FAB Academy announced Taurean Manders has joined their coaching ranks as a house parent.
In addition to assisting with coaching within the Academy program, Manders will stay on campus to oversee the Academy players that live on campus.
This will be a huge plus for the three Bermudian players, Z’Dao Dill, Rio Russell who are great-grandsons of Townsy Russell and Jayce Basden at FAB.
Manders previous academic education holds a degree in psychology, playing experiences in university and then professionally in Canada, the US, and the UK, will no doubt add further international experience to FAB Academy.
Manders understanding of the global game, as well as the culture and talents of the Bermudian players, will help them on their football/academic journey in equipping them with the necessary tools to create opportunities in both football and academics.
Founded in 2009, FAB Academy is the vision of Nas Bashir, UEFA Pro Licence Coach, passionate football man, and advocate of investing in young people. Bashir has spent his whole career in the football industry, first as a player then as both a coach and a manager. FAB Academy represents the culmination of his twenty years working with young players and is the perfect environment for his ideals and passion to shine.
The Academy offers boys and girls a professional learning environment with the aim of developing young people both on and off the pitch. All the coaching staff are level 2, 3, 4, and 5 qualified and have years of experience coaching and developing young players.
The Academy is based at The National Sports Centre at a Bisham Abbey, near Marlow in Buckinghamshire. The Centre was the subject of a £7 million investment in the past few years, and now provides one of the most respected and high-quality sports facilities in the UK, indeed, Bisham Abbey provided more Olympic medalists at the 2012 Games than any other in the UK.