Introducing Our New Director: Jacob Toms 👋
We're pleased to announce that Jacob has joined the England Beach Soccer Board of Directors.
Jacob has experience in building development programmes across football, futsal and beach soccer.
Jacob has previously worked for Southampton FC and Chelsea FC responsible for creating youth development programmes in their foundations.
Today Jacob runs Xcel Performance Coaching and works for Portsmouth FC and their pre-academy.
Jacob has played Beach Soccer him self, previously playing at the BSWW Euro Winners’ Cup in 2016 and has coached numerous youth teams in events with Solent Santos for many years. Jacob also went to the Bagosports Championships in Tobago in both 2013 and 2015, with Solent Santos and Bienne Hatchets respectively.
We’re absolutely delighted that Jacob has joined our Board of Directors and helped to start building into our youth development strategy and begin the process of creating talent Identification paths for the senior teams along with creating under 20 national teams along with a Youth Coaching team.
Jacob commented to say "I'm delighted to be joining England Beach Soccer as the newly appointed Director of Youth and Performance Pathway.
After discussing the vision and strategy for EBS, and what the future of beach soccer in the Country holds, it was an easy decision to want to be a part of the set-up.
My personal goal is to quickly establish a talent identification pathway, including the creation of England Beach Soccer development sides - providing a credible pathway to support talented individuals, as well as provide a continuous conveyer belt of talent, to support both the male and female senior teams for years to come!"