middlesbrough before signing for West Bromwich Albion for £1.25m where he captained the side to the Championship title. In 2009, Jono signed for Fulham and helped them to reach the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final – winning PFA Team of the Year.
Jono is a deep lying midfielder who scored 17 goals throughout his career, as well as three for England’s U21 side. He is now a UEFA A Licensed Coach who has coached at Nottingham Forest and York City. He acts as a mentor for students on our pro-level coaching programme.
Richard played professional soccer for almost two decades; scoring more than 100 goals for a whole host of top English clubs. He began his career at local club York City where his performances as a striker lead to a dream move to the Premier League with Sheffield Wednesday, as well as call-ups to England’s U21 side. Richard went on to make nearly 600 professional appearances in his career for clubs such as Leicester City, Preston North End, Sheffield United, Leeds United and Stoke City, which he helped win promotion into the Premier League.
Richard is now a UEFA PRO Licensed coach who has also coached at Sheffield United and York City, where he was Head of Football Operations and most recently Caretaker Manager.
Michael is a professional goalkeeper who has made over 400 appearances for clubs such as Sunderland, Stoke City and York City. Michael’s illustrious career spans over seventeen years and has won two trophies. During his nine years at York City, Michael kept an extremely impressive 116 clean sheets in 326 games. Michael represented his country Northern Ireland from U18’s level all the way up to senior level playing against talented nations like Germany, Uruguay and Wales in International fixtures.
Michael is now a qualified UEFA A license coach who has recently worked with York City’s Academy Goalkeepers. He acts as a mentor for students on our pro-level coaching programme.