DAVID PHELPS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Join us as we get ups close and personal with the people behind the BFA and find out what makes them tick!

DAVID PHELPS

PROGRAMME MANAGER

Age: 30

Where are you from? Halifax, England

How long have you lived in Singapore: nearly 4 years

Favourite football team: fc halifax town

Favourite sport outside football: athletics/running

Favourite player: lionel messi

Fest moment in footbalVcoaching: winning trophy at wembley with fc halifax

Favourite film: cool runnings

Favourite song: aint no mountain high enough – marvin gaye ‚Äč

Tell us about your football career as a child:
I started at 9 years old at my local club called Elland athletic as a defender, then moved to striker. At 111 Joined the Leeds United development squad for 6 months but was not taken into the academy team. After this I joined FC Halifax Town at 12 and was there until I was 16_ We were lucky enough to go to Sicily and train with AC Milan for a week during my time there. Midway through this, at 14, I was taken on trial at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, but again, unfortunately, was not taken on so I stayed at FC Halifax until I was 16 when I moved into semi-professional football with a team called Bradford Park Avenue. where I was lucky enough to captain the under 18 sides in the FA Youth Cup. I struggled with injuries that are well known by everyone at BFA, I was called Sicknote at many of my old clubs. Football was my life as a child a-d I loved every moment of it

Tell us about your football career as a child:
I started at 9 years old at my local club called Elland athletic as a defender, then moved to striker. At 111 Joined the Leeds United development squad for 6 months but was not taken into the academy team. After this I joined FC Halifax Town at 12 and was there until I was 16_ We were lucky enough to go to Sicily and train with AC Milan for a week during my time there. Midway through this, at 14, I was taken on trial at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, but again, unfortunately, was not taken on so I stayed at FC Halifax until I was 16 when I moved into semi-professional football with a team called Bradford Park Avenue. where I was lucky enough to captain the under 18 sides in the FA Youth Cup. I struggled with injuries that are well known by everyone at BFA, I was called Sicknote at many of my old clubs. Football was my life as a child a-d I loved every moment of it