Under 11 Red 2016/167

 

Picture Courtesy  Tara Jane Marjoram

Anton Zefi – Manager/Coach

Born in Durres, Albania’s second largest city, Anton moved to Suffolk when he was 16 years old in order to further his education. Having played football for his local Durres team, he was keen to continue participating in England and has played for several local clubs. At the ripe old age of 35 he is currently playing for Orwell FC.

He first got involved with the Seasiders when his son started playing for the under 7’s and took over the role of managing them soon after. Since then he has passed his FA Level One Coaching badge and is always looking to further improve his coaching ability to develop the training sessions for the team. 

Most of the youngsters that are currently in the side have been there for a number of years and Anton is proud at how far they have progressed. His vision is for this crop of youngsters to remain together for many years and that as many as possible play for the first team and perhaps even higher up the footballing pyramid. 

Even though he works for ABP in Ipswich, Anton still manages to make sure that the squad have the opportunity to get together for matches or training at least twice a week.

Away from Felixstowe and Walton Anton continues with the football theme and is a Chelsea fan. He has also set up a five-a-side team with the parents who regularly play in Ipswich.

Isaac Chenery/Assistant Coach

 Isaac is Anton's assistant and first started coaching with the under 11's three years ago when he completed his FA Level 1 award. A true Red & White Seasider, Isaac has played football for Felixstowe and Walton United since the age of 5. He is in his last year of his BT apprenticeship and looks to continue working there once it has finished.  

Away from the Seasiders Isaac continues with the football theme and has been a season ticket holder at Portman road through good times and bad and plays for Felixstowe badminton club for the men's team in the ️Ipswich & district league.