About Coach Helen

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Coach Helen Lorraine Nkwocha

Helen is a soccer coach and former player. She is also a former Police Officer, based in London for 15 years. She resigned from the Police, having been a Police Sergeant for 8 years, to pursue her coaching career.

Sergeant Helen L. Nkwocha, 1998 - 2013

Sergeant Helen Lorraine Nkwocha, 1998 – 2013

Helen currently coaches in Shanghai, China. Her coaching background includes, New York Red Bulls, Arsenal FC Development Centre, Manchester United FC Soccer Schools and Chelsea FC Foundation.

Her qualifications include the UEFA A Licence (English FA), Youth Modules 1, 2 and 3 and English FA Level 2 Goalkeeping.

Helen is the last of 5 siblings. She was born and raised in South London by her Mother, Justina who is still a big influence on her today. Helen enjoyed a 23 year playing career in England where the clubs she represented included Millwall Lionesses, Wimbledon, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Tooting and Mitcham, before and ACL injury forced her into retirement in her early 30s.

As a player, I often felt that I knew better than my manager, my teammates were similar. If I did not get selected to play, I grew annoyed, inwardly questioning the manager’s decision. If I played, but was substituted, I grew annoyed, inwardly questioning the manager’s decision. If I played and events during the game were not to my liking, guess what, I questioned the manager’s decisions.

Everyone is an expert.

My breeding, my Mother’s outlook on life and my family background, dictates who I am today. I make mistakes and look to improve. I question myself just as I questioned my manager’s decisions all those years ago. Can I just point out, that I never openly questioned my manager except when it came to the personal safety of players.

Thank-you for visiting my website.

You will be able to get an insight to my experiences within our beautiful game, read some of my articles and watch my video blog.

It goes without saying that my views are my own and not that of my employer.

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