Who We Are

Daniel Smyth is a psychodynamic therapist based in inner London. He is the founder and creator of the Sport and Thought, Football as Therapy social enterprise and currently works throughout London on this project.

Daniel works with both adolescents and adults in a therapeutic context and also offers consultancy on institutional work based dynamics working alongside senior leadership teams in a number of inner city secondary schools and within the corporate world. He also delivers motivational workshops in various settings.

Daniel’s work has been recognised at governmental level on a number of occasions. He has spoken at a number of conferences, most recently at Doha Goals in Qatar, national and international television, live national radio and given seminars at institutions including the Freud museum London.

His academic paper “Sport and Thought, Football as Therapy, A year in the life of an inner city project” was published in April 2014 by Routledge.

He has worked with the FA, and currently works with Queens Park Rangers Football Club and Arsenal Football Club amongst other partners.

Julian Dore

FA level 2 Coach and all project behaviour lead

Julian has been working with young people in various capacities for over 6 years, from youth work and mentoring in schools to working with young offenders and hard to reach young people out in the community.

Chane Ferguson

Msc Psychology. Behaviour Coach

Chane holds a MSc in Pyschology and BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. She leads on year 9 direct class room intervention

Kerry Green

Behaviour Coach and FA level 2 Coach

Year 10 behaviour coach lead.Vastly experienced working worlwide with adolescents and adults experiencing behavioural difficulty. Delivering practical and theoretical coach education and individual sessions on behalf of Arsenal FC within the international arena.

James Rrushi

FA Level 1 Coach

James was originally a cohort member at Sport and Thought. Following the programme he progresses to become a peer coach before achieving his first coaching badge. James is currently preparing to enter university to study psychology.

Anthony Scarlett

Behaviour Coach and FA Level 1 Coach

Anthony leads on football based S&T projects and jointly leads on year 10 direct class room intervention. Outside of his work with S&T, Anthony delivers both school and community based projects for QPR FC.

Sarah Belham

Behaviour Coach and FA Level 2 Coach

Year 7 direct class room behaviour lead. Outside of S&T, Sarah works for Chelsea FC.